When Triumph launched its updated modern classic line back in 2016 fans weren't disappointed. The improved models had modern tech and striking looks and showed the company wasn't so tied to tradition as to forego the comfort, reliability, and convenience of contemporary technology. For 2019, Triumph continues its march toward the future with an updated Street Twin, the model that's become the most popular mount in the modern classic line.

The 900cc, liquid-cooled, High Torque Bonneville twin gets 10 more horsepower in the coming year, registering a total of 65 hp, an 18 percent increase in power. The rev limit is raised too, up 500 rpm for a 7,500-rpm redline. Peak torque remains the same at 59 pound-feet at 3,800 rpm.

2019 Triumph Street Twin
The 2019 Triumph Street Twin is improved across the board.Triumph Motorcycles

Material changes to the engine include a new crankshaft, dead shafts, and balance shafts. There are a fresh magnesium cam cover and updated clutch cover. Triumph also provides a lighter clutch on the Street Twin for easier movement through the six-speed gearbox.

To complement the revised mill, Triumph includes new riding modes, Rain and Road, which are designed to alter throttle mapping and traction control settings. A new Tire Pressure Monitoring System. ABS, switchable traction control, a torque-assist clutch, LED lighting, and a USB charging socket round out the safety aids and creature comforts of the Street Twin.

2019 Triumph Street Twin
The revised engine gives 10 more horsepower than before and 500 rpm more before redline.Triumph Motorcycles

It wouldn’t be worth a hill of beans if it wasn’t responsive and comfortable to ride though, so Triumph also sought to improve the handling, braking, and ergonomics of the bike. In the chassis department is a higher-spec cartridge fork. This provides 4.7 inches of travel and is promised to offer a smoother ride.

2019 Triumph Street Twin
Better braking and handling improve the responsiveness and ride of the Street Twin in 2019.Triumph Motorcycles

An updated Brembo four-piston caliper on the front adds responsiveness and feel to the braking setup. The rider triangle was altered slightly to give the rider more comfort in the seat-to-foot department, while rider and pillion seats have thicker foam for a cozier perch.

2019 Triumph Street Twin
Top: The Street Twin in Korosi Red.
Left: Changes to the look of the front end of the Street Twin give the bike a more sophisticated appearance.
Right: The slim profile remains a hallmark of the Street Twin in 2019.
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The British marque also attended to the style of the Street Twin, giving it new cast aluminum multi-spoke wheels, an updated side panel Street Twin logo, and refined instrument styling. Additionally there are new brushed aluminum headlight brackets, seat materials, machined headlight detailing, and a premium foil decal tank badge.

2019 Triumph Street Twin customizations
The Urban Ride Kit (left) and Café Custom Kit (right) give a bevy of accessories to customize your ride.Triumph Motorcycles

And since, according to Triumph, “90 percent of Street Twins sold to date have been fitted with Triumph accessories,” there are loads of bolt-on parts and ride kits available for the 2019 model. The Urban Ride Kit features items like a brown quilted bench seat, black sump plate kit, fender removal kit, various black covers and caps, and waxed-cotton panniers. The Café Custom Kit includes a Fox rear suspension unit, Vance & Hines slip-on silencers, fender removal kit, caps and covers, and different LED indicators. If you’re more interested giving the Street Twin your own personal touch, Triumph offers more than 140 new dealer-fit accessories for the bike.

The 2019 Triumph Street Twin in Jet Black
The 2019 Triumph Street Twin in Jet Black.Triumph Motorcycles

Triumph will have the 2019 Street Twin ready for customers this coming January in either Matte Ironstone, Korosi Red, or Jet Black.