The 2016 Triumph Bonneville Street Twin has officially arrived in Malaysia. The retro-style roadster was launched this week by Fast Bikes Sdn Bhd, the brand’s authorised importer and distributor in the country.
Redesigned from ground up, the new Street Twin comes as an entry-level model in the Bonneville’s new model range that was introduced late last year. The bike is powered by a liquid-cooled 900 cc parallel-twin engine (35 cc more than the previous model) that churns out 54 hp and 80 Nm of torque, which represents an increase of 19 Nm.
Power routes to the rear wheel via a five-speed transmission mated to a slip-assist clutch. While performance figures are yet to be disclosed, the company claims a 36% increase in fuel efficiency.
Apart from new powertrain, the Street Twin also boasts a new chassis and suspension design that results in a 25-degree rake, 102.4 mm trail and a seat height of 750 mm. Tipping the scales at 198 kg, the bike is 11 kg lighter than the model it replaces.
Matching the new chassis are the Street Twin’s bigger rear tyres, which has grown from 130-section to 150/70 R17. Interestingly, the front tyre now sports a larger rim but with a smaller section, moving from 110/70 R17 to 100/90 R18. ABS and traction control keep the handling in check.
Elsewhere, the Street Twin is kitted with an analogue speedo, LCD display, LED rear light as well as a USB charging port located under the seat. Those wanting more options will be happy to know that Fast Bikes is offering more than 150 accessories available from Triumph’s catalogue, as well as three Inspiration Kits namely Urban, Scrambler and Brat Tracker.
Available in Jet Black, Phantom Black, Matte Black, Silver, and Red, the 2016 Bonneville Street Twin is priced at RM55,900 (inclusive of GST, without insurance and registration). It is currently available for viewing at Fast Bikes’ premium flagship store in Petaling Jaya.
Photo credits: Rafique Razak / Fast Bikes Sdn Bhd