Triumph has officially launched the Speed Twin 900 and Scrambler 900 models in India, which are essentially rebadged versions of the erstwhile Street Twin and Street Scrambler, respectively. The starting price for both models remains the same and there are no mechanical changes accompanying this rebadging move from the Hinckley-based marque.
Powered by same 900cc parallel twin making 64hp, 80Nm
Each model gets a new paint option on offer
Starting prices remain unchanged for both models
Triumph Speed Twin 900 and Scrambler 900: New paint schemes on offer
Triumph has rebadged the smaller 900cc modern classic offerings from their evergreen Bonneville line-up for the model year (MY) 2023, to bring them more in line with their bigger siblings, the Speed Twin 1200 and Scrambler 1200. This rebadging move brings with it one new paint scheme on offer and new badging on the side panels to suit the respective models.
The Speed Twin 900 is available in three colours – Jet Black (Rs 8.35 lakh), Matt Ironstone (Rs 8.48 lakh) and Matt Silver Ice (Rs 8.48 lakh). New for this year, the Matt Silver Ice paint option trickles down from its elder sibling, the Speed Twin 1200.
The Scrambler 900 is also available in a trio of paint options – Jet Black (Rs 9.45 lakh), Matt Khaki (Rs 9.58 lakh) and Carnival Red/Jet Black (Rs 9.75 lakh). The Carnival Red/Jet Black paint is new for this year and carries a hefty Rs 30,000 premium over the base Jet Black colour.
Triumph Speed Twin 900 and Scrambler 900: Same underpinnings
While the bikes sport new badges, their underpinnings remain identical to the outgoing models carrying the earlier moniker. Powering both is a 900cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine with a 270-degree firing order, making 64hp and 80Nm of torque. While peak output figures are identical, the engine delivers it slightly earlier in the rev range on the Scrambler 900 to suit its off-road character. Both motorcycles are paired to a 5-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch. The braking components are identical as well, with a single 310mm disc at the front paired to an axially-mounted four-piston Brembo calliper and a two-piston Nissin calliper biting down on the 255mm rear disc. The fuel tank sizes are the same as well, standing at 12 litres on both bikes.
The wheel sizes and construction are where these two differ quite significantly. The Speed Twin 900 features a cast-alloy set-up with a 100/90-18 wheel at the front and a 150/70-R17 unit at the rear. The Scrambler 900, true to its name, features spoked rims with a 100/90-19 wheel at the front and a 150/70-R17 unit at the rear. The Speed Twin 900 tips the scales at 216kg and features a very accessible seat height of 765mm, while the Scrambler 900 weighs 223kg and has a slightly taller, yet manageable, 790mm seat height.
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