There are many models in Triumph's modern-classic portfolio. The Bonneville-based line has nine incarnations, ranging from the T100 to the Speed Twin, the Bonneville Bobber to the Thruxton RS, and of course the entry-level Street Scrambler and Street Twin. Speaking of which, in 2023, Triumph will relaunch the Street Twin and the Street Scrambler as the Speed Twin 900 and Scrambler 900, respectively, to help simplify all those distinct model names.
In 2016, the renowned British motorcycle maker released the first Street Twin, followed by the Street Scrambler. With the introduction of the Speed Twin in 2018 and the Scrambler 1200 in 2019, both "Street" models got bigger brothers with the 1,200cc version of Triumph's parallel-twin engine. The brand now aims to cement that fraternal tie by eliminating the "Street" moniker.
The Speed Twin 900 and Scrambler 900 will be mechanically similar in 2023 to the bikes released in 2022. Of course, the renamed models will be identified by new side panel badges, but we can also anticipate new color options to go along with the new moniker. The removal of the "Street" tag will unify Triumph's contemporary classic naming pattern, making entry-level alternatives more clear for newer riders and first-time Triumph owners.
While the name change appears to be an acceptable adaptation for the recently introduced contemporary masterpieces, it also puts into question the Street Triple's nomenclature. The middleweight naked bike veteran, unlike the Street Twin and Street Scrambler, has been around since 2007. Many staunch Triumph fans may scoff at the idea of the Street Triple being renamed as the Speed Triple 765, but with the 2021 Speed Triple sporting the "1200" designation, it may not be as implausible as some would think.