Triumph’s modern-classic lineup suffers no shortage of models. From the T100 to the Speedmaster, from the Bobber to the Thruxton RS, the Bonneville-based range totals nine iterations in all. To help simplify all those different model names, Triumph will rebrand the Street Twin and the Street Scrambler as the Speed Twin 900 and Scrambler 900, respectively, in 2023.
Hinckley rolled out the first Street Twin in 2016 and the Street Scrambler followed close behind. With the Speed Twin debuting in 2018 and the Scrambler 1200 hitting the scene in 2019, both “Street” models gained bigger brothers that boast the 1,200cc variation of Triumph’s parallel-twin. New U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) documents reveal that the brand now plans to strengthen that brotherly bond by dropping the “Street” forename.
In 2023, the Speed Twin 900 and Scrambler 900 will remain mechanically identical to the 2022 models. Of course, revised side panel badges will christen the renamed models, but we can also expect new color options to accompany the new nomenclature. Dropping the “Street” designation will consolidate Triumph’s modern classic naming convention, which should clarify the entry-level options for newer riders and brand converts.
While the name change seems like a reasonable adjustment for the recently introduced modern classics, the move also calls the Street Triple’s moniker into question. Unlike the Street Twin and Street Scrambler, though, the middleweight naked bike stalwart has been around since 2007. Many diehard Triumph fans may recoil at the thought of the Street Triple becoming the Speed Triple 765, but with the 2021 Speed Triple bearing a “1200” surname, it might not be as farfetched as some would believe.
Of course, we’ll have to wait for documents to support such a range-altering rebadging, but it’s refreshing to see Hinckley finding a way to keep its extensive modern classics collection in good order.