Following the 2021 Triumph Speed Triple RS reveal Last week, we couldn’t help but notice that the 2021 Triumph model line seemed a bit skimpy. We have entered the second month of the year, and Triumph has yet to announce the Bonneville or any of its “Modern Classics” for the 2021 model year.
Thanks to certification data from the US Environmental Protection Agency, Motorcycle.com You can now confirm that several Triumph Modern Classics are skipping the 2021 model year and heading straight to 2022. Emissions data suggests that the Parallel-Twin engines that power these models have received upgrades, which should help them meet the requirements of Euro 5 emissions.
Specifically, the US EPA has certified 2022 Bonneville T100, Twin Street, Bonneville Bobber, Bonneville Speedmaster Y Street scrambler. Notably absent is the Bonneville T120; That doesn’t necessarily mean that the T120 won’t come back, as the certification data can be updated at any time. In fact, we can confirm that a new Bonneville T120 has been certified in Australia.
As for the Bonneville T100, EPA certification confirms that it will share the same engine as the Street Twin, as well as a new Street Twin Goldline variant. The Parallel-Twin engine remains at the same 900cc displacement as the 2020 models, but the EPA cites a jump in power output, going from the claimed 61.7 hp of the 2020 engine at 6900 rpm to 64.0 hp at 7500 rpm.
The Street Scrambler will also stay at a 900cc displacement, with the 2022 model certification claiming 64.1 hp at 7250 rpm compared to the 2020 model’s declared 62.1 hp at 7400 rpm. For 2022, Triumph will add a new Street Scrambler Sandstorm variant.
The Bonneville Bobber and 2022 Speedmaster will share the same 1200cc Parallel-Twin, with the EPA claiming 77.8 hp at 6000 rpm compared to 75.9 hp for the 2020 models at 6100 rpm. The Bonneville Bobber Black is not mentioned, but that may come in a later update.
The Triumph Thruxton RS was also EPA certified for 2022 and 2021 with no changes indicated. The Speed Twin and Scrambler 1200 were also certified for the 2021 model year and are expected to be certified for 2022 at some point.
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