Triumph Modern Classics Certified as 2022 Models

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Following the reveal of the 2021 Triumph Speed Triple RS last week, we couldn’t help but notice that Triumph’s 2021 model lineup looked a little sparse. We’ve now entered the second month of the year, and Triumph still has yet to announce the Bonneville or any of its “Modern Classics” for the 2021 model year.

Thanks to certification data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, can now confirm that several Triumph Modern Classics are skipping the 2021 model year and going straight to 2022. The emissions data suggests the Parallel-Twin engines powering these models have all received updates, which should help them clear Euro 5 emissions requirements.

Specifically, the U.S. EPA has certified the 2022 Bonneville T100, Street Twin, Bonneville Bobber, Bonneville Speedmaster and Street Scrambler. Noticeably absent is the Bonneville T120; that doesn’t necessarily mean the T120 won’t be returning, as 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, the EPA certification confirms 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 2020 engine’s claimed 61.7 hp at 6900 rpm to a claimed 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 claimed 62.1 hp at 7400 rpm. For 2022, Triumph will add a new Street Scrambler Sandstorm variant.

The 2022 Bonneville Bobber and Speedmaster will share the same 1200cc Parallel-Twin, with the EPA claiming 77.8 hp at 6000 rpm compared to the 2020 models’ claimed 75.9 hp at 6100 rpm. Not mentioned is the Bonneville Bobber Black, but that may come in a later update.

The Triumph Thruxton RS was also certified by the EPA for 2022 as well as 2021 with no changes indicated. The Speed Twin and Scrambler 1200 was also certified for the 2021 model year and are expected to be certified for 2022 at some point.

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Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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