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Offline kwacky

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Triumph Street Cup - a quick review
« on: April 04, 2017, 01:12:50 PM »
I dropped the Street Triple R off for its first service.  I knew what bike I was getting, I was told the last time I was in Triumph Birmingham that they were using a new Street Cup as a courtesy bike.

I’ve had Bonnies  before so I was kid of expecting the same retro feel, which includes poor suspension and crap brakes.

The Street Cup looks good.  I like it.  It’s clearly aimed at the retro market which Triumph seems to be investing a lot of time in at the moment.  It looks like a 1960s café racer - a proper bike as my dad would call it.  It’s got drop down handlebars, bar end mirrors, a little front cowl and twin clocks for a dash.  There’s an info button on the left bar for mileage, trip and fuel use.  The right lcd screen tells you how much fuel you’ve got left and how far you can go on it.

Typical Triumph, so clutch in to start.  The kill switch is the starter switch.  Bizarre.  As is the choice of having what looks like the passing switch turn your beams on full blast.

The bike fires up.  What a lovely sound.  It sounds like a proper bike too.  So much so I catch myself blipping the throttle each time I pull up at a junction or some lights. The gearbox is pretty tight but it’s a new bike.  I don’t get any shift issues when I’m working my way through the box.

Grunt is obvious as you pull away.  The revs climb steadily.  You’re not going to get an “oh ####” moment if you give it too much throttle but it’s still pretty nippy for a big bike.  Handling is nice and neutral.  The suspension seems pretty good, especially at the rear.  The brakes are ok but it’s a single disc set up

Although it’s a sporty set up with the positioning of the pegs and the bars, it’s comfortable.  Because of your sitting position, leant forward with your knees into the tank, you get less wind blast from this than you do the Street Triple, and that little cowl seems to work.

So overall it’s a nice, well put together retro sports bike.  Would I have one? If I had a garage and room for a bike to be used on a nice sunny afternoon ride then yes, I would.

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Re: Triumph Street Cup - a quick review
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2017, 05:03:49 PM »
Nice write up kwacky.

If you're in the market for something like that I think it's a pretty good bet.
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Re: Triumph Street Cup - a quick review
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2017, 06:38:22 PM »
I'm happy with the SX and the Street Triple R for now.  I don't think the cup would fit in with my biking. 

Nice looking bikes though





 


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