TRIUMPH STREET TWIN £7350
FUEL 12 litres @ 63mpg = 166 miles WEIGHT 198kg (dry) SEAT HEIGHT 750mm POWER 54bhp TORQUE 59ftlb THE RIDER Ped Baker. Enjoys tinkering nearly as much as riding. HEIGHT 6ft 4in WEIGHT 90kg firstname.lastname@example.org
Dual carriageways aren’t the Street Twin’s natural home but the other weekend I spent three hours on them riding to the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling. With the newly fitted flat bench seat (£255) from the Scrambler Inspiration kit, I could slide my arse rearward and lean forward in a wind-dodging crouch. Vibes through the bars were just about noticeable, largely due to the Continental TKC80 off-road tyres I’d fitted for the Austin Vince Twin Shock Trailfinder. I’d intended to refit the OE Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp on my return but I really like the look of the TKC80S so they’re staying.
Cool looking Contis are here to stay