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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 ped.baker@mo­tor­cy­

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

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