Triumph Street Twin Bike Overview
Triumph’s Street Twin is a great retro looking roadster with a sensible price tag that you’ll love. It has an all new liquid-cooled 900cc motor, which makes it fun to ride whatever your ability. What’s also great about this bike is the easy handling and modern day electronic rider aids. You can also get a lots of add-ons and accessories to turn your Street Twin into something personal.
The bike is also an agile one. It has a new chassis, as well as non-adjustable Kayaba forks and preload-adjustable twin Kayaba shock set-up. It’s a comfortable ride for most bikers, with a well padded seat and relaxed riding position. You should be able to go over the bumpiest of town roads without many aches in the process. It’s also a good bike for taller riders. What we notice about this bike is the handling. It really does handle well, feeling light and agile and a lot of ground clearance too.
You may need to get used to the 18” front wheel, but once you’re on the bike you will feel stable and safe enough.
The engine on this bike makes 18% more torque than previous models. The gearbox feels precise. Triumphs advises services every 10,000-miles; an overall reliable bike which you don’t need to spend a lot of time tending to.
This bike was developed in the UK but manufactured out in Thailand. You’ll find the build quality to be excellent, including the paintwork. Attention to detail hasn’t been compromised here either.
What’s more, the Street Twin gives us excellent value for money. You get traction control and ABS as standard. If you want to personalise your bike, there are over 150 official Triumph accessories available. This includes things like a tail tidy, handlebar grips, etc.
Triumph Street Twin Bike Spec
- Top speed115mph
- Average fuel consumption63mpg
- Seat height750mm
- EngineLiquid cooled, four stroke, 8v
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Comfortable, ample room for both rider and pillion.
Quality build with quality parts, however the run for the wiring harness at the front caused a problem that was eventually sorted by new Harness
Brakes now better since a small modification (Floating disk on front. Powerful enough for the performance
Smooth, handles so much better with small tweaks (Progressive springs front and Continental Road attak3 Tyres
Runs out of steam near the top end of the rev range but still a very torquey motor low down
Excellent fuel economy, service costs could do with being lower but good value for money on the whole with low running costs
No issues so far
Smooth & comfortable
Fuel efficiency could be improved
Comfy to ride plus comfy for pillion rider… no long journeys yet!
All good so far touch wood!
Really good braking ,not gone into the back of anything yet.
Smooth ride, takes corners well, not a bad weight.
900cc performance great .
Haven’t had it long enough for yearly review but very cost efficient so far.
The seat is very hard and uncomfortable on longer rides
First bike I have not lowered
Brakes are a bit lacking and a 17inch front wheel would open up tyre choice.
This is my first bike as I found utopia a little later in life! On the whole I love the ride with a star lost for occasional spine rattling suspension when riding over potholes. With more riding experience I will probably be able to avoid these better!
It's a 900cc twin and has a lot of mid range torque. It is therefore great for overtaking and riding through town. It can also handle longer rides or motorway work but it will not challenge the superbikes out there. I only gave 4 stars as I had a Bonneville T120 whilst was being serviced and realised that this was a wonderful engine.
Nothing now – I have added heated grips and a centre stand but it is virtually perfect for me
Excellent rock solid build. I do clean the bike after every ride and look after it but that is because I feel that it it is a real work of art.
Certainly stopped me in a few scary situations. There is a single ABS front disc brake and on the whole I don't think I've needed the ABS but it's reassuring to have it.
Just fun to ride without feeling you have to hare along.
Everything I need and power where you need it.
Economical for petrol. Seem to obtain the stated mileage from Triumph.
Too early to say, but seems great for the cost
Fine for me, but then I try not to push my luck.
handles smoothly without any fuss like it glides through anything, only has 5 gears, quaint but great low torque, corners good but not as great as something like the Street Triple.
growls like a big cat, handles with ease, feels powerful but relaxed, not a hoolie but can be a spirited ride!
not the most economic but that is also down to my riding style!
top quality lovely hand painted stripe on tank
could be better but I've not had any "moments!"
Smooth and steady.
Reasonable for engine size.
Do the job!
Very lightweight and comfortable, easy to flick about.
It is a 900cc motor. It may not be the fastest bike but has plenty of torque to pull away from the lights. It may not have the greatest high speed but you wouldn't buy a triumph street twin for the speed.
I think the fuel consumption is fine. It's around £14 to fill the tank from bone dry and that gets me around 130 miles. I personally pay around 70£ a month on insurance.
The fit and finish is outstanding!
Stock brakes are shockingly bad! But more than adequate. I know what the limits are on the brakes so they are perfect for me but if say a complete stranger was to ride my bike they would say the brakes are crap! But I know my bike!
Fantastic gears, very smooth gear change. It's only around 200kg wet but feels like 100kg, very easy to ride... corners lovely!
It's a 900cc motor but with very high torque! Pulls away extremely well.
I personally feel the fuel consumption is great , I get around 130 miles on a full tank which costs around 14quid to fill right up from bottom empty.
The fit and finish is outstanding. Can clearly see alot of time and effort goes into making a triumph.
Stock brakes are crap! End of. But there are great kits to help improve