There are a massive number of killer bikes that fit the “Standard” hole. Ones that have specs to die for. But then there’s this Triumph. Before riding it we were skeptical. Liquid-cooling? Less peak power? Would it be less retro-Bonneville than the last one and slower? Nope. The Street Twin’s new power curves give it all the pop and sizzle you want, right where you want it. It sounds glorious—deliciously, perfectly louder than its big-bro Thruxton R. And it’s like the perfect spiritual extension of a vintage Triumph, just way better performing: all the eagerness to turn, the narrow, light feeling, the fundamental rightness. The joy of riding a pure motorcycle is found right here in this 900cc parallel twin.

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