Triumph Street Twin

The appeal of the Street is the 160 Triumph parts you can get for it. Deciding on which direction to take the bike is exciting and agonising in equal measures but I’ve settled on the Scrambler kit.
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MCN Fleet: DIY chain oiler for the Street Twin?

MCN Fleet: DIY chain oiler for the Street Twin?

I’m a big fan of chain oilers. On all the bikes I’ve owned and most long termers (although not on the belt drive Indian and Harleys!) an automatic oiler is usually high on the list of mods. They’re...

MCN Fleet: Spanish Scrambling adventure gallery

MCN Fleet: Spanish Scrambling adventure gallery

As you may have seen from my previous posts, I took the Street Twin over to Spain a few weeks ago to take part in Austin Vince's Twinshock Trail Finder event. With the stunning backdrop of the...

MCN Fleet: Street Twin trip out to Brackley Festival

MCN Fleet: Street Twin trip out to Brackley Festival

At the weekend I took the Street Twin on a short 120 mile round trip into Northamptonshire for the annual Brackley Festival of Motorcycling. If you’ve never been to the Brackley Festival you’re...

MCN Fleet: Street Twin goes scrambling

MCN Fleet: Street Twin goes scrambling

With Triumph’s official Scrambler Inspiration kit mounted to our Street Twin (exhaust, bash plate, seat, grips and indicators), and the excellent Continental TKC80 off-road tyres fitted we took the...

MCN Fleet: Triumph Street Twin battles Spanish trails

MCN Fleet: Triumph Street Twin battles Spanish trails

For the next two days, and without GPS just our brains to navigate, we'll be riding our two scramblerised Street Twins on the countless miles of farm tracks and trails in the Pyrenees as we take on...

MCN Fleet: Scrambler Inspiration kit perks up the Street Twin

MCN Fleet: Scrambler Inspiration kit perks up the Street Twin

The Street Twin has just returned from its first service fitted with Triumph's official Scrambler Inspiration kit. I’ve criticised the Street for being a little dull looks wise but the Scrambler kit...

MCN Fleet: Old school lube for Street Twin

MCN Fleet: Old school lube for Street Twin

Many of my recent long-term test bikes have had one thing in common – belt drive – so I wasn’t looking forward to returning to regular chain maintenance. I’ve never been a huge fan of chain lube from...

MCN Fleet: The Street Twin's fantastic plastic

MCN Fleet: The Street Twin's fantastic plastic

Over the past forty years plastic parts have become the norm on Motorcycles. Fairings, clock surrounds, mudguards, coolant tanks all now go unnoticed. The material was once treated with contempt but...

MCN Fleet: The Street Twin serves an ergonomic masterclass

MCN Fleet: The Street Twin serves an ergonomic masterclass

If there’s a single word that sums up Triumph’s Street Twin it’s ‘simplicity’. From riding to customising, everything about the bike is designed to be fuss-free and as simple as possible.  In...