Triumph Speed Twin Café Racer kit helps turn roadster into speedster

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Triumph’s Speed Twin may be a great performer thanks to its Thruxton 1200 engine and souped-up cycle parts but many would agree its sober styling isn’t the most exciting in the world.

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The good news is, it means Triumph’s retro roadster is ripe for a bit of styling customisation, but if you’re new to the art of creating something funky… how do you start?

This is where German outfit Rennstall Moto come in with this hit new, café racer-inspired restyling kit. Rennstall is a collaboration between Kris Szews and Phil Ludwig, who both have extensive custom experience.

"We feel the Speed Twin has huge potential in terms of customising," Kris told MCN. "It’s a nice blank canvas, not too classic, not too modern, just perfect for adding tons of character. A modern retro café racer struck us as the most fitting character, without being as expensive, extreme and ergonomically compromised as a Thruxton."

Renstall Moto Triumph Speed Twin rear

The pair also wanted their custom to be able to go into production as a kit and for customers to be able to choose between some or all of the parts.

"It had to be modular," continues Kris. "So all parts work independent of each other and the customer can decide how many components he wants to buy. For example the front fairing works with the standard handlebars and stock headlight position, too."

While finally they also specified that the kit had to be simple to fit and require no changes to the frame. The fairing and belly pan will also fit other Triumphs, and due to high demand Rennstall plan to create a similar tail unit for the Thruxton. Prices are to be confirmed but the kit can be pre-ordered at the Rennstall Moto website.

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Phil West

By Phil West

MCN Contributor and bike tester.