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    Default The 2016 Triumph Street Twin

    Quote Originally Posted by imaginesaran View Post
    I took a Test Ride in Chennai, last Saturday.
    First impressions... well, Splendid bike! Wasn't a looker, atleast when compared to, say, DScrambler; but one will eventually start to like it or get used to it.

    Stock Exhaust sounded good enough. Its got bit of a grunt. The bike is not big, bigger than the DS though, but is heavier, although Handling is surprisingly easy. Build Quality I should say is Top-Notch.
    Now the Ride... I must admit, i was bit taken aback by the Low-end Torque. Almost lifted the front wheel in 2nd gear. It has enough power. Was struck in Traffic and couldn't really go on a long run. But my friend who rode after me managed to touch 100kmph said the Brakes weren't enough. Maybe its not meant to be pushed hard, but single discs just doesn't cut it!
    Gears change with a clunky sound, giving the bike some old-school charm. Other than that its a pretty modern machine!
    Ride-by-wire was a bit too responsive for me, and the power delivery didn't seem very linear. I should ride it out of city to get a better idea.

    Oh and I almost forgot. The HEAT! Good God this liquid-cooled engine generates more heat than the DS' air-cooled one. Beats me.

    Personally, i dont want to settle for this. Maybe some more rides will convince me, but for now, im not satisfied. The Scrambler Ducati is a much better ride than this.
    Now im gonna ride that again to compare. Looks like i'll never buy a bike... sigh

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    i'll take that back, there's nothing subdued here, you'll be taken aback by the large amount of Torque available.
    This certainly should not be your first bike!




    I've ridden about 1000km in the last 3 days on my Street Twin now, so I think I can vouch for it with some credibility.
    The looks grow on you, and I think it does look much better than the Scrambler. But that's a personal opinion at best.

    Like you said, the stock sounds lovely. Compared to the DS, which I've also ridden a bit, it's definitely heavier and not even close to as flick able. Definitely no hooligan tendencies. And you rightly said the build quality is super solid.

    The low end torque is absolutely brilliant! But I don't agree with you on the brakes front. I've gone on a 850km trip, and ridden the rest in normal city conditions, and I assure you, the brakes are awesome. Initially, it doesn't have the bite of the brakes on a Daytona, but that is intentional. It has a progressive bite, keeping in line with the retro and relaxed nature. But I've grabbed it on emergency braking at over 130kmph and you'll be stunned one disc can do what it does. So it has a soft initial bite, but pull it all the way and it's perfect.

    I also don't see how you didn't find the power delivery linear. Because I've never ridden a bike with this Linear A power delivery. If you popping the clutch then of course not, but riding normally, it is incredibly linear.

    I agree with the heat. It does heat up quite a bit, like every engine that size. That being said, post the first service it cuts down quite a bit. Bear in mind all the test bikes are new, and I doubt they have done their first service. Engines run differently till that time.

    The DS is a more aggressive and fun bike. If you like that sort, then you'll never settle for the Twin. But if you into relaxed roadsters, it's hard to beat the twin at this price point.

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    Thumbs up Re: The 2016 Triumph Street Twin

    I would've gone for the Silver, but the RED is brilliant.
    Congratualtions and wishing you lots & lots of Miles and Smiles...

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    Default Re: The 2016 Triumph Street Twin

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    Default Re: The 2016 Triumph Street Twin

    Quote Originally Posted by aadilnaik View Post
    Super. Well-written

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