Earlier this year Triumph let loose its revised Bonneville line, with the new T120, Thruxton and Street Twin marking some significant changes for the British brand. These machines were completely revised with new engines, cooling systems, aesthetics…the works. Triumph has extended these updates out to some new models for 2017, making use of the high-torque 900cc, liquid-cooled, 270-degree crank angle Parallel Twin that powers the aforementioned Street Twin. One of these new models, the Street Cup, adopts a racier stance than the Street Twin, incorporating café styling and elements found on the Thruxton.
Some of the features particular to the Street Cup include the bullet seat and café-inspired seat cowl, bar-end mirrors, sport-styled fork protectors and black bullet indicators. The foot-pegs, forged headlight mounts and twin clocks are drawn from the Thruxton model.
The rider sits a bit higher and is leaned into a more aggressive position on the Street Cup than on the Street Twin, thanks to the Ace-style handlebar position that’s a bit lower and more forward. The rear suspension components are specific to the Street Cup, bringing the back end up a bit and steepening the steering head angle. The back end still offers the same 4.7 inches of travel as the Street Twin.
And though the Street Cup looks nostalgic, it comes with a host of modern elements including ride-by-wire, ABS, switchable traction control, a slipper clutch, LED lighting and USB charging socket all standard.
There will be two, two-tone color options to choose from. The Racing Yellow and Silver Ice shown in the photo above or a Jet Black and Silver Ice option, shown below.