Triumph is currently in a pretty decent state of affairs, claiming number one ‘big-bike’ brand in the UK and having the luxury of its modern retro steeds selling themselves for fun. There’s also a fresh wave of performance-enhancing roadsters emerging, led by the new Street Triple 765. And, having commandeered the Moto2 engine supplier’s role, even racing is creeping back into Triumph’s ethos. It’s all very exciting in a patriotic sense.
Anyway, back to that booming modern retro scene, and Chris Baron had his first taste of Hinckley’s finest, freshest models in the all-new Street Cup and Scrambler. Launched in Seville – supposedly Europe’s hottest city – the new Street pairing are essentially the same underneath, yet translate into completely different bikes come the ride.
Sit back, grab a brew (or a beer) and have a gander, innit.