Review: Triumph Street Cup: 2017-2020

Triumph Street Cup Motorcycle

The Triumph Street Cup was first released in 2017 and had a few short years in production until 2020. This 900cc has the same liquid cooled parallel twin as the Street Twin but had some modifications to give it that racer feel. With the Ace’s handlebar and the elevated humped seat, it offers a different riding position than the Street Twin. Also of note is the dual gauge w/tach, Thruxton R-style foot pegs (which are placed below the seat) and hand painted trim and pin stripped wheels.

How it Rides

While the Street Cup had the styling of a race bike, for a daily rider or back road cruising, it rides really smooth. However, for those looking for extra power, it was easier for people to level up to the Thruxton. But with accessible torque from the Street Cup, the 54 horsepower is just enough. This bike isn’t actually designed for racing; it’s meant for a smooth ride and a seamless handling of curves.

The Look of the Street Cup

Although, we’re a big fan of the yellow/black scheme of this model, it also comes in gray/black. Of course, there are a whole host of customizable options to style it in your own vision. Overall, this bike is a great balance of some vintage style and substance so it’s unfortunate that the bike was discontinued in 2020. Apparently, dealers couldn’t move them, and I’ll say that people probably thought from the looks of it that they thought they’d get a Thruxton and found themselves disappointed. Or, with the engine the same as the Street Twin, maybe Truimph didn’t give the Street Cup enough distinction to stand on its own. The look of the Street Cup really made it a modern classic and we hope Triumph brings it back – with a little more umph to get it moved off the sales floors and onto the roads.

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