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post #31 of 40 (permalink) Old 05-26-2019, 06:27 PM
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SC demise or not.

I have an additional thought on the Street Cup. I think the "Ace" dropped bars were a serious miscue IMHO. It might have been part of the original cafe racer scene, but I would have never used them, even back in the day. Drag bars maybe but who wouldn't want clipons? Triumph does get big points though, for making the ends bolt on. Get a set of clipons and they bolt right up.
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Having owned the Striple R, Thruxton R and now the Street Cup. Triumph lost me with the redesign Thruxton as it is too big for me. The SC is so nibble and honestly if you are on the twisties more than the HWY's then this bike is super light and has plenty of power. I too wish there was another gear when having to be on the HWY's but overall the styling and handling is superior to my previous Thruxton....The new Thruxton may handle better than the previous models, but honestly the SC is fabulous and riding position is so similar for those of us that are smaller its the best cross over bike.
When did they redesign the Thruxton? Haven't seen a 19-20 yet but my 16 is just right.
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I have an additional thought on the Street Cup. I think the "Ace" dropped bars were a serious miscue IMHO. It might have been part of the original cafe racer scene, but I would have never used them, even back in the day. Drag bars maybe but who wouldn't want clipons? Triumph does get big points though, for making the ends bolt on. Get a set of clipons and they bolt right up.
This! I hated the original bars on my cup but swapped them out for st bars and love it. The cup is light and peppy, and it performs great on curvy backroads. Last week, I rode an 18 speedmaster and t120 head to head with mine, and I still want my bike.
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The large dealership (Concord Triumph) where I bought mine had 50...yes 50 yellow ones for sale and blew them out the door @ $6999 USD in the Spring of '18. Luckily (not) I bought mine in October of '17 for the asking price of $10500 USD. I could have saved $3500 if I just waited a few months...but I would have had to settle for yellow. sigh. My guy at the dealer told me they couldn't sell many of them until they dropped the price significantly. He denied all knowledge of discontinuing them however at the time. He must have known though.

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Have to wonder what bikes will make it. Seems only the Twin and Scrambler got the upgraded motor and brakes among the 900 bikes. Triumph still hasn't upgraded the standard Thruxton or T120 either. You would think they would at least put the Speed brake set up on the Thruxton S and T120 if they have plans to keep them around. Kind of a weird mish mash right now in that regard.
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Too many niches spread way too thin. When all you have to do is swap handle bars and buy an aftermarket seat to make it a Street Twin, its not enough different, well, and the slightly longer rear shocks.

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It also has different (quicker) rake and trail figures than the Street Twin which was probably not in its production line favour.


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Whenever I see a bike advertised with 'a shed load of extras' I often wonder how well it handled with a deckchair, lawnmower, some hose and a rake strapped to it.
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I have an additional thought on the Street Cup. I think the "Ace" dropped bars were a serious miscue IMHO. It might have been part of the original cafe racer scene, but I would have never used them, even back in the day. Drag bars maybe but who wouldn't want clipons? Triumph does get big points though, for making the ends bolt on. Get a set of clipons and they bolt right up.
Clipons don't give really you any flexibility with positioning whereas you can rotate a bar for a wrist angle to suit and they're generally a bit wider.
I had clipons on my old beemer and it was a lot harder on the wrists. It all depends what you prefer...
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Those welds on the stock Street Cup dropped bars were totally gross. Day one I put electrical tape on them to hide the welds until I could get them changed. Clip-ons are an acquired taste, for sure, but they achieve the same positioning with so much less hardware showing on the forks. I like seeing the fork caps and the stem cap - just wish I didn't have to hide the riser holes. I suppose that was one of the selling problems as well. The SC is sort of like a low budget Thruxton but not enough Thrux to warrant the premium over the ST.
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I like the retro look of the stock bars, but to be honest, they were killing my neck. My Tuono 1100rr is way more comfortable to ride all day than the Street Cup was, so I went back to the Street Twin bars and while less aggressive in the twisties, I can change my riding a bit to ride around them... The bike is useless to me if it causes me pain, so the Street Twin bars are the best compromise...
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