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900cc Triumph Street Cup


Bonneville  | 900  | 2017 | Modern classic | Street Twin | Thruxton



In 2017 Triumph Motorcycles introduced the 900cc Street Cup. Oddly named, this motorcycle was nevertheless a very pretty looking classic roadster. However, it simply didn't sell very well; at least, not according to the dealers we spoke to.


Part of the problem was that there were other models in the Triumph Bonneville range such as the Thruxton, the Street Twin and of course the standard Bonnie. These stable mates were competing with the Street Cup—a bike that carried a price premium for the factory fitted extras.


Within a year of its launch it was clear that to shift 'em, the price had to drop, and so they did that. Presently Triumph quietly dropped the motorcycle from the catalogue. It might reappear. But as of November 2019 there's no evidence that that will happen.



But is it a good classic bike investment? Well we think it has possibilities, largely because of its relative rarity. Twenty years from now it will be reappraised, and we suspect that most opinion will be very favourable. Soon after its launch we took a Street Cup for a fairly short blast of 80 miles or so on mixed roads (fast dual carriageways and back roads), and it was a great roadster. So okay, it was perhaps a bit underpowered. But in all other respects it felt good, looked good, and buzzed along in style.


If you're buying with your eyes, this Bonneville derivative looks as good as any of the classic roadsters. But that name? Street Cup? We think that that probably didn't help dealers shift 'em through the door. But what do you say?




Engine: Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° parallel twin
Capacity: 900cc
Bore: 84.6mm
Stroke: 80mm
Compression ratio: 10.55:1
Power: 54 BHP (55 PS /40.5kW) @ 5900 rpm
Maximum torque: 59lbs-ft (80Nm) @ 3230 rpm
Fuel system: Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust: Brushed 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin brushed silencers
Final drive: O-ring chain
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate assist clutch
Gearbox: 5-speed
Frame: Tubular steel cradle
Swinging-arm: Twin-sided, tubular steel
Front wheel: 2.75 x 18-inch, cast aluminium alloy multi-spoke
Rear wheel: 4.25 x 17-inch, cast aluminium alloy multi-spoke
Front tyre: 100/90-18
Rear tyre: 150/70 R17
Front suspension: 41mm Kayaba forks, 120mm travel
Rear suspension: Kayaba twin shocks, adjustable preload, 120mm travel
Front brake: Single 310mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Rear brake: Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Instrument display/functions: LCD multi-functional instrument pack, analogue speedometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, range to empty indication, service indicator, clock, trip computer, handlebar scroll button, TPMS ready, heated grips ready, fuel consumption display and traction control status display.
Length: 82.2 inches (2090mm)
Width (handlebars): 30.9 inches (785mm)
Height ex-mirrors: 43.8 inches (1114mm)
Seat height: 29.5 inches (750mm)
Wheelbase: 56.6 inches (1439mm)
Rake: 25.1º
Trail: 4 inches (102.4mm)
Dry weight: 435.6lbs (198kg)
Fuel capacity: 2.6 gallons (12 litres)
Fuel consumption: 87.4mpg (claimed) at a constant 56 mph, or 62.4mpg at a constant 75mph
Average fuel consumption: 76mpg (claimed)
Emissions: EUR4 Standard: CO2 - 87.0 g/km
Equipment: ABS, traction control, ride-by-wire, immobiliser, USB socket, LED rear light

Warranty: 2 years unlimited mileage





Now check out our Triumph Street Cup launch story on Sump Classic Bike News. We've got lots of advice and tips for prospective buyers.



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