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    I don't post much (actually not all) on here but thought this would be of interest.
    The new Triumph Street Twin has been LAMS approved for ACT riders.
    I was at Joe's the other day and they were quite excited that they'd just received notification of the approval.
    The Street Twin is gorgeous. Loads of torque from a 900cc water cooled, 270 degree, parallel twin, ABS and traction control. I rode one and loved it. Not cheap but worth every cent.
    Go and see Richard at Joe's.
     
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    dropped into Triumph in Melbourne today and can confirm they are eye catching
     
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    Would have thought a 900cc would have more than 40kw. Does look good though.
     
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    If it had more than 40 kW it wouldn't be LAMS :).
     
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    Don't be fooled; the engine's very strong in the low and mid rev range. It's all about the torque. Bike weighs less and is smaller than a Bonneville and feels very sporty. Perhaps lacks a tiny bit at the top end but if you're after a sport bike, get a Street Triple. This one's about enjoying the experience; not trying to prove anything.
     
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    I saw the Triumph Street Twin in Joes last weekend.

    I actually prefer the Triumph Bonneville.

    The Bonneville has more power. I don't need a LAMS bike.

    The Bonneville has a lot larger fuel tank, which is useful when touring in Australia.

    The Bonneville is a better looking retro styled functional motorcycle.

    An American motorcycle magazine tested the Harley Davidson Iron 883 against the Triumph Bonneville. They gave the tick to the Bonneville as it had a larger fuel tank and better suspension. In trying to please the US market, Triumph has given away some of the advantages it had over the Harley.
     
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    They look like great bikes, awesome package for the style of bike. I went and sat on one last weekend at joes. It feels and looks noticeably smaller than the outgoing models.

    I would recommend considering the last of the air cooled bonneville range. Yeah you don't get electronics but you don't really need them and it misses the point of getting a modern classic. The scrambler package for the street twin doesn't come close to the scrambler they used to make and I am still very happy with my 2015 scrambler (hate to say it but in stock form the 15 scrambler is lams approved as well, only just)

    The t120 is a different story, triumph really stepped it up with them. The t120 black looks stunning in my opinion, can't wait to see one in person.
     
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