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Old 23rd May 2017, 15:41   #16
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I really liked the ST for its flick-ability compared to Bonnies but I wanted something substantial upfront (speed+tacho) and pure retro looks. I bought my T-100 within a week of first riding it despite the usual bank balance worries & protesting brain.

Same here! I too would have gone for the T-100 for the twin pods but again, my obsession with all black and less chrome made me go with the ST. Also the price difference in both bikes wasn't justified in my mind. Thank you and hope you keep updating the thread too!

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Congratulation Adi, You made a perfect choice with the matt black one.

Completely agree! Thanks a ton. Heating is actually not that much of an issue for me I am pretty accustomed to it now. The temperatures here are still in high forties and hoping to see some rains soon. Riding in cooler temperatures definitely will strain the machine less.

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How comfortable are you with the low seat and overall compact dimensions of the bike as you seem to be a tall person (guessing from the picture)?

Thanks a lot! The bike still makes me grin the moment I start her up. As for the seat, I would have preferred a taller stance. The low seat isn't the best comfort wise, but ergonomics are good. I am 5' 10" and I am comfortable with the position. But the seat padding and comfort are not as good as the bigger seats on the T120. Planning to change the seat soon if I can't find a good additional gel seat.

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BTW, you seem to have an all black garage now. Two monsters share it. An explosive 1.8 TSI octavia DSG and a 900 cc super bike!

Haha yes the dream garage is coming closer to reality, one step at a time thank you! This one is really a surprise package as no one can ever imagine it to be so good with the bulk it carries.

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Congratulations on a fine machine mate. Wishing you years of riding pleasure. Ride safe, ride fully geared.

Cheers...

Thanks a lot! Indeed a refined machine this one is. Looking for better gear, hope to find some good pointers here on the forum.

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You know, that makes two of us!

T120 is in its own league! But the chrome is sometimes too much for me to fathom. I prefer the all Matt black treatment anytime and for any vehicle for that matter. They don't have any plans to launch the black edition anytime soon.

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Congratulations Adi. It looks beautiful it matt black. I am glad to see someone from gujarat on this forum (There are very few of us I guess). We should plan a meet ��

Hey are you part of any Triumph Gujarat dealers whatsapp groups or something? Actually good to see fellow BRAT on Teambhp!
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Yes get the hang of getting more of front brake bias in to your braking habit and the happier you would be

Thank you! Trying to get to know the beast a little bit more every time I ride! It's fascinating!

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Haven't seen an street twin in flesh, but from the pics I could see that there is something about the way Triumph has given attention to the little details, I mean the instrument cluster looks simple but classy(just an example).



Congrats and ride safe !

Thank you, indeed the beauty of this bike lies in its details or rather the simplicity with which it is executed!

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The brothers wish you many many happy miles of pure unadulterated fun!

Your two scrumptious beauties are just.. Haha! What a combination, and an awesome thread! Noted about the darkening of the reservoir in your thread too, thanks for pointing out.

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Btw! How did you get km/l on the fuel efficiency indicator? Mine still shows L/100 km.

Thanks man, your thread was indeed a confidence booster in the decision. It was by default set to km/L for my bike. May be they changed this later on? Must be possible by software tweaks.
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Congratulations! adi_petrolhead Even I wanted the Matte Black, here in Bengaluru, but the waiting time was just not feasible, rather I couldn't wait for that long after booking my bike. So settled for a Phantom Black instead. Never knew the Disc brake oil reservoir is different for Matte Black.

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settled for a Phantom Black instead. Never knew the Disc brake oil reservoir is different for Matte Black.
Thank you and congratulations to you too! Did you get a BS4 model? If yes, the reservoir will be black by default. I had never seen another BS4 ST besides mine until one more (red) on the forum, thats when I noticed that all BS4 bikes have the translucent black reservoir by default. It makes a difference because the earlier white plastic was very cheap looking. Would force many people to go for the machined aluminium reservoir, but now it seems to blend with the handle bars better.

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Hi adi_petrolhead,

Looks like mine is not BS4. I bought mine in January. As you mentioned, mine has the cheap plastic looking one. I am planning to get the Rizoma Oil reservoir for mine.

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Hi Adi_Petrolhead, great choice on your bike. The Street Twin is a fantastic machine and that matte-black colour is very nice too. I test-rode one briefly last year and was immediately impressed by its torque, power delivery, high level of finish, and stock exhaust sound. Earlier this year I had the opportunity for a lengthier ride. A friend had bought one recently and over two days, I put around 200kms jumping between the new ST, a Tiger 800Xcx and a Triumph Scrambler (865cc air-cooled '16 model). Riding was on mountain roads, mostly good tarmac.

Keeping the Tiger aside and looking closer at the ST and the Scrambler, here's my take - still highly impressed by the ST, the reviewers aren't lying when they use words like "easy to ride," "manoeuvrable," "lots of useable power right where & when you need it," etc. as that's exactly what I found. Many reviewers compared the manoeuvrability/flick-ability of the ST as being better than the T100 and T120 - which are in turn supposedly better than the older generation 865cc models. Also, the new 900cc engine is supposedly more powerful/better power delivery than the old 865cc lump. But I found little differences in these areas between the older-model Scrambler and the ST - caveat, this Scrambler isn't stock (aftermarket exhaust freed up more power) and also I've put several thousand kms on it so am very comfortable on it, while I was being a bit more careful riding my friend's very-new ST. Finally, I'm not a top-level high-speed rider, so the finer details are probably lost on me.

The ST sits lower, and while that makes for a comfortable reach to the ground for not-so-tall riders, beginners, etc. I found it a bit cramped, even though my pant inseam is only 30 inches. Perhaps something that can be easily rectified by after-market seat, or just riding it for a while longer and getting used to the seating position?

Overall this is a fantastic motorcycle. Triumph has hit it out of the park with their new generation Classic/Bonneville line-up. As I mentioned above, the detailing is really good. With the old-gen models, you immediately wanted to trash the stock mirrors, turn signals and exhaust, followed by a bunch of smaller parts - which is what I did with my older Bonneville and now this Scrambler - whereas, the parts on these new bikes are really top class - turn signals, mirrors and the great sounding exhaust are all really nice, combined with most everything else on the bike. The radiator is so well-placed it's practically a non-issue as far as classic looks are concerned. I'm very tempted to get one too - perhaps a T120 or the new Bobber? Although with where I live, the former might make better sense? Let's see, need to test-ride both soon.

Enjoy your new machine and hope you'll share lots more pics with us!
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Hi Adi_Petrolhead, great choice on your bike. The Street Twin is a fantastic machine and that matte-black colour is very nice too. I test-rode one briefly last year and was immediately impressed by its torque, power delivery, high level of finish, and stock exhaust sound. Earlier this year I had the opportunity for a lengthier ride. A friend had bought one recently and over two days, I put around 200kms jumping between the new ST, a Tiger 800Xcx and a Triumph Scrambler (865cc air-cooled '16 model). Riding was on mountain roads, mostly good tarmac.
Sir, What a BEAUTIFUL Bonnie err Scrambler you have. Wonderfully made.

Have you made any test ride of the new breed Bonnie's. If Yes, Please share your observations.

I feel ST is lot smaller when compared to T100 (Air cooled version). I agree it has got the best sound in its stock form and No need to spend money on aftermarkets/Arrows

@Adi, Please share more updates on your ST. How is behaving at high speeds.

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Sir, What a BEAUTIFUL Bonnie err Scrambler you have. Wonderfully made.

Have you made any test ride of the new breed Bonnie's. If Yes, Please share your observations.

I feel ST is lot smaller when compared to T100 (Air cooled version). I agree it has got the best sound in its stock form and No need to spend money on aftermarkets/Arrows

@Adi, Please share more updates on your ST. How is behaving at high speeds.
Thanks Pistons, glad you liked my bike! That's a genuine air-cooled 865cc Scrambler with additional custom stuff done to it, not a Bonneville converted into a Scrambler (not that there's anything wrong with that, a friend has an older T-100 that has been gently scrambler-ized and he rides the bejeezuz out of it!). Also, re: my feedback on the new breed Bonnies - just re-read my post, I've test-ridden the ST for a bit now and gave my feedback here, especially vis-a-vis the older Bonneville, of which I've owned two.

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I've been riding a lot less these last few weeks. Mainly because I was still waiting to buy the correct riding gear such as a jacket and boots, already had the LS2 from day one. Still searching for a decent pair of gloves, don't see the point in spending 6K on Alpinestars.

Currently the bike is at 1900 Kms in a little over 3 months. Its way off my desired figure, I was planning to do long rides but somehow didn't materialise due to work and social commitments.

I feel a little discomfort on dry side roads in my area where there is a lot of loose mud, otherwise the tyres are very sticky in rain as expected from the Pirellis.

Have started to drive hard on occasions and the motor reaches 100 Kph in 2nd gear with superb ease. Generally no issues till now, I just have to get a centre stand and do the chain cleaning and lubing myself. Its tough since the dealership is 120 kms from my place. Every time a visit to the dealership is a 'ride' in itself since its a 250 km round trip.

Will keep updating as much as I can, with pictures, as soon as I get to cleaning the bike thoroughly.

On the point of cleaning, since my bike is Matte Black, I just use a dry microfibre cloth and nothing else. Haven't washed the bike in 3 months, hence the paint work is holding up without the water spots. What do you all use for cleaning the bike's critical parts such as Engine, Chain, Wheels and suspension? any special bike wipes or just a wash down and microfibre cloth?

Still looking for an add on seat cushion. Cannot find anything available online. Point me in the right direction if anyone knows?

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Still looking for an add on seat cushion. Cannot find anything available online. Point me in the right direction if anyone knows?

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I've used Airhawk air cushion pads, really well made and easily adjustable. They seem to be the number one name that comes up whenever someone discusses additional motorcycle seat padding. They didn't quite work for me as I found the softer setting a bit too squishy and the full setting made me sit a little higher than I liked - setting is easily adjustable, like air pillows. Now my friend has it on his Tiger 800, and he absolutely loves it.

https://airhawk.net

I bought mine from Revzilla: https://www.revzilla.com/airhawk-seats

Hope this helps!
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