Oloi and NewYorKars are shaking things up this month for our next featured ride. We halved our usual set of four wheels to bring you our first motorcycle, and it’s a beauty that blends classic styling with modern convenience. Edgardo Martinez’s 2018 Triumph Street Twin has an interesting story and heritage stretching back for decades, and here’s a preview.

The Street Twin uses a 900cc eight-valve parallel twin cylinder motor. This powerplant produces 55 horsepower and 59 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed gearbox, ABS, and ride-by-wire throttle are standard. A torque-assist slipper clutch, performance disc brakes, and 29.5-inch seat height make this bike a solid entry for beginner riders. It weighs just 437 pounds dry. The 2018 Street Twin starts at $9,100.

The Street Twin was introduced in 2016 and is based on the Triumph Bonneville, a nameplate first used in 1959. Any gearhead worth their salt (pardon the pun) knows what goes on out there in the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Edgardo picked up this Aluminum Silver Street Twin shortly after passing his Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) course. He also owns a 1975 Honda CB550 Super Sport and a 2008 Ducati 1098. He attributes the choice of Triumph to his wife, with whom he also rides.

Edgardo’s love for motorcycles was passed on to him from his father, who used to ride Honda cafe racers. Edgardo used to ride on the handlebars and it was here he picked up his need for speed. He has historically been interested in Japanese imports and he currently owns a track-prepped 2001 Honda S2000. His daily is a lightly modified 2000 Honda Civic hatchback. Edgardo uses a 2019 Honda Ridgeline when he needs to move things around.

This Triumph Street Twin has brought Edgardo and his wife closer together and they are looking forward to many more adventures together.

Head on over to the Oloi blog for more photos and the full story:

Edgardo Martinez’s 2018 Triumph Street Twin


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