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Pirelli Triumph Street Twin Debuts Retro-Look Tires

Triumph introduced the Street Twin last autumn at the EICMA 2015 in Milan, and these days we can already show you the first special edition of the bike. If you ask us, this is only one of the many such limited edition machines that the house of Hinckley will deliver.
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This Street Twin pays tribute to an old Bonnie that used the Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp tires for the first time back in 1977. Since then, the two brands established a historic collaboration that now sprouts a new range of products.

The Street Twin by Pirelli also packs exciting customization elements, in the shape of the iconic two-tone paint, the tread marks on the tanks and the legendary "Scudetto and Stella" Pirelli logo on the front fender.

Pirelli now offers special tires for the Street Twin, T120 Bonneville and Bonneville T120 Black in 100/90 - 18 M / C 65H TL front and 150/70 R 17 M / C 69H TL rear sizes. These measures were found to be the best choice for the new Triumph Modern Classic machines.

However, the cool, retro-inspired looks of the new Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp tires should not trick you. You are looking at modern-spec tires that have been engineered to offer premium performance for the modern machines and riders.

As the current Triumph machines are a completely different story from those half a century ago, it was only natural to see Pirelli upping their game as well.

This is why the new Phantom Sportscomp rubber is now certified for speeds reaching 230-240 km/h (143-149 mph) in complete safety, a thing that the bikes of yore could not even dream about.

The range of tires also evolved and the current Sport Classic also includes other superior products. The Phantom Sportscomp are dubbed semi-slick and have a high percentage of silica for wet grip and rapid heating. These tires will be available in Pirelli and Triumph dealerships.


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