Back to the 60s: “Blue and Chrome” Triumph Street Twin

Triumph Street Twin Custom

FCR Original’s Modern Tribute to the Mythical Bonnie… 

The Triumph Street Twin well befits the title “modern classic,” pairing old-school twin-shock styling with a 900cc, 64-bhp liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine that boasts fuel injection, ride-by-wire throttle, and two rider modes (Road and Rain). The engine not only makes nearly 20% more power than earlier incarnations, but revs faster and higher thanks to lighter internals.

“The company has mastered the art of preserving the sound, feel, and overall character that make old-school streetbikes so neat, without the need for riders to add engine oil every few weeks.” —Motorcyclist

Stock Trim: 2022 Street Twin

Recently, our friends at FCR Original set out to turn back the clock on a new Street Twin 900, transforming a modern Triumph into a tribute to the Bonneville roadsters of yesteryear:

“It is to pay tribute to one of the jewels in the crown, the mythical Bonnie, that our workshop created the ‘Blue and Chrome.’ A motorcycle with a vintage look in the tradition of Triumph’s most elegant creations.”

Triumph Street Twin Custom

Nicknamed “Blue and Chrome,” this Street Twin features a new rear frame loop paired with a custom “extra-comfortable” vintage-style saddle, polished spoke wheels, Shock Factory rear shock absorbers, custom fenders and aluminum side covers, Bates headlight, a beautiful chrome tank with peacock-blue paint, and more.

Triumph Street Twin Custom

Nor was the Triumph’s voice overlooked:

“As for each of our creations, the sound is not left out. Equipped with our exhaust system, the Speed Twin 900 has a new sound that is husky and powerful without being deafening.”

Triumph Street Twin Custom

This is one gorgeous modern Triumph that looks like it rolled straight out of the 1960s — just how FCR Original intended. Below, they give us the full story on the build.

Triumph Street Twin: In the Builder’s Words

We imagine her rolling through the streets of London, ridden by an English gentleman/lady on their way to the ACE Cafe.

Triumph Street Twin Custom

It is to pay tribute to one of the jewels in the crown, the mythical Bonnie, that our workshop created the “Blue and Chrome.” A motorcycle with a vintage look in the tradition of Triumph’s most elegant creations.

Triumph Street Twin Custom

Our workshop preferred its little sister, the Street Twin, to the T120. Lighter and more manageable — a torquey, easy bike that will reassure beginners and delight experienced riders. A bike made for riding that our workshop wanted to be comfortable: high handlebars with a very pronounced bend and a custom-made, extra-comfortable seat. Elements that, in addition to being ergonomic, reinforce the vintage look of our Triumph.

Triumph Street Twin Custom

It is moreover by small touches that our workshop wished to instill the 60’s spirit: Spoked rims, long polished mudguards, small speedometer, vintage emblems.

Triumph Street Twin Custom

The tank of our Blue and Chrome is a main part of this realization: a peacock blue color gives it charisma and elegance, enhanced by the nobility of the chrome.

Triumph Street Twin Custom

As for each of our creations, the sound is not left out. Equipped with our exhaust system, the Speed Twin 900 has a new sound that is husky and powerful without being deafening.

Triumph Street Twin Custom

When it comes to riding, it ticks all the boxes; its twin-cylinder design and low weight make it both smooth and maneuverable, while maintaining torque and performance. All this in a natural position that will allow you to cover the miles.

Triumph Street Twin Custom

Our Blue and Chrome will take you through the ages and will be the perfect companion for anyone looking for a refined and timeless neo-retro bike.

Build Sheet

  • Custom rear loop
  • Front axle:
    • » Chrome front fender arches
    • » Polished spoke wheels
    • » Modified upper fork tube
    • » Dunloap Roadmaster TT100 tires
    • » Polished original axles
  • Rear axle:
    • » Shock Factory 2Win shock absorber
    • » FCR Original chain guard
    • » Polished spoke rims
    • » Dunloap Roadmaster TT100 tires
  • Engine:
    • » Brushed FCR Original exhaust system
    • » Engine crankcase brushed
    • » Polished intake covers
  • Electricity:
    • » Tail light Bates polished FCR Original
    • » Turn signals Bates polished FCR Original
  • Cockpit:
    • » Wide chrome handlebars
    • » Custom Tech brushed commodos and master cylinder
    • » Small chrome mirrors
    • » Motogadget tiny meter
  • Bodywork:
    • » FCR Original side covers
    • » FCR Original polished aluminum fenders
    • » Chrome tank with blue paint
    • » Vintage emblem
    • » Chrome bates headlight
  • Upholstery:
    • » Black custom saddle with quilted effect
  • Other:
    • » FCR Original bates headlight bracket
    • » FCR Original Radiator Grille
    • » FCR Original Shoe
    • » FCR Original neiman support
    • » Gold chain
    • » Monza tank cap

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7 Comments

  1. Sweet ride!
    Personally I don’t like trendy brown seats. Triumphs usually had black seats and on occasion gret topped ones.
    What I really don’t care for , on any bike, is tank seams. With all the work done on this tank , getting rid of the seams would have been 1960’s perfect. Also I don’t recall 60’s triumphs having chromed tanks. That was BSA that chromed their tanks.
    This may sound nit picking , bring that the bike is so nice , but they pinned Original on the gas tank and it could have been much more original if indeed they really went after it.

  2. Very nice bike. Congrats.

  3. Love it except for the pipes. Looks unfinished. Jmho.

  4. Kasey Thompson

    Love this! Reminds me of the rides in the past.

  5. Triumph chuck Hanley

    Where do I get one currently have 5 1960 s in my garage

  6. This is how the new Triumphs should be built getting rid of the ghastly mag wheels makes a big difference. I would buy one of these but I expect it will be expensive

  7. How can I purchase one of these bikes.

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