Although Triumph’s new Thunderbird 1600 was a pretty compelling entry, the newly redesigned Triumph Bonnevilles of 2016 were far more impactful, representing the British brand’s biggest and most modern retooling of its hugely successful classic lineup. With new Euro 4 regulations looming, Triumph decided to completely overhaul its line of parallel twins, and the Bonneville T120, Thruxton, and their smaller 900cc Street Twin cousins were the satisfying result. Cycle World named the Street Twin its Best Standard in 2016, with its power, sound, and handling combining to create the “perfect spiritual extension of a vintage Triumph, just way better performing.” Triumph’s engineers spent three years getting the styling just right, from the carefully sculpted tank to the spoked wheels and throttle bodies that aped Amal carbs. The new Bonnie T120 brought a larger, “High Torque” 1,200cc engine with liquid-cooling and a 270-degree crank squeezed into the same dimensions as before, plus added riding modes, ABS, and traction control to the list of modern features. All this with better handling, improved fuel economy, and more power. Cycle World even said that, of the new Bonnevilles, the Street Twin most closely resembles the excellence of the legendary 1959 Triumph Bonneville. We couldn’t agree more.