There are countless reasons why any of the bikes in the Triumph Motorcycles Street series are such a perfect bike. They are powerful enough to keep you satisfied no matter your ability. They are light and maneuverable enough to inspire you to hop on one whether you have been riding your whole life or less than a year. They are classically stylish, versatile and easy to make your own. Meet Charlotte, the proud owner of a brand new Triumph Street Twin. See you in October Charlotte!
Name: Charlotte Dellea @Misscharlottee
Location: Long Beach, CA
Where are you from?
Huntington Beach, CA
How long have you been riding motorcycles?
About 3 years, but have been riding the most in the past year.
Why do you ride?
Ultimately I love the feeling I get while riding. Once I started, it just became a part of me. My dad actually taught me to ride, so I have him to thank for introducing me to this part of my life. It’s a great father, daughter way to spend time. I’ve also met so many great people and made such amazing friends from riding.
Run us through the list of bikes you have had in your past if any.
My first bike was a 1970 Honda CL350. I first learned to ride on my grandpas older Honda 175 that my Dad held onto over all these years. So naturally I wanted one myself and got the 350.
What bike do you ride now?
Now I ride a Triumph Street Twin.
What first attracted you to Triumph?
I have always loved the look of Triumphs, even before I ever thought I would have gotten into riding. The Bonneville was always my dream bike. I was just too intimidated to start out on it.
How did you know it was the bike for you?
Once I started getting more comfortable riding, I knew I needed something more powerful than my Honda 350. I was starting to go on longer and further rides with the riding friends I made and it was hard to keep up with them. I was finally ready to look into my dream bike, a Triumph. Initially I thought I was going to go with the Bonneville T100, but after researching and test riding, I fell in love with the Street Twin (which is still in the Bonneville family actually).
Where did you buy your Triumph?
From the Triumph Newport Beach. I was lucky enough to have a girl from my riding group working the day I went in to test ride. I hadn’t met her yet at the time but she saw my Litas sweatshirt and came right over and started helping me. I’m so happy it worked out that way because she really made me feel more comfortable with testing out the bike and asking questions.
Tell us what your bike is like to ride?
It’s amazing. It’s smooth, reliable, and fast. I loved my first bike, but it was from 1970 so it wasn’t uncommon for something to go wrong or suddenly need to be repaired. My Street Twin on the other hand is always ready to go.
What made you choose this bike over the other Triumph Models?
I was drawn towards the Street Twin because I felt confident on it and felt that I could handle the bike. I was instantly comfortable on it, even though it was quite a bit more bike than I had been use to previously. The weight is distributed so well on it, making it easier for me to maneuver. Also it’s GORGEOUS! I’m really into that modern classic look.
What has been your favorite adventure you have taken on your bike?
I’ve had a few adventures on this bike, but I think my favorite so far was my first ride I took after bringing it home from the dealership. I was off work hours early and itching to ride my new bike. I had no idea where to go, but decided to ride south down PCH. I just kept riding and riding until I felt like I had gone far enough to turn around. I know I’m going to have some great adventures in the future on this bike, but there was something about that first ride that I won’t forget.
Would you recommend your bike to other riders? Why?
Absolutely. I think it’s a great bike for anyone. Its maneuverable but still has a lot of power. It’s a bike that you can have for a long time without growing out of.
Do you have any fun road trips planned?
Babes Ride Out is currently the road trip I am looking forward to the most! I’ve been wanting to go for years but am finally making it happen this year. A group of friends and I are already starting to plan out what we need to bring, how to bring it, etc. because we’re so excited.
Any recommendations for new riders?
I definitely recommend taking a safety training course. I had been riding for a while before I took the course and I still learned so much from it. It gave me a lot of knowledge, confidence, and overall instantly improved my riding skills.