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For those who purchased a liquid cooled T100, T120, Street Twin, Street Cup or Street Scrambler, and left the dealership without buying one of Triumph’s aftermarket seats, instead preferring to hold out for something a little more tailored, something more Gucci, for you the wait is over!
Alo’s Cafe new Essential and Stryke seats for the new liquid cooled machines share the same build standards and high quality materials as those used on the air-cooled machines. Featuring an all new A.B.S base designed specifically for the LC Twins, and just like the previous generation of seats are upholstered in either black or brown Italian leather, and finished in a choice of diamond or tuck and roll designs.
The difference between the Essential and the new Stryke seats is subtle; the Stryke’s Diamond and Tuck & Roll stitching wraps around the seat base as well as a few other styling details, where the stitching on the Essential does not. A small detail is that neither Alo’s seat features a grab strap.Unlike the previous Triumph Twin where you could exchange seats from model to model, the seats for the new LC twins are more model specific. No surprise in respect to the 1200cc Thruxton and R due to the subframe, but surprisingly this is also relevant to the other models in the range, grouping the T100 and T120, the Street Twin and Street Cup and lastly the Street Scrambler.The Alo’s Stryke seat seen here (on the left) is for a Street Scrambler – when sat next to a stock seat from a liquid cooled T100, the Scrambler seat clearly has a different seat locking position, this allows for the fitting of Triumphs seat rack set-up. With both the Essential and Stryke seats measure in at 71cm long, 25cm wide and 7cm high, some 5cm shorter, 7cm narrower and 5cm lower that a standard Street Twin seat, and 3cm shorter, 4cm narrower and 5cm lower than the seat fitted to the stock T100 and T120.Prices for Triumph seats are around £250, being £80 cheaper than the Essential seat, retailing at £329.99 and the Stryke at £349.99 (time of writing). But that difference buys you a seat made to order by Italian artisans, which is like comparing a Spaghetti Bolognese micro meal and a Gallo Merlot to a freshly made Tajarini Al Tartufo and a glass of Dolcetto d’Alba Doc! I would eat both, but I know which I would prefer!In conclusion the Essential and Stryke seats for the Liquid cooled Triumph Twin is everything I would expect from Alo’s Cafe. Clearly we are no longer impartial to the Alos, which is why we invite people to visit the Alos Cafe to check them out themselves. (see website for details)
Full details can be found here