EVO’s no stranger to car-versus-car duels, having undertaken its fair share of battles over the years. Instead of recycling these comparisons, it went against the grain for a change by introducing a new comparison test. The only difference is it’s of the four-wheel vs. two-wheel variety.
If you’ve ever driven a high-powered bike like the Triumph Street Triple R without understanding its capabilities, you’re going to be in for a sweat-inducing experience. The Street Triple R is a beast on two wheels. But is it “beastlier” than the Jaguar F-Type V6 S?
First, here’s a little tale of the tape. The Jaguar F-Type V6 S is powered by a supercharged, 3.0-liter, V-6 engine that produces 380 horsepower and 339 pound-feet of torque. It’s capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.8 seconds to go with a top speed of 171 mph.
Meanwhile, the Triumph Street Triple R is powered by a liquid-cooled 12-valve engine that develops 105 horsepower at an astounding 11,850 rpm and 63 pound-feet of torque. The numbers may skew towards the Jag’s side but consider that the Triple R is only powering 180 kg (396 pounds) compared to the 1,600 kg (3,520 pounds) on the F-Type.
EVO’s Jethro Bovingdon tried to find out the faster of the two by pitting the F-Type V6 S against the Street Triple R. Granted, he didn’t exactly dress up like a “Power Ranger” to drive the Street Triple R, but he did take command of the F-Type V6 S, posting an impressive lap time of 1:06.5 around Blyton Park in the UK.
Meanwhile, bike tester and journalist Bruce Dunn took control of the Street Triple R and proceeded to set his own blistering lap time. But was it enough to power the Triumph to a triumphant win over the Jag?
Check out the video and find out.