2010 Triumph Street Triple / R

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Triumph built their reputation with a unique style and innovative ways of obtaining the most performance and benefits from their bikes and the 2010 Street Triple and Street Triple R models reflect their urban sports category best. On one hand, they have the base Street Triple model, which is technically unchanged for 2010 and on the other hand there is the Street Triple R. This last was introduced last year for riders who simply cannot comply with the idea of riding a standard model and life on board does indeed get a little better on it.

 

Introduction

It may sound hard to believe, but the Street Triples are actually 2009 spec bikes. Furthermore, the simple 2010 model year doesn’t even get a whole new color range, so the real question here is: in which chapter did the 2009 model years lack and, implicit, what did

105-bhp fuel injected inline-triple engine

Triumph needed to improve on the 2010 models? Our answer is that virtually nothing as the bikes are being powered by Daytona’s 675cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline three-cylinder engine from which British engineers ensure, with a multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection, they get 105bhp at 11,700 rpm and 50ft.lbf at 9,200 rpm out of.

A proven performer on the chassis it first rolled off the production line with, the engine is being mounted on the same agile and confidence-inspiring unit. So if it is to look at the big picture here, the Street Triple gets the best from the Daytona (engine, tranny, chassis) and the best from the Speed Triple (that incomparable British naked look).

Triumph Street Triple / R


With the introduction of the Triumph Street Triple R, the brits have shown they’ve truly got the hang of the middleweight streetfighter class and they did it in their own unique style. This involves a 675cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, inline three-cylinder engine borrowed from the Daytona and fitted on an extremely versatile chassis as well as loads of style, all saying the “I’m different!” words.

While technically, the Triumph Street Triple R carries over unchanged, visually we would have to admit that it now looks like an even better polished jewel thanks to the black paint with gold wheels and decals 2010 paint scheme, while matte orange and matte grey are also available.

Weighing in at 416 lbs/189 kg wet and disposing of the same engine performance, the Street Triple R got the suspension setup of its supersport sibling ever since last year and this is now a characteristic of the simple Street Triple as well.

Offering a comfortable riding position, sporty and yet user-friendly engine and entirely different looks, we won’t dare considering this a stripped-down Triumph Daytona 675, but a stylish naked backed up by serious engine performance. Try not to love it and send us a message if you succeed.

History

As mentioned before, the Street Triple is Triumph’s ingenious way of diversifying their urban sports lineup basing on already selling and consecrated models, the Daytona 675 and the Speed Triple 1050. After much spying/rendering from motorcycle journalists and the unveiling of a first official picture, the bike was officially presented at the Triumph Tridays in Neukirchen, Austria.

The engine featured softer internal parts such as the pistons and cams for a broader powerband than Daytona’s and the best of it was the fact that it didn’t look, sound and feel like a middleweight motor, powering the Street Triple on top of riders preferences. Some dealers even reported six months waiting lists for the amazing new model.

The 2009 Triumph Street Triple R came in as an extension of that very same model and will surely carry on being produced in parallel until Triumph finds another ingenious way to create a brand new model.

Competition

Triumph Street Triple / R

Yamaha manages to deliver almost in the same way their FZ6 S2 / ABS urban sports bike. The bike gets an R6-based fuel-injected 600cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, forward-inclined parallel four-cylinder, DOHC engine and FZ1 styling. Like the Triumph, it features a six-speed gearbox and performance figures are worthy of this comparison; 98 hp at 12,000 rpm and 63.1 Nm at 10,000 rpm.

Kawasaki ER-6n

The Kawasaki ER-6n fits in the same category, but the bike’s 649cc, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, four-valve per cylinder motor only gets two cylinder and manages to develop 48.5 lb/ft at 7,000 rpm. This positions Triumph right in between the two Japanese bikes, which are kind of like the extremes of the class.


Exterior

Triumph Street Triple / R

The Daytona 675 may have donated the engine, tranny and chassis, but the Speed Triple came in with the distinctive streetfighter look that suit the Street Triple and Street Triple R so well. While the first one features the same Jet Black, Fusion White colors and the new Tornado Red one, but still nothing to set it apart from the previous model year, 2010’s “R” model benefits of preferential treatment and the makeover is outstanding.

Two new colors - Matte Graphite, Matte Blazing Orange – cover the same impressively finished bodywork and the two-tone black and graphite saddle meets the finishing standards while making a smooth pass from the 4.6 gallons gas tank and the fairly small rear end. The slightly wider aluminum handlebars are Magura tapered and the upside down forks are anodized black to enhance the bike’s aggressive look.

Triumph Street Triple / R


Independently of paint scheme, the bike gets “R” graphics so that your mates know you’re riding the latest and most beautiful Street Triple motorcycle yet to be produced.

Press Reviews

Triumph Street Triple / R

"Riding the new R was exactly what I had hoped it would be and had wished Triumph would have done with the Street Triple in the first place. The extra feel and power from the Daytona’s radial-mount calipers is now there allowing for very easy modulation of the more powerful brakes." – motorcycle

"Blame it on its ridiculously friendly liquid-cooled 675cc Inline Three engine, pulled from last year’s Daytona 675 Supersport (however, retuned with a lower redline and different camshaft profiles for increased low and mid-range torque). Simply put, the engine is a masterpiece. It is as mild or wild as your right wrist commands." – motorcycle-usa

Throttle response and fuel mapping are as good as it gets. Heeding Milky’s advice, I "banged" the silky-shifting gearbox into sixth and held ’er pinned through a series of blind left-hand bends... But I must sheepishly admit the rev counter read 2500 rpm at the time! - cycleworld

"After getting oriented with riding on the wrong side of the road, the Street Triple R didn’t take long to get used to. Though the seat height is a tad taller, it was hardly noticeable in the saddle. What was noticeable was the sweet joy that bellowed out the exhaust-the sound that comes from the inline triple could make Pavarotti cry." – sportrider

"...I’m riding up the mountain as fast as the Street Triple R will go. 123MPH the instruments tell me a bit later and the places where you can really pin the throttle are all uphill. The 108 horsepower 675cc triple engine is good for more than that, but there’s no real desire in me to go any faster on a naked motorcycle." – raptorsandrockets

"It’s the motor you’ll remember most, though. Quite simply, this engine sets standards by which the rest of the class must judge itself and, so far, nothing I’ve tried has matched it." – telegraph

Price

The low starting prices also bring an enormous contribution to the notoriety of Triumph’s Street Triple models. So the base model comes with an MSRP that starts at $8,899, while the “R” model’s MSRP begins at $9,599. This is the advantage of the two models not being significantly renewed for 2010.

Conclusion

Triumph Street Triple / R

The Triumph Street Triple 675 has become from the kind of bike that you always loved and planned on buying some day, into one for which you’ve already made a deposit and count the days until your dealer calls. Call it the “R” effect or any other way, but I bet you won’t abstain yourself from buying the high spec version.


SPECIFICATIONS

 

Engine and Transmission

Triumph Street Triple / R

 

  • Type: Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
  • Capacity: 675cc
  • Bore/Stroke: 74 x 52.3 mm
  • Compression Ratio: 12.65:1
  • Fuel System: Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
  • Final Drive: O ring chain
  • Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
  • Gearbox: 6-speed, close ratio

 

Performance (measured at crankshaft to 95/1/EC)

 

  • Maximum Power EC: 105bhp @ 11700 rpm
  • Maximum Torque EC: 50 ft.lbs @ 9200 rpm

 

Chassis and Dimensions

Triumph Street Triple / R

 

  • Frame: Aluminum beam twin-spar
  • Swingarm: Braced, twin-sided, aluminum alloy
  • Front Wheel: Cast aluminum alloy 5-spoke 17 x 3.5in
  • Rear Wheel: Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke, 17 x 5.5in
  • Front Tyre: 120/70 ZR 17
  • Rear Tyre: 180/55 ZR 17
  • Front Suspension: Kayaba 41mm upside down forks, 120mm travel (130mm travel on the "R" model)
  • Rear Suspension: Kayaba monoshock with adjustable preload, 126mm rear wheel travel (130mm rear wheel travel on the "R" model)
  • Front Brakes: Twin 308mm floating discs, Nissin 2-piston sliding calipers (4-piston radial calipers on the "R" model)
  • Rear Brakes: Single 220mm disc, Nissin single piston caliper
  • Length: 78.7 in / 79.9 in - "R" model
  • Width (Handlebars): 28.9 in / 29.7 in - "R" model
  • Height: 41.7 in / 43.7 in - "R" model
  • Seat Height: 31.5 in / 31.7 in - "R" model
  • Wheelbase: 54.7 in / 54.5 in - "R" model
  • Rake/Trail: 24.3 degree / 95.3 mm; 23.9 degree / 92.4 mm - "R" model
  • Wet Weight: 416 lbs
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 4.6 US gals

 

Features & Benefits

 

2010 Triumph Street Triple

 

Engine

Triumph Street Triple / R

 

  • Derived from the class leading Daytona 675, the Street Triple’s 675cc water-cooled, three-cylinder, 12-valve engine delivers strong low and mid-range performance from start to redline, and produces more than 44ft.lbs of torque from 3,500rpm right through to 12,300rpm. The close-ratio six-speed gearbox maximizes the effectiveness of the engine’s impressive power and torque, always giving you the perfect gear.

 

Chassis

Triumph Street Triple / R

 

  • Derived from the Daytona 675, the chassis gives supreme agility and feedback. Handling will give you confidence whether you’re new to bikes or pushing hard on the track.

 

Exhaust System

Triumph Street Triple / R

 

  • Echoing the style of the iconic Speed Triple the twin-level oval section exhaust pipes enhance the engine’s distinctive and addictive roar.

 

Handlebars

Triumph Street Triple / R

 

  • Wide, easy to reach handlebars give a comfortable riding position.

 

Brakes

Triumph Street Triple / R

 

  • Braking power is at the top of its class thanks to the Nissin, two pot, sliding calipers with sintered pads.

 

2010 Triumph Street Triple R

 

Engine

Triumph Street Triple / R

 

  • Derived from the class leading Daytona 675, the Street Triple R’s 675cc water-cooled, three-cylinder, 12-valve engine delivers strong low and mid-range performance, from start to redline and produces more than 44ft.lbf of torque from 3,500rpm right through to 12,300rpm. The close-ratio, six-speed gearbox maximizes the effectiveness of the engine’s impressive power and torque, always giving you the perfect gear.

 

Seat

Triumph Street Triple / R

 

  • Two-tone black and graphite saddle perfectly matches the Street Triple R’s unique matte color schemes.

 

Chassis

Triumph Street Triple / R

 

  • Derived from the Daytona 675, the chassis gives supreme agility and feedback. Handling will give you confidence whether you’re new to bikes or pushing hard on the track.

 

Suspensions

Triumph Street Triple / R

 

  • Fully-adjustable, 41mm, upside-down forks and a top-spec rear monoshock unit with piggy back reservoir deliver a taut, yet refined, riding experience.

 

Handlebars

Triumph Street Triple / R

 

  • Tapered aluminum handlebars from Magura echo the legendary Speed Triple and put the Street Triple R rider in the perfect position to attack the twisty stuff or cut through the urban jungle.

 

Brakes

Triumph Street Triple / R

 

  • Radially-mounted, four piston calipers, grab the twin 308mm brake discs and ensure the Street Triple R stops as well as it goes. A radial master cylinder gives the rider precise control.

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