Triumph’s Street Triple has been one of the success stories of recent years, topping the sales charts and collecting numerous accolades along the way.
Fusing the style and attitude of the Speed Triple with the agility of the Daytona 675, and delivering it all for a very competitive price, the Street Triple wowed the industry when it arrived in 2008 and continues to dominate the middleweight naked sports bike class.
The Street Triple gains a new look for 2012, featuring aggressive new headlights from the bigger Speed Triple and a host of detail changes to keep it ahead of middleweight competition.
Designed alongside the Daytona 675 and sharing the same engine and frame, the Street Triple packs a powerful 105bhp punch at 11,700rpm and delivers a peak 50 lb-ft. of torque. The Street Triple’s 675cc three-cylinder engine has been tuned for incredibly strong low- to mid-range performance and delivers an exhilarating ride that can be enjoyed by riders of all ages and experience.
The Triumph Street Triple R had always a supersport DNA, but the 2013 version was deigned to reward its rider with more excitement than ever.
The bike is built on a lightweight chassis which features adjustable front forks, a high-pressure die-cast rear subframe for increased rigidity an RSU with both pre-load and damping adjustment. The sporty chassis is combined with similarly sporty Nissin radial 4-piston brakes. Not to mention about the capable ABS system which is switchable and can be easily deactivated.
You also get a low-mounted stainless steel 3 into 1 exhaust system with a low single-sided silencer which reduces the centre of gravity, thus improving the bike’s handling and ride quality.
The Triumph Street Triple R is powered by a liquid cooled 12 valve triple engine, paired with a close ratio six speed gearbox. Maximum power and torque are rated at 106 PS and 68 Nm, respectively.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Triumph Street Triple R.
Aftermarket parts supplier Rizoma recently worked their magic on Triumph’s Street Triple R and the result is at least remarkable. The Street Triple R was already the flagship of Hinckley’s middleweight naked lineup, but the extras are truly welcomed.
As known, Rizoma’s strategy starts from the fact that it’s the little things that make a bike special, so they offer just that, meaning their own mirrors, indicator lights, grips, handlebar caps, handlebars, fluid tanks, fluid tank caps, brake/clutch levers, handlebar adapter, license plate support, engine guard, front wheel guard, rear wheel guard, crankcase guard, rear set control kit, rider/passenger pegs, engine oil filter cap, wheel hole cap, bike stand support and lower chain guard.
Although it is less likely that owners of one of the best middleweight inline-triple bikes out there will initially think there’s something missing on their machine, after a while they’ll start feeling the need to spice things up a little bit and there will be Rizoma to help them out. We’re starting to think that these kinds of aftermarket kits for motorcycles are just as well suited as new rims are for cars.
Many will agree with us on the fact that Triumph’s Street Triple is suitable for all kinds of riding activities, but we’re surprised to see it can look good as a flat-tracker as well. The Triumph Street Triple Tracker was built by German dealer Motorcorner and the bike they started from was actually an R version.
As hard as it may be to believe, changes were minimal. The engine is unchanged (but does get an aftermarket exhaust for a racy sound) and so is the chassis apart from the 17” spoked wheels.
Who would have thought that a white/gold paintjob and a pair of aluminum rims would transform Triumph’s middleweight roadster into a veritable flat-track racer? This project follows Motorcorner’s 2009 Bonneville-based street tracker. Hope this turns into a tradition.
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.
When you’re not satisfied with what a motorcycle company is selling to you, but you’re such a big fan and cannot head in the opposite direction, you start taking things into your own hands and out of your pockets. This is exactly what Tony Hartfield did when noticing that the Triumph Street Triple R isn’t quite the performance machine he was expecting when he bought it. So he then headed towards a new 2009 Triumph Daytona 675 (Street Triple R’s original source of inspiration) and built his own idea of a high-performance naked.
Tony retained the 126bhp Daytona 675 motor, which has around 20hp more than the Street Triple, but modified the Daytona chassis in order to fit it with Speed Triple handlebars as well as with Street Triple indicators and headlights. Other upgrades include Giles rear sets, Pazzo levers and Galfer wavey discs front and rear.
Having completed the project, Tony told MCN: "I reckon what I have is what the Triple R should have been." And he may very well be right.
Now that winter has demanded its rights, Italian bloggers from Triumph che passione thought at a way for bikers to keep on frenetically rolling down the throttle of their Triumph Street Triple 675 motorcycles and the best idea came to life with the help of photoshop.
Called Triumph Street Triple Trimotard, this winter edition of the great British bike has a caterpillar track instead of a rear wheel and spikes on the front tire. They’ve also modified the bodywork to match the new theme and we must admit that we do like the idea of having such a bike, but can’t say how much we would be able to ride it considering the low temperatures it’s meant to operate in. If this bike will ever turn into reality, it will definitely have to have heated grips and seat because we would really like to bring it up to its winter top speed.
US WW2 fighter, the P51 Mustang, has inspired German tuner LSL to create the Triumph Street Triple T-L675 Warbird. While we have to admit that this is what first started our interest regarding this bike, the 20 extra horsepower (a total of 115bhp), adjustable levers, GSX-R forks, Öhlins shock and Nissin brakes stand out as the proper means to back up the aggressive look, which in this case is enhanced by the new nose fairing.
This British motorcycle built by a bunch of Germans to look like an American war machine on two wheels has a paintjob that is reminiscent of the Mustang and even Bridgestone tires with a tread design based on tires of the P51’s landing gear. Overall weight is 190kg.
LSL plans to come up with a limited-edition run, which will have the 41mm Kayaba fork of the Street Triple R and cost $23,526. I wonder what the veterans think about this.
This picture shows Hollywood celeb and motorcycle enthusiast Angelina Jolie starring as Evelyn Salt and riding this beautiful Triumph Street Triple R . The character in cause is a CIA officer accused of being a Russian spy and who goes on the run to clear her name. We hope that the stylish British motorcycle helps and we won’t see it crashed in the movie.
Brad Pitt must be proud of having such a courageous wife, but I don’t believe she attended the “lose the paparazzi” test that her life partner recently failed .
Having introduced the 2009 range of sport and naked bikes, Triumph now presents a promotional video inviting riders to go their own way. The video features the new Street Triple R among a multitude of choices: Daytona 675, Street Triple, Speed Triple, Tiger and Sprint ST.