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.


Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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