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.

Triumph Street Triple R, the better version Exterior
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Triumph Street Triple R, the better version Exterior
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Source: MCN

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  (2) posted on 07.10.2010

I also have a 2010 STR and I also find it underpowered despite putting on the Arrow pipes and having the computer re-mapping done. In fact, it to ride. I had a 2006 Yamaha FZ600 with Akrapovic pipes last year and it would have eaten this thing for lunch. I enquired about how to make it go faster and the shop said a $3000 upgrade with cam/cam sprocket and cam chain would do the trick. I’d love to have the Daytona engine but that must be pretty pricey.

Rod  (825) posted on 02.8.2010

I wanna have a go on this Trlipe R having that more power would be sweet.smiley

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