Monday, 17 September 2012

Triumph Street Triple

The Triumph Street Triple is a naked motorcycle produced by Triumph Motorcycles, first released towards the end of 2007. The bike is closely modelled on the Speed Triple 1050 but uses a re-tuned inline three cylinder 675 cc engine from the Daytona 675 sportsbike, which was released in 2006. It is the Speed Triple's smaller sibling. Triumph also makes the Rocket III and the Bonneville. It competes with the Ducati 848 Streetfighter.


Street Triple Roulette Green
A number of spy photos and speculated design shots were reported in the motorcycle press, with one magazine capturing a road test of the completed Street Triple. Later articles reported on leaked design shots of the new bike. A report on the showcasing of the finished bike to dealers was published on 6 March 2007, along with a spy video of a test ride.

The Street Triple has been joined by a new version which has been given the R suffix. The Street Triple R shares the same engine and chassis as the standard model but has fully adjustable suspension both front and rear which is shared with the Daytona. The revised rear suspension results in a slightly higher seat height over the standard model and sharper rake. It has other minor equipment differences over the standard bike in the way of handlebars, brakes, and different colour schemes.

In 2010, Triumph launched the Tiger 800 and Tiger 800 XC, which use a longer stroke version of the Street Triple engine.

The 2012 model has had the traditional circular headlights replaced with angular ones and has claimed power ratings of 105bhp @ 11700rpm & 68Nm @ 9200rpm 
Triumph Street Triple 675 front left threequarter.jpg
PredecessorTriumph Daytona 675 and Triumph Speed Triple series
Engine675 cc, liquid-cooled DOHC inline-3
Bore / Stroke74.0 × 52.3 mm (2.91 × 2.06 in)
Compression ratio12.65:1
Power108 PS (79 kW; 107 hp) @ 11,700r pm (manufacturer claimed)
Torque69 N·m (51 lb·ft) @ 9,100 rpm (manufacturer claimed)
Wheelbase1,395 mm (54.9 in)
DimensionsL 2,030 mm (80 in)
W 736 mm (29.0 in)
H 1,250 mm (49 in)
Seat height800 mm (31 in)
Weight167 kg (370 lb) (dry)
Fuel capacity17.4 l (3.8 imp gal; 4.6 US gal)

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