October 23, 2012
Akron, OH - Triumph has unveiled its new Street Triple and Street Triple R (shown) bikes for 2013. The all-new Street Triple has been completely redesigned with a new chassis, an aluminum beam twin-spar frame and a two-piece high pressure die cast rear subframe.
A key component in the Street Triple’s improved handling is the all-new low-mount exhaust. Not only does this provide a sharp new look but it offers a significant contribution to redistributing the center of gravity and the weight of the exhaust. Its clever design and optimized mass centralization has also afforded Triumph’s engineers the opportunity to tweak the geometry, reducing the rake and increasing the trail by 0.5 millimeters to 99.6 millimeters. As a package, it weighs 403 pounds and is fully fueled.
The fantastic handling of the Street Triple is complemented by KYB suspension via 41-millimeter upside-down forks. Stopping power is provided by a dual 310-millimeter floating disc front brake set-up, with Nissin two-piston sliding calipers. Further braking security is provided by the standard ABS, which itself is fully switchable.
The heart of the Street Triple remains the liquid-cooled, 12-valve, 675cc three-cylinder engine. Combined with the close ratio six-speed gearbox, the unit delivers 105bhp and 50 foot-pounds of torque. The power plant has been tuned for incredibly strong low-to-mid-range performance.
Despite its entry-level positioning in the Triumph roadster range, the new Street Triple comes with a high level of equipment as standard. Included is an engine immobilizer, while further security can be added via an accessory Triumph D lock that can be stored under the seat. Comprehensive LCD digital instrumentation includes a built-in lap timer, programmable gear change lights, fuel gauge, clock and gear indicator, as well as a large tachometer and digital speedo. The unit is also able to display front and rear tire pressures when the optional Triumph Tire Pressure Monitoring System is fitted.
Three metallic color options are available for the new Street Triple in 2013: Phantom Black, Crystal White and Caribbean Blue.
The 2013 Street Triple R's 41-millimeter inverted front forks are fully adjustable for preload, rebound and compression damping to give the expert rider freedom to set the motorcycle up for their specific needs. The rear monoshock is an equally high-quality item, adjustable for preload and rebound damping. Switchable state-of-the-art anti-lock brakes are standard, allowing the rider to easily select the preferred method to deploy the twin 310-millimeter floating front discs and powerful four-piston Nissin radial calipers.
Visually, the R model adds a red rear subframe, a red pinstripe to the wheels and a red-detailed radiator shroud featuring a dominant R logo. It is available in Phantom Black, Crystal White and Matte Graphite.