TRIUMPH LAUNCHES NEW STREET TRIPLE AND STREET TRIPLE R

The new 2013 Triumph Street Triple R shown in Crystal White

The new 2013 Triumph Street Triple R shown in Crystal White

Triumph Motorcycles has confirmed the launch of its all-new Street Triple and Street Triple R models at the Intermot Show (Cologne, 3-7 October, 2012). This bold development is part of the UK manufacturer’s ongoing investment in new models, which has seen five new bikes launched in the last year. The latest incarnations of the Street Triple once again set new standards of handling, engineering precision and style for riders of all ages and abilities.

New, lighter-weight Street Triple and Street Triple R revealed at the Intermot Show
All new chassis further improves handling, agility and precision
Mass centralisation is optimised thanks to new silencer position and revised geometry
Characterful 106PS 675cc three-cylinder engine. 68Nm torque
Optional switchable ABS
Engine immobiliser as standard

Street Triple
Triumph’s Street Triple has been one of the success stories of recent years, collecting numerous accolades along the way and being recognised for delivering class-leading dynamics, alongside an unforgettable riding experience. 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, it wowed the industry when it arrived in 2007.

The 2013 Street Triple has been completely redesigned to offer an even more exhilarating ride. Heralding the change is an all-new chassis, comprising an aluminium beam twin spar frame and a new two-piece, high pressure, die-cast rear subframe. Not only is the chassis robust and hard edged, it is also advanced. Engineered to optimise dynamism, agility and rider enjoyment, the design is lighter thanks to fewer pieces and fewer welds in the frame.

Pride of place in the new lightweight chassis is the new ‘low boy’ stainless steel exhaust. Not only does this provide a sharp new look, but it offers a significant contribution to redistributing the centre of gravity and the weight of the exhaust. Its clever design and optimised mass centralisation has also afforded Triumph’s engineers the opportunity to tweak the geometry, reducing the rake to 24.1º and increasing the trail by 0.5mm to 99.6m. As a package, it adds up to razor sharp, dynamic handling in a confidence inspiring package weighing just 183kg, fully fuelled and ready to ride; a substantial 6kg saving over the outgoing model.

The fantastic handling of the Street Triple is complimented by KYB suspension via 41mm upside down forks. Stopping power is provided by a dual 310mm floating disc front brake set up, with Nissin two-piston sliding callipers. Further braking security is available with optional ABS, which itself is fully switchable to offer riders the absolute best setup for their riding requirements.

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 106PS at 11,850rpm unit delivers all the drive you need, whilst delivering a peak 68Nm across its linear torque curve. The power plant has been tuned for incredibly strong low-to-mid range performance and delivers an exhilarating ride that can be enjoyed by riders of all abilities and experience.

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 immobiliser whilst further security can be added via an accessory Triumph D lock, which 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 tyre pressures when the optional Triumph Tyre Pressure Monitoring System is fitted.

Three metallic colour options are available for the new Street Triple in 2013; Phantom Black, Crystal White and striking Caribbean Blue.

Street Triple R
Highly regarded for its light and intuitive handling, the 2013 Street Triple R takes things to a whole new level. Its 41mm inverted front forks are fully adjustable for preload, rebound and compression damping to give the 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. Technically advanced anti-lock brakes are also available as an option on the new Street Triple R. This allows the rider to easily switch between modes, selecting the preferred set-up of the twin 310mm floating front discs and powerful four-piston Nissin radial callipers. Altogether, the package offers a set-up that can be easily configured to suit track or road riding, whilst at the same time providing the security of incredible stopping power. A revised geometry of 23.4º / 95.0mm completes the picture.

Visually, the R model adds a red rear subframe, red pinstripe details to the wheels and a red detailed radiator shroud featuring a dominant R logo.

Three colour options are available for the new Street Triple R in 2013: Phantom Black, Crystal White and Matt Graphite.

Accessories and warranty
Triumph’s range of genuine accessories allows owners the chance to personalise their bikes. Colour matched fly screens, belly pans and seat cowls give the bike a more sporting and aggressive look, while Arrow Special Parts has developed a lightweight slip-on silencer for improved performance and weight reduction. Other key accessories include stylish bar end mirrors, CNC machined clutch and brake levers and a ‘plug and play’ quick-shifter that can be fitted to the Street Triple in minutes.

Full pricing information will be confirmed in late October 2012, with the first bikes available to test ride in Triumph dealerships from November 2012.

As with all Triumph motorcycles, the new Street Triple and Street Triple R enjoy the security of a full 2 year, unlimited mileage factory warranty as standard.

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