2013 Triumph Street Triple: the rivals

You're not the only one with your eyes locked on a Street Triple...

Submitted by Sachin on Tue, 06/11/2012 - 13:21

Brash and ballsy, though less so than the 2007 original, the 2013 Street Triple has grown up, with a taller first gear, better fuel economy, more steering lock and a front-end weight bias.

It isn’t trying to be its cool older cousin, the Speed Triple, anymore – but it still has some damn fine genes. The Street’s Daytona 675 engine is quick and eager, its chassis confidence-inspiring and its styling distinctive (cough, headlights, cough).

It’s number one in a field of one, if the field is ‘big, beefy British naked’. But remove the word British, and the field expands. Italy and Japan offer up strong competition in an intriguing range of shades, and if your head tends to battle with your heart, best read this before you dash off to a dealer.

Engine: 675cc triple

Weight: 182 kg wet

Power: 105 bhp

Price: £6,999. With ABS £7,349

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