2013 Triumph Street Triple: the rivals

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

Posted: 6 November 2012
by Sachin Rao

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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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No mention of the Hornet? Now cheaper on paper than the Street and much lighter and much better built than the GSR

Posted: 08/11/2012 at 13:17

We did consider the Hornet as the do-it-all four-cylinder option but wanted to keep the number of bikes down, so when pressed, we'd go for the GSR750 as it has Street Triple rivalling torque. Fair?


Posted: 08/11/2012 at 14:24

Fair enough,

Not sure how anybody could say that the Hornet is better built than a GSR, they certainly are not!

Seen plenty of rusty fittings on 0km Hondas!

Posted: 14/11/2012 at 20:43

I know I am a year late on this posted but the thing you mentioned on the street triple R are all Option Extras.

The main difference is the extra red marking and daytona brakes and suspension.

Posted: 05/10/2013 at 10:27

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