2012 Triumph Street Triple sighted

Turns out that the 675-engined naked is loose in London

Posted: 3 June 2011
by Robin Goodwin

Whilst sauntering home from work the other evening, in a double-take I stumbled upon a 2012 Triumph Street Triple, the one with the 675 engine. Thinking that I had discovered a 'scoop' that this bike was being previewed in Islington I hastily took shots on my (un)smart phone - only to find out that the 2012 Street Triple has already been released to the streets of the UK.

Peers have described the new slanty lights of the Speed/Street Triple as 'looking a bit mongoloid' but I have to disagree. In my humble opinion I prefer the angular aggression from the modern design, but what do I know.

Admittedly, I was never won over by the original round-eyed lights of the previous incarnations of from the naked's family tree. They made the bike look like it was constantly surprised by everything it came across, even John Woo couldn't make the bike look mean with Tom Cruise bursting through flames in Mission Impossible 2. Again what do I know.

Andy likes it and so do I, that makes two. We can't be alone...

p.s. the new purple might be a camp colour, but it didn't look THAT bad.

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EH? This bike is in the showroom you plum! lol

Posted: 03/06/2011 at 11:29

You really do have a strange opinion about the old bike's design...
..."even John Woo couldn't make the bike look mean with Tom Cruise bursting through flames"...I don't know about you, but for me that was a stunning scene also because of the bike different look.

(Hey man, don't hurt the feelings of my 08 Striple! 8-D)

Posted: 03/06/2011 at 14:48

I like the old lights, but I'm a little biased, did notice a new Street in Newcastle last weekend and without doubt the first thing I noticed was BLUE PIPES wooooooooo, I hope they have improved from the rubbish stainless ones I have that never go blue, just mucky pink

Ironically you can get exhaust cleaner that removes the blue, whats the point of that?

Posted: 04/06/2011 at 19:40

I love the round lights, really sad they're getting rid of them. I find the 2011 Street Triple R one of the most beautiful bikes these days, that graphite and orange paint is gorgeous, and with a belly pan, seat cowl, fly screen and radiator cowl is the most stunning naked out there!

Posted: 05/06/2011 at 14:58

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