Triumph Street Triple (2013 - present)

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2013

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Submitted by birchy on Wed, 16/04/2014 - 21:03

Overall Review

Having come for the ST1050 which was not a bad handling bike, I wanted something a little less touring, and something i might keep my license a little longer. After a test ride I was hooked. I love this bike. It will handle like no other & Jumps forward at the end of any apex. The note from the engine is intoxicating as well. It may not Lift the front off the throttle any more, but It is in no means boring!

Strengths

Low weight Great in the Twisties Fantastic engine good for those short in the leg

Weaknesses

Very little...luggage option not cheap Can be a little harsh on our poorly surfaced roads

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Submitted by jaysonic on Thu, 26/03/2015 - 13:22

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I've commuted on this the whole winter and it's been great fun, never let me down - mine is the ABS model - that has kicked in once but wasn't agressive and taught me a lesson anyway - the bike is very unforgiving too, if you make a mistake it's easy to correct - for me at 6' 3" all bikes are slightly on the small size but I don't notice it unduly on the Striple - the seating position is about spot on although the seat can get a bit uncomfortable after 45 mins or so - but I pull over, have a coffee and take in the air and look at my bike (as passers by do!) and start to see all the bits I missed when cleaning it! Love it to pieces. Don't feel the need to get the R either - I've hardly even begun to get into the depths of what this model can do, so the uprated brakes and suspension of the R don't matter that much. In a nutshell, for commuting, for a blast, for tootling along admiring the scenery, for giving yourself a bit of a scare on the back roads, this bike does it all like it's on rails! get one!!

Strengths

OK many more pros than cons - I came from an ER6-F and whilst that bike was pretty good as soon as I sat on the Street Triple I knew this was in a different league - it handles like it's on rails, the engine is so sweet and torquey, even in the low gears - I mean this thing pulls like a train even in 6th - and it just has the lovely whistle to it, and when you give it some oomph you get that bassy 'whoomph' rush of induction, which is totally addictive and always puts a smile on your face - have to say I've heard after market pipes on these and I do prefer the tone of the stock exhaust

Weaknesses

the seat is hard, the mirrors are awesome at checking how your elbows look (or with a little adjustment your inner arm too) and no matter what I do I can't keep it clean for 5 seconds, but that's all just the price you pay for that engine, that sound, that look, that flickability!

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Submitted by LethalBrizzle on Thu, 10/09/2015 - 15:47

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I didn't buy this bike, I was given it as a courtesy bike for a week so I'm less likely to gush about how I must justify my purchase. It comes down to this... Is it great fun, yes it is! If you're after a fun bike to pootle about on, blast down country lanes on a Sunday and even commute on (in summer), it's perfect. Although I tend to find it's all over the place on the motorway, and the wind blast limits you somewhat... Would I buy one? ... I'm not so sure. I really like it, but I ride all year and naked bikes mean no wind protection - so I'll freeze to death. The mirrors are a bit of a liability and whilst I suspect you could sort all it's flaws out, you'll be spending a lot more to make it all work. The service intervals also seem a bit short (and from the sounds of it, expensive!) I'm not sure it's the bike I'm looking for, but if I found one at the right price, I might. i.e. 1 lady owner, used it a couple of times to ride to the beach, adds some goodies and then sells it for about 2k off list price :)

Strengths

Fantastic engine - smooth, tractable, keen to rev, sounds great on stock exhaust and has an addictive induction noise Small, light and nimble chassis. Inspires confidence as standard Subjective, but I get a lot of thumbs up from other bikers and bikers and non-bikers seem to give it a lot of looks The instrumentation is clear and comprehensive Strong brakes

Weaknesses

The standard mirrors give a good view of your arms, and stick out about 6 inches wider than the bars, which makes filtering a bit trickier I find the fuelling to come in with a bump when going from a closed to cracked open throttle, which also makes filtering trickier Seems to be a triumph thing (I've had three the same) but you feel something is slack in the gearbox or drivtrain (yes, I've checked the chain). Seems expensive to me, for what it is, but does seem to be well made. Choppy suspension. Very short seat height (I'm 6') and get leg cramp after a tank.

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