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Triumph Street Triple R (2013 - present) review

You might not like the headlights, you may not rate the exhaust but performance-wise this is the best Street Triple yet
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Manufacturer:
Triumph
Category:
Naked
Overall
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
Amazing amount of feedback, fantastic character from the engine
Hard to think of any

IN THE music industry they talk about 'the difficult' second album. It's the make or break moment for artists who've spent years perfecting their sound, only to be told they've got 6 months to do it all again; except this time they've got to re-invent themselves and set a new trend, attract thousands more fans but keep their loyal ones too.

With the Street Triple, Triumph have had their difficult second album. The first Street Triple was an instant hit, an overnight classic. It was Triumph's best-selling bike over the past 5 years. How could it not have been? Using the same motor from the year-old Daytona 675 - a bike that refused to play by the cast-iron rules of the supersports category and in doing so, stole fans, awards and sales across the world - the Street Triple wasn't just a Daytona with the fairing ripped off. It was more than the sum of (the lack of) its parts.

The difficult second album came when Triumph revamped the Street Triple for 2011, introducing 'those' headlights and a few other changes that no-one noticed because they were too busy moaning about the headlights.

So, onto the latest version, the 2013 Street Triple. It still has 'those' headlights but don't get fixed on that or you'll miss everything that's new and, let's be honest: more important.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/2013-triumph-street-triple-r-review/21735.html#ixzz2dpOlzIU4

IN THE music industry they talk about 'the difficult' second album. It's the make or break moment for artists who've spent years perfecting their sound, only to be told they've got 6 months to do it all again; except this time they've got to re-invent themselves and set a new trend, attract thousands more fans but keep their loyal ones too.

With the Street Triple, Triumph have had their difficult second album. The first Street Triple was an instant hit, an overnight classic. It was Triumph's best-selling bike over the past 5 years. How could it not have been? Using the same motor from the year-old Daytona 675 - a bike that refused to play by the cast-iron rules of the supersports category and in doing so, stole fans, awards and sales across the world - the Street Triple wasn't just a Daytona with the fairing ripped off. It was more than the sum of (the lack of) its parts.

The difficult second album came when Triumph revamped the Street Triple for 2011, introducing 'those' headlights and a few other changes that no-one noticed because they were too busy moaning about the headlights.

So, onto the latest version, the 2013 Street Triple. It still has 'those' headlights but don't get fixed on that or you'll miss everything that's new and, let's be honest: more important.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/2013-triumph-street-triple-r-review/21735.html#ixzz2dpOlzIU4

Amazing amount of feedback, fantastic character from the engine
Hard to think of any

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