Triumph Unveils New Street Triple

The new Triumph Street Triple was officially unveiled to over 5,000 Triumph owners June 30 at Triumph Tridays in Neukirchen, Austria.

The Street Triple offers 675cc of power, combining the streetfighter styling of its older brother, the Speed Triple, with the 675cc engine, chassis and performance of the award-winning Daytona 675.

Packing a 107bhp punch and 51ft.lbf of torque, the Street Triple?s aluminum frame and swingarm and lightweight five-spoked wheels come directly from the Daytona 675, while the Nissin two-piston sliding calipers with sintered pads (the same material as used on the Daytona 675) give braking power. Dunlop Sportmax Qualifier tires are fitted as standard (120/70 ZR17 front and 180/55 ZR17 rear). The Street Triple is equipped with Kayaba suspension front and rear, with rear preload adjustment.

The low dual seat and new foot pegs and handlebars provide a comfortable riding position for rider and passenger while preserving the aggressive streetfighter styling of the bike, according to Triumph. The instrument console has the same functionality as on the Daytona 675 but is restyled to fit neatly within the lines of the Street Triple.

"The Street Triple is one of the most important models we?ve ever brought to market, giving Triumph a strong presence in this important segment and offering a new entry point to Triumph's range of sports bikes," said Triumph spokesman Tue Mantoni. "It's a great bike for both new and experienced riders, with distinctive style and class-leading performance in an affordable package. Reaction from customers to the Street Triple has been fantastic."

Priced at $7,999, the Street Triple will be available in dealers in late September. Triumph expects demand to exceed supply during the initial delivery months and will offer the bikes for advanced sale via a Priority Reservation Program at authorized Triumph dealers through Sept. 30.

More details on the Street Triple and the Priority Reservation Program are at the dedicated website.

Key Specifications:

  • 675cc, fuel injected, water-cooled, three-cylinder, 12-valve engine

  • 6-speed, close ratio gear box

  • Kayaba suspension front and rear

  • Nissin 2 piston front brakes/single piston rear

  • 31.5° seat height/368 lb. dry weight

  • 17.4 liter (4.6 US gallons) fuel capacity

  • 24.3° rake and 95.3mm trail

  • Instrument display functions include LCD speedometer and tachometer dial, trip computer, odometer and clock, lap timer with 99 lap memory and gear position indicator

  • Maximum power: 108PS (107bhp) at 11700rpm

  • Maximum torque: 69Nm (51ft.lbf) at 9100rpm
  • Available in Jet Black, Fusion White and Roulette Green

Accessories include a neat, aerodynamic fly screen for wind deflection, an easy-to-fit color-matched seat cowl for a sleek tail end finish and a sharp belly pan, which protects the engine. Triumph has again collaborated with Arrow Special Parts to develop a 3-into-1 "Low Boy" exhaust system for the Street Triple. Offered for Closed Circuit Competition use only, the system is manufactured from stainless steel with a carbon fiber end cap and provides performance gains throughout the rev range coupled with a weight saving of 8 lbs. compared to the standard silencers. Rear bodywork finishers are also offered to provide a clean finish for the underside of the rear end when fitted with the "Low Boy" style silencer. A pair of Arrow slip-on silencers will follow in early 2008.

A number of high-spec carbon fiber parts are available for the Street Triple including a tank pad, upper & lower chain guard and front fender.

Two styles of magnetic tank bags are available. They can be securely fitted or removed in seconds and feature Scotchlite reflective panels for improved visibility, clear map pockets, integrated waterproof rain covers and large zipper pull tabs for easy use when wearing gloves. Other add-ons include a gel seat for additional comfort, which features double stitch detail and a premium finish, a rear hugger to protect the underside of the bike, a grab rail for the passenger and a smoked flyscreen visor for added wind protection.