A new lighter-weight Triumph Street Triple and Street Triple R were revealed at the Intermot Show in Cologne, Germany, today. The 2013 motorcycles have been completely redesigned and are described below.
Triumph’s Street Triple has been one of the success stories of recent years, collecting numerous accolades along the way and being recognized for delivering class-leading dynamics alongside an unforgettable riding experience. Fusing the style and attitude of the Speed Triple with the agility of the Daytona 675, and delivering it all for a very competitive price, it wowed the industry when it arrived in 2007.
For 2013, the Street Triple has been completely redesigned to offer an even more exhilarating ride. Heralding the change is an all-new chassis. An aluminum beam twin-spar frame meets a new two-piece high-pressure die-cast rear subframe. Not only is the chassis robust and hard-edged, it’s also advanced. Engineered to optimise dynamism, agility and rider enjoyment, the design is lighter thanks to fewer pieces and fewer welds in the frame.
A key component in the Street Triple’s improved handling is the all-new low-mount exhaust. Not only does this provide a sharp new look, but it offers a significant contribution to redistributing the center of gravity and the weight of the exhaust. Its design and optimized mass centralization has also afforded Triumph’s engineers the opportunity to tweak the geometry, reducing the rake to 24.1 degrees and increasing the trail by 0.5mm to 99.6m. As a package, it adds up to razor sharp dynamic handling weighing just 403 pounds, fully fuelled—a substantial 13 pound weight reduction over the outgoing model.
The handling of the Street Triple is complimented by KYB suspension via 41mm upside down forks. Stopping power is provided by a dual 310mm floating disc front brake set up, with Nissin two-piston sliding calipers. Further braking security is provided by the standard ABS, which itself is fully switchable.
The heart of the Street Triple remains the liquid-cooled, 12-valve, 675cc 3-cylinder engine. Combined with the close ratio 6-speed gearbox, the unit delivers 105 horsepower and 50 lb-ft of torque. The power plant has been tuned for incredibly strong low-to-mid-range performance.
Despite its entry-level positioning in the Triumph roadster range, the 2013 Street Triple comes with a high level of equipment as standard. Included is an engine immobilizer while further security can be added via an accessory Triumph D lock, which can be stored under the seat. Comprehensive LCD digital instrumentation includes a built-in lap timer, programmable gear change lights, fuel gauge, clock and gear indicator, as well as a large tachometer and digital speedo. The unit is also able to display front and rear tire pressures when the optional Triumph Tire Pressure Monitoring System is fitted.
Three metallic color options are available for the 2013 Street Triple: Phantom Black, Crystal White and Caribbean Blue.
STREET TRIPLE R:
Highly regarded for its light and intuitive handling, the 2013 Street Triple R takes things to a whole new level. Its 41mm inverted front forks are fully adjustable for preload, rebound and compression damping to give the expert rider freedom to set the motorcycle up for their specific needs. The rear monoshock is an equally high-quality item, adjustable for preload and rebound damping. Switchable state-of-the-art Anti-Lock Brakes are standard, allowing the rider to easily select the preferred method to deploy the twin 310mm floating front discs and powerful four-piston Nissin radial calipers. The package offers a setup that can be configured to suit track or road riding, while at the same time providing the security of incredible stopping power. A revised geometry of 23.4 degrees / 95.0mm completes the picture.
Visually, the R model adds a red rear subframe, red pinstripe to the wheels and a red-detailed radiator shroud featuring a dominant R logo.
Three color options are available for the 2013 Street Triple R: Phantom Black, Crystal White and Matte Graphite.
ACCESSORIES AND WARRANTY:
Triumph’s range of genuine accessories allows owners the chance to personalize their bike. Color-matched fly screens, belly pans and seat cowls give the bike a more sporting and aggressive look, while Arrow Special Parts has developed a lightweight slip-on silencer for improved performance and weight reduction. Other key accessories include stylish bar-end mirrors, CNC machined clutch and brake levers and a ‘plug and play’ quick shifter that can be fitted to the Street Triple in minutes.
Full pricing information will be confirmed in late October 2012, and the first bikes are scheduled to arrive in North American Triumph dealerships in January 2013.
As with all Triumph motorcycles, the 2013 Street Triple and Street Triple R come with a full 2-year, unlimited mileage factory warranty as standard.