Triumph Street Triple R 2013
Triumph Press Release.............
The Street Triple has been one of our most successful bikes ever, collecting numerous accolades and being recognised 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.
The 2013 Street Triple has been completely redesigned to offer an even more exhilarating ride. Heralding the change is an all-new chassis, comprising an aluminium beam twin spar frame and a new two-piece, high pressure, die-cast rear subframe. Not only is the chassis robust and hard edged, it is also advanced. Engineered to optimise dynamism, agility and rider enjoyment, the design is lighter thanks to fewer pieces and fewer welds in the frame.
Pride of place in the new lightweight chassis is the new 'low boy' stainless steel exhaust. Not only does this provide a sharp new look, but it offers a significant contribution to redistributing the centre of gravity and the weight of the exhaust. Its clever design and optimised mass centralisation has also afforded Triumph's engineers the opportunity to tweak the geometry, reducing the rake to 24.1º and increasing the trail by 0.5mm to 99.6m. As a package, it adds up to razor sharp, dynamic handling in a confidence inspiring package weighing just 183kg, fully fuelled and ready to ride; a substantial 6kg saving over the outgoing model.
The fantastic 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 callipers. Further braking security is available with optional ABS, which itself is fully switchable to offer riders the absolute best setup for their riding requirements.
The engine remains the same liquid-cooled, 12-valve, 675cc three-cylinder engine as the outgoing model and although performance figures are unchanged, the reduction in the Street's overall weight gives the bike a more eager feel.
Despite the entry level positioning in the Triumph roadster range, the new Street Triple comes with a high level of equipment as standard, including an engine immobiliser built-in lap timer, programmable gear change lights, fuel gauge, clock and gear indicator, as well as a large tachometer and digital speedo. Three metallic colour options will be available: Phantom Black, Crystal White and striking 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 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. Technically advanced anti-lock brakes are also available as an option on the new Street Triple R. This allows the rider to easily switch between modes, selecting the preferred set-up of the twin 310mm floating front discs and powerful four-piston Nissin radial callipers. Altogether, the package offers a set-up that can be easily configured to suit track or road riding, whilst at the same time providing the security of incredible stopping power. A revised geometry of 23.4º / 95.0mm completes the picture.
Visually, the R model adds a red rear subframe, red pinstripe details to the wheels and a red detailed radiator shroud featuring a dominant R logo. Again three colour options are available: Phantom Black, Crystal White and Matt Graphite.
Press Launch, pricing and model availability
The press launch, which takes place in Spain at the end of October, will focus on the Street Triple R model. Pricing for both the Street Triple and R models will be confirmed to coincide with the launch, with bikes available for retail mid- to late-November.
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