2008 Triumph Street Triple Road Test Rider Magazine Reviews

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Triumph Street Triple 675

2008 Triumph Street Road Test

Photo Gold Goose


March 7, 2008

[This Triumph Street Triple Test was originally published in the 2007 issue of Rider

Clicking through the gears, I’m by the Italian countryside. After a rain shower the night the roads are clean, albeit a slick in the shady portions. The yet somewhat aggressive ergos of the I’m riding help make work of the long, sweeping along the route.

The three down below create melodic joy as they sing song in full tune. Up a tight hairpin turn A firm squeeze on the brake and bike and rider are scrubbing rapidly. One final jab of the toe and we’re the tight left turn in gear. Round the corner, get hard on the gas and the next thing I I’m looking at the sky.

When wheel meets again a castle dating hundreds of years diverts my its aura, history and beauty be missed. My focus quickly on the road, the path now leads to a hairpin. Not wanting to tempt a second time, I click it up a round the bend and throttle Both wheels stay on the this time, but the brutal pushes me back on my seat.

is one serious motorcycle.

Judging by the on these pages it would be to assume this experience on a Triumph Speed Triple . but closer. While the headlights and shape are the same, this is not the Speed Triple. What you see is Triumph’s new contender in the … category–the new-for-2008 Street

It’s essentially a stripped-down of the widely acclaimed Daytona combined with streetfighter cues from the Speed (the new bike actually the same round dual as its older brother). From the of the 675′s design process, were taken to make the look attractive with and the bodywork. Engine and bodywork were all kept internal, and are out of to the casual observer.

In fact, the Street Triple the same frame and swingarm as the 675 the latter is mounted 2mm lower on the Triple, thanks to adjustable points on the 675 frame).

Proof budget suspensions don’t budget performance.

The Daytona’s engine is also at the heart of the Triple. For the most part the are the same except for slightly camshafts for greater midrange I know what you’re whole “greater midrange” usually amounts to lackluster when the revs start to but in true three-cylinder fashion no where the needle on the tach is the Street Triple will and go.

According to Triumph, the Street pumps out 106 horsepower and 51 lb-ft of at 11,700 and 9,100 rpm, One of the things we love about cylinders is their remarkably torque curve that plenty of grunt no matter gear you’re in. Triumph the Street Triple produces as as 44 lb-ft of torque from as low as rpm.

For comparison’s sake, the Yamaha FZ6 we in July of this year out at just below 41.

Huge dominates the gauge cluster, also includes a gear

At $7,999, Triumph is positioning the Triple as an entry-level motorcycle for looking to break into the “Urban Sports” category, of the Tiger 1050, Sprint ST, Triple and Daytona 675. it shares many components the 675, the Street Triple from its cousin in the suspension

For the sake of affordability, a non-adjustable, male-slider fork sits up while a preload-adjustable shock care of the bumps in the back. and trail numbers differ as well, due to the swingarm being two millimeters lower. Despite the Triple having 24.3 of rake and 3.75 inches of (vs. the 675′s 23.9 and 3.51 inches, respectively), is still lightning quick and predictable.

Triumph Street Triple 675

The Dunlop Qualifiers that mounted on our test bike in never ceased to impress, (Pirelli Supercorsa Pros and BT014s are optional).

Stopping the Triple are two-piston Nissin calipers outfitted with pads that bite on 308mm rotors. A single-piston and 220mm rotor sit out back. steel lines are fitted and rear.

While the combo may not be as as the four-piston radially mounted on the 675, the combination of the stainless and sintered pads do an impressive job of everything to a halt and can loft the wheel in the air if you’re not careful.

The 675 is a winner.

As for the ergonomics, the Street low seat height of 31.4 higher handlebars and low footpegs it a nice, comfortable ride, the stock seat is a little on the side (a padded gel seat is an With such a low reach to the flat-footing at stops was no problem, and a claimed dry weight of 367 pounds, bike is a breeze to maneuver no what your size.

The Street Triple is a bike the inner hooligan in all of us wishes we have. Its proven engine, weight and surprisingly capable can inspire confidence in even the timid rider. If there is one it’s the lack of wind

Riding at anything over 70 per hour transforms the rider a wind sail, but then what do you expect from a bike?

With such a dollar compared to the strong and British pound, it’s more of a surprise to see the Street priced as it is. Historically, … in this category haven’t strong sellers in this (although our friends across the snatch them up like hot The one exception we have here is the Triumph Speed Triple.

If its cult success is any indication, its little brother, the Street is set to be another winner.

Conventional still work very

2008 Triumph Street Review Specifications Chart

Triumph Street Triple 675
Triumph Street Triple 675
Triumph Street Triple 675


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