2009 Triumph Street Triple R — Motorcyclist Magazine

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2009 Triumph Street R — Mountain Magic

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Flat-out on the famous section of the TT course on a typically Isle of Man morning, I’m against the wind cascading these big twin headlights. new middleweight revs smoothly its 12,650-rpm limit on the uphill just past the Guthrie with that distinctive howl just audible the roar of the wind.

Since this is one of Europe’s few of speed limit-free road, a bit shocked to see just 107 mph on the speedometer; not slow, but it felt quite a bit This racier new version of … triple feels so it’s easy to forget on a softly tuned middleweight.

suspension and brakes mean taken the Waterworks and Gooseneck quicker than on the standard Triple. This bike the same 107 horsepower engine, so no faster in a straight line, but no The Street Triple was Triumph’s selling model in ’08, and the version adds firmer and racier steering geometry, with front brakes the Daytona 675. The R-bike more aggressive at a standstill as

The shorter fork and longer add up to a nose-down stance and slightly angled-forward riding position. The rake and trail are 23.9 and 3.6 inches, compared to 24.3 and 3.8 inches for the standard model. At inches the seat is nearly a higher than its predecessor, but the seems greater because the shock compresses less.

the R for the first time in front of the TT grandstand, I get both feet on the ground easily enough, the slightly raised handlebar easy reach, but I’m Short riders will firm footing more here than on the standard

Steering lock is limited on version, but the Douglas traffic was enough to minimize tight on my lap of the famous old circuit. At 368 pounds, the dry weight figure matches of the standard model. Typically low-rev response helps the R reassuringly rider-friendly around the Quarterbridge roundabout.

Triumph Street Triple
Triumph Street Triple

Power is wonderfully flexible by middleweight allowing effortless acceleration the occasional car heading towards The engaging rev-happy three-cylinder of the standard model survives, rapid progress through the six-speed gearbox.

The R-model’s handling advantage is through the tricky bits; tauter and more aggressive Laurel Bank and Glen Steeper steering geometry the bike carve through bends precisely, with precision and stability to change without complaint. Spring are between the standard Street and the Daytona 675, and Triumph’s had softened both ends to with the Island’s bumps.

The was spot-on: a firm, well-controlled without the harshness of many The softer standard Street would have been more comfortable on the bumpy straight, but the R-bike still a fairly plush ride.

Sportmax Qualifier tires to the dodgy damp patches Ginger Hall, making the of the Triumph’s generous cornering Holding the throttle wide through landmarks such as The and Bungalow was magical, especially orange corner signs in place following the Manx Prix. The Triumph’s four-pot Nissin calipers bit the 308mm with all the controlled ferocity of the Daytona 675 set-up.

Those enhancements make the R 10 percent more expensive the standard Street Triple, and its seat and firmer suspension it’s not quite as supremely But for more demanding riders, the Triple R’s extra and chassis performance add an exciting new to Triumph’s middleweight contender. no better test of a sporty than a lap of the Isle of Man TT circuit.

And though the ’09 Street R isn’t the fastest bike ever ridden round the TT it’s one of the most entertaining.

Triumph Street Triple


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