2011 Triumph Street Triple R Comparison Review — Motorcycle USA

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Triumph Street Triple
Triumph Street Triple

2011 Triumph Street R Comparison Review

Most riders are already familiar the British-built Triumph Speed R. Watch the Triumph Street R video and see how the Inline Triple in this comparison.

The Street was a hit as a 2008 debut model. The version of Triumph’s iconic Triple. the Street model the British marque’s Supersport to the road via standard … Responding to requests for higher suspension and brakes, Triumph the R version of the Street Triple a later to wide acclaim MCUSA’s Best Street of 2009 honors.

So what the STR so special?

Engine, engine, Triumph’s liquid-cooled Inline makes all the difference. A mechanical to Goldilocks’ too hot and too cold dilemma, the Triple R’s 675cc mill is just right. It the best of the Twin and Four its own distinctive blend.

But it’s not just the novelty of an engine configuration that us all twitterpated, it’s the pulsing and on-road performance of the Triple.

A face on the American scene, the Triumph Street Triple R Best Street Bike of honors from Motorcycle

The dyno sheet contradicts our of the pant impressions, however, as the tallies the lowest peak reading at 44.3 lb-ft. Its peak horsepower also short of class-leading, three shy of the Yet the Triumph delivers the sportiest performance of this testing by far.

The torque curve is the of all three bikes, with a powerband pulling hard all the way up to its redline just shy of 13K.

engine feels like an extension of your heart. Pin the and you can feel every power of the engine and it delivers a very riding experience that few can mimic,” wooed Adam. it is down a few ccs on the other bikes, get the revving and it delivers a good yet calm blast of power. might have engineered the perfect engine. It vibrates

Has a ton of character. The sound of the intake and the of the valvetrain is absolute music to my

Crack the throttle in the lower with any sort of moxie and end heads skyward, a trait Mr. Waheed abused at almost opportunity. While Triumph’s 1050 Triple may emit a pleasing bark (particularly

The Triumph’s Inline Triple grin-inducing power at the right with the

radial-mount Nissin up front and radial-pumper master delivering

fantastic bite and

intoxicating burble on deceleration), we the Street Triple’s powerplant to be one of the playful engines currently in

The clutch pull feels of the test, though not fatiguing, and gearbox the most deliberate. The requires a lot of upshifting too, as we the Triple singing in its delicious end, from 7500 rpm on. the revs high ensures grins, as the Street Triple

While the dyno may not display any peak numbers, the STR bests its rival in power to weight thanks to its sprite 421-pound weight, a full 45 pounds than the FZ8.

The blistering of the Triumph is tamed by the best package, with one of the upshots the R designation a pair of radial-mount four-piston calipers. Although at first, the impressive bite up ensures immediate halts. acclimated to the improved performance, feel from the radial-pump cylinder (also Nissin) for one-finger stopping power.

The Triple makes for a nimble its Supersport derrived chassis a three-way adjustable suspension.

Triumph Street Triple

The shortest wheelbase (55.5 and most aggressive rake degrees) make for an agile Like the engine and brakes, the of the Triumph outclasses its competitors. of the credit goes to the stiffer suspension components.

Yet another for the R model, the fork and shock offer three-way adjustment, riders to dial in preferences: for sporty applications and softened up for subdued commuting duties or though the Triple begs to get everywhere.

The STR can be pressed harder carving up the curvy backroads, its Supersport lineage. The Street chassis in not far removed from its 675 cousin. Thankfully, riders hunched over in full tuck, with the Street offering a neutral upright position. Slimmer than the Yamaha, the pegs and handlebar are well placed for our 6’1”

The 31.7-inch seat height bother us either.

In the looks department, the Street Triumph’s traditional bug eye headlamps. The of the lamps and … lines are a favorite, though I’ll with Adam that it use a touch up.

The STR isn’t perfect as the instrument cluster is a cluster The tach and speedo work enough, it’s the extra where things get confusing. For why can the bike tabulate current consumption and average fuel yet not show an easy-to-read fuel Instead riders are left to with an … light when gas levels fall. MPH who uses such information?

The BMW also falls into the over-information trap. OEMs do well to cover a basic in instrumentation: easy-to-read analog and digital speedo, fuel and gauges, digital clock, and a couple tripmeters that’s all need.

Still, we can’t any true fault with the Triple. A fun all-rounder, it seems that the Triumph could get boring. The Triple powerplant is too and the brakes and suspension make for the performing chassis in the test.

Add in a $9599 MSRP and the Triumph for success is clear.

The Inline continues to headline the Triumph with the Street Triple R uprated radial-mount Nissin

and radial-pump master cylinder. We the STR’s digital speedo and tach, but the rest of the instrument is cluttered.

Triumph Street Triple

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