2011 Triumph Street Triple R Review

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2011 Triumph Street R Review

The $8,899 (with ABS Triumph Street Triple R a relatively narrow niche it debuted in 2008, its exposed and 675cc engine distinguishing it in a sea of sportbikes equipped with smallish 600cc powerplants, or a 1,000cc engine displacements.

Now a profusion of … middleweight have flooded the market, how the Triumph Street Triple R up? First, let’s peruse the list: In contrast to the standard Triple, the R version offers spec, fully adjustable and upmarket Nissin brakes, sharing the same inline liquid-cooled and fuel-injected 675cc that produces 105 horsepower at rpm and 50 lb-ft of torque at 9,200

Exhaust gases are routed three-into-one-into-two pipes that into two mufflers resting on side of the saddle, which at a relatively tall 31.7 Dual-disc, 4 piston 308mm brakes provide stopping while a single-disc 2 piston unit at the rear aids the The engine mates to a six-speed and final drive is delivered in sportbike fashion, via a chain.

It takes a relatively high leg to mount the R, and once aboard a snug fit on the saddle, due to its narrow section that merges the rather steep rear of the fuel tank. Most riders might require a bit of, adjustment in order to settle in to the

The three-cylinder engine fires to with a visceral whir, and a of the left foot lever a nicely weighted shifter engages first gear a light but positive action. release the clutch, and the R moves with torquey pull off the its 416 pound wet weight assisting the effortless manner. Twist the harder, and the triple forces rather exotic notes out of the sounds resembling ripping

The Street Triple R launches intense, front wheel urgency. It may lack some the oomph of the torqueier Speed is equipped with 1,050 cc counterpunches with a curb that’s 55 pounds lighter, easy turn-in and nimble that makes it a hoot to on twisty roads. Live in the You’ll still find Triumph entertaining to turn on thoroughfares.

Its low effort yet responsive requires accurate input to it exactly where you want it to go. are similarly capable, offering feel and strong stopping

So the Triumph Street Triple R’s triple and turn-on-a-dime handling is enough to entertain most riders, but how does it fit in with its competition? The BMW F800R ($9,950) is a opponent that packs a 779cc engine, with of options like anti-lock and heated grips.

But the Beemer’s parallel-twin engine’s is a bit more utilitarian than the ballsy triple, offering a yet less sporty alternative to the R. The Yamaha FZ8 ($8,490) is a strong proposition, with a quick-revving inline-4 that’s more than the Triumph. But while the bike is all about refinement and the contrast begs the question you’re looking for an accommodating, bike (like the Yamaha), or a “character” oriented offering cedes ergonomic perfection in of personality.

The Ducati Monster 796 has no shortage of character and a similarly chassis that enables handling. But the Monster isn’t as a revver as the Triumph, and its air-cooled 796 cc produces 87 horsepower, 18 fewer than the British bike. It produce 8 lb-ft more however, lending it thick from lower rpms.

Finally, the $8,999 Aprilia is another Italian middleweight more quirky gusto the BMW or Yamaha, and a 95 horsepower, 750cc to boot. More akin to the in terms of nichey appeal, the has enjoyed considerable mechanical for the 2011 model year, it still lags behind in the of suspension refinement.

It may not be as new or improved as its but the Triumph Street Triple R its own with its wheelie triggering stirring exhaust note, and handling. After piloting the standard through Los Angeles and freeways, we’re happy to that Triumph still has its on the pulse of what red-blooded crave in a … motorcycle.


It may not be a literbike, but doesn’t stop the Triumph Triple R from producing horsepower which, combined its light weight, makes it far too for beginner riders.


Intermediate riders might be themselves to a bit too much bike by a leg over the Street Triple R; is a seductive motorcycle that to be ridden fast, and unless been blessed with an of self-control, the R makes it easy for a with less-than-advanced skills to get in his or her head.


with many knee-dragging under their belt appreciate the Street Triple R’s traits, and be best able to everything this sharp-edged has to offer. In fact, it’s the most experienced motorcyclists who the literbikes and go straight for the lighter, middleweights; on a canyon road or a track, it’s hard not to the Street Triple R close to its limits, and climb off without a on your face.

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