Triumph Launches the Street Triple!
The countdown is over! The much awaited Triumph Street Triple was officially unveiled to over 5,000 Triumph owners on Saturday, June 30th, at Triumph Tridays in Neukirchen, Austria.
The Street Triple offers 675cc of pure, naked aggression, combining the streetfighter styling of its older brother, the Speed Triple, with the 675cc engine, chassis and performance of the award-winning Daytona 675. Genetically engineered by Triumph, the Street Triple is set to become the most desirable naked middleweight motorcycle in the market.
Packing a powerful punch of 107 horsepower (claimed) and 51 lbs. ft. of torque, the Street Triple is set to dominate the class (of one!), and probably a few of the heavyweights too. The proven 675 engine should deliver strong performance from idle to the redline, while the distinctive three cylinder feel, and unmistakable sound, offer unique ride.
The Street Triple’s aluminum frame and swingarm come directly from the Daytona 675, while the Nissin two piston sliding calipers with sintered pads (the same material as used on the Daytona 675) give braking power that is top of its class.
The lightweight five-spoked wheels also come straight from the Daytona 675, with Dunlop Sportmax Qualifier tires fitted as standard (120/70 ZR17 front and 180/55 ZR17 rear). Lean and agile, the Street Triple is equipped with Kayaba suspension front and rear, with rear preload adjustment, giving class leading handling.
The low dual seat and new foot pegs and handlebars provide a comfortable riding position for rider and passenger without jeopardizing the aggressive streetfighter styling of the bike. The headlights echo the distinctive units used on the Speed Triple, while the comprehensive instrument console shares the same functionality as that on the Daytona 675 but is restyled to fit neatly within the lines of the Street Triple.
Triumph’s Commercial Director, Tue Mantoni, said “The Street Triple is one of the most important models we’ve ever brought to market, giving Triumph a strong presence in this important segment and offering a new entry point to Triumph’s range of sports bikes. It’s a great bike for both new and experienced riders, with distinctive style and class leading performance in an affordable package. Reaction from customers to the Street Triple has been fantastic.”
Priced at $7,999, the Street Triple will be available in dealers in late September. Triumph expects demand to exceed supply during the initial delivery months. Therefore to give every customer an equal chance of acquiring one of these exciting new motorcycles, they will be offering them for advanced sale via a Priority Reservation Program.
Customers wishing to reserve a new Street Triple may visit their authorized Triumph dealer between now and September 30, 2007 to place a reservation.
More details on the Street Triple and the Priority Reservation Program can be found at the Street Triple dedicated website.
Triumph Street Triple – Key Specifications
675cc, fuel injected, water-cooled, three-cylinder, 12-valve engine
6-speed, close ratio gear box
Kayaba suspension front and rear
Nissin 2 piston front brakes / single piston rear
31.5” seat height / 368 lb. dry weight
17.4 liter (4.6 US gallons) fuel capacity
24.3º rake and 95.3mm trail
Instrument display functions include LCD speedometer and tachometer dial, trip computer, odometer and clock, lap timer with 99 lap memory and gear position indicator
Maximum power: 108PS (107bhp) at 11700rpm
Maximum torque: 69Nm (51ft.lbf) at 9100rpm
Available in Jet Black, Fusion White and Roulette Green
As with all Triumph bikes, the Street Triple Accessory range was designed and developed alongside the motorcycle itself and offers a range of options for tuning performance, enhancing the practicality of the bike or creating a dramatic new style.
Accessories include a neat, aerodynamic fly screen for wind deflection, an easy-to-fit color-matched seat cowl for a sleek tail end finish and a sharp belly pan, which protects the engine while complementing the naked style.
Following on from the success of the accessory exhaust system for the Speed Triple, Triumph has again collaborated with Arrow Special Parts to develop a 3-into-1 “Low Boy” exhaust system for the Street Triple.
Offered for Closed Circuit Competition use only, the system is manufactured from stainless steel with a carbon fiber end cap and provides performance gains throughout the rev range coupled with a weight saving of 8 lbs. compared to the standard silencers.
Rear bodywork finishers are also offered to provide a clean finish for the underside of the rear end when fitted with the “Low Boy” style silencer. A pair of Arrow slip-on silencers will follow in early 2008.
Continuing the performance theme, a number of high spec carbon fiber parts are available for the Street Triple including a tank pad, upper & lower chain guard and front fender.
On the practical side two styles of magnetic tank bags are available. These bags can be securely fitted or removed in seconds and feature Scotchlite reflective panels for improved visibility, clear map pockets, integrated waterproof rain covers and large zipper pull tabs for easy use when wearing gloves.
Other essentials include a gel seat for additional comfort, which features double stitch detail and a premium finish, a rear hugger to protect the underside of the bike, a grab rail for the passenger and a smoked fly screen visor for added wind protection while giving the Street Triple a more aggressive appearance.
About Triumph Tridays
Dedicated to all things Triumph, the annual Tridays event has been a great success since it began two years ago. This year, from June 28th June thru July 1st, the town of Neukirchen in Austria was again transformed into “Newchurch”, with live music, street entertainers and the infamous Triumph stunt rider Kevin Carmichael keeping the crowds entertained. Experienced guides were also on hand to help Triumph riders explore the some great scenic routes through the surrounding mountains. Triumph is already looking forward to hosting Tridays 2008.
Triumph Street Triple – Original Announcement
After much media speculation, Triumph is pleased to confirm that rumors of the brand new Street Triple are definitely true!
Deriving its genes from the iconic Speed Triple streetfighter and the award-winning Triumph Daytona 675 Supersport, the Street Triple is 675cc of pure naked aggression: lightweight, agile, and fantastic fun to ride.
With an expected MSRP of $7,999 (U.S.) and $9,999 (CDN) the Street Triple will be the most affordable of all Triumph sports bikes.
This exciting new motorcycle will initially be available to North American customers through a Priority Reservation Program. Customers who wish to be the first to own one of these new bikes can place an order at any authorized Triumph dealership. Orders will be accepted as of July 1 and the first units will be delivered in October.
The all new Street Triple will make its first North American appearance at the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix at the Laguna Seca Raceway held July 20-22.
The official factory operated website for the Street Triple will provide customers with more information on the bike and is scheduled to go live in late June.
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