Nov 13, 2010

Top 100 Motorcycles last10 year:2 - Triumph Street Triple

Top 100 Motorcycles last10 year:2 - Triumph Street Triple
2 - Triumph Street Triple  year 2005


It’s impossible to think of a better engine to power the Triumph Street Triple. The 675cc triple, lifted from the firm’s Daytona 675 offers absolutely everything you need whether you’re a new rider, do lots of town riding or you want to have fun out on the open road. The Street Triple motor is packed full of grunt, sounds great at full throttle and has enough power on tap to keep all but the most hardcore of riders entertained.


Although the Triumph Street Triple doesn’t have fully adjustable suspension, out of the crate it’s set-up perfectly to suit UK roads and UK-riders, which is more than you can say for its soft n’soggy Japanese rivals when they leave their factories. The lightweight Triumph floats over bumps but doesn’t tie itself in knots when you turn the wick up. The Street Triple’s spacious, upright riding position affords the rider lots of control while being very comfy at the same time.


You don’t get much in the way of bells and whistles on the Triumph Street Triple aside from Nissin calipers a multi-function LCD display and underseat pipes, but to be honest the Street Triple doesn’t need any superfluous add-ons to make it the great motorcycle it is. There are a number of bolt-ons available from Triumph like a fly screen, belly pan, rear seat hump and carbon fibre parts.


Some recent Triumphs, including the Daytona 675 have had question marks over their reliability and durability, which is why we haven’t given it a 5/5 rating, but overall none of this should put you off if you’re considering a Street Triple. For the price this motorcycle is very well made and has decent attention to detail.


Top speed        141mph
1/4-mile acceleration     11.93 secs
Power  97.6bhp
Torque 47ftlb
Weight 167kg
Seat height        800mm
Fuel capacity    17.4 litres
Average fuel consumption         38mpg
Tank range       145 miles
Engine size        675cc
Engine specification       12-valve, in-line triple, 6 gears
Frame  Aluminium twin spar
Front suspension adjustment     None
Rear suspension adjustment      None
Front brakes     2 x 308mm discs
Rear brake       220mm disc
Front tyre size   None
Rear tyre size    180/55 x 17

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