Triple vision! the new 2013 triumph street triple
So the new “naked” triumph street triple has finally been unwrapped. Triumph is releasing two new models of the street triple for 2013. They have added a “R” model to go with the standard model. The street triple was first released back in 2007. It was loosely based off the triumph speed triple 1050. but instead of the roaring 1050 they used a tuned down daytona 675 motor. The street triple is a light weight easy to flick around naked sport bike. A blast to drive. It is comfortable running around town as it is running around the mountains.
Triumph is presented the new street triples at the Intermont show in germany. They are showing off the changes they have made to the motorcycle for the 2013 model year. Starting with a new aluminum frame. That is lighter and stiffer than last years model. Very handy when you are whipping in and out of the corners. The new frame helps save over 13 pounds off last years motorcycle. Triumph also redesigned the exhaust. They have moved it from under the tail section to back down in the traditional spot on the motorcycle. Triumph did this to help lower the center of gravity on the bike and to improve handling. I don’t know if that was one of triumphs better ideas becasue the bike is known for its drop dead sexy twin dual exhaust. Lowering it down may help handling but it doesn’t do anything for the look of the motorcycle.
The best update to the street triple is the new R model. They have updated the suspension to be fully adjustable front and rear. The rear shock has a piggy back cartridge style shock. They have also upgraded the brakes to 4 piston calipers. To really help slow this beast down. The engine has pretty much been left unchanged with just a few minor mods to make it a little more reliable. The new triumph street triples will be available at your local dealer starting January 2013. So if the full plastic cover sport bikes are not your thing. head on down to your triumph dealer and check out their new naked sport bikes. you wont be disappointed.