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Motorbike Mondays: The Triumph Street Triple

September 22, 2014

Motorbike Mondays

 

The popular Triumph Street Triple naked bike has been a favourite with riders since it’s launch and the 2013 re-launch has only strengthened its position as a class leader. The pre-2013 model was already a winner, however Triumph has made some serious changes resulting in a lighter bike with better handling and performance. It seems that the only way is up for the powerful street bike.

Triumph Street Triple 2014

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Ride

Thanks to its redesigned exhaust system and simplified aluminium frame, the Street Triple is now 6kg lighter than its predecessor. That’s not all the Triumph engineers have been up to either, with the Street Triple now benefitting from a more balanced centre of gravity as mass has been shifted to the centre of the bike.

These weight saving efforts and improvements to its balance have dramatically improved the Street Triple’s handling. While the older bike gave a great performance, the new design is more rider friendly, opening up the bike to beginners and less confident riders while still providing plenty of entertainment for advanced riders. The new Street Triple takes sharp bends with ease and thanks to its new ABS system it’s safer too. All-in-all the Triumph is one of the best handling bikes money can buy – one of the major driving forces behind its popularity.

Performance

The distinctive note of the Street Triple’s exhaust is enough to make any fellow rider envious at the traffic lights. It’s 675 cc three-cylinder engine is responsible for its brutal performance – putting out 105 bhp and 50 ft/lb of torque, enough to rocket the Triumph to 60 mph in minimal time. It’s not all about power, however, in an effort to improve economy – Triumph have introduced a new fuel injection system and longer gearing, claiming a 30% reduction in fuel consumption at low speeds. While low on the list for many riders, it’s a clear message that motorcyclists are feeling the petrol pinch too.

Triumph Street Triple 2014

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Price

The latest version of the Triumph Street Triple will set you back around £8,000, however there are some shining second-hand Triple’s on the market saving you around £2000 off the new price.

If the Street Triple is slightly out of your price range, fear not! The Triumph is available on competitive finance deals, allowing you to spread out your payments into manageable sums. The Car Loan Warehouse are experts when it comes to motorbike finance, try our quick and easy motorbike finance calculator for an instant quote!

About The Author

Jon Le Roux is co-founder and company director of The Car Loan Warehouse. Being a mad engineering and motorsport enthusiast, I spend more hours than is healthy, watching, reading or talking about cars, boats, motorbikes…..basically anything with an engine.