Triumph’s naked 675 confirmed

By Chris Newbigging -

New bikes

 06 March 2007 14:35

After 18 months of denying its existence, MCN can exclusively reveal that the naked version of the Daytona 675 is finally finished. Dealers are now taking orders on the bike – and we’ve got an MCN reader’s receipt to prove it.

At a recent top-secret Triumph dealer conference, the bike was unveiled to dealers in its final form. The styling and mechanical specification are all complete – all that remains is for Triumph to decide the final colour options and a name. ‘Street Triple’ is being mooted as a favourite – dealers are referring to the bike by this name.

The final spec is close to the Daytona – but with styling closely modelled on the Speed Triple 1050.

A price between £5500 and £6000 is likely. This places the Street Triple in its natural territory – much less than the Daytona 675, and slightly more than the all-new but lower spec Hornet 600 (which costs £5495 with ABS). The mystery prototype spotted my MCN in January has been confirmed by an anonymous dealer as the Street Triple, but final pictures have not been taken as yet. See the full story in this week’s MCN, out Wednesday March 7.