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2013 Triumph Street Triple spotted!

This exclusive shot is one of the best yet of Triumph's 2013 Street Triple. Spotted in Spain, where Triumph has a testing base, the 2013 machine is a significant evolution of the existing Street Triple. The new bike retains key structural and mechanical elements of the current model but wraps them in a new look and has several new components aimed...

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IamMcBobb

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IamMcBobb says:

But why?!

That can is horrible, I loved the underseat ones. While I understand you have to restyle to stay current I just don't understand why they have these horrible triangular ones. Reminds me of the Kawasaki Sports Tourer, Z1000sx (only the cans mind). Why couldn't they have gone with inseat ones like the Daytona or underslung ones like Mr Buell made so kitch not so long ago. Looks like come 2013 if I buy a Street Triple...I'm buying second hand. Lots of styling features I do like but I feel that should go without saying when it comes to Triumphs.

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IamMcBobb

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IamMcBobb says:

But why?!

That can is horrible, I loved the underseat ones. While I understand you have to restyle to stay current I just don't understand why they have these horrible triangular ones. Reminds me of the Kawasaki Sports Tourer, Z1000sx (only the cans mind). Why couldn't they have gone with inseat ones like the Daytona or underslung ones like Mr Buell made so kitch not so long ago. Looks like come 2013 if I buy a Street Triple...I'm buying second hand. Lots of styling features I do like but I feel that should go without saying when it comes to Triumphs.

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Nephilius

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Nephilius says:

exhaust

Agreed, the can looks like something off a moped. I think there's probably a very good reason we've never before seen a bit of high temperature-resistant plastic bit of bodywork wrapped round the exhaust. And as for the headlight array, I thought it looked bloody awful on the second iteration of the Street Triple, and now they've gone and matched the rest of the bike to it. Struggling to see this as a step forward. In their quest to appear contemporary, seems like they've ditched much of what was good.

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DBF80

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DBF80 says:

Exhuast slider????

Maybe the plastic is for dragging the exhaust?!?!?

Joking aside, arrow had the exhaust sorted with the low-boy system so why not just stick with that.

Like the lighter looking back end, although not sure about the swing arm. Will look good if a tail tidy can be fitted under the brake light.

Until a few decent looking aftermarket exhausts becaome available I'll be sticking to my original streety I think.

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byron88oh5

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byron88oh5 says:

but....

Axially mounted brake calipers?  Wha? 

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Batcerb

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Batcerb says:

I did see another photo of this bike in another publication ... Same bike, but with black fork tubes and radial calipers. Developing the R at the same time?

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Fomancu

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Fomancu says:

yea--ok---

"This exclusive shot "--looks like he was lining up for a photo-shoot--hes in the middle of the road with the stop line behind him--right hand glove is off and on the tank---set up for gullible jornos :-))

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marty1035

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marty1035 says:

Leave it alone

I'm not sure who at Triumph is in charge of styling these days but he or she needs to get an eye check done soon. It all started with the hideous lights on the 675/1050 roadsters. I have lots of mates keen on bikes, many of whom own a triumph, but no one, no one, has a kind word to say about the new lights. This prototype clearly says triumph are going in the wrong direction. Instead of fixing the lights, they've decided to restyle to bike to match. Must have bought a warehouse full of the new lights. Then we have the 800 gs competitor. Triumph marketing say "go your own way" while they frantically copy BMW. Finally the appalling Steve McQueen Bonnie insult. Talk about being lazy. What the bonnie needs is less market hype over a dead guy and instead less weight and a smidge more power.

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Fomancu

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Fomancu says:

and

more than a smattering of Honda CB1000R styling---:-)

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kl595

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kl595 says:

The Street seems to be losing its identity and becoming more like a naked Daytona 675. In some ways it's a shame. Going in the reverse direction with the Sprint 1050 going (according to MCN)does this mean there's an opening for a Daytona 1050 based on the Speed Triple?

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