TRIUMPH STREET TRIPLE 675 (2007-on) Review

Published: 18 September 2007

A revelation: light, fast, fun, agile, sounds great, stylish, cool and cheap, too

TRIUMPH STREET TRIPLE 675  (2007-on)

A revelation: light, fast, fun, agile, sounds great, stylish, cool and cheap, too

Overall Rating 5 out of 5

Triumph’s new Street Triple looks just like a Speed Triple but with the engine out of the Daytona 675 – and it’s a revalation. The Street Triple is light, fast, fun, agile, sounds great, stylish, cool and cheap, too. Overnight the Triumph made its rivals seem like relics. The Street Triple isn’t just the best in its class it’s good enough and cheap enough to tempt all but the most performance-obsessed away from their sportsbikes. Not only that, the little Triumph is comfortable enough to be an everyday town motorcycle, a first big bike or Sunday morning blaster. 

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Ride Quality & Brakes 5 out of 5

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.

Engine 5 out of 5

It’s impossible to think of a better engine to power the Triumph Street Triple. The 675cc motor 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.

Build Quality & Reliability 4 out of 5

Some other Triumph models, 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.

Insurance, running costs & value 5 out of 5

New or used the Triumph Street Triple is fantastic value for money. It beats its rivals hands down when it comes to performance, usability, style, sound and handling – the Street Triple really is that good. Find a Triumph Street Triple for sale

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Equipment 4 out of 5

You don’t get much in the way of bells and whistles on the 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 official bolt-ons available from Triumph like a fly screen, belly pan, rear seat hump and carbon fibre parts.

Owners' Reviews

27 owners have reviewed their TRIUMPH STREET TRIPLE 675 (2007-on) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.

Review your TRIUMPH STREET TRIPLE 675 (2007-on)
Summary of Owners' Reviews
Overall Rating 4.8 out of 5
Ride Quality & Brakes 4.8 out of 5
Engine 4.9 out of 5
Build Quality & Reliability 4.7 out of 5
Value & Running Costs 4.8 out of 5
Equipment 4.2 out of 5
4 out of 5

Awesome bike, if only it had more torque...

12 September 2016 by Alex Brooke Smith

For a middleweight naked, you can't get better. You just wiggle your hips and it turns. Great power and noise at high revs, looks the part and reasonably priced too. Read more

Ride Quality & Brakes
4 out of 5
Ride quality is excellent - very comfortable. The brakes on the standard model aren't great though - that's my only criticism of the bike overall. I haven't had a pillion on it - can't imagine it'd be that comfortable! I've done a few 3 hour journeys - not a lot of fun! Very tiring given the lack of wind protection.
Engine
4 out of 5
In the right rev band, it's terrifyingly fast! It'll overtake anything in any gear too although it doesn't have much torque so you need to rev it. I love the bark of the exhaust but that only really kicks in properly around the 5k mark.
Build Quality & Reliability
4 out of 5
Some of the cables by the handlebars have worn but that's about it. I got it from new 18 months ago and no problems yet. Switch gear feels a bit cheap but don't all bikes?
Value & Running Costs
4 out of 5
Tyres still just about good after 7,500 miles. I get around 48 mpg so the light comes on at 120 miles. If you go steady on the motorway, you'll get 60+ though easily. First year service at £250 is a touch high.
Equipment
4 out of 5
I specced the Arrow exhaust (don't bother - hardly any difference save for some subtle burbles on the overrun) and the quickshifter - brilliant bit of kit! Bar end mirrors are a must if you're tall (i'm 6" 1'). The stock mirrors don't adjust for height so you have to duck to check them.
Buying experience

Great dealer generally although dealers don't seem to like it when you haggle! I paid £7,700 ish including a few bits. It came with the body kit (£425) and a £600 clothing/accessories voucher. I think I got about £200 off on top of that.

5 out of 5

The bike for all men or women

04 September 2016 by Dan Connolly

I came back to biking after a few year's worth of fathering children, becoming a slave to my mortgage, and camping holidays to save money. Last bike was an ER6F (why I don't know) but had had Triumphs in the past. Test riding the Street Triple was an... Read more outright revelation. Friends felt the 100bhp in 150kg bike would be too much, but the delight of this bike is that it is so incredibly forgiving as well as ferociously fast. I really would recommend it as a first "big" bike - just go easy with that right hand. First of all that lightness is key to the bike's handling. It goes around corners when you slightly tilt your head, but allows those on their first big bike to make adjustments without it getting all upset. Mine's the normal version but I can't really say that I would wish for the "R" version as I'm not a suspension fiddler - out of the box it just feels fantastic. The engine is, for me, the finest out there. The Triple cylinder has immense character, and responds like a thoroughbred. First gear will punch you to 70mph before needing a change, but it will also happily potter at 40 in third gear. The exhaust note is slightly damped at low speeds, but starts howling beautifully when ridden only slightly hard - i think it's the best stock exhaust sound. I pushed for the latest version with the low slung exhaust as I had ridden the twin under the seat model and just felt that the latter was a little top heavy (only when directly comparing). Downsides? They're well documented but limited range (i get 140 miles out of a tank generally, but on a steady motorway 70mph get much, much more). The thing is you just don't ride this bike for the motorways. That said I've toured really happily on it - it's really comfortable and there's enough room to hunker down at speed, or sit relatively straight. I've got to be really honest and I just can't think of anything else. I've had bikes for years and tested loads more and this is the best I've ever ridden. for £4500k (which was the price secondhand) you basically have the best middleweight naked out there.

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
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Engine
5 out of 5
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Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
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Value & Running Costs
5 out of 5
12.,000 service is an eye-watering £550 at main dealers but don't bother - get it to Clive Wood in Bston, Lincs (used to run the Jack Lilley racing team) and he'll do it for £400 ...and he'll do it a hell of a lot better.
Equipment
5 out of 5
Had Diablo's on when I got it but the tyre wear was horrific. Planted a set of Bridgestone BT021s which is a sports touring option and they are fantastic (I'm not a manic rider so others would probably want a sportier tyre)
Buying experience

Private. I never pay main dealer prices.

4 out of 5

16 March 2016 by BJMacey

Well made, lightweight bike with plenty of punch, just a shame that the stock suspension is made to the bare minimum standard. As a real world bike, it'll do exactly what you need it to do, and you'll probably still keep your license as well. Read more

Ride Quality & Brakes
3 out of 5
"The lightweight Triumph floats over bumps but doesn’t tie itself in knots when you turn the wick up." - No, no it doesn't. Easily it's lowest scoring category. If you plan on pushing it the rear end ties itself in knots and transfers a lot of the wobble to the front. Granted it's the standard version, but I could swear blind my GP100 used to handle a corner at 70 better than this. Anything other than a perfectly smooth corner (Please find me one in the UK), and it bounces about like a Jamaican on a pogo stick. I've rectified this by grabbing an Ohlins TTX off of a 15 plate Daytona R. As for the brakes, they require a regular bleed through, the standard Nissin calipers have nothing wrong with them nor does the nice touch of having braided lines, it's the master cylinder that lets the whole show down. It's akin in feel to trying to stop a metal disc with two blocks of 2x4. nothing. nothing. nothing. BAM. No matter what pads you use, Bendix, Brembo, EBC. It Makes no difference at all. Rectified with a Brembo RCS master cylinder. Now it stops quicker than a faulty Alton Towers ride.
Engine
5 out of 5
Utterly stonking, or in the words of a 'Mr Martin' - "Mega". In the right hands it's capable of making most riders look incredibly stupid, but if you want to pootle through the countryside, it's happy to do that as well and return a decent tank range in the process. A perfect balance of real world, usable, Torque and peak power, the only people that will find this uninteresting are either deceased or are still stuck in the "I need a 1000cc to make up for my inadequate bedroom performances" mentality.
Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
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Value & Running Costs
5 out of 5
if you're getting the quoted 38mpg out of it you've either got the dexterity of a Chinese weightlifter or you've got a rather severe fuel leak. As a commuter it's possible to get 220 miles to a tank. meanwhile hooning it about the countryside will lower the tank range to roughly 120-130 miles. I'm doing 120 miles a day commuting, and so far it hasn't missed a beat in the 6000 miles I've owned it.
Equipment
4 out of 5
Fuel gauge, shift light, gear indicator. the standard stuff, but it's only what you need, no fancy bells and whistles, but I wanted a bike, not a laptop on wheels.
5 out of 5

It's a perfect machine

19 December 2015 by Michael

100 miles daily commute and a 1800 miles trip to Trollstigen, Norway, a total of 7000 miles this summer. It's such a blast, so much power yet so incredibly easy to handle, both in traffic and on the curvy roads of Norway + everything in between. The... Read more reviews of this bike are not exaggerated, it really is as good as everybody says it is.

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
Very good brakes, never felt I needed the brembos from the R version. Dampening is on the stiff side, feels very quick and aggresive. It's not a cruiser, but for me it was definitely comfortable enough even for the longer runs.
Engine
5 out of 5
Very good performance for a 675cc, even delivery and very easy to get up on one wheel. You will not be disappointed if you're looking for a mid size bike.
Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
Never had any problems with it, everything is easy access
Value & Running Costs
5 out of 5
You can't find anything better for the money that you spend on it. Same service cost as similar bikes from Yamaha, Suzuki and Honda.
Equipment
3 out of 5
Nothing fancy, as expected from a relatively cheap naked bike like this.
5 out of 5

03 October 2015 by bikerboy

very good Read more

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
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Engine
5 out of 5
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Build Quality & Reliability
4 out of 5
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Value & Running Costs
4 out of 5
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Equipment
4 out of 5
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5 out of 5

Oh My God!!!

13 August 2015 by Bob Fish

Overall an amazing piece of kit, runs perfect, great for long or short journeys, has a split personality, can be vicious and sporty, or soft and luxurious. I have an A2 license, but luckily a little known fact is that Triumph offer a Street triple... Read more that is compliment, it was either this or the Hinda CBR500R, I AM SO HAPPY I PICKED THIS!!!!

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
Amazing experience to ride, smooth, comfortable, responsive and a joy.
Engine
5 out of 5
Smooth, powerful and reliable.
Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
Top quality, no complaints, just keeps going.
Value & Running Costs
5 out of 5
Relatively low running costs with good mpg.
Equipment
5 out of 5
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Buying experience

Bought from Pure Triumph Wellingborough, absolute joy to buy, with military discount from Triumphs as well!!!

5 out of 5

Best Bike Ever?

09 September 2014 by Anonymous

When considering a new bike, I really thought the Ducati Panigale 899 was the answer to all of my questions- with it's light weight, drive modes, adjustable ABS & TC- what more could I want? At 50, I just could NOT get comfortable, and, the heat... Read more coming off it was unbearable at speeds under 50- the search was on! Although, Hooligan & nakeds were not on my list, I couldn't rule them out, either. After 8 bikes, including the new Yamaha FZ-09, nothing was even close to the '14 Street Triple 675 R ABS! At 400 Lbs, incredibly flickable, with a connection between rider and bike that's hard to describe with mere words. Awesome acceleration, with brakes that can warp time & space- just think it- and, it's done! Comfortable ergos with only a slight tilt forward, allows long days in the saddle without aching wrists or overly numb hands. Downsides: the wheelie monster is gone, and, there is no place to put a stick of gum on it! But, turn the key, and, any grumblings disappear with a flick of the wrist. The bike just begs you to go faster- I certainly found that my limits had expanded greatly! Quiet & tractable around town, but, a scary good twisty machine on the back roads- it exhibits surgical instrument precision when ridden hard. Personally, I couldn't subject anyone to the pillion, as it was more like punishment than a pleasure, so, I removed the rear foot pegs and installed a Lithium Iron battery to drop a few more Lbs- fitting on this bike! I did install many Triumph accessories (expensive, but, good quality) as well as a tank bag, so I could carry 'stuff' & 'things'. Now, it's perfect in every way, wracking up miles faster than any prior bike owned! The '13+ bikes are a touch more refined, about 13 Lbs lighter, have a tighter turning radius and get 50 miles/ gallon (vs. 38 mpg for '08-'12's). But, the long 1st gear makes wheelies a clutch & rev action, rather than the front just p- small price for so much. Also, all years have excellent reliability-get whatever you prefer, and, know that you may just have the best bike ever made! So good in every way that electronic controls are not needed or wanted. Pure perfection.

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
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Engine
5 out of 5
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Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
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Value & Running Costs
5 out of 5
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Equipment
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5

Impeccable

29 September 2013 by wagend

This is a dream machine. It's this generation's bandit, or the new VFR. It's a giant killer. It get's all the attention down the pub from bikers and the uninitiated alike. It's quick, it's smooth, it's light, it's comfortable (for me being 16 stone... Read more and 6'3'' and my mate who is 10 stone and 5'8''), it looks great, it costs peanuts, it sounds fabulous...the list goes on. I recently bought a brand new 2013MY STR and I had heard so many people bang on about it and even a few say "best bike ever". I was sceptical. I am no longer. It does everything and more that you could ask of it. I've outrun 1000cc bikes in a drag race on it (albeit courtesy of the dirt cheap £260 quick shifter), and it can make ground through the twisties because it's just so nimble, light and flickable and the chassis / brakes / suspension are faultless. It's not intimidating to ride, the bars are fantastic and give supreme control. It's a rare thing that will put a grin on an experienced face and thrill a new rider without making them shit their pants. It has plenty of rivals but none as cool, or half as capable.

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
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Engine
5 out of 5
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Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
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Value & Running Costs
5 out of 5
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Equipment
4 out of 5
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5 out of 5

A must buy if you're looking for 600cc Naked

07 August 2013 by danbagg92

I recently picked up my 2013 street triple. Have been beaming from ear to ear ever since I picked it up! Great, punchy engine that is always ready to go. Handles like a dream and is fairly comfortable on longer journeys too. It gets a 4 on... Read more equipment as triumph have seemed to make you pay a lot for any of the trick pieces i.e. fly screen at £110 Other than that, stop thinking about it and just buy it! forget your Honda Hornets, Yamaha xj6, Suzuki Bandits/Gladius and Kawasaki er6's. Just do what you know is right and get the triple, you won't regret it.

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
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Engine
5 out of 5
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Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
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Value & Running Costs
5 out of 5
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Equipment
4 out of 5
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5 out of 5

First bike bike 33bhp

23 June 2012 by JSwaine13

I just had a honda varadero 125, being to young to do DAS i had to take my restricted license, i passed my test last week and got my new bike. Its restriced with triumphs own restrictor and still runinng it in, it is so so so much fun to ride can... Read more overtake on duel carridge way and as its a 675 i have so much torque i dont need to rev it pass 6000 to do 70mph, brakes are amazing compared to my bros hornet. Its stiffer to, there is a lil problem the throttle travel is comical and it turns lest than a quarter but it still will rev over 8000 i think havent done it, if u have a A2 license its a no brainer restrict a big bike its so much better than a 250. i didnt really have a choice as im 6'6 and 16 stone. unless your going to do track days the Triple R i think is a waste of money. GET ONE

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
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Engine
5 out of 5
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Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
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Value & Running Costs
4 out of 5
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Equipment
5 out of 5
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Facts & Figures

Model info
Year introduced 2007
Year discontinued -
New price £6,999
Used price £3,200 to £8,500
Warranty term Two year unlimited mileage
Running costs
Insurance group 14 of 17
Annual road tax £82
Annual service cost £250
Performance
Max power 97.6 bhp
Max torque 47 ft-lb
Top speed 141 mph
1/4-mile acceleration 11.93 secs
Average fuel consumption 38 mpg
Tank range 145 miles
Specification
Engine size 675cc
Engine type 12-valve, in-line triple, 6 gears
Frame type Aluminium twin spar
Fuel capacity 17.4 litres
Seat height 800mm
Bike weight 167kg
Front suspension None
Rear suspension None
Front brake 2 x 308mm discs
Rear brake 220mm disc
Front tyre size None
Rear tyre size 180/55 x 17

History & Versions

Model history

2007: Triumph Street Triple launched.

Other versions

None.

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