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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 Street Triple looked just like the Speed Triple of the time but with the engine out of the Daytona 675 – and it was a revalation. It's light, fast, fun, agile, sounds great, stylish, cool and cheap, too. Overnight the Triumph made its rivals seem like relics. The Street Triple wasn't just the best in its class, it was 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.

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 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 was lifted from the firm’s Daytona 675 and offered 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 of the time, including the Daytona 675 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. It's worth checking the regulator rectifier too as these have been known to go

Insurance, running costs & value 5 out of 5

The Triumph Street Triple was fantastic value for money, beating 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 didn'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, it didn'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.

Facts & Figures

Model info
Year introduced 2007
Year discontinued -
New price £6,999
Used price £3,500 to £7,000
Warranty term Two year unlimited mileage
Running costs
Insurance group 14 of 17
Annual road tax £88
Annual service cost £190
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.

Owners' Reviews

32 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 4.7 out of 5
Equipment 4.2 out of 5
5 out of 5

Sound great even in standard form

14 March 2018 by Wayne

Sound great even in standard form, the suspension is limited due to no adjustment.

Ride Quality & Brakes
4 out of 5
Brakes are not great, but are just about good enough.
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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Buying experience

Destination Triumph are professionals

5 out of 5

All round option

07 December 2017 by david Bysh

performance is all the average person needs on the road. Best feature is the engine, that will take a lot to beat it. Worst feature: Why do manufacturers not fit a decent rear hugger, then charge the earth for a pretty useless extra. Also, standard mirrors are about as much use as a chocolate teapot.

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
Best unleashed on the road, does not like town riding much. Overall all round is fine and does what it says on the packet. Standard seat allows for approx 2-3 hours before bum numb sets in, you also tend to slide towards the tank and restrict the old crown jewels.
Engine
5 out of 5
Likes to be given the berries, lower revs are a bit lumpy.
Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
General finish is superb. Up to the usual triumph quality. Again, why not fit a tank pad as standard ?. No corrosion problems to date. Engine sometimes 'rattles' at start up, but disappears as soon as warm. I am told this is not unusual.
Value & Running Costs
4 out of 5
petrol consumption depends on the right wrist action and as with all manufacturers 'official' figures, these are optimistic.
Equipment
3 out of 5
As previously mentioned. lack of rear hugger allows all sorts of muck to affect the rear end. Triumph accessory is next to useless and pricy. look for a decent alternative. Standard mirrors give a very restricted view and have limited adjustment. I have fitted bar end units. Also restricted options for fitting aftermarket heated grip controllers.
Buying experience

Private purchase from known person. paid asking price as bike as new and only done 350 miles.

5 out of 5

05 November 2017 by Stephen Lord

The best bike I have owned in 16 years!

Ride Quality & Brakes
4 out of 5
Very comfy, however if you are a 100Kg+ rider then the suspension is likely to need some work to get it riding correctly.
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
Service costs at the dealer can be in the £200+ range for an annual service, but if you are prepared to get your hands dirty, the oil, filter and sump plug can be bought for less than £50 so it can be a lot cheaper.
Equipment
5 out of 5
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Buying experience

I bought from the Triumph dealer at Blackburn, and was very well treated by the salesman Jason at this dealership.

5 out of 5

Street triple 675 new owner

19 July 2017 by Triple lover 675

Hi folks swooped my bandit 600 for a street triple and I can only say i miss my bandit but I can't believe the difference in bikes I love the street triple and can't fault it apart from the brakes which in fearness have got to bed in properly and the handling is stop on and it is very comftable for me been a short person well done triumph

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
Brakes need bending in handling is spot on can't fault it nice and firm floats over bumps and ripples with easy
Engine
5 out of 5
What can I say I rode a 600 bandit lol.its 1000 cc two stroke wow what fanatisic engine can't fault it from tick over to F I need to slow down,only fault is a little noisy but I will get use to that love the exhaust note
Build Quality & Reliability
4 out of 5
Only problem is the frame is flaky on the edges on the water trap areas ie rear end reliability is ok no problems as yet but I am sure it will be a great bike but I do Pamper my bike
Value & Running Costs
4 out of 5
Not serviced it yet but The bits am no expensive than my bandit
Equipment
5 out of 5
It is all good it's got everything I need and want only thing I will say issue need to use the best tyres you can afford I.e Michelin pilots love em
Buying experience

Purchased from a Yamaha dealer and got a ok deal for my bandit and well looked after I.e free fitting of a alarm system and new grips

5 out of 5

Love it

22 June 2017 by KHS15

It's power is perfect for all riding styles and the mood you wake up in. Every one loves the comfort of the bike as soon as they sit on it

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
Comfy, sporty, nimble. Three things not normally put together when describing your bike. It's ideal for all what I need/want.
Engine
4 out of 5
Power in abundance and even the standard sound is superb
Build Quality & Reliability
5 out of 5
Never had an issue so can't give it anything other than a perfect score
Value & Running Costs
5 out of 5
Normal running cost depending how you look after your own. There's always cheaper options but peace of mind to me is more preferred
Equipment
4 out of 5
Standard tyres very good and also using 023 that feel great on the bike too. Triumph bits v.nice but expensive. And a tail tidy is a must.
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.

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 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.

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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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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5 out of 5

2012 model

28 May 2012 by OllyTooting

Bought a new 2012 model about a month ago as my first 'big' bike. I never thought I could love a machine as much as this. I am slowly getting through the 'bedding in' phase and opening it up more and more. The power comes in through low revs (plenty between 3 and 5k) and keeps going. I was warned that the power can be a bit grabby but I've found it fine. The equipment that it came with is a mix. It doesn't come with ABS and only has preload adjustment on the rear suspension (thus the 4*s for equipment) but for the price thats not a surprise. It did come with a free accessory pack of flyscreen, small side fairings and a belly cowl (all colour matched). Even if they weren't free, I would recommend them as they look great. Without the fly screen, the instrument panel looks odd so it really should come as standard. This bike makes me smile every time I take its cover off, start the engine and open the throttle. I read a review of a Hornet where someone said they never look back when they are walking away from it. You won't have that problem with the Triple. The bigger problem is actually walking away from 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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4 out of 5

Not for newbies?

08 October 2011 by Anonymous

I hooned around on a Yamaha 250 in my late teens. But that was 30 years ago and so really the timer is reset and I'm more a newbie than a born-againer. Those in the know advised me against a Street Triple on the the grounds that it was too powerful for someone with a new license. 'Go for a ER-6N' was the advice, on the grounds that it was a little more docile. I've had my STR for a year now and can say to any newbie that it's a good choice for anyone looking for a first 'post-test' machine. It's gentle and forgiving below 6000 rpm and handles and brakes like a dream. The problem with buying a less gutsy bike is that before long there will come a time when you'll want something more - a bit more oomph! Well the STR has it in bucket loads but it lets you choose when to bring it on. Now, for my next bike I fancy a Super Duke: a totally different proposition - and would fully expect it to take your head off without the right level of experience!

Ride Quality & Brakes
5 out of 5
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Engine
4 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
4 out of 5
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5 out of 5

Top Bike!!

22 June 2011 by l70jul

Bought mine nearly new, had it a year, but returned to a Tiger because it was too impractical and I was riding it flat out as much as possible!! Awesome motor, recommended to all!!

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

Near perfect

22 June 2011 by owensj

Almost a perfect bike. Had mine for a year and done over 7k miles. Good points - looks fantastic with old style twin round lights. I have belly pan, fly screen and seat cowl at a reasonable price from Triumph. Engine is lovely. Really growls when you give it welly. Fuel economy better than expected at 53mpg giving a 180 tank range to empty. Thats on steady motorway miles. It's ergonomically good for me and comfy enough. It's light and easily flickable. I've never leaned as much (not that much though!) Quality parts have been used throughout Easy access to the battery Triumph name gives good street cred all round Bad points - it can be snatchy on the throttle. Generally OK but going over bumps it is noticeable. This was really bad in the first two weeks of breaking it in and I hated the bike! It has calmed down but still I get a little judder if I roll off quickly. Suspension is hard No ABS option Equipment skewed towards track days not road riding. Trip computer with mpg and lap times. But no fuel gauge so you have to keep track. Would I have another - yes ;-)

Ride Quality & Brakes
4 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
3 out of 5
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4 out of 5

King of the street

09 May 2011 by Gog31

Great bike. Bit hard on the bum.... doesn't ride the bumps so well. But great pick-up. Not the bike for 2-up. Loved having it.

Ride Quality & Brakes
4 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
3 out of 5
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5 out of 5

Almost Perfect

09 May 2011 by gravelrashjr

I loved the Street Triple. I only got 2 hours on it but it sure is fantastic to be on. Going around corners was so easy all i had to do was look at it and i was on the otherside! its quite hard to find anything wrong with this bike. Sure it may not be as well equipped as the japanese nakeds but it just adds to the whole look and feel of the bike. 5 stars all around

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

Awesome all rounder

04 May 2010 by YorkshireDave

Love the Street Triple. I used mine for comuting, touring and blatting around on a weekend and it performed effortlessly in all aspects. New cans, K&N and a remap and the increase in power was very noticable. Well, until the guy at the local triumph dealer wrote it off in the back of a car after servicing it! Following that I looked into what else was available and no other bikes in that 'group' came close to the Triple, so I will def be getting another, although I'm considering upping to the R with the new one. In short; Buy one!

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grinning from ear to ear

16 May 2009 by SLIGHTLYMAD

just got me one after 6 years on a 600 bandit......not stopped grinning yet and i'm still taking it easy cause i'm running it in!

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LOVING IT!

27 September 2008 by Poke

Can ride for hours, I've got the gel seat and it's worth it! And I have such a grin on this bike - and the induction roar just makes my grin even wider :o) So glad I P-Exed my old Speed Four for this little beauty.

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BEST bike EVER?

30 July 2008 by lee6R

I LOVE this little bike. Had most of the sports 600's before this and was in fear of my licence! Changed to a naked to drop my speed down...... This bike is amazing - Fast, comfortable, sounds incredible, torquey AND revvy, good looking, superb handling and it's BRITISH!!! Licence still in jepardy though.....:( SO glad i got this bike, i will be keeping it for a very long time (tempted R version though...). No doubts whatsoever on reliabilty, just be sure to check the oil regularly and enjoy the ride!

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Simply awesome, but not reliable.

10 July 2008 by gohard

Every wonderful thing that has been said about this bike is true, so I will leave others to waffle on about that. Now for some negative news... Twice, the linkage bolt between my foot shifter and the shifting rod has come undone.... then it plain broke. No problems, it is just a double headed bolt, right? I take it in to the shop and the first thing they tell me is that they need to replace my rear suspension before it FAILS. So am I lucky that the bolt broke to find this out? When were they going to tell me? Then a TWO WEEK wait to get my little bolt from the UK to the USA. I spoke with Triumph at length and they told me that this was a rare case (in their defense). Then I wanted to upgrade the shock (and pay the difference) to the Daytona model that didn't involve any penny pinching... and I was declined. So I hope the price point recalled suspension holds up! My point I want to make to future buyers in the USA specifically is this.... The bike is awesome when it works, but if you need a reliable ride to work every day... plan on having a back up bike while your Striple is collecting dust while it waits for parts!

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A real winner

04 July 2008 by wjlonien

Rode it on this years Triumph Tridays in Austria. What a fantastic bike! Read more at http://wolfgang.lonien.de/?p=669

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awesome

21 May 2008 by lulubike

absolutely brilliant why would you want anything else...........

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How long?

06 February 2008 by aphmitchell

Well I finally placed my deposit for the street triple. Only to find I have to wait till sept/oct. Great that I am getting a great British bike but gutted I have to wait 9 months to get it? in Jan.

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Believe the hype

13 January 2008 by brandviolet

I took delivery of a black ST with belly pan, visor/screen in November. In a word, think "Spitfire." It's amazingly light, quick to start and stop, piles on power in any gear. I haven't pushed its limits while I'm running it in and until the weather gets a bit more friendly, but I'm sure this bike will gleefully scare the hell out of me once it's a bit warmer, drier and sunnier. With the screen and the great riding position, I might even try a European excursion this year. The 675 triple is an amazing engine ... are litre bikes on their way out? (harharhar...)

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Time will tell

13 January 2008 by brandviolet

I took delivery of a black ST with belly pan, visor/screen in November. In a word, think "Spitfire." It's amazingly light, quick to start and stop, piles on power in any gear. I haven't pushed its limits while I'm running it in and until the weather gets a bit more friendly, but I'm sure this bike will gleefully scare the hell out of me once it's a bit warmer, drier and sunnier. With the screen and the great riding position, I might even try a European excursion this year. The 675 triple is an amazing engine ... are litre bikes on their way out? (harharhar...)

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Street Triple

07 October 2007 by streetsahead

I'm now three weeks into Street Triple ownership and so far so good. I'm no longer a young hooligan being over forty but still enjoy the thrills of biking. My last steed was an Aprilia RSV which I loved - never thought I would part company - and thrashed it most of the time. However the racing position played havock with my ageing wrists so a more upright position was needed. The Street Triple has a fantastic chassis, brilliant engine (as near to a Jap engine as you can get), Good (non adjustable)suspension, satisfactory finish and a no frills approach to add-on's. I have the Belly Pan, and fly screens on my bike, both items costing £149 each and I've just ordered a rear hugger 'cos there isn't one as standard. The engine is a real peach, loads of torque and yet pulls well higher up the rev range. The chassis is just as good. I find myself diving into corners far too hard thinking I'm back on the RSV. Tyres are also really very good for standard rubber. Only issue so far is the drive chain which is definatley one link too long as standard. The bike was purchased new with the chain adjusted correctly and it was already past half of the adjustment, but i'll mention this the dealer on my next visit. I never thought I would buy a Triumph, but this is obviously a new breed of Triumph far removed from Triumphs of old. In summary, a real belter of a bike which can satisfy both commuter or Boy Racer and all for £5349!!

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