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Bike of the day: Triumph Street Triple R

Published: 08 December 2018

Updated: 07 December 2018


The Triumph Street Triple R has been the choice of road-going hooligans since 2007 and continues to dominate the middleweight naked market, albeit with a now revised 765 triple motor. 

The Street Triple R appeared in 2008, before receiving a facelift and new aggressive, angular headlights in 2011. Both the standard bike and the R model were then again replaced in 2013 to become the bike we see described for sale below.


With superb handling, light steering and masses of feel for grip, the Street Triple R wasn’t just better than its rival nakeds, it was one of the best handling bikes on the market.

The tubular aluminium frame was made from fewer component parts – just eight instead of 11, for greater strength and ease of assembly. The numberplate hanger can also be quickly removed via three screws and a block connector, which is handy for trackdays.

Alongside greater ergonomics, the last iteration of the 675 Street Triple R also made a respectable 105bhp at 11,850rpm alongside 50ft-lb at 9750rpm. Although power and torque remain the same as before, the bike got new fuel-injection throttle bodies, ECU settings and a revised, longer first gear, which hampers the wheelie-inducing acceleration slightly.

What’s more, at its launch, Triumph claimed these changes improved fuel consumption by 30% at town speeds and 12% at 50mph. The mpg remains the same as before when you’re going for it, though.

Triumph Street Triple R for sale

"Nimble, punchy and brimming with three-cylinder character, the Triumph Street Triple R’s sense of fun and adventure makes every ride feel like the best you’ve ever had - whether that's on narrow city streets or on wide open country roads.

"This motorcycle truly epitomises the spirit of Triumph; it’s agile, fun, punchy, brimming with character, up for anything and just great to look at. Our bike - at Chorley Yamaha - come's with a rear seat cowl, crash bungs, bar end mirrors, a quickshifter, Scorpion end can and an Evotech Performance tail tidy.

"There are three months warranty and the bike is available for £249 across 15 months and a recovery service. A new 12 month MOT will be included and the bike is HPI clear."

Find a used Triumph Street Triple R for sale.

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