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Bike of the day: Triumph Street Triple R

Published: 08 December 2018

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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.

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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."

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