The average naked Triumph changed it’s looks. The new styling trend of the English brand affected the 2012 Street Triple and Street Triple R as well as their older sibling – the Speed Triple. They all received an “eye lifting” treatment, with the smaller Street Triple being the later one for this change. We say goodbye to headlights looking like they were coming out of the comic book, and welcome the new slanted, more aerodynamic and technologically improved ones. Small naked bike from Hinkley has been de-chromed as well, replacing chromed exhaust, rider footpegs and handlebar raisers with stainless steel.
The chrome is now considered less and less sporty, and gradually disappears from the sports bike sector, remaining dominant as an styling element of cruiser bikes.
Street Triple R, is not that different from the less spec’d version, as it remains same in aesthetics and chassis department. “Never change the winning team” as people would like to say. Triumph Street Triple R receives a new logo found on the Daytona 675R model. Aluminum tapered handlebars are found on both Street Triple and Street Triple R models, so no difference there. Color options have been updated as well: Crystal White, Black Phantom and new Imperial Purple for Street, while Street R comes in Diablo Red, Chrystal White and Phantom Black.
The engine remains completely unchanged, well known three-cylinder, 12 valve, 675cc, 106HP at 11,700rpm per min and 68Nm of torque at 9,200rpm per min.The main difference between the standard and R model is limited to the suspension, which is coming directly from the Daytona and is fully adjustable on Street Triple R.