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Here are all the details on the new Triumph Street Triple



Here is the full rundown on the three versions of the new road-warrior unveiled this evening.

How do you update a bike that many consider to be a classic? If you’re Triumph you stay true to the styling, lose some weight and add a little more power. Simple.

Three versions of the new naked have been announced. The basic, base build is the Street Triple S, the R is the one that begins to bring the Sport credentials to the fore and the RS? That’s the one for bombing around the B-roads on before hitting the track.

Triumph Street Triple S:

111bhp, two riding modes, a basic LCD screen, some traction control, ABS and Nissin brakes.

Standard Equipment

  • New 765cc engine
  • 113 PS at 11,250 RPM
  • 73 NM peak torque at 9,100rpm
  • Showa suspension front and rear, with preload adjustable RSU
  • ABS and Switchable traction control
  • All-new ‘gullwing’ swingarm
  • Road and Rain riding modes
  • LED position light bulb headlights
  • Updated LCD instrument pack including an on-board computer with: fuel gauge, odometer, trip meter and journey distance
  • All-new bodywork
  • Sporty twin-seat design
  • Black powder coated main frame, subframe and swingarm


Triumph Street Triple R:

The R comes with five more bhp than the S model, a fancy, super-colour dashboard, four riding modes and advanced ABS. The shocks are better and the brakes are Brembo too.

Additional to Street Triple S

  • 118 PS at 12,000 RPM
  • 77 NM peak torque at 9,400rpm
  • Brembo M4.32 monobloc front brake calipers with radial master cylinder
  • Assist and slip clutch
  • Fully adjustable Showa separate function fork front suspension
  • Fully adjustable Showa RSU
  • Switchable ABS and traction control
  • 5” full-colour TFT instrument pack
  • 4 Riding modes Sport, Road, Rain and Rider
  • High-spec onboard computer, including all the features of the ‘S’ model plus: journey time, average speed, average fuel consumption, instantaneous fuel consumption, range to empty, two trips and ambient temperature
  • New switchcubes with 5-way joystick control
  • DRL headlights
  • Self cancelling indicators
  • Sporty body-coloured flyscreen with integrated air intake from Speed Triple
  • Premium seat stitching and vinyl
  • Red rear subframe, wheel pinstripes and detailing
  • Low ride height (LRH) model available


Triumph Street Triple RS:

Really Sporty… Or Rapidly Sexy… Or something like that. The Triumph Street Triple RS spits our 116bhp, has a quickshifter out of the crate, Show forks, Ohlins shocks and Brembo stoppers. Oh and that LCD dash? That comes with six different layouts for varying types of riding.

Additional to Street Triple R

  • 123 PS at 11,700 RPM
  • 77 NM peak torque at 10,800rpm
  • Brembo M50 monobloc front brake calipers
  • Brembo MCS span and ratio-adjustable lever, radial master cylinder
  • Fully adjustable Showa big piston fork front suspension
  • Öhlins fully-adjustable piggyback reservoir RSU Quickshifter
  • Quickshifter
  • 5 Riding modes Sport, Road, Rain, Rider and Track
  • Matt silver painted aluminium rear subframe
  • Body-coloured bellypan and pillion seat cowl (pillion seat also supplied)
  • Lower chain guard

But what about price we hear you say? Well, nothing is announced for the R or RS but the S is listed as being available for £8,000 on the road. Which likely means that the R and RS will be right up there within Yamaha MT10 territory.

So if you’re in the market for aggressively-but-distinctively styled naked street bikes, you’ve got a choice to make!

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Custom of the Week: Yamaha SR500 ‘Scrambler’ by Daniel Peter




SCRAMBLERS ARE A HOT TOPIC. Build one, and you’re sure to be judged solely by how well equipped it is for hardcore off-piste use.

But that’s not all that scramblers are about. Daniel Peter compares his latest build to his childhood BMX—and it’s pretty much how we feel about modern-day scramblers too.

“When I was four years old, my BMX bike became my life,” he explains. “It was so simple, yet so fun. Just wheels, pedals and brakes. I’d ride it to the beach, jump a few curbs along the way, race my friends. Those were the good days.”

“30 years later, I set out to build a motorcycle based on the same principles. There’s nothing on this bike that doesn’t need to be there. It has wheels, a punchy engine and great brakes. I didn’t even put a speedo on it, because I never looked at the one on my last bike.”

Daniel works as a photographer in Chicago, but wrenches during the winter to keep his passion for riding alive. He keeps a workshop in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood, outfitted with a tool cabinet, a welder, and a 1940s South Bend lathe.

This 1978-model Yamaha SR500 is the fourth Yamaha 500 he’s built to date. “It’s the most simple, yet the most thorough, of the bunch,” he says.

The motor’s been bumped to 540 cc, with a grocery list of go-fast bits that includes a lighter XT500 crank, a new piston from JE and a Megacycle cam for better torque down low.

R&D valve springs with titanium caps, a Powerdynamo ignition and a high-flow oil pump from Kedo round out the package.

Hoos Racing refreshed the crank and cut new valve seats for Daniel, but he tackled the rest of the rebuild himself. Every single bearing and seal was replaced along the way too. As for the carb, it’s been swapped out for a 39 mm Keihin FCR flatslide number, fed by a fat K&N filter.

The exhaust system is a combination of a custom made stainless steel header, and a Cone Engineering muffler.

The SR rolls on 17” supermoto wheels, borrowed from a KTM (front) and a Honda CRF450 (rear). They’re wrapped in Pirelli MT60 Corsa tread; a 120 up front, and a chunky 160 on the 5” rear rim. (“It juuust fits,” says Daniel.)

The brakes have been upgraded with a mix of Brembo and Beringer parts, with an RCS 14 radial master cylinder up front.

On top is an aluminum Yamaha XT500 fuel tank, wrapped in a paint scheme “inspired by an unforgettable riding trip through Baja.” Just behind it is a new saddle from MotoLanna, with a new kicked-up subframe loop.

It’s just about spring in Chicago, so Daniel must be itching to rack up the miles on his SR500. And we’re betting it’s going to be impossible to get him off it.

A version of this article first appeared on Bike Exif. It’s republished here with permission.

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Icon claim back the streets in their latest, epic video



Street’s Not Dead.

Regular readers will know that we eagerly await anything released from the US streetwear firm Icon Motorsports. So the moment that a video drops from the Portland firm we’re bound to pay attention.

That’s an interest piqued double when they post it alongside what is essentially a call to arms…

“Street’s not dead. If you think it went away, you’d be wrong. Street’s still here undermining pompous authority, rejecting standards, and bucking the status quo..”

And they’re not kidding either. With the Icon clad rider thrashing their Kawasaki ZX-10R through city streets, car parks and even a public fountain at one point, there’s a lot to take in.

Couple that with their usual loud, Icon style and you’ve certainly got a statement of intent.

(Don’t try this at home kids).



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