Strip down and detune the Daytona 675 from British manufacturer Triumph Motorcycles, and you essentially have the Triumph Street. Light and fun to drive, the Street Triple – the ""Triple"" stands for its three-cylinder engine – made its debut towards the end of 2007, following the introduction of its cousin the year before.
Although the engine of the 2007 Triumph Street has the same 675-cubic centimeter displacement as the aptly named Daytona 675, it is a little less powerful. Each ‘07 Street engine generates 107 horsepower at 11,700 revolutions per minute (RPM) and 51 pound-feet of torque at 9,100 RPM. Following the double overhead camshaft configuration, the engine has four intake valves on each of its three cylinders. Its bore and stroke is 2.92 by 2.06 inches, and the compression ratio is 12.65 to 1. Each unit is liquid-cooled to prevent malfunction due to overheating.
The 2007 Triumph Street feels relatively light due to its aluminum frame, which reduces the weight of the motorcycle but still retains its sturdiness. Also, the bike is barely draped in plastic; apart from the customary front and rear fenders, the vehicle is practically naked. However, the skeletal look makes the 2007 Street more visually aggressive; and Triumph provides three choices of exterior color finishes: Fusion White, Jet Black and Roulette Green. Adding to the aesthetics are 17-inch aluminum wheels, which are fitted with tubeless Pirelli® tires.
For standard digital instrumentation, each 2007 Triumph Street Triple has a clock, lap timer, tachometer, trip odometer, trip computer, temperature and fuel level warning gauge, and speedometer. For seating, Triumph provides a one-piece vinyl seat big enough for two people. A halogen headlight and a pair of rearview mirrors function as vision enhancements.
With a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $7,999, the 2007 Triumph Street measures around 80 inches in height, 29 inches in width and 49.2 inches in height. The wheelbase and dry weight are 54.9 inches and 368 lbs., respectively. Triumph sets the two-occupant seat height at 31.7 inches and gives each bike a 4.6-gallon fuel tank.
Later model years of the Triumph Street Triple would only refine upon the strengths of the inaugUral edition, not to mention introduce additional variants. Still, the 2007 Street still holds up well after all these years, which is mainly due to providing more than enough ultimate excitement for a standard motorcycle.