2009 Triumph Street Triple R - Mountain Magic

By Roland Brown, Photography by Paul Bryant, Jason Critchell

Tech Spec
Evolution

If the original naked 675 was a bit dumbed-down for our taste, sharper suspension and brakes should make it plenty smart enough for everyone.

Rivals
Aprilia SL750 Shiver, Ducati Monster 696, KTM 690 Duke, Suzuki SV650, Yamaha FZ6.

TECH
Price $8999
Engine type l-c inline-triple
Valve train DOHC, 12v
Displacement 675cc
Bore x stroke 74.0 x 54.3cc
Compression 12.7:1
Fuel system EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower 107.0 bhp @ 11,700 rpm
Claimed torque 51.0 lb.-ft. @ 9100 rpm
Frame Aluminium twin-spar
Front suspension 41mm Kayaba inverted fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Kayaba shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Front brake Dual Nissin four-piston calipers, 308mm discs
Rear brake Nissin single-piston caliper, 220mm rotor
Front tire 120/70-ZR17 Dunlop Sportmax Qualifier
Rear tire 180/55-ZR17 Dunlop Sportmax Qualifier
Rake/trail 23.9/3.6 in.
Seat height 31.7 in.
Wheelbase 54.7 in.
Fuel capacity 4.6 gal.
Claimed dry weight 368 lbs.
Colors Matte Graphite, Matte Blazing Orange
Available November
Warranty 24 mo./unlimited mi.

Contact:
Triumph Motorcycles, Ltd.
385 Walt Sanders Memorial Dr.
Newnan, GA 30265 #100
678.854.2010
www.triumphmotorcycles.com

Verdict 4 stars out of 5
Finally: suspension and brakes worthy of the engine.

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