2012 Triumph Street Review


The 2012 Triumph Street Triple is a sport bike that successfully combines the look and feel of a big 1050cc while maintaining the size of their Daytona 675 model, yielding a bike that is more capable of speeds and maneuvers that other bikes can’t come close to. The bike is equipped with a hardy 675cc, dual overhead camshaft (DOHC), three-cylinder engine offering nearly 108 horsepower and 69 lb-ft of torque. Weighing a mere 416 pounds makes this engine feel like it is sending more power to the wheel. The transmission is a six-gear box that uses close ratio gears to let the bike jump of the line quicker while maintaining a quality top speed. This, in addition to the liquid-cooled engine and minimal overall weight, makes the bike feel much more powerful than your average 675cc sport bike.

The suspension is comprised of signature Kayaba components, specifically an upside down front fork with 4.72 inches of travel and a twin sided swing arm with one adjustable shock absorber an 4.96 inches of travel in the rear. The premium Kayaba suspension gives this bike the response and handling of a circuit racing bike. The bike’s braking system is comprised of Nissin calipers and twin 12.1 inch hydraulic discs in the front and one 8.7inch hydraulic disc in the rear. These brakes have a tremendous amount of braking force so the 416 pounds of weight don’t require much, leaving a remainder amount of braking capabilities for sudden stops.

The 2012 Triumph Street Triple meets all the necessary requirements to ride city streets but it also has all the characteristics and specs to match circuit racing bikes.

New For 2012

  • The 2012 Street Triple offers new upgraded mechanics and suspension capabilities as well as an updated contemporary look. The bike has new colors and graphics with unique brushed metal finishes. Other new features include new headlights, tail lights, and exhaust profile.
  • The 2012 Triumph Street Triple has several unique color options that include Phantom Black, Crystal White, and Imperial Purple.
  • This bike comes equipped with a 675cc, DOHC, three-cylinder engine offering nearly 108 horsepower and 69 lb-ft of torque. The engine was designed to offer a balance between circuit racing technology that is street ready.
  • The torque and sound of the bike is uniquely original due to it combination of the liquid-cooled engine and a six-speed gear box that offers close-ratio gears, yielding maximum power and delivery to the wheel.
  • The braking system is powered by Nissin calipers with 12.1 inch dual hydraulic discs in the front and one 8.7 inch hydraulic disc in the rear.
  • The Street Triple offers a signature Kayaba suspension with a 1.6 inch inverted fork in the front and a twin sided swing arm in the rear which is made for track racing with its stiff nature, quick response and tight handling but has all the capabilities needed to be a reliable city bike.
  • New and improved exhaust system has increased exhaust flow, thereby decreasing resistance to increase horsepower and fuel efficiency.

2012 Triumph Street Specs

  • Model: Street Triple
  • Engine Type: 12 valve, three-cylinder, 675cc
  • Bore and Stroke: 2.91 inches and 2.06 inches
  • Compression ratio: N/A
  • Valve Train: DOHC
  • Induction: Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
  • Ignition: Electronic
  • Transmission: Six-speed
  • Final Drive: O-ring chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.6 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 33 miles per gallon (mpg) City/ 51mpg Hwy
  • Brakes (Front): Nissin two-piston calipers with dual hydraulic 12.1 inch discs
  • Brakes (Rear): Nissin single piston caliper with one hydraulic 8.7 inch disc
  • Suspension (Front): Kayaba 1.6 inch upside down fork with 4.72 inches of travel
  • Suspension (Rear): Kayaba twin sided swing arm with one adjustable shock absorber, a pre-loaded spring and 4.96 inches of travel
  • Wheelbase: 55.5 inches
  • Rake: 24.3 degrees
  • Trail: 3.75 inches
  • Seat Height: 31.5 inches
  • Curb Weight:416 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 120/70 ZR 17
  • Tires (Rear): 180/55 ZR 17


  • A rear suspension upgrade to an Ohlins unit. This upgrade is a top brand name in performance suspension offering a fully adjustable rear suspension via preload, compression, and rebound damping options.
  • The Alarm Immobilizer helps protect your bike from theft by offering pre-reaction alert warning beeps when nudged, fluid movement detection triggering mechanisms, and failsafe relays.
  • A Color Coordinated Flyscreen kit adds a sleek and functional windshield that helps divert wind and debris away from the rider for more comfort.
  • A seat cowl kit fits firmly over the rear portion of the Street Triple's one piece seat. It is made from high quality ABS plastics to provide an aerodynamic profile and style.
  • A Stretch Cover is for indoor use to protect from dirt and dust that can accumulate on the surface of the bike during short and long term storage.
  • A Grab Rail kit is ergonomically designed to contour the passenger's hands while riding. It increases comfort and confidence for your passenger while riding. It comes in a black satin finish with a logo badge insert.

Key Competitors For The 2012 Triumph Street

  • BMW F800R
  • Ducati Monster 796
  • Ducati Streetfighter 848
  • Kawasaki Ninja 650
  • United Motors V2S-650R