Review of the 2014 Triumph Street Triple


Are you planning to buy the new Triumph Street Triple? British bike maker, Triumph has recently updated the Street Triple. Read the article to find its features, price and a detailed review.

British bike maker, Triumph has recently updated its bike, Street Triple. The company is popular for its evergreen Bonneville motorcycle but the Triple has remained its most important bike in India till date. Unlike its other bikes, the 2014 Street Triple is priced low. It is a stylish, modern looking motorcycle that offers high performance and cutting edge technology. Continue reading the article to know what all the new Triumph Street Triple offers.
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Style & design


The new Street Triple is a well designed compact motorcycle by Triumph. It measures 2055 x 740 x 1060mm. Resemblance to the older version is clearly visible. The standard headlight cluster at front immediately catches attention. The openly displayed engine is its styling highlight. The large instruments are easy to read even when riding the bike at very high speeds. The stylish handlebar is completely flat and offers premium-feeling palm grips & easily mastered switches. The solid feeling mirrors on sides give vibe-free visibility. The front brake and control levers for the clutch can be easily reached and used by a person of any height. The rear brake pedal is positioned in exactly the right place. It suits well both taller and shorter riders. Body panels are minimal and a lightly stepped, broad seat is used which is very comfortable. It would take no time to get comfortable with the handlebar controls. The fuel tank gives good inner thigh support. Overall, the design is such that style and riders' comfort- both are well taken care of.

Ride quality


The new Triumph Street Triple comes with a four stroke, fuel-injected 675cc engine that gives a maximum power of 104.5bhp at 11850rpm and a maximum torque of 6.9kgm made at 9750rpm. The in line, three cylinder, liquid cooled engine is coupled with a six speed gearbox which works in all one down & five up pattern. At present, the new Triumphs are the only motorcycles that are working on in line, three cylinder technology. All six gear ratios are perfectly engineered to ensure a relaxed & smooth ride. Performance is excellent. The new version gives more than adequate acceleration necessary to keep up with fast moving traffic, commonly seen on Indian roads.
The novel engine configuration gives a unique engine sound with a thrilling low hum. You get a gruff exhaust tone and powerful revving. Throttle response is sharper than in the previous version. Unlike other bikes in the segment, this bike is quite high on technology. It weighs only 183 kg and is easy to handle. Though it is an odd position, the Hinckley engineers have placed the coolant container near the exhaust cat, i.e, under the bike. The aim is to centralise the mass but it must not be forgotten that chances of the plastic container getting damaged are also high at this position. The clutch is very light for a bike of this size & weight. The 120/70 x 17- 180/55 x 17 inches Pirelli Corsa tyres offer good on-road grip. This also makes the Triple good at cornering. For suspension, there are upside down telescopic forks at front and an alloy swing arm supported monoshock set up at rear. The 310mm front and 220mm rear discs used for brakes are excellent. The bike is very stable at uneven terrains, offers good control and is fast enough if compared with other bikes in segment. The top speed is 152mph in fifth gear which is decent enough. Security features like ABS are also well in place.

Price & availability


The ex-showroom price of the new Street Triple is Rs. 745170 in Delhi and around Rs. 8.5lakh in Pune. It is available at all major Triumph dealerships across country. The company is planning to expand its network in the country so availability & service should not be an issue in future. The model is available in Phantom Black, Caribbean Blue, Cosmic Green and Crystal White color options.

Verdict


The 2014 Street Triple is an impressive updated version. The highly stylish bike gives improved performance, riding quality and handling. It appears just flawless and the price is also reasonable if compared with the competitors. So, if you are looking for a new bike, don't forget to consider the new Street Triple.

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