Triumph Street Triple
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Triumph Street Triple

The British manufacturer Triumph has taken two of its stars -- the Daytona 675 sport bike and the Speed Triple street fighter -- and put them on a single stage. The result is something like Bono fronting the White Stripes. It’s a bold and exciting concept on paper, but it doesn’t entirely succeed. -- Susan Carpenter (TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES)
In its attempt to make an affordable and fierce middleweight naked bike, Triumph has made a motorcycle that’s light, powerful -- and unrefined. -- Susan Carpenter (TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES)
Looks-wise, the Street Triple takes much of its style from its hulking big brother, the 1,050 cc Speed Triple. But pop the hood and it’s pure Daytona. The throttle is unusually sensitive, which was great when I was accelerating but annoying when I was trying to hold it steady. -- Susan Carpenter (TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES)
For straight-up sport riding, the throttle wasn’t an issue because all you do is ride like a lunatic and brake hard. But for casual riding and commuting on streets and freeways, the Street Triple wasn’t as impressive as I wanted it to be. -- Susan Carpenter (TRIUMPH MOTORCYCLES)