Speaking of triples at INTERMOT, Triumph is debuting the 2013 Triumph Street Triple R at the international bike show in Cologne. Using the same 105hp 675cc three-cylinder motor that we know and love, Triumph has revised the Street Triple’s chassis for better handling, and in the process dropped up to 13 lbs off the machine (403 lbs, fueled up and ready to ride).
While the motor remains untouched, Triumph did re-work the exhaust system, reportedly to help meet noise and emissions standard, but the design also helps the Triumph Speed Triple with its mass-centralization. Besides looking the business, the 2013 Triumph Street Triple R comes with switchable ABS as a standard item, as well as an engine immobilizer (also standard). Rounding out the package is a two-year unlimited mileage warranty.
While both the 2013 Triumph Street Triple and the 2013 Triumph Street Triple R benefit from the revised chassis and exhaust package, the Triumph Street Triple R gets the benefit of fully adjustable 41mm forks up front, while its rear shock has adjustable pre-load and rebound settings. The front brake rotors are 310mm, with radial Nissin calipers doing the clamping. A revised geometry of 23.4o / 95.0mm completes the picture. Visually, the R model adds a red rear subframe, red pinstripe to the wheels, and a red-detailed radiator shroud featuring an “R” logo.