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2012 Triumph Street Triple – Surprise! New Headlights!

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When news of the 2011 Triumph Speed Triple hit the interwebs, with its spiffy new headlight and crazy-light aluminum frame, the clock immediately started ticking on when the 1050cc triple’s little sibling, the 675cc Street Triple & Street Triple R would get the same treatment from Triumph.

Hopes for a 2011 update were seemingly dashed when the British company posted the current model Street Triple as its 2011 offering, but rumors persisted that we’d see an updated middleweight naked very soon.

Being released as an early 2012 model, our colleagues in France have seemingly gotten the first official photos of the 2012 Triumph Street Triple & 2012 Triumph Street Triple R, as the bikes were unveiled at a new store on the Avenue de la Grande Armée in Paris.

While the new Triumph Street Triple is a cosmetic upgrade to the British naked line, Triumph has apparently gone out of its way to attend to the details of the new Street Triple, polishing off some of the less refined edges on the bike’s design. The new Street Triples will make 106hp and 50 lbs•ft of torque,

Along with the Speed Triple’s headlights, the Street Triple will also borrow the Street Triple R’s aluminum handlebars. Otherwise we’re having a hard time seeing other changes in these images from the earlier model, besides the noticeably new engine case cover. Shout out anything else you notice in the comments section.

Of note is the new stylized Triumph logo on the tank (same as was seen on the 2011 Triumph Daytona 675R), while color choices will be white, black, and purple for the Street Triple, and red, white, or black with gold wheels for the Street Triple R.

Pricing is reportedly the same in France, which bodes will for us here in the United States, and readers in other countries as well. Availability is apparently immediate, with an April arrival date being quoted, which is instep with other rumors.

Source: Moto.Caradisiac

Jensen Beeler

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