• Mar 28, 2011
2012 Triumph Street Triple – Click above for high-res image gallery

If you've been waiting to see Triumph translate some of the more impressive changes the company made to its Speed Triple this year to the more modest Street Triple and Street Triple R, wait no more. The bike maker has dropped a few photos and details on the 2012 model-year and it should come packing updates borrowed from its bigger brother. Those include a startling pair of new headlights, aluminum handle bars and engine case cover. Speaking of the mighty three cylinder nestled between the frame, Triumph has dialed up the power to 106 ponies and 50 pound-feet of torque.

There's no word on whether Triumph was able to shave any weight from the bike, but the three-pot should have no problem moving both rider and machine down the road in a hurry. Asphalt & Rubber reports that prices for the 2012 model are the same in France, which means the company may keep the MSRP flat for American buyers as well.



[Source: Asphalt & Rubber]


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      • 3 Years Ago
      I love it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      IMO, it looks a LOT better with this ET eyes than with round ones.

      Honda Hornet 600, Yamaha FZ8, Suzuki GSR750 and Kawa Z750, watch out!
      • 3 Years Ago
      The best naked motorcycle.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I do like the minimalist nature of this bike. The headlights make it look like a creature that will rip your head off.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Which Japanese naked 600 has better power? Even amongst the supersport bikes, the Daytona 675 has the best engine in its class. Unless you prefer to rev to 12k before the engine gets on the pipe?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice tweeks over the previous version.
      The tank on the street triple is much nicer than one on the speed triple.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice bike...

      Not sure I like the new headlights. I liked the dual-round... and if they aren't going to do that, I'd have preferred projectors.

      If I were to have a new triumph, though, it would probably be a new 1050cc Speed Triple, with Daytona 1998-2001 bodywork put on. Maybe just the upper fairing converted to a half-fairing, and a belly-pan, and leave the main fairing sides off.

      I still don't know why there isn't a big Daytona anymore. It is kind of unfortunate that it didn't survive to be upgraded to the 1050cc triple and up-side-down forks that the newer Speed Triples got.
        • 3 Years Ago
        A showroom-new 1998 Tornado Red Daytona T595 made me fall in love, HARD, for motorcycles in the first place.

        I suppose one of those will always be on my list of bikes I'd like to own.
        • 3 Years Ago
        So much this. I used to have a big Daytona, and nobody cared that it wasn't the fastest litre bike around - not me, not anyone else. It got a lot of attention, and good gravy did it have torque and an incredible sound!

        Too bad it was a victim of the shoddy build quality of the early ones.