Triumph Street Triple R Bike Overview
The 2013 Triumph Street Triple R is a more refined model of its previous versions, giving you a much lighter and smoother ride overall. It also has great handling and brakes and is around 6kg lighter than its previous versions. Its new tubular aluminium frame is made from fewer component parts and it has a bigger steering lock. Headlights are moved lower down too. Switchable Nissin ABS brakes are also available for the first time and the new exhaust, which has a deeper sound, saves around 3.6kg in weight.
Yes, it may have lost some aggression along the way, but it’s a ‘nicer’ bike to live with in general. As an added bonus, you’ll also get the option of ABS with this model.
This bike suits lots of different riders. New riders will feel safe and confident on it, and faster riders will enjoy the fun of the engine as well as the exhaust. The handling is also smooth and easy, and steering feels light and reassuring.
The power and torque of this bike’s engine remain the same as before, but Triumph say that some tweaks to the motor mean that they have improved fuel consumption by 30% at town speeds.
This bike is great value for money, even on the second hand market. You do get a lot for your money, and can rely on this bike for many years to come.
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Triumph Street Triple R Bike Spec
- Top speed141mph
- Average fuel consumption45mpg
- Seat height805mm
- EngineLiquid cooled, four stroke, DOHC
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Seating position leans you slightly forward onto handlebars but isn't an issue. Firm and comfortable seat-a 5 minute drink break after a couple of hours sorts my aches out.
Seat rubs paintwork on both sides of tank. Seems to be a common problem but can only be seen if you remove the seat. Three years of trouble free riding until recently an intermittent fault saw the bike fail to start on the button on occasion and cut out at 50mph once. No diagnosis yet but forums suggest a sensor.
Brilliant stopping power with plenty of feel. Nissins on the front and Brembo at the back. No ABS on the R version (see Rx) but I don't feel like i'm missing out. Good grip and feel with Road Pilot 4s.
Very smooth power delivery, beautiful induction noise. Light and flickable and goes where you want it to. A joy. Prefer not to have an (adult) pillion-not the best two up.
Lovely linear torque. Pulls in all gears , sounds awesome. Runs out of puff' at 130mph onwards but loads of fun getting to this speed .This is a 675 after all and to be expected.
160 to 180 miles on a tank! £20 to fill up and £153 to insure fully comp (10 years riding and no claims. 41 years old). An affordable toy.
The seat felt a bit hard after a week of touring in the mountains of northern Spain. It was ok for the twisties but long stretches of cruising got a bit uncomfortable. Some work with memory foam by a company in Kent helped a lot.
The only problem was of my own making when I put some diesel in it, filling up in a hurry on the way to a ferry.
The brakes are brilliant. The ABS cuts in under very heavy braking, especially on the rear. My Pirelli Road 5s have great grip.
With or without luggage it handles like a dream
I had to accept the trade off between cubes and weight. Weight won. I would like some more pop but not at the expense of weight.
Excellent riding position
Good build quality, some plastic parts are cheap. Wears badly if not kept clean.
Brakes are very good. Abs on almost all models
Very light weight, easy to maneuver. Suspension is firm
675CC- excellent low down and midrange grunt. Quick shifter a must have option.
Service intervals at every 6k (with a major at 12) are poor. Very expensive dealer service.
Have no issues
Seems to be alright, but as any service from main dealer can be pricey
What more can I say it’s a Triumph
No abs on this bike but they do respond very well
Corners like it's on rails. I was nervous due to the size upgrade from a street triple but 30 seconds into first ride was like I was born to ride it.
Way more power than I can ever handle. Beautiful smooth engine in 4th gear in the bends.
Brilliant on fuel. Can easily get 160 miles on a tank. Insurance is cheap and all I've spent on the bike are cosmetic upgrades.
The whole bike is quality. Everytime. I get off it I need to look back to admire it.
Brembo brakes are huge. Could stop me on a coin if I wanted.
Handles perfectly, great tyres and brakes. Super light compared to rivals and smooth as anything, although preferres to be ridden pike you stole it, rather than poodling around, bike does well both ways but just feels happier with a bit of throttle.
Engine is perfectly balanced, so full of character, give it 70% throttle and hear that bark.
I don’t ride slow, and still get over 50mpg!
Had an issue with the main dealer not adjusting the clutch properly and not torquing bolts on the engine correctly resulting is coolant leaking…. oh and the left switch cube being faulty and letting water in causing a short circuit. Although, all issues fixed quickly and still love it.
Haven’t used them to full potential but brembos all round
That triple engine is as Smith as you like and it glides around corners. It's not a heavy bike for its class even at slow speeds it's easy to handle
The triple engine is a smooth and powerful engine with loads of useful power for on the road and on the track and bags of fun
So far I've had a tire replaced and 3 service all the same as most bikes really the down side on coast is the insurance it is more expensive compared to other bikes iv had. Fule wise aint grate but not the worst out ther it has a decent size tank so you can get more in though
The finish on this bike as with all triumphs is second to none ther is loads of nice touches and finishes done on this machine. Iv never had a problem with it so far or no brake downs
The nissin brakes are exclent with their r version ther slightly better to. Not quite good as brembos but the next best thing
Great sounding triple especially with the arrow exhaust
Not the most economical but a good balance of performance and mpg
The R version comes with radial mounted calliper so plenty of stopping power.
Phenomenal. The handling is almost telepathic. The quickshifter and slipper clutch make gear changing effortless.
The power is usable all the way through the range with plenty of torque on tap in the mid range. The bike really comes in to its own once you get passed 10k rpm.
Insurance is very reasonable for a brand new bike. The bike averages 50mpg around town with since site riding. I'm sure you would easily get 60mpg with motorway miles. Fuel light usually comes on at 120 miles and there is easily another 40 miles in the tank.
Never had an issue. Always starts first time. The bike feels really well built with no expense spared on all components.
The brakes are second to none. Brembo M50 monoblock calipers may seem a bit over the top for a road bike, but it's great having them there when you need them. Combined with ABS all around, they really inspire confidence.
Suspension is very firm for great handling and well balanced.
For a 675cc it's got a great spread of power and pretty quick
Decent mpg. Servicing costs at main dealers is a bit pricey though.
Very good quality. You pay a bit more than you would for Yamaha MT07 for example buy you can see where the money goes.
No problems stopping
Best sports suspension going
Really good for the power
First class - at a price
Brambo M4 need I say more
Handles a dream and feels lightweight
Absolutely love it
Linked brakes and ABS
Not had it long enough to comment
The brakes aren't linked and there's no ABS
The factory rear spring and damper settings are near perfect with no need to adjust when taking a pillion. The front dampers are excellent with plenty of feed back from the road. Being a light bike that is rather short it's awesome for chucking in to bends with plenty of confidence.
Being a triple cylinder with 105bhp it has plenty of torque and is revvy. It has the benefits of the torque of a twin and the smoothness of a four cylinder.
The painted fuel filler cap surround is easily chipped when fuelling up if not too careful.
The build quality is excellent and I've not had a single problem with it.
Nissin front and Brembo rear these brakes are cracking and do exactly what they were designed to do, stop you quick and safely. Especially with the ABS.
Very precise cornering, smooth power delivering , very nimble and great for commuting too.
105 BHP. Powerful enough to have a lot of fun and to keep up with the bigger bikes too.
Big service at 12000/24000 is a bit pricey.Eye candy, make sure you don't spare money on security devices.
I've done 21000 in two years and didn't have a single issue. Very sturdy and reliable machine.
Nissin ABS 2 piston breaks. They work well but I miss the Brembos
Lightweight, nimble and scalpel are a few words used to describe this bike. Handling is impeccable and twisty roads are an absolute joy to blast through.
Three is the magic number.
Looks, a bit ugly
Overall build quality is decent, few areas that could do with some improvements but no major issues so far.
Have saved me on a few occassions, ABS has only kicked in once which was intentional to try figure out the bite point which is extremely late. Brakes are excellent overall.
Engine is smooth as glass, gearbox silk, telepathic handling
Perfect for street riding, enough power to get you in and out of trouble at the right rev range
Stock mirrors are awful… no point in them being there. I've swapped for some three pistons after market bar end ones. Triumph accessories are expensive!
Looks like it was put together well. Feels 'together' when you ride it
Sharp brakes make two fingers braking very easy
Really easy to ride and inspires confidence, feels surprisingly small and agile
This is my first bike after my test and I've been delighted with my choice, plenty of power if required, but very easy to manage including around town. Great triple sound and great bark when pushed a little even with stock pipe.
There's not really anything to complain about at all, I guess for my next bike I might look for something more suited to longer rides, touring/adventure, but that's personal and no reflection on the Street Triple which does exactly what's expected really very well.
Overall build quality is excellent, had couple of clips replaced on radiator hose as tiny coolant leak and had tiny oil leak which I fixed by re-torquing the sump bolts, no more serious mechanical faults at all.
No complaints at all from the brakes, good, predictable stopping power and reassurance with the ABS.
A very flickable fun ride, with plenty of torque and top end if you need it. Its a very light and easy bike to move at low speeds.
A great bike to ride and very responsive.
There is nothing I would change about the bike. Its spot on.
Never had any issues with the bike, being a Triumph the build quality ans finish is spot on.
Very responsive brakes and ABS should it be needed.
Point and go. Smooth and light as a feather. Goes round corners as if it were on rails.
Ride sensibly and it'll give you 60 mpg
So far .build quality seems excellent
Brakes top quality and better than most larger bikes. ABS and traction control all help for a safe ride.
Lovely smooth ride. Fairly lightweight and corners well.
Love this bike’s performance. Nippy, sported but great in town too.
Does about 45mpg. Has cost nothing else other than servicing costs, replacement oil at service etc. Cheap to run as it is so reliable.
Seldom any problems. Last autumn it would not start one day so replaced the battery and had no problems of any sort since.
Twin disc brakes with ABS. great grip. Never any problems.
Excellent balance of poise, control and comfort from the adjustable suspension on the R model. Soften for everyday use, tighten to gain race like feel for a blast in the twistys on the weekend.
It will lift the front wheel off the line if you are overzealous with the throttle, it spins up beautifully and howls with purpose. Only on a couple of occasions have I felt like it could do with a touch more torque but it never leaves you feeling disappointed with it. If in doubt just rev it harder before changing up.
Servicing is done by a local trusted mechanic rather than main dealer and costs are reasonable. The triple returns about 47 mpg without being careful, I like to enjoy riding my bike without watching the clocks.
A couple of furry fasteners but on an all year round bike it's only to be expected. The powder coating is flaking off one of the engine cases after a couple of hard winters and less washing than is good for it. I had a little electrical connector burn out after salt water ingress resulting in the bike not starting after a fuel stop, this took 4hours for my garage to trace and fix as it necessitated the removal of fuel tank and airbox which was a pain in the wallet. Other than these it has out performed the Rider on every occasion.
Radial brakes up front haven't let me down and have plenty of progressive feel. No ABS hasn't ever been an issue, I've locked the front for a split second once but it was at -2 C and the tyres were cold, coming quickly off the brakes I was amazed at how well she regained composure.
Ride is a bit harsh as standard. I have fitted an Ohlins shock off a Daytona R which is much plusher.
Fantastic motor. Plenty of mid range but also revs out and sounds fantastic.
Longer service intervalsb
No problem to date.
Brakes are powerful with good feel and ABS.
Very powerful but can't take long wheelies
Stronger forks, make parts cheaper.
Whilst not the most powerful, it's more than enough for me
The dash controls are too complicated
No issue so far
Plenty of grip, but ABS would be useful
Firm yet compliant and extremely reassuring - I did a 140 mile ride this week and no complaints, even at my age!
Sublime and I've only got to 8000rpm so far in the running-in period - looking forward to winding it up over the next 500 miles.
I would love a tiny bit more wind deflection at higher speeds as I am tall.
Excellent - cannot fault it. I find myself cleaning it to retrain as much of the factory-fresh lustre as possible.
Really strong and progressive - I've had one ABS-triggered moment and only realised afterwards how completely drama -free that was.
Excellent handling and cornering, light and responsive. Smooth power from the triple cylinder engine.
Plenty of power and acceleration up to 100mph
Build quality of components – e.g. the throttle has a slight dead zone at the beginning which more expensive bikes don't seem to have.
No problems after 2 years
Good stopping power and ABS works when needed