Triumph Street Triple R 2009 Review

Triumph Street Triple R 2009  Review



Triumph Street Triple R 2009  Review
Triumph Street Triple R 2009  Review

We’ve felt this way before. "Riding Triumph's Street Triple R may be hazardous to your driving privleges". This is the kind of disclaimer you need to hear before hopping on Triumph's 2009 Street Triple R.In fact, when we rode last year’s original Street Triple this same feeling of lawlessness overpowered our every action. From the moment you hit the starter button to the time you drop the kickstand down, it is as if you relent total control to Triumph’s middleweight streetfighter. Blame it on its ridiculously friendly liquid-cooled 675cc Inline Three engine, pulled from last year’s Daytona 675 Supersport (however, retuned with a lower redline and different camshaft profiles for increased low and mid-range torque). Simply put, the engine is a masterpiece. It is as mild or wild as your right wrist commands. A flat and no doubt purposely controlled spread of power is achieved right from the bottom sweep of the tach needle making wheelies in first gear mandatory. As the rpm’s climb, so does engine power, but it rises in such a linear fashion that within seconds you’ll be stabbing at the gearshift lever with all seven blue shift lights screaming for relief. This much fun should be illegal; unfortunately some of the time it is. Adding to the exhilarating thrill of acceleration is the Triple’s unique engine octave. A few pumps of the throttle in neutral and the engine lets out a high-pitched whine. In gear, that whine is quickly trumped by an induction roar that gets progressively deeper, then all of a sudden morphs back into a shriek as the engine hovers near its 12,650 redline (1300 revs shy of the ’09 Daytona 675).

Specs :

Engine: 675cc Inline-Three, DOHC, 12-valve Bore x Stroke: 74 x 52.3mm Compression Ratio: 12.65:1 Fuel Delivery: Fuel-InjectionHorsepower: 90.2 hp @ 12000 rpm Torque: 42.7 lb-ft @ 5000 rpmClutch: Wet multi-plate, cable actuationTransmission: 6-speed Front Suspension: Kayaba 41mm inverted fork, 3-way adjustable for preload, compression, rebound; 4.7 in. travel Rear Suspension: Kayaba gas-charged shock, 3-way adjustable for spring preload, compressio and rebound; 5.1 in. travel Front Brakes: 308mm discs with radial-mount four-piston Nissin calipers Rear Brake: 220mm disc, single-piston caliper Tires: Dunlop Qualifer 120/70R17, 180/55R17 Curb Weight: 426 lbs. (ready to ride) Wheelbase: 56.6 in. Length: 79.9 in. Width: 30.7 in. Rake / Trail: 24.3 deg. / 95.3mm Seat Height: 31.8 in. Fuel Capacity: 4.6 gal. MSRP: $9499Warranty: One YearColors: Matte Graphite; Matte Blazing Orange

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