Family duel: Triumph Speed Triple / Street Triple R
Triumph naked bikes in comparison
Few motorcycles embody rebellion and freedom as sporty and casual as Triumph’s triple sisters. But which one is better?
Rationally speaking, the equation for both triples could be as follows: For a surcharge of 2870 euros, you not only get 375 cubic meters more, but also an elaborate single-sided swing arm, forged alloy wheels, an ABS, nominal 29 hp and 43 Newton meters more torque. But do these values really generate more fun? If so, how much more? And: is this investment worth it? At least in Germany. According to Triumph, the big triple is ahead of her little sister in the sales statistics. Triumph press spokesman Uli Bonsels explains this by pointing out that the Speed is available with ABS compared to the smaller Street Triple. Strange … Can’t you sell rebellion without security these days? Because the growling hissing triples have been the epitome of rebellious bikes since their debuts. Because with their three-cylinder engine concepts and the two bulging-eyed headlights they have always stood out from the mass of streetfighters available from the factory. Just like the aggressive-potent sound that raises the hair on the back of the neck and is unique.
Even if the two Triumph sisters look alike, a clear difference is noticeable when you sit down. The Speed Triple forces the driver to adopt a more sporty stance: the distance between the handlebars and the end of the tank is larger, and the footrests are higher and a little further back than on the small Street Triple. In terms of sound, however, both of them don’t take much. Let’s go, warm up the engines, roll on the tires! Motorway entrance, large radius. The two of them bend gently, almost like in ballet. Stand up and load up to 200 km / h once. Strangely enough, the 675 can hardly be shaken out of the rear-view mirrors of the 1050 at speeds of up to 150 km / h. Only over 180 km / h does the big one sprint away with clear vigor.
D.he explanation for this is provided by the power-to-weight ratio and the gear ratio of both triples – the 29 hp more power of the 1050 must move a whopping 31 kilograms more weight. In addition, there is the shorter, country-road and sprint-friendly gear ratio of the 675: Up to around 190 km / h, the power on the rear wheel in sixth gear is only between two to eight hp above that of the little sister.
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But what are the few horsepower? Despite similar concepts, both engines feel completely different. The 675 is designed with a significantly shorter stroke and a paragon of maneuverability. While the crankshaft on the Speedy reaches a maximum of 9500 rpm, that of the Streety rotates up to 12600 times per minute. The 675 conveys the ultimate lightness of being. He reacts extremely spontaneously to every gas command and storms through the rev range with an uncanny greed. If there was ever a drive that could be used to ingest coke, it would be this small British three-cylinder. In addition, the 675 can be driven so lazily that even touring riders are tempted to put this drive on their list of favorite engines. Who would have thought that? The 1050 has a hard time against so much greed and ease. In direct comparison, the fat man always has more smoke, a much more powerful torque, but turns more slowly and does not implement gas commands with this unrestrained zest for life. The engine run is also a bit rougher and the vibrations are a bit more pronounced, which will not surprise anyone given the larger components. The 1050 engine was designed in the 90s, the 675 with its superimposed gear shafts is much more modern. You could describe the characters like this: The two are most comparable to the lightning-fast Bruce Lee and the fast Vitali Klitschko. Can this vigor also be implemented??
Triumph Speed Triple.
Get off the autobahn and into the thicket of bends. You can feel a difference the first time you brake hard. The Speed Triple is better equipped for drivers who prefer an extremely sporty style with the latest possible, violent braking maneuvers before corners. The radially screwed Brembo four-piston fixed calipers installed in the 1050 deliver a crisper pressure point despite ABS and convince with more bite than the Nissin stoppers of the same design on the 675. That alone does not make the difference, because the Street Triple R can also be delayed late and effectively. No, the chassis of the big triple is more stable, stiffer. In the case of forceful braking, for example, the front of the Speedy remains more stable, because its fork is tighter and the fork clamp is massive. In a direct comparison, the chassis design of the sporty 675 R variant seems almost touristy, although this is also designed to be suitable for the race track to a certain extent. Although both models have the same spring travel with 120 millimeters at the front and 130 at the rear, the spring elements of the 675s respond more sensitively and are not quite as tightly coordinated as their twin sister. Into the curve, duck down, straighten up, load, brake again, bend. If you are looking for a partner for this dance who makes the movements almost by itself, you will find it in Street Triple. The lower dead weight and the smaller rotational mass of the motor give her the trump card: the 675 is easier to bend and is more manageable than the 1050. Both remain stable even in fast corners and are true to the ideal line. Those who like to ride wheelies or learn to ride will also find a better training partner in the smaller Street Tiple – this is also easier with her.
Back to the origin of the comparison: For whom is the additional price of 2870 euros worthwhile? Sure, the question does not arise for performance fetishists. And the fact that Triumph does not provide ABS for the Streety is certainly a good reason for many to choose the big sister. But basically, the Street Triple R or its sister Street Triple, which is another 1,000 euros cheaper, is at least as much fun on the country road as the Speed Triple. The money saved can be easily invested in gasoline.
If pure driving dynamics are in the foreground, the smaller machine is the better choice. Because the Street Triple R is handier, livelier and easier to control than its big sister.
It is the masterbike for beginners as well as advanced riders, there is hardly anyone that it cannot make happy. The higher quality and more complex details, the available ABS, the more powerful engine and a higher top speed speak in favor of buying the Speed Triple.
Lower weight, shorter gear ratio: On the country road, the more powerful Speedy does not quite outrun the weaker Streety.
|Triumph Street Triple R.||engine|
|design type||Three-cylinder four-stroke in-line engine||injection||Ø 44 mm|
|coupling||Multi-disc oil bath clutch||Bore x stroke||74.0 x 52.3 mm|
|Displacement||675 cm3||compression||12.7: 1|
|power||78.0 kW (106 hp) at 11700 rpm||Torque||68 Nm at 9200 rpm|
|landing gear||frame||Bridge frame made of aluminum|
|fork||Upside-down fork, Ø 41 mm||Brakes v / h||Ø 308/220 mm|
|Assistance systems||–||bikes||3.50 x 17; 5.50 x 17|
|tires||120/70 ZR 17; 180/55 ZR 17||Tires||Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa||mass and weight|
|wheelbase||1405 mm||Steering head angle||66.1 degrees|
|trailing||93 mm||Suspension travel v / h||120/130 mm|
|Seat height **||830 mm||Weight with full tank **||190 kg|
|Payload **||191 kg||Tank capacity||17.4 liters|
|Service intervals||10000 km||price||9090 euros|
|Price test motorcycle ***||9408 euros||Additional costs||350 Euro|
|MOTORCYCLE readings||Top speed *||216 km / h|
|Acceleration 0-100 km / h||3.3 sec||0-140 km / h||5.6 sec|
|0-200 km / h||12.2 sec||Pulling speed 60–100 km / h||3.7 sec|
|100-140 km / h||4.3 sec||140-180 km / h||5.2 sec|
|consumption||Country road||5.1 liters / super|
|Reach country road||341 km|
|Triumph Speed Triple||engine|
|design type||Three-cylinder four-stroke in-line engine||injection||Ø 46 mm|
|coupling||Multi-disc oil bath clutch||Bore x stroke||79.0 x 71.4 mm|
|Displacement||1050 cm3||compression||12.0: 1|
|power||99.0 kW (135 hp) at 9400 rpm||Torque||111 Nm at 7750 rpm|
|landing gear||frame||Bridge frame made of aluminum|
|fork||Upside-down fork, Ø 43 mm||Brakes v / h||Ø 320/255 mm|
|Assistance systems||SECTION||bikes||3.50 x 17; 6.00 x 17|
|tires||120/70 ZR 17; 190/55 ZR 17||Tires||Metzeler Racetec Interact K3||mass and weight|
|wheelbase||1435 mm||Steering head angle||67.2 degrees|
|trailing||91 mm||Suspension travel v / h||120/130 mm|
|Seat height **||840 mm||Weight with full tank **||221 kg|
|Payload **||188 kg||Tank capacity||17.5 liters|
|Service intervals||10000 km||price||11,360 euros|
|Price test motorcycle ***||12,278 euros||Additional costs||350 Euro|
|MOTORCYCLE readings||Top speed *||248 km / h|
|Acceleration 0-100 km / h||3.2 sec||0-140 km / h||5.1 sec|
|0-200 km / h||10.5 sec||Pulling speed 60–100 km / h||3.5 sec|
|100-140 km / h||3.8 sec||140-180 km / h||4.8 sec|
|consumption||Country road||5.4 liters / super|
|Reach country road||324 km|
* Manufacturer information, ** MOTORCYCLE measurements, *** incl. ABS 600 euros, instrument covers 229 euros, windshield 89 euros
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