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Review: 2016 Triumph Street Triple

NOTE: This is a review of the previous-generation (675cc) Street Triple. I will be test riding the new generation at some point this spring.
Before recently throwing a leg over the 2016 Triumph Street Triple I had never before harbored a desire to do so, despite the accolades it’s received over the years.
The bike is revered in its native Britain. First introduced in 2007 as a little-brother version to the streetfighter-styled Speed Triple, it spent the next almost-decade being a big seller in Blighty and has earned a fair few fans elsewhere. The unabashedly 1990s styling of both the Street Triple and Speed Triple is polarizing, though, and I’m one of those folks who falls on the side of thinking it is ugly as sin. But a motorcycle is a motorcycle and all motorcycles are good. So, when an opportunity came up to spend some time with the 675cc inline triple I definitely wasn’t going to turn it down.

Fortnight With a Triumph
I ended up getting to spend two weeks with the Street Triple, r…

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