We had already heard the rumours and seen the spy shots of the 2013 Triumph Street Triple, so the official launch at Intermot doesn’t really come as a shocker.
While the 105hp motor looks untouched, there are major revisions to the exhaust system, apparently to tone down noise and emissions. And there’s something that we hadn’t noticed earlier, the engineers have also slightly changed the front suspension geometry for both versions of the 2013 Street Triple.
The chassis also gets reworked suitably, featuring a new frame and sub-frame instead of the cast tubular subframe that was on the old model. So, while both the standard and “R” variants get a similar raft of upgrades, the latter also benefits from fully adjustable 41mm forks up front, while its rear shock has adjustable pre-load and rebound settings. 310mm discs, clamped by radial Nissin calipers, do braking duties at the front, while a revised geometry of 23.40/95.0mm completes the picture. Externally, the “R” is distinguished by a red rear subframe, red pinstripe on the wheels, and a red-detailed radiator shroud sporting the obvious “R” logo.