Is the rumoured Triumph Street Triple based tourer riding out soon?

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In July last year, online portal Motorcycle News released a render of a Triumph Street Triple based sports tourer. This render added an aerodynamic semi-fairing to Triumph’s middleweight roadster for better, touring friendly ergonomics. We did not hear much about the semi-faired model since then until we stumbled upon the latest source based article reported by Autoevolution.

The semi-faired version of the Street Triple, which would most probably be pitched as a sports tourer, will compete against the likes of Kawasaki Ninja 650 and Honda CBR650F. The hardware on the motorcycle, excluding the added fairing, will not be much different than the roadster which makes it practical for the company to manufacture one without shooting up the production costs by a great margin. Moreover, while Triumph Motorcycle caters to touring aficionados with its Tiger range, it does not have a sports tourer in its middleweight line up.

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If at all Triumph Motorcycles introduces such a model, it will come equipped with the latest mill that propels the Street Triple roadster family, although in a re-tuned state with a meaty low- and mid-range. It’s really difficult to estimate the performance numbers as the current Street Triple family comes in two states of tune – 110 hp for the entry-level model and 125 hp for the top-spec variant. As far as speculation goes, we would be also interested to see if Triumph offer a Speed Triple based tourer that would be placed against the litre-class sports tourers such as the Ninja 1000 and the likes.

The touring spec Street Triple is still a speculative model and there is still no official statement from the British two-wheeler maker. We would, however, like to see something like thing rolling out of Hinckley very soon. What about you? How does the idea of a Street Triple based tourer sound to you? Let us know your thoughts through the comments section below.

Source: Autoevolution

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