Roar Power

The Tri­umph Street Triple 675R has an in­sa­tiable need for speed. Cameron Cooper gets to grips with a pre­pos­sess­ing and power-hun­gry best-seller

Thailand Tatler - - LIFE -

eee-haa! it was 8am on a nearly empty Sri­nakarin Road, and I couldn’t have been more ex­cited if you’d given me 10 mil­lion dol­lars and set my legs on fire. Betwixt my grip­ping thighs was a Tri­umph Speed Triple 675R, hurtling me like a flesh and bone tor­pedo along this ex­cel­lent patch of bi­tu­men smooth­ness at a speed that shall re­main anony­mous—which it at­tained from a stand­still in a mere hand­ful of sec­onds. And this on about two-thirds of the avail­able scream­ing power of its three cylin­ders.

This is noth­ing like the Tri­umph of old— the great, Bri­tish-style bike ex­em­pli­fied by the more up­right clas­sic Bonneville (which they still build, look­ing very much like its old self, but with mod­ernised brakes, en­gine,

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