‘The Street is my choice’

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Road Test -

Th­ese are two naked bikes from the same man­u­fac­turer with the same en­gine con­fig­u­ra­tion mak­ing the same power. One makes it with old-school bot­tom end, thrust­ing away – and the other with a higher-pitched, high­revving scream. It’s as if the 765 is waspier and an­grier, while the Speed Triple is a big old bear.

With the 765cc, Tri­umph have ef­fec­tively writ­ten off class rules. The old 675 Street Triple and Day­tona 675 were de facto 600s – but the 765cc is a stand­alone ca­pac­ity. It’s eas­ily my first choice; it’s lighter, more agile, sportier and bet­ter equipped than the Speed Triple. But the lure of the Speed Triple’s butch bling will still ap­peal to many. It’s a case of pick­ing the style that tick­les your triple fas­ci­na­tion, and you’ll have the bike you’ve al­ways dreamed of.

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