This trio of triples absolutely represents the modern evolution of what we used to just call “motorcycle.” They are essentially denuded sporty bikes meant to engage our bodies in a human-friendly stance and offer great all-around performance. Some more than others. The big news here is Yamaha’s FZ-09, a displacement-busting big middleweight powered by an [...]Read Full Post | Comments(21)
Three-Cylinder Middleweight Naked Bikes – Comparison Test Milan motorcycle show is an experience like none other.
Photographer : Drew Ruiz
2013 Naked Middleweights Comparison Test Review Featuring these naked standards: Brutale 675, Street Triple R, V7 Stone, CB500F and SFV650.
Photographer : Jeff Allen
Looking to get naked? You’ve come to the right place. These five bikes represent the great diversity and big fun to be had in the ever-expanding naked-bike class. As the new Yamaha FZ-09 demonstrates with its 847cc Triple, the term “middleweight” is broader than ever. But don’t forget about bikes like the Honda CB500F, a [...]Read Full Post | Comments(13)
2013 Triumph Street Triple R – First Ride How does Triumph overhaul its best-selling bike? Very carefully...
Almería, Spain–Leaving the hotel parking lot at walking speed, I stalled the Street Triple R and tumped it over on its right side, possibly a new record but at least a good way to end the suspense early. Not to worry; my lovely Dainese gear broke the bike’s fall nicely, and the only injury was [...]Read Full Post | Comments(11)
Photographer : Fran Kuhn
What’s a middleweight? You’re looking at the poster child, right here. The Triumph Street Triple R exemplifies the well-rounded qualities that a middleweight should possess. Lightness. A narrow, easy-to-handle chassis. Tractable, linear power. Predictable, light controls. Essentially, a low-key invitation to saddle up. The cool thing about the little Trip is that it also happens [...]Read Full Post | Comments(0)
2013 Triumph Street Triple/Street Triple R – First Look Big changes for our favorite little Triumph Triple.
Triumph pulled the wrapper off a redesigned Street Triple at the big Intermot Show in Germany and displayed a significant upgrade to one of our favorite middleweight projectiles. Highlights: an all-new aluminum frame, 13 pounds less weight, standard ABS and a 105-horsepower 675cc Triple with 50 foot-pounds of torque. Street Triple We here at CW [...]Read Full Post | Comments(8)