When the "new" Triumph first made it back to the US market in the 1990s, the British company's first step in life was to establish itself as a legitimate modern motorcycle manufacturer, not some retro-flogging nostalgia brand. Naked bikes like the Street Triple R came to perfectly embody the modern spirit of the brand. And while it's true the larger Speed Triple defined modern Triumph, it is the light, agile, and accessible Street Triple with its newly enlarged 765cc inline three-cylinder that perfectly expresses the qualities of a modern middleweight streetbike in 2017.

Cycle World's Best Middleweight Streetbike of 2017: Triumph Street Triple RJeff Allen