2013 Triumph Street triple spied testing in Spain

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Motociclismo.es snagged these images of the 2013 Triumph Street Triple undergoing final validation testing in Spain. Like previous spy shots of the bike, these clearly show a new, low-mount exhaust, slimmer tail section and new swingarm. The rest of the bike appears unaltered.

The changes are likely prompted by ever-increasing emissions standards in Europe, which seek to bring bike emissions in line with those of cars by 2020. Meeting next year’s incremental step probably meant a new exhaust, giving Triumph an excuse to freshen the Street’s now-aging styling. Released five years ago, it was updated for 2012 with the new, angular headlamps, leaving the rear of the bike, with its one-piece seat and two high-mount pipes looking a bit out-dated.

Visordown reports that CARB docs filed for the new bike indicate no changes have been made to engine tuning or power output.

This tester is wearing a low-mount Arrow exhaust can, likely an item from next year’s Triumph accessories catalog. The stock exhaust will sit in the same position, something the new banana swingarm makes room for.

In this picture, you can also clearly see a smaller taillight more cleanly integrated into the now-slimmer tail section.

  • Kirill

    Everything about this bike is absolutely funky.

  • NickK

    Love it, want the speed trip. So glad they’re ditching the high-mount.

    If I ever get out of debt and get in a position to buy a bike again (it’s a story), these are at the top. With the fly screen.

  • NitroPye

    When is this puppy going to get ABS?

  • bluemilew

    Reminds me so much of the..buell blast. There i said it.

    • Campisi

      … Not my first thought, but now that you mention it…

    • http://rider49er.blogspot.com Mark D

      Maybe a little bit of Duke 200, too.

  • je

    I love me some naked bike butI hate the headlights, radiator shroud looks out of place, exhaust needs to be clean vs plated in armor. Then you have the tail piece, pass pegs and swing arm which are at all different angles which just looks grade school like. Grant two of those things get removed after purchase but still could have been cleaner.

    Would still ride though…


      I love how the headlight & inst. cluster assembly seems to float in front of the forks.

  • http://www.lgdm.fr stempere

    Wheels look also different, thinner, so i guess lighter.

    I know it’s a good bike, but i still think the new styling makes it look more japanese which is a shame…

    The brutalina is may more exotic as far as 675′s naked go now.

    • Charlie

      Exactly. I know it would almost be so bad its good in purple, but borderline Kawa ugly. The Brutale 675 is the standard. Any word on US deliveries?

  • BigRooster

    Luckily its a such a great bike to ride because its not winning anyone over on looks alone. Not homely for sure, but not good looking either.

    • robotribe

      So true. I love my 2009 ST3, but I’d be lying if I didn’t think it was kinda funky in a sorta ugly kind of way when just seeing it in photos or in person. After the test ride, there was no doubt in my mind: this bike is stupid easy to wring fun out of. I had to have it.

      • Mr.Paynter


  • http://www.muthalovin.com the_doctor

    Looks are not everything, but they do count for a lot. I like it, but it is no beauty.

  • Tim

    Glad I got one of the last 2011s. Don’t really like the way things are looking here. The exhaust is horrible looking and what is going on with the radiator guards? Still, I’m sure it will be just as much fun to ride.

  • Johndo

    After seeing the new Speed Triple in person a few weeks back I couldnt even beleive how ugly the headlights were when you look at the bike sideways. Really that flyscreen should be standard, as it’s the only way they can save the looks of those headlights…

  • http://www.facebook.com/cheese302 Cheese302 [Street Triple R]

    if the new stock exhaust is low mount i might try for a takeoff for my 11