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.