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The New 47bhp Triumph Street Triple S Is Perfect For Young Riders

Triumph's new Street Triple S is compliant with the UK's A2 motorbike license but can be de-restricted to 94bhp when you graduate

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If you’re aged between 19 and 24 in the UK and like the idea of riding a motorbike, there is a catch. Initially, you’ll only be able to go for an A2 license, with which you can only ride bikes producing up to 47bhp.

This does restrict your choice significantly, but happily, there’s a new and very tempting-looking option for any A2 license holders out there. It’s Triumph‘s new Street Triple S, which develops - you guessed it - 47bhp.

When you graduate from A2 to the full A license, the Triumph Street Triple S can easily be derestricted
When you graduate from A2 to the full A license, the Triumph Street Triple S can easily be derestricted

It’s still packing a 660cc inline-triple and develops a handy 44lb ft of torque. Once you’ve held your license for two years and graduate to the full A license, there’s no need to sell up - a quick trip to your Triumph dealer later, and the Street Triple S can be derestricted to 94bhp.

The peak power mark also increases from 9000 to 11,250rpm in the process, while the torque figure goes up slightly to 49lb ft.

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You don’t lose anything in the way of visual aggression for the drop in power either, as the styling for the Street Triple S has been modelled on the much more expensive, 120bhp Street Triple R. The bike gets new LED headlights, a new fly screen and a complete set of fresh body panels.

Taking care of the damping is a set of Showa forks teamed up with a preload-adjustable Showa rear monoshock. At the front, you’ll find twin discs squeezed by Nissin calipers, with a single disc and Brembo caliper bringing up the rear. For the tyres, Triumph has opted for all-weather Pirelli Diablo Rosso III boots.

Triumph - The New 47bhp Triumph Street Triple S Is Perfect For Young Riders - Bikes

To help you stay upright while you learn the big bike ropes, the Street Triple S has ABS fitted as standard, plus a ride-by-wire traction control system. The latter safety feature can be adjusted along with the throttle response via a pair of modes - road and rain - which are selectable on the LCD instrument cluster.

Want one? It’s yours for £7900, nearly £2500 less than the Street Triple RS.