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LSL Triumph Street Triple


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Small, handy and practical. The LSL Triumph Street Triple is an all-rounder. Especially on the racetrack, the tuning bike has a lot ahead of the series Streety.

Tuner-GP 2009. Between numerous fully disguised horsepower limbs and martial-looking naked bikes stands a small Triumph Street Triple wrapped in virgin matt white.

She shyly hides her face behind the number board, the LSL logo emblazoned on the tank. So this is him. The latest litter from PS tuner GP veteran Jochen Schmitz-Linkweiler: A street triple in a café racer look. Fancy. As always. Every year the LSL boss succeeds in building elegant, discreet motorcycles with a fine hand and refining them with parts from his own range of accessories. His Street Triple built in 2009 has an adjustable footrest system, brake and clutch levers as well as a brake fluid reservoir from its own production. The handlebars are also from LSL and position the pilot’s hands in a much sportier way than the tubular handlebars of the series Streety. The chassis underlines the sporty claim. A modified GSX-R-750 fork fights at the front, while an Öhlins Cup shock absorber ensures peace and quiet at the rear. Brake calipers and pads come from Nissin and bite into two Galfer discs. LSL crash pads on the frame and engine are designed to protect the Triumph from the consequences of too sporty ambition. A Zard 3-in-1 stainless steel system takes care of the exhaust system. On the engine side, Schmitz-Linkweiler relied on the know-how of G-Lab. Dietmar Franzen’s Triumph experts reworked the valves, camshafts, crankshafts and cylinder heads of the small three-cylinder. The aim of engine tuning: higher performance without neglecting the typical triple punch at medium speeds. In fact, the 675 accelerates as smooth as butter and pushes forward vigorously at moderate speeds. The big scream of joy only comes at 9000 rpm, however, when the little three of a kind starts like a tarantula, doesn’t let up to the rev limiter and sends up to 126 horses to the chain.

The chassis has no problems with the extra power of the LSL Streety. The shock absorber and fork smoothly smooth all the scarring of the Hockenheimer racing asphalt, provide great feedback and do not give in, even when driving hard. The handling is also convincing. The little Triumph falls playfully in an inclined position, sucks along the inner curb and can be straightened up again just as easily at the exit of the curve. Pure fun. Only the slightly shifting pressure point of the brake is a reminder that Schmitz-Linkweiler originally designed the Street Triple for country roads. The G-Lab modifications give the LSL-Streety a lot of power. However, the little triplet requires speed: the English horses only really perk up at 9000 rpm.

Weight: 177 kg

front / back: 51.4 / 48.6 percent

Power: 126 hp

Price: approx. 17,500 euros

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