Triumph filed trademarks for the Street Tracker name way back in October 2012, and we wondered what will it be used for. Now, we have these photos to clarify what Triumph was up to, looking at the photos, it would be easy to mistake the bike as a revision of a Bonneville or Thruxton, but upon closer inspection you’ll notice a small radiator tucked nicely between the two header pipes – a giveaway to it having liquid-cooling. Up until now, the only twin-cylinder Triumph with a radiator has been the big Thunderbird cruiser.
The physical size of the motor appears to be larger than the current 865cc air-cooled lump, so it will likely have a displacement upward of 1000cc, perhaps as much as 1200cc. The advantages of liquid-cooling should allow a state of tune that delivers horsepower ratings around 100 ponies.
The Street Tracker carries forward the elemental lines of the current Thruxton's with their bar-end mounted mirrors, wire wheels and a larger version of its reverse-megaphone mufflers. Front brakes change from a single-disc setup to a dual-disc combo. The standard Street Tracker is equipped with conventional forks, fork gaiters, standard brakes and twin shocks that don’t appear to have much adjustability.
Meanwhile, the up-spec model likely to be called the Street Tracker R model benefits from adjustable Ohlins suspension pieces at both ends. Brakes are also upgraded, with twin radially mounted Brembo four-piston calipers. ABS will come standard on both models to comply with European regulations.
The prototypes in these photos appear to be nearly ready for production, so we expect to see an official announcement of the Street Tracker and Street Tracker R in 2015. Considering the expense of creating a new, bigger and more powerful engine, the Street Tracker’s price will probably be significantly higher than the Thruxton’s current $9,099 base MSRP. It wouldn’t surprise us if it retailed for in the $11,000 price range, with the R version carrying a premium of approximately $2,000. If so, that would peg it nicely between the Ducati Scrambler and BMW's R nineT.