Following Triumph's announcement that there would be limited edition versions of it's Street Triple to celebrate 10 years in production back in September, the Grey and Gold limited edition versions have now started to appear in dealers' showrooms across the UK.
There are actually three limited edition versions including the Street Triple R Dark - which has been available since October - but the Grey and Gold paint schemes were only going to be released after the Dark had been shipped.
There are only 50 of each edition being made, so if you like the paint scheme then don't hang about. Some dealers managed to get them into their showrooms last week, but now all should have them available to look at - though it might be an idea to give them a ring first.
The paint schemes are the work of 8Ball, and all the logos are airbrushed - no decals on these editions. The seat also benefits from the addition of Alcantara. The bikes all come with a certificate of authentication from Triumph detailing the VIN and limited edition number.
The Street Triple was first launched in 2006 and from the start it was obvious that this was one of the best, if not the best, middleweight roadsters money could buy. The R version launched in 2009 and only added to that reputation. Over the last 10 years there has been continual improvement, and a face lift in 2012 including the change from round to more shapely headlights, which has kept the Street Triple as the first choice of many.
Whenever Triumph releases limited editions, it usually means the model is at the end of its lifespan, and this is almost certain for the Street Triple in its 675cc incarnation. It's been no secret that Triumph are working on a 765cc version which should be debuting towards the end of 2017 - and you can expect a number of different variants if the Adventure and Modern Classic ranges are anything to go by.