Round one of the 2014 MotoGP season is here. Time to put up or shut up.
Triumph Hellfire Flat Tracker – Video
The Triumph Bonneville is the popular choice when it comes to flat tracking, but maybe it’s time to rethink that decision. German Triumph dealer Motocorner thinks so, anyway. Their flat tracker of choice? The Street Triple 675. It’s name? The Hellfire.
With such an intimidating name you’d think Hellfire was pumping out massive horsepower and spitting flames at every turn, but in fact, the Hellfire is relatively benign. Internals are left completely stock. Instead, new body panels and number plates were created for the Street Triple to give it that distinctive look.
From there, 17-inch wire wheels are fitted with appropriate dirt track tires. A BOS Performance exhaust lets the triple breathe a little easier and bark a little louder. Capping off the transformation are different bars with a higher rise than stock, plus a completely digital, compact dash gauge to relay vital information.
Strangely enough, the best video I could find of the Hellfire in action…was on a roadcourse. The dirt tires were swapped for track tires and the bike was flogged around the Hockenheimring for a trackday. The video (below) is in German, so if any of you out there could translate and explain why the Hellfire isn’t being thrashed in the dirt, say so in the comments below.