Triumph reveals new Street Triple range – higher spec, 765cc engines AND an A2 licence friendly 660cc bike!
Ten years since the launch of the original Street Triple, Triumph has pulled the covers off a trio of new middleweight street fighters, the Street Triple S, Street Triple R and Street Triple RS.
Triumph calls these bikes the most explosive, exhilarating, agile and intuitive performance street motorcycles the brand has ever made.
They all share the same new 765cc triple engine, developed from the ‘Daytona’ engine. There are more than 80 new parts including new crank, pistons and Nikasil plated aluminium barrels and an increased bore and stroke (78 x 53.4mm). According to Triumph, the result is a significant advance in performance, particularly low-down and in the mid-range.
Although the engine is shared across the range, each bike features individual levels of power and torque through their own unique engine set-up, ECU and tune. In addition, the suspension, electronics, and even tyres are tailored for each bike.
The Street Triple R is also available in a dedicated lower ride height version of the ‘R’ (Street Triple R LRH) with its own unique suspension and seating set-up. And there’s a dedicated A2 licence version for the ‘S’ with its own unique 660cc engine, for riders who don’t yet hold a full licence.
Despite increasing the engine displacement from 675cc to 765cc, at 166kg the new bikes are 2kg lighter than the current models, delivering a much-improved power to weight ratio and performance.
All models feature riding modes, and a richer sound track from a lighter, free flowing exhaust. The revised airbox also delivers a more distinctive induction howl.
Triumph also assures us that the revised gearbox geometry and shorter 1st and 2nd gear ratios combine to deliver stronger than ever acceleration and slicker gear changes.
Visually, the new Street Triples take a step closer to the Speed Triple range, with the new bodywork, fly screen, radiator, cowls, new integrated air intake and the ‘nose down’ look.
Street Triple S
The ‘S’ is the base model, designed for everyday riding. It features up to 6.6% more peak power than the previous generation with a claimed 111bhp at 11,250rpm. Torque is also up by 7.3% with 73Nm at 9,100rpm.
To round up the upgrades, there are higher spec brakes (with ABS), Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tyres, and Showa suspension (preload adjustable at rear). The new model also weighs less and features an all-new gullwing swingarm. Colour options for the ‘S’ are red or black.
Street Triple R
Taking the performance, specification and finish to a higher level, the ‘R’ is set up for more refined road riding. The ‘R’ tune, with its own model-specific crank shaft, increases peak power to 116bhp at 12,000rpm, and delivers peak torque of 77Nm at 9,400rpm.
In addition to the ‘S’ features, it also boasts higher spec Showa suspension (fully adjustable front and back) and front brakes (radial 4-piston Brembo calipers instead of Nissin 2-piston sliding calipers), full colour TFT instruments, slip and assist clutch, additional riding modes, self-cancelling indicators and switchable ABS. The ‘R’ will be available in black, silver or white.
Street Triple RS
The ‘RS’ is the top of the range Street Triple, built to be at home on the track, as well as on the road. The ‘RS’ tune delivers the highest level of performance ever for a Street Triple, with a power increase of up to 16% over the previous model, delivering 121bhp at 11,700rpm and a peak torque increase of 13%, providing 77Nm at 10,800rpm.
The ‘RS’ also features high spec front brakes (Brembo M50 4-piston radial Monobloc calipers), suspension (Showa 41mm upside down big piston forks at the front, Öhlins STX40 piggyback reservoir monoshock at the rear, all fully adjustable), and a range of additional equipment and functionality including a quickshifter, Track riding mode, lap timer, three additional screen display styles, Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres, a belly pan and a pillion seat cowl. The ‘RS’ also has dedicated silver and black colour schemes.
There are no details of pricing or availability yet, but expect the bikes to land in Triumph dealerships the next few months. What we do know is that there will be over 60 accessories available to customise any of the Street Triples.
|STREET TRIPLE S||STREET TRIPLE R||STREET TRIPLE RS|
|POWER||111 BHP @ 11,250rpm||116 BHP @ 12,000rpm||121 BHP @ 11,700rpm|
|TORQUE||73 Nm @ 9,100 rpm||77 Nm @ 9,400 rpm||77 Nm @ 10,800 rpm|
|ENGINE||765 cc, liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder|
|FRAME||Front – Aluminium beam twin spar. Rear – 2 piece high pressure die cast|
|SEAT HEIGHT||810 mm||825 mm||825 mm|
|DRY WEIGHT||166 KG|
|FUEL TANK CAPACITY||17.4 LITRES|
|FUEL CONSUMPTION||60.1 MPG||58.9 MPG||60.1 MPG|