Triumph has just released all the official information for its Street Triple RS for 2020 – and here’s everything you need to know about the British factories latest sportbike for the road and track.
It shouldn’t be a massive surprise that the new Street Triple’s just been revealed. We’ve been telling you it’s coming for months. And here it is – in all its glory.
The big news for the 2020 Street Triple RS is its updated Moto2 derived engine. It’s been tweaked to meet Euro 5 emissions regulations, but Triumph has managed to eek even more power and torque from the 765cc unit with 79Nm of torque available at 9,350rpm and 121bhp on tap at 11,750rpm.In addition to a more responsive throttle, the RS also gets a new exhaust cam for improved mid-range performance, and new higher precision machining on the crank shaft, clutch and balancer to help lower inertia and reduce engine mass.
For suspension the RS gets fully adjustable 41mm Showa big piston front forks (with 115mm travel) and a fully adjustable Öhlins STX40 piggyback reservoir monoshock at the rear (with 131mm travel). Braking is looked after by Brembo’s top of the line M50 4-piston radial monobloc calipers up front – which are operated using a Brembo ratio and span adjustable brake lever. And there’s a Brembo sliding caliper at the rear. Tyres are a pair of Pirelli’s latest generation Diablo Supercorsa SP v3’s.
Talking tech for a minute, the new RS comes with an updated TFT system which has the MyTriumph connectivity system software installed. That means the RS offers GoPro interaction, turn-by-turn navigation and phone and music operation all from the switchgear. And the TFT’s screen angle can be adjusted to suit each individual rider. Clever.
It comes with Triumph Shift Assist up and down quickshifter as standard – and there are five updated riding modes (Road, Rain, Sport, Track and Rider configurable) too. They work to adjust throttle response, ABS and traction control settings – which can all be adjusted while riding. Complementing the updated rider technology, RS features an adjustable ride-by-wire throttle, adjustable ABS and switchable traction control.
Triumph has also spent some time updating the Street Triple RS’s looks. It’s not a complete overhaul, but there’s a range of subtle changes to help the latest generation RS stand out from the crowd. There’s new LED headlights, new more angular bodywork, and a new fly screen, rear unit, seat cowl and belly pan. It looks the part, don’t you think?
The RS is available in a choice of two colour schemes. There’s the Matt Jet Black with Aluminium Silver and Yellow decals – or the Silver Ice with Diablo Red and Aluminium Silver decals.
ENGINE TYPE: Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
BORE/STROKE: 77.99mm / 53.4mm
MAX POWER: 121.36bhp (90.5kW) @11750rpm
MAX TORQUE: 58lb-ft (79Nm) @ 9350rpm
SYSTEM: Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI. Electronic throttle control
EXHAUST: Stainless steel 3 into 1 exhaust system low single sided stainless steel silencer
FINAL DRIVE: X-ring chain
CLUTCH: Wet, multi-plate, slip-assisted
GEARBOX: 6-speed with Triumph Shift Assist
FRAME: (F) Aluminium beam twin spar (R) 2 piece high pressure die cast
SWINGARM: Twin-sided, cast aluminium alloy
WHEELS: (F) Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 17 x 3.5 in (R) Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 17 x 5.5 in
TYRES: (F) 120/70 ZR17 (R) 180/55 ZR17
SUSPENSION: (F) Showa 41 mm upside down big piston forks (BPF), Adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and preload adjustment (R) Ohlins STX40 fully-adjustable piggyback reservoir RSU
BRAKES: (F) Twin 310 mm floating discs, Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc calipers (R) Single 220 mm disc, Brembo single piston caliper, switchable ABS
WIDTH HANDLEBARS: 775mm
HEIGHT WITHOUT MIRRORS: 1085mm
SEAT HEIGHT: 840mm
DRY WEIGHT: 166 kg
TANK CAPACITY: 17.4 Litres
FUEL CONSUMPTION: 5.2 l/100km (claimed)
CO2 EMISSIONS: 119 g/km
*CO2 and fuel consumption are measured according to regulation 168/2013/EC. Figures on fuel consumption are derived from specific test conditions and are for comparative purposes only. They may not reflect real driving results.
HERE’S OUR STORY CONFIRMING THE OFFICIAL RELEASE OF THE NEW STREET TRIPLE RS. TO CHECK IT OUT, CLICK HERE.
That’s the basics covered, but instead of just giving you a few select bits of information and a handful of images like you’d get in the paper, we’ve decided to do things a little bit differently and show you absolutely everything we’ve been sent from Triumph. There’s a lot to wade through, but we know you’ll enjoy ALL the facts. Here it is. Keep scrolling down for more Street Triple RS stuff than you’ve ever seen…
NEW 2020 STREET TRIPLE RS
New for 2020, Triumph’s top specification Street Triple RS gets a major step up in performance from a significant engine update developed by Triumph’s Moto2TM engine team. It features all new more aggressive styling, and has been designed to set the new category benchmark for capability and handling, making this the ultimate performance street bike.
· A major step up in performance – more power, more torque
o Significant Euro 5 update to the 765cc triple engine, developed by Triumph’s Moto2TM engine team
o More peak torque, at 79Nm at 9,350rpm, plus 9% higher mid-range torque
o 9% more mid-range power, peaking at 123PS at 11,750rpm
o More responsive throttle
o New freer flowing silencer delivering a crisper, more distinctive sound
o Smooth, refined gearbox, with slip and assist clutch
· Much more aggressive attitude, poise and styling
o New distinctive and striking twin LED headlights with Daytime Running Lights
o New sporty, angular bodywork in contemporary new colours
o New style silencer with premium carbon fibre finisher
o Enhanced finish and detailing across the whole motorcycle, including new mirrors, new branded handlebar clamp and new Titanium Silver main frame
o Interchangeable seat cowl and pillion seat, with enhanced ergonomics
· Even better technology
o Enhanced TFT functionality including new style graphics
connectivity system enabled, delivering GoPro interaction,
turn-by-turn navigation and music and phone operation
o New Triumph Shift Assist, up and down quickshifter
o Five improved riding modes: Road, Rain, Sport, Track, and Rider configurable
o Incredible high level of standard specification
· The ultimate performance street motorcycle
o The lightest bike in class
o Incredible power-to-weight ratio
o Globally renowned agile, dynamic and exhilarating handling
o Premium standard of specification and equipment, including Brembo M50 brakes, fully adjustable Öhlins suspension and Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V3 tyres
· 60+ genuine Street Triple accessories for added protection, comfort and style
o New first-in-class scrolling LED indicators
o New luggage with quick release mounting functionality
Category-defining from the very beginning
Light, fast, fun, agile and stylish – the Street Triple has been a game-changing bike in the motorcycle world since its launch in 2007 with its distinctive character and thrilling triple engine. It redefined the middleweight sports category, establishing itself as the first choice for its combination of aggressive looks, light intuitive handling, thrilling power delivery, and its unique triple soundtrack.
Evolving from its renowned 675cc triple to an even more exhilarating 765cc in 2017, the Street Triple once again redefined the category, becoming the lightest bike in class, with all new state-of-the-art technology, high specification chassis and Triumph’s signature exceptional standard of finish and detailing.
And now, for 2020, the new Street Triple RS has been designed to set the benchmark all over again with a major step up in performance, much more aggressive attitude and even better ride-enhancing technology. Combined with its trademark agile, dynamic handling, and high specification suspension, brakes and tyres, the new Street Triple RS is perfect for the street and the track.
A major step up in performance – more power, more torque
For a major step up in performance, the new Street Triple RS benefits from a significant Euro 5 update to its characterful 765cc triple engine, developed by Triumph’s expert Moto2TM engine team. The result is a significant increase in torque, which is now 9% higher in the mid-range, peaking at an even higher 79Nm at 9,350rpm. The new exhaust balance pipe smooths the torque curve for exciting, usable torque from low down and across the entire rev range.
Power is also up by 9% in the mid-range, peaking at 123PS at 11,750rpm, making the new Street Triple RS a totally addictive ride. Engine updates include a new exhaust cam optimised for more mid-range performance, and new higher precision machining on the crank shaft, clutch and balancer, which lowers inertia and reduces engine mass.
The throttle is also now even more responsive, as a result of a 7% reduction in rotational inertia, which, combined with the increase in torque across the rev range, delivers a notable improvement in immediacy.
There is also a new silencer on the Street Triple RS, which is now freer flowing due to the twin catalyst system, reducing restriction and lowering emissions. It’s finished off beautifully with a premium sporty carbon fibre end cap, which delivers a significantly improved, more distinctive triple sound. This comes from the exhaust system refinements and the all new intake duct, which together improves the crispness and purity of the tone, with a smoother balance between intake and silencer sound.
The smooth, refined gearbox on the new Street Triple RS has short 1st and 2nd gear ratios, delivering exceptional acceleration performance and slick gear changes. Higher precision machining also enables the removal of the anti-backlash gears, reducing mass and adding further refinement. Plus, the Street Triple RS retains its high specification slip and assist clutch, for a really light feel, reducing clutch lever effort and improving rider comfort and control.
Much more aggressive attitude, poise and style
Now with a significant update to its iconic styling, the new Street Triple RS has a much more aggressive new look. The LED headlights are all new, with a striking new shape and a sharper and more purposeful style. They are also now whiter and brighter, making them much more conspicuous. The Daytime Running Lights (DRLs – market applicable) have an all new, even more distinctive design, which also increases visibility.
The new Street Triple RS now has all new bodywork, which is more angular, more sporty, and with much cleaner lines. The new fly screen and air intake are now more pronounced, echoing the shape of the new DRL, plus the side panels, rear unit, seat cowl and belly pan are all new and distinctly different.
The silencer has also been restyled for the 2020 model, to be more sporty and compact, with a beautiful carbon fibre finisher with Triumph badge branding. Plus, there’s enhanced detailing across the whole motorcycle, with new contemporary mirrors, a new branded handlebar clamp, and more harmonised component finishes, including blacked out control plates and rear footrest hangers, plus satin metal heel guards and silencer finish. And, being the top of the range, the Street Triple RS has the highest level of finish of all the Street Triples. Now with a new Titanium Silver main frame, matching the finish used on the Speed Triple models.
For even more contemporary style, the new Street Triple RS is presented in two different colour schemes: Matt Jet Black with Aluminium Silver and Yellow decals, or Silver Ice with Diablo Red and Aluminium Silver decals. Both paint scheme options include hand-painted Diablo Red wheel pinstripes and an Aluminium Silver rear sub-frame.
Even better technology
On top of its already exceptionally high standard of technology, which leads the category, the new Street Triple RS now features an even better technology specification. The TFT system now has enhanced functionality with the MyTriumph connectivity system software installed and enabled, ready to be used with the accessory-fit Bluetooth module. This enables GoPro interaction, turn-by-turn navigation and phone and music operation via the ergonomically optimised switch cubes, and displayed on the TFT screen. It also features newstyle 2nd generation graphic schemes, in four different styles, and four different colours. The TFT screen angle can be adjusted for optimum visibility to suit rider height.
The latest Triumph Shift Assist, up and down quickshifter, has also now been added as standard to the new Street Triple RS, making the bike much more capable, particularly on track. This enables smooth comfortable gear changes while maintaining the accelerator position, which reduces rider fatigue.
The five improved riding modes (Road, Rain, Sport, Track and Rider configurable) have now been optimised to suit the bike’s higher level of performance, for maximum rider control. These modes adjust throttle response, ABS and traction control settings, and can easily be selected whilst riding. Rain mode restricts power to 100PS for enhanced safety and control.
Complementing the new technology, the Street Triple RS retains its extremely high level of standard specification, including ride-by-wire, adjustable ABS and switchable traction control.
· Enhanced TFT functionality
MyTriumph connectivity system pre-enabled
(ready for accessory-fit Bluetooth module)
· New Triumph Shift Assist, up and down quickshifter
· Five improved riding modes: Road, Rain, Sport, Track, and Rider configurable
· Adjustable ABS
· Switchable traction control
· Self-cancelling indicators
Maximum street and track capability
As the lightest bike in its class, the new Street Triple RS has an incredible power-to-weight ratio that is key to its new category leading performance, making this a very agile, exhilarating and accessible bike for all riders. It also has the lightest wheels in the class, contributing to the Street Triple’s agility and precise, engaged handling.
The iconic gullwing swingarm delivers torsional stiffness and lateral flexibility, which maximises stability at higher speed, while its optimised pivot position provides natural resistance to compressing the RSU under hard acceleration. Together these enable tight corner exits and the Street Triple’s precise chassis behaviour.
Suspension is extremely high specification on the new Street Triple RS, with fully adjustable 41mm Showa big piston front forks, with 115mm travel, and fully adjustable Öhlins STX40 piggyback reservoir monoshock rear suspension unit, with 131mm rear wheel travel.
For incredible stopping power, the Street Triple RS features high specification Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc front calipers and a Brembo ratio and span adjustable brake lever, plus a Brembo sliding rear caliper.
The tyres are Pirelli’s latest generation high performance Diablo Supercorsa SP v3 tyres, delivering race track performance and excellent grip and stability, from fully street legal tyres.
And finally, for more comfortable pillion ergonomics, the pillion seat is now higher than the previous generation, providing improved leg space.
· Twin Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc front calipers
· Brembo ratio and span adjustable brake lever
· Single piston Brembo rear caliper
· Fully adjustable Öhlins STX40 piggyback reservoir RSU
· Showa 41 mm upside down big piston forks
· Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres
· Slip and assist clutch
60+ genuine Street Triple accessories for added protection, comfort and style
To personalise the new Street Triple RS, Triumph have a range of over 60 genuine accessories, including contemporary new, first in class, scrolling LED indicators, a new fly screen visor, and new machined mirrors and reservoirs. There’s also the new Bluetooth module, for access via the TFT instruments to phone and music operation, turn by turn navigation, and GoPro camera operation. Plus there’s a new range of stylish water resistant luggage with quick release mounting, including a tank bag and tail pack.
For added comfort, there are internally wired multi-setting heated grips, while for additional style and detailing, there’s tail tidy, and clear rear light assembly.
Taking the category benchmark-setting Street Triple RS to a whole new level, the 2020 update to the Street Triple RS adds to its incredible credentials, making this the ultimate performance street.
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