The twin-eyed Triumph Street Triple is a sensational piece of motorcycling machinery that’s adored and loved in all the markets where it is sold. And now the manufacturer has updated and freshened-up the naked lady. So, prepare to say “Hello” to the all-new Triumph Street Triple range which comprises of the Triumph Street Triple S, the Triumph Street Triple R and the Triumph Street Triple RS. All three variants have just made their debut in the UK market.
The new range is powered by a 765cc inline triple engine which features 80 new parts including new crank, pistons and Nikasil plated aluminium barrels. Also worthy of attention is the increased bore and stroke. All these contribute to improved low-range and mid-range performance. Triumph has also taken the effort to endow each variant with a unique engine set-up, ECU and tune so that each bike caters to a specific kind of rider. All models will have riding modes to choose from and will come with better brakes, tyres and suspension set-up than its predecessors. Triumph has also been thoughtful enough to tweak the exhaust systems on all three bikes in the 2017 Triumph Street Triple range for a better and richer soundtrack. The styling has been given a minor update so that the visual essence of what makes the Triumph Street Triple what it is has been preserved, while gearing it up to take on the latest breed of competition in 2017.
Triumph Street Triple S: The stepping stone to the Triumph Street Triple club is an affordable everyday performance bike which is kinder on the newbies and adequately challenging when taken out for a run on the race track. Power tops out at 113bhp, torque peaks at 73Nm and it offers two riding modes – Road and Rain. You also get ABS, ride by wire, switchable traction and analogue/LCD instrumentation. It’s a good deal for the fresher at GBP 8,125.
Triumph Street Triple R: This one is lightyears ahead of the S and even comes with a display with three different styles to choose from when it comes to laying out the information that you need on the screen. There are four riding modes – Road, Rain, Sport and Rider Programmable – an engine which produces 118bhp of power and 77Nm of torque, a 6-speed gearbox and a new slip and assist clutch which join forces to make the R a performer which is meant for a more serious motorcycling enthusiast.
Triumph Street Triple RS: According to Triumph, the RS is “built to be at home on the track, and a weapon on the road.” We have no doubts on that. This is the top-of-the-line. King of the hill. Ruler of the empire. Everything that has gone into this track-dominating 123bhp naked bike is meant to dare the skilled rider to push it more to the edge. Even the footwear has been changed to Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres so that the perfect balance in performance is achieved on and off the track. They have also thrown in the new slip and assist clutch, an additional riding mode called Track (that makes it 5 modes to choose from) and three more dash display styles over those offered in the R model.
Triumph Street Triple RS, the Triumph Street Triple R and the Triumph Street Triple S will be available in UK dealerships from March, April and May respectively.