New aggressive design and high-end equipment for the updated A2 license 2020 Street Triple S
Triumph thought of making the bike look more similar to the recently released RS model. Thus we have an updated bodywork, new headlights and revised Euro 5 exhaust. It all sounds and looks good on the new machine. What do you think?
Triumph brings some updates to the new 2020 Street Triple S A2-license bike and it looks more aggressive than ever. The design changes were made to match the recently released RS model.
So, what are we looking at? The bike comes with new twin LED headlights with position lights, new fly screen, air intake, side panels and rear unit. The changes don’t stop here. The mirrors are restyled and offer more adjustability while Triumph now offers a new paint scheme. The new colours are Crystal White, with Diablo Red and Black decals, black tank badges and a textured black rear sub-frame.
The design changes were made to match the 2020 RS model. Unfortunately, there is no TFT dash like the one found on the top-spec bike, but you can enjoy an LCD unit with analogue tachometer.
The engine is a 660cc in-line triple capable in A2-license version to 47.6 hp at 9,000 rpm and 60 Nm of at 5,250 rpm. Reaching the A license conditions you can reset the power and torque to 95.2 hp at 11,250 rpm and 66 Nm of torque at 9,250rpm. The engine is Euro 5 homologated and Triumph took care of the exhaust updating the unit to deliver a deep in-line triple roar with induction sound on acceleration.
Of course, all that power has to be delivered smoothly and for this the 2020 Triumph Street Triple S has ride-by-wire, traction control, and two riding modes (Road and Rain).
We can imagine that besides the power the bike needs to be agile as well. The engine is fitted on an aluminium beam twin-spar frame with 2 pieces high-pressure die-cast for the rear. The 2020 Triumph Street Triple S is nimble through the twisties thanks to the gullwing swingarm. It is made from cast aluminium alloy and delivers torsional stiffness and lateral flexibility. Combined with the optimised pivot position the bike is more stable at high speeds while the pivot offers resistance to compressing the RSU under hard acceleration.
The suspension is provided by Showa, 41 mm upside-down forks for 110 mm of travel and for the rear we can find a piggyback reservoir monoshock with 124 mm of travel and adjustable preload.
That engine power has to be stopped somehow and for this task, the front brakes feature 310 mm floating discs and twin callipers offered by Nissin. The brake system also has Triumph’s latest generation of ABS. For the rear, the brakes have a single Brembo disc and Brembo calliper. For maximum grip, the tyres are the road-focused Pirelli Diablo Rosso III.
Last, but not least, Triumph offers 60+ accessories such as new scrolling LED indicators and Triumph Shift Assist up and down quick shifter, new colour coordinated belly pan and seat cowl, plus new flyscreen visor. When it comes to comfort and utility, the 2020 Triumph Street Triple S is fitted with new water-resistant luggage with quick-release mounting functionality.
For the time being, there are no details about when the bike will be available for purchase.