The 2017 Triumph Street Triple was revealed. Here’s what you must know about it
Triumph unveiled a whole new Street Triple Family set to compete in the middleweight performance roadster class. While having the same twin-headlamp look, the new Street Triple is an all-new motorcycle.
Three Versions. Price
Street Triple RS – the high-spec
Street Triple R – the middle-spec
Street Triple S – the entry-level – 8,000 pounds in UK. It’ the only price announced by Triumph so far.
765 cc engine
Derived from Daytona 675 power unit. 80 new parts. It will be the base model for the future Moto2 engine.
Street Triple RS – 123 hp@ 11,700 rpm
Street Triple R – 118 hp@12,000 rpm
Street Triple S – 113 hp@12,250 rpm
The old engine was capable of 105 horsepower.
Even the entry-level Street Triple got a suspension update, but it’s the RS who gets our attention.
Street Triple RS – Fully-adjustable Show big-piston forks (BPF), Ohlins TTX 40 shock
Street Triple R – Separate-function Showa big-piston forks (SF-BPF), Sowa rear shock
Street Triple S – Separate-function Showa forks (SFF), preload adjustable Showa rear shock
The RS version gets superbike-spec Brembo calipers, while the S only comes with two-piston Nissins.
Street Triple RS – Front: Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc calipers and 310 mm discs. Rear: Brembo single-piston caliper, 220 mm disc. Switchable ABS
Street Triple R – Front: Brembo M4.32 radial monobloc calipers. Switchable ABS
Street Triple S – Front: Nissin 2-piston sliding calipers. Non-Switchable ABS
New TFT Dash
The Street Triple R and Street Triple RS get a full-color TFT dashboard with six display styles. It’s controlled by a new handlebar 5-way joystick. The S version gets and old-school dash.
Even the Bonneville family got the ride-by-wire technology, so it’s no wonder that Street Triple will come with an electronic acceleration control. It’s the parameters and set-up that makes the difference between the three versions.
While RS comes with five riding modes (Rain, Road, Sport, Rider Programmable and Track) and the R comes with four settings (Rain, Road, Sport, Rider Programmable), the S version has only two different presets (Rain and Road). These electronic profiles set the fuelling, ABS and Traction control parameters.
There is no banking angle sensor available, so there is no cornering ABS.