First the Triumph Street Triple RS was renewed showing us its angry face, then came the Triumph Street Triple S to add more wood to the A2 card. Now we have the third in the family, the Triumph Street Triple R.
The Triumph Street Triple since its inception 13 years ago has always been in the spotlight as a benchmark naked sport so it was time for an upgrade to continue its reputation. In 2020 it appears with a much more aggressive style, a new Euro 5 compliant tri-cylinder engine and a more affordable price than the version before it.
The new Triumph Street Triple R inherits the RS’s angry character and renews its look in the image of its more radical sister. From the outside we see changes to the dome with a new air intake, the side panels and the rear. Also new are the more compact muffler, the mirrors, the colors (now in Sapphire Black and Matt Silver Ice) and the graphics.
Underneath the body is a 765 cc tri-cylinder engine updated to meet Euro 5 standards. Rotational inertia has been reduced by 7%, making it an even more responsive engine. It leaves maximum power at 118 hp with a torque of 77 Nm that is usable from the low and mid-range of revolutions.
In the cycle part it uses a 41 mm Showa BPF inverted fork at the front and a Showa rear shock with piggyback reservoir, both adjustable in preload, extension and compression. On the brakes it uses a Brembo M4.32 monobloc radial front caliper with four pistons and a single-piston sliding caliper at the rear that also belongs to Brembo. For the rubbers the Hinckley ones choose a Pirelli Diablo Rosso III thought for the use in road.
In the equipment section it has three driving modes (Road, Rain and Sport). The Rain mode limits the power to 100 HP so that the wheel does not slip on wet roads. It also has traction control, ABS and electronic ‘ride-by-wire’ throttle.
It includes nearly 60 extra accessories such as LED sequence indicators, new rear-view mirrors, a tank bag, an Arrow muffler or heatable grips.
The new Street Triple R is on sale in Spain from 9,700 euros, which is 1,250 euros more than the previous version. It also includes for that price a ‘Low’ model with a seat height 45 mm lower than the standard model (825 mm), specific suspensions and a different seat.