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.
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.
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.
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 new style 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
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
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.