Triumph Motorcycles Thailand has introduced the new range-topping Street Triple RS at this year’s Bangkok International Motor Show. The RS is the fastest version of the Street Triple, Triumph’s well-loved sport-naked street bike to date and carries more high performance features than its S and R siblings.
The new Street Triple range receives the new, enlarged, liquid-cooled DOHC 765cc inline-three motors. Despite the displacement upgrade from 675cc, the new Street Triples have managed to shed weight from the previous generations — making the bikes lighter, faster, and more maneuverable for 2017. The Street Triple RS’ power plant has been tuned to deliver the most power. It is rated to produce 123 PS at 11,700 rpm and 77 Nm of torque at 10,800 rpm.
The RS is the Triumph Street Triple’s most advanced manifestation yet, with an additional Track riding mode (on top of Sport, Road, Rain, and Rider Programmable), an exclusive lap timer on the instrument panel, and a Quickshifter. It is the only Street Triple to get Pirelli Diablo Superiors SP tires, as well as better suspension and brakes for aggressive track riding.
The RS gets a fully adjustable Öhlins STX40 piggyback reservoir mono shock with 131mm of travel, and fully adjustable 41 mm Showa Big Piston forks (BPF) with 115mm of travel. Twin 310mm discs and Brembo M50 4-piston calipers help stop the front, while a single 220mm disc and a Brembo single-piston caliper slow down the rear.
Like the Street Triple R, the all-new Street Triple RS features switchable ABS and uses a 6-speed gearbox and a slip-assisted, wet multi-plate clutch. Fuel capacity on the RS is 17.4-liters. Meanwhile, it has a seat height of 825mm, and will be available in two colors: Matte Silver Ice and Phantom Black.