Triumph has taken the wraps off its new Street Triple R. The middleweight street fighter boasts of a unique three-cylinder engine configuration for its class, combined with light weight, agile handling and distinctive looks. The Street Triple R slots under the top-of-the-line RS model in the Street Triple model line.
For 2020, Triumph has made several updates. First of all, it features new body work all around. The fly screen and air intake are much more pronounced. New LED headlights now feature prominent daytime running lamps. The muffler silencer and mirrors have also been updates. Finally new paint and graphic schemes provide a refreshing change, paired with wheel pin strips and a red rear subframe.
Gaining some much-needed enhancements is the engine. The 765cc inline three-cylinder is now Euro 5 compliant and has 7% reduced rotational inertia. It produces 118 PS and 77 Nm of torque. The exhaust note has also been adjusted to deliver a smoother balance between intake and silencer sound. It is paired to a smooth gearbox with short first and second gear ratios with a slip and assist clutch for less clutch lever effort. There’s also a Triumph Shift Assist up and down quickshifter fitted as standard.
Allowing the rider to tailor the power to their desire, there’s three riding modes built in: Road, Rain and Sport. Rain mode restricts peak power to 100PS, while Road and Sport regulate it accordingly.
Bringing it to a stop are high specification Brembo M4.32 four-piston radial monobloc front calipers. On the rear is Brembo single piston sliding caliper. All of them are governed by ABS.
The suspension is made up of Showa 41mm upside down separate function big piston forks and a Showa piggyback reservoir monoshock RSU. Both are fully adjustable for preload, compression damping and rebound damping.
In addition, the Street Triple R is offered with a number of accessories like scrolling LED indicators, a number of cargo options, as well as a Low Ride Height version, bringing the seat height down to 780 mm.