Triumph launches Street Triple roadster with 765cc motor

It’s been almost a decade since the Triumph Street Triple was introduced to the world, back in 2007 as somewhat of a smaller version of the Speed Triple 1050. The sporty, naked roadster with street fighter genes had been based on the iconic inline-three engine off the Daytona 675 sport bike ever since… For 2017, Triumph upgraded the Street Triple line to take a new 765cc motor, promising explosive and increasingly agile rides with the new stuff. The new Street Triples are also lighter than last generation’s by 2 kg, in spite of the bigger displacement.

The new 2017 Street Triple 765 comes in three trims: S, R, and RS. All are built around Triumph’s current DOHC 765cc inline-three engine, giving the new motorcycles more power with more than 80 brand new parts while (amazingly enough) reducing weight. While the previous Street Triple 675 R weighs 168 kg dry, the new 765 S, R, and RS all claim dry weights of 166 kg. While the old 675cc was able to make 106 PS and 68 Nm of torque, the new 765 S offers 113 PS at 11,250 rpm and 73 Nm of torque at 9,100 rpm. The R and RS versions make even more power.

The Triumph Street Triple S

All bikes get blacked out motors and black paint schemes with different color choices varying between models. An improved gearbox with updated acceleration geometry should shorten 1st and 2nd gear ratios. They all come with ABS, switchable traction control, riding modes integrated in a new on-board computer, and three selectable screen display styles for readability in different light conditions — otherwise you can turn the ambient light sensor on ‘Auto’. The revised LCD instrument panel allows on-the-fly mode selection and features a fuel gauge, odometer, and trip meter for all three trims.

The 2017 Street Triples get all-new twin-sided ‘gullwing’ swingarms of cast aluminum alloy, 6-speed gearboxes, and revised designs to make the motorcycles look even more aggressively athletic. The S, R, and RS all come with multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection (EFI), secondary air injection (SAI), and ride-by-wire throttle control. Exhaust systems are 3-to-1 stainless steel. All models share the same aluminum beam twin spar frame and high pressure die cast subframes. The same cast aluminum alloy wheels (5-spoke, front 17 x 3.5 in and rear 17 x 5.5 in) carry over on all three models too.

The Triumph Street Triple R

The basic Street Triple S comes with 2 riding modes: Road and Rain. Suspension on the S is taken care of by 41mm Showa inverted front forks with 110 mm of travel, and an adjustable Showa piggyback reservoir monoshock with 124 mm of travel in the rear. Braking power is delivered by twin 310 mm discs and Nissin 2-piston calipers up front and a single 220 mm disc with a single-piston Brembo sliding caliper out back.

The main frame, subframe, and swingarm on the S are powder coated in black with the color scheme choices of ‘Diablo Red’ and ‘Phantom Black’ for body paint.

Both the R and RS models get additional features for their instrument readouts including two trip displays, fuel consumption, coolant temperature, warning symbol and service information, as well as “range to empty.” While the R and RS have increased seat heights from the S, they also both come with lower versions available.

The Triumph Street Triple RS

The new Street Triple R receives 4 riding modes adding Sport and Rider (programmable) to the basic Road and Rain settings seen on the S. The R also gets some performance upgrades like a slip-assisted clutch. Working the front of the R are fully adjustable 41mm inverted Separate Function-Big Piston forks (SF-BPF) with 115 mm of travel by Showa, twin 310 mm discs and Brembo M4.32 4-pistol radial monobloc calipers with switchable ABS. The rear acquires a fully adjustable Showa piggyback reservoir monoshock with 134mm of travel, and a single 220 mm disc with a Brembo single-piston caliper and switchable ABS. The Street Triple R makes 118 PS at 12,000 rpm and 77 Nm of torque at 9,400 rpm. Color schemes for the R include red accents and are ‘Jet Black’, ‘Crystal White’, and ‘Matt Aluminum Silver’.

The Triumph Street Triple RS in action

The Street Triple 765 RS is meant for speed hungry riders with more advanced riding skills, higher goals, and foreseeable track time. The electronic suite on the RS adds a ‘Track’ riding mode and its instrument panel comes with an exclusive lap timer. Like the R, the RS also makes use of a slip-assisted clutch. It is also the only bike of the three that gets Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tires. Along with a bellypan and Quickshifter, the RS also gets better suspension and brakes as expected.

In front are fully adjustable 41 mm Showa Big Piston forks (BPF) with 115 mm travel and twin 310 mm discs with Brembo M50 4-piston calipers and switchable ABS. At the rear is an Öhlins STX40 piggyback reservoir mono shock with 131 mm of travel — as well as a single 220 mm disc, a Brembo single-piston caliper, and switchable ABS. The Street Triple RS makes 123 PS at 11,700 rpm and 77 Nm of torque at 10,800 rpm. With a silver rear subframe and some red accents, the color schemes available for the RS are Matt Silver Ice, and Phantom Black.