One of the most loved naked street bikes has been launched in a new avatar. Although the launch was pushed ahead due to the Covid-19 Pandemic & the related lockdown here in India, Triumph has officially announced that the new 2020 Street Triple RS is now available for sale in our market at a price of INR 11.13 lakh. The Street Triple range first debuted in 2007, and ever since has been a favourite street sport bike worldwide.
Powering the new 2020 Triumph Street Triple RS is a 765cc, liquid-cooled, 3-cylinder, BS6 compliant petrol engine developed by the team who have worked on the Triumph Moto2 engine. The motor now produces 123 HP of peak power and 79 Nm of peak torque matched to a 6-speed gearbox. Triumph is also offering a slipper assist clutch and a bi-directional quickshifter with the new Street Triple RS. The new components inside the engine have rsulted in 7% reduction in rotational inertia and mass reduction. The new exhaust is more free-flowing and comes with a new carbin fibre finisher for a sporty look. The exhaust note is also claimed to be better than the older model. Triumph has worked on the 1st & 2nd gear ratios so that the rider can get better acceleration. With a dry weight of just 166 kg, the new Triumph Street Triple RS surely guarantees a lot of fun.
Other changes to the motorcycle include a new dual headlamp setup with new LED DRLs, new fly screen, new fuel tank design, new bar end mirrors, new LED tail lamp, reworked body panels, full digital speedometer console, new air intake, new handlebar clamp design, new engine case finishing, 2 new body colours with contrast decals, bluetooth connectivity, turn-by-turn navigation, GoPro controls, etc.
The 2020 Triumph Street Triple RS comes with Road, Rain, Sport, Track and Rider progammable riding modes. Electronic features include ride-by-wire, traction control, dual-channel ABS, etc. The bike runs with fully adjustable Ohlins STXX40 rear monoshock and a 41mm Showa BPF with 115mm travel at the front. The new gullwing swingarm design is also claimed to deliver a stable ride while also being torsionally stiffer and laterally flexible. Stopping power comes from a Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc front caliper and a Brembo sliding rear caliper.
Triumph will also offer up to 60 genuine accessories for the new Street Triple for owners to have the bike suiting their riding requirements.