Earlier this year, Triumph had updated the ageing Street Triple 675 range with the larger, lighter and more agile Street 765 internationally. The new range included a base Street Triple which came with the older 675 motor, a Street Triple S, Street Triple R and a Street Triple RS. Of these, Triumph has launched the Street Triple S at Rs 8.5 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi).
While the design of the bike remains similar to the outgoing model, it looks sharper and more compact thanks to a redesign that focusses on mass centralisation. The exhaust has been moved closer to the engine. The bike gets new headlamps with integrated LED DRLs and a new LCD instrument console. The Street Triple R and RS meanwhile get a full-colour TFT instrument console with switchable screens.
The Street Triple S comes with a 765cc in-line three-cylinder motor that delivers 113PS @ 11,250rpm and 73Nm of torque @ 9,100rpm. That’s a 6.6 percent increase in power and 7.3 percent increase in torque from the previous 675cc model sold internationally. Triumph promises this time around India will get the full-power model and not a detuned one. The new bike now features ride-by-wire, traction control and two power modes – Road and Rain.
Chassis-wise, the new Street Triple S gets a new gullwing swingarm and new upgraded suspension in the form of fully adjustable Showa 41mm upside-down separate function forks up front and fully adjustable Showa monoshock with a piggyback reservoir at the rear.
The saddle height has increased from 800mm to 810mm. The bike weighs 166kg and fuel tank capacity is 17.4 litres.
For braking, the Street Triple S gets dual 310mm discs clamped to Nissin 2-piston calipers at the front and a 220mmdisc with Brembo single-piston caliper at the back. For traction, there are Pirelli Diablo Rossa Corsa 120/70 R17 and 180/55 R17 tyres.
The Street Triple will go against the Ducati Monster 821, Kawasaki Z900 and newly launched Aprilia Shiver 900.