Triumph India has launched the new Street Triple RS in our two-wheeler market for Rs 10.55 lakh (ex-showroom, pan India). The Street Triple RS is the most powerful Street Triple to be ever made and it is the first ocassion that the RS variant has been launched in India. The British bikemaker had earlier launched the base 2017 Street Triple S in our two-wheeler space. The new Speed Triple made its global debut at the 2015 EICMA motorcycle show and was among the earliest motorcycles from the British brand to comply with Euro-4 emission norm. In terms of styling the new motorcycle looks similar to its predecessor except for new details like sharper headlamps with in-built DRLs, narrower but sharper-looking fuel tank and redesigned exhaust muffler. Sadly the new bike doesn't feature the 5-inch TFT full digital console like the Street Triple RS but gets a LCD display equipped semi-digital unit.
Moving forward to the heart of the matter, which is among the major highlights of the new Triumph motorcycle, there is the new 765cc motor that is based on the Triumph Daytona’s 675 motor. The new triple-cylinder engine pumps out 123PS at 11,700rpm and 77Nm at 10,800rpm, while the Street Triple S’ mill delivers 113PS and 73Nm of peak torque. Transmission duties are handled by a 6-speed gearbox, and a bi-directional quickshifter is standard on the RS variant
Updates haven't been restricted to the mechanical front as the Triumph Street Triple RS features 5 ride modes - rain, sport, race, rider and track. It has four-level traction control settings – road, rain, track and off. Taking the safety aspect further is ABS with three modes – road, track and off. The rider can also customise each ride mode along with his preferred traction control settings and ABS. The base Street Triple S gets two ride modes and switchable traction control along with ABS.
Triumph Street Triple Price
Triumph Street Triple prices start at Rs. 8.72 lakh (Ex-Showroom). Triumph Street Triple is avialable in 2 variants and 2 colours.
The Street Triple S didn't really impress us like the earlier 675. Can the top-spec RS bring back the magic of the original?
When the Triumph Street Triple S made its way to India, we were quite thrilled to see that Triumph had changed the Street Triple 675’s formula to iron out any shortcomings that lingered. This meant an increase in power and addition of more electronic aids. Sadly though, and crucially in our books, the S missed out on its predecessor’s divine handling. But that was Triumph’s first salvo with the more powerful Street Triple and the subtly different RS was still to come. We’ll admit, we have sky-high expectations from anything wearing a Street Triple badge. So, after our ride, we were expecting to wear wider grins and reserve even more respect for the family. Did the RS do it?
Looks & Styling
Visually, the Triumph Street Triple RS has received only subtle updates instead of a full-fledged overhaul over the 675. These include the reprofiled bug-eyed headlamps, which, thanks to the bright LED DRLs, are a lot easier on the eyes.
Nighttime visibility from the bug-eyed headlamps is excellent and so is the visibility from the bar-end rearview mirrors, which don’t vibrate even while accelerating hard. The relatively...read more »
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