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The 2020 Triumph Street Triple R Is Nearly Here


The middleweight naked is likely to be launched next week

[Update: 2020 Triumph Street Triple R Launched In India, head here to check it out.]

  • The 2020 Triumph Street Triple R will be the most affordable bike under the Street Triple range in India.
  • Its inline three-cylinder engine makes 118PS and 75Nm.
  • Triumph has equipped the bike with top-spec features like riding modes, traction control and bidirectional quickshifter.

Triumph India is likely to launch the 2020 Street Triple R next week. This supernaked will be the most affordable motorcycle under Triumph’s Street Triple range and is likely to be priced at around Rs 9.50 lakh (ex-showroom). This will also be the first time for Triumph to launch the Street Triple R in the country. Earlier, the British bikemaker offered only the mellow Street Triple S and the manic Street Triple RS in the country. When launched, the Street Triple R will go up against the upcoming 2020 Kawasaki Z900, the KTM 790 Duke BS6 and BMW F 900 R. Unofficial bookings are already open at select Triumph dealerships across the country.

Triumph has done a little bit of cost-cutting by equipping the motorcycle with a semi-digital instrument cluster as opposed to the Street Triple RS’ geeky smartphone-compatible full colour TFT screen. However, it more than makes up for such niggles with a gem of an engine. The 765cc inline three-cylinder liquid-cooled engine churns out 118PS and 75Nm. The output figures are more or less on par with the BS4 KTM 790 Duke’s 105PS and 87Nm. Plus, Triumph has also thrown in three-level riding modes, a bi-directional quickshifter, an assist & slipper clutch, and a traction control system to keep the engine in check.

The motorcycle also gets sophisticated Brembo brakes (dual 310mm discs with M4.32 radial caliper up front and a 220mm disc at the rear). Triumph hasn’t skipped on the underpinnings department either. It gets a proper 41mm Showa separate function big piston forks and a Showa gas-charged rear monoshock, both offering compression, rebound and preload adjustability. At 168kg dry, the Street Triple R is 2kg heavier than the RS variant. The seat height stands at 825mm, but we hope Triumph also brings in the low-seat accessory, which reduces the height to a more accessible short-rider-friendly 780mm.

Also Read: How Different Are The Street Triple’s R And RS Trims?

For those who are wondering about the Street Triple S, it is unlikely to be launched in India. That’s because Triumph has equipped the new Street Triple S with a smaller 660cc triple engine that’s tuned to produce just 47.6PS and 60Nm. This has been done to cater the A2 licence holders in Europe, who are looking for a beginner-friendly motorcycle.

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