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TRIUMPH STREET TRIPLE 765 RS (2020-on) Review

Published: 09 October 2019

Updated: 12 October 2019

A phenomenal machine – Sharp on track and friendly on the road

Triumph Street Triple RS

A phenomenal machine – Sharp on track and friendly on the road

Overall Rating 4 out of 5

Triumph are masters of the sporty naked (they’ve sold over 90,000 since the Street Triple’s 2007 inception) and it keeps on getting better with age.

The new RS isn’t a quantum leap forward over the old model, but the extra grunt serves to make it more flexible and thrilling on the road, like the current R version we all know and love.

Too much ABS intervention on the track is its only flaw, but that aside it’s a phenomenal machine – beautifully built, refined, well equipped and as sharp at the racetrack limit as it is friendly on the road.

Ride Quality & Brakes 4 out of 5

With the exception of the latest generation 'Version 3' Pirelli Diablo Super Corsa SP rubber, the chassis is left unchanged.

That’s no bad thing because you still get Brembo monoblocs and a span/ratio adjustable front brake lever, an Öhlins rear and Showa forks, all bolted to one of the finest, best-balanced chassis set-ups you’ll find anywhere.

Front end feel, grip and confidence is up there with the best sportsbikes money can buy and it’s only on track where you can begin to push its limits, but you need to have the kahunas of a racer to get anywhere near them.

All five rider modes (Road, Rain Sport, Track and Rider) have been tweaked to suit the motor’s new character and you still get anti-wheelie (boo!) and (non-lean sensitive) traction control.

Triumph Street Triple RS turning left

The colour TFT dash is updated with kaleidoscopic, second generation graphics, Bluetooth connectivity, GoPro interaction and turn-by-turn sat nav. For normal riding the RS’s electronic aids wait in the wings, just in case, but selecting 'Track' or the customisable 'Rider' mode lets you wheelie and reduces TC intervention (you can also turn it off).

But even on the raciest of its two settings, the ABS is too intrusive on track, preventing very hard braking.

Engine 5 out of 5

Peak power remains at 121bhp, but Triumph has bolstered midrange oomph with a new exhaust cam, a lighter crank, clutch and balancer. It breathes through new intakes and a twin-cat exhaust featuring a header balance pipe and free-flowing carbon-tipped stubby end can.

All this adds up to 9% more peak torque, 9% extra power at mid revs and a 7% reduction in inertia. To ride it’s similar to before, but it sounds slightly angrier and still pulls like a mono-wheeling maniac out of slow corners and makes mincemeat of straights. It’s still beautifully fuelled and friendly at low speed with perfect fuelling.

Triumph Street Triple RS front quarter

Build Quality & Reliability 4 out of 5

Our online owners reviews have nothing but good things to say about the way the Street Triple RS goes and is finished, but some have experienced minor reliability and durability issues.

Insurance, running costs & value 4 out of 5

Despite its upgrades Triumph have kept the price the same as the previous RS and are offering some stonking PCP deals, which when you look at its equipment, performance and level of finish, represents superb value for money.

Triumph Street Triple RS rear shock

Equipment 5 out of 5

You get lots of top-level equipment for your money, including fully adjustable Showa Big Piston Forks and Öhlins shock, Brembo M50 Monobloc calipers, 'V3' Pirelli Super Corsa SPs, a slip and assist clutch, span/ratio-adjustable front brake lever, a multi-function colour TFT dash, traction and wheelie control, up/down quickshifter, five rider modes, self-cancelling indicators, LED lights and a carbon fibre end can tip.

Facts & Figures

Model info
Year introduced 2020
Year discontinued -
New price -
Used price £9,000 to £10,300
Warranty term -
Running costs
Insurance group -
Annual road tax £91
Annual service cost -
Max power 121 bhp
Max torque 58 ft-lb
Top speed 150 mph
1/4-mile acceleration -
Average fuel consumption -
Tank range -
Engine size 765cc
Engine type Liquid-cooled, 12v, inline triple
Frame type Aluminium twin spar
Fuel capacity 17.4 litres
Seat height 825mm
Bike weight 166kg
Front suspension 41mm Showa Big Piston forks fully adjustable
Rear suspension Single Ohlins rear shock, fully adjustable
Front brake 2 x 310mm discs with Brembo four-piston radial caliper.
Rear brake 220mm single disc with single-piston caliper.
Front tyre size 120/70 x 17
Rear tyre size 180/55 x 17

History & Versions

Model history

2007: Street Triple launched. Triumph created an instant hit with its new naked (basically a retuned Daytona 675 with straight bars and minimal bodywork). Appealing to new riders and the more experienced alike, the lightweight Street Triple proved to be the perfect road bike for all occasions.

2008: Street Triple R. Hot version, featuring fully-adjustable suspension and radial Nissin brakes.

2012: Facelift Street Triple moves away from its startled round headlight look and gets fox-eyes.

2013: The Street’s first big overhaul sees it shed weight, get a new chassis, switchable ABS, immobiliser, low-slung side exhaust, and redone gear ratios.

2013: Also updated is the R model, with a high-end suspension package, taller seat height, better brakes and sharper geometr. It's not quite as aggressive as the first Street Triple R, resulting in a bike that's easier to live with and much more new-rider friendly.

2015: Street Triple RX introduced. The new range-topper takes the R’s special bits and adds the Daytona 675’s subframe and seat unit, plus a quickshifter and bespoke colour options. It's not a huge leap from the already great Street Triple R, although the quickshifter does make it feel slicker and more purposeful.

2017: New generation of Street Triple models launched in S, R and RS trim. Features a bored-out 765cc motor with more power and torque, ride-by-wire, full rider aids package (except for an autoblipper), slip and assist clutch, shorter first and second gear, chassis tweaks and a colour dash. Its motor goes on to power the Moto2 grid in 2019.

2020: Euro 5-compliant, added midrange grunt, refined electronics, autoblipper, new colour dash graphics and Bluetooth connectivity (including sat nav and Go-Pro functionality), updated LED headlights and styling tweaks. 

Other versions

At the time of writing (October 2019) there are no other 2020 Street Triple variants).

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  • Triumph Street Triple RS
  • Triumph Street Triple RS mountain road
  • Triumph Street Triple RS front
  • Triumph Street Triple RS left side
  • Triumph Street Triple RS turning right
  • Triumph Street Triple RS knee down
  • Triumph Street Triple RS on track
  • Triumph Street Triple RS turning left
  • Triumph Street Triple RS rear on track
  • Triumph Street Triple RS front quarter
  • Triumph Street Triple RS tracking
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  • Triumph Street Triple RS turning right
  • Triumph Street Triple RS turning left on track
  • Triumph Street Triple RS on the road
  • Triumph Street Triple RS headlight unit
  • Triumph Street Triple RS rear brake
  • Triumph Street Triple RS rear seat cowling
  • Triumph Street Triple RS engine
  • Triumph Street Triple RS rear shock
  • Triumph Street Triple RS headlight
  • Triumph Street Triple RS tank and dash
  • Triumph Street Triple RS peg
  • Triumph Street Triple RS exhaust
  • Triumph Street Triple RS rear light
  • Triumph Street Triple RS left side
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  • Triumph Street Triple RS garage
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