TRIUMPH STREET TRIPLE 765 RS (2023 - on) Review


  • Moto2-inspired engine upgrades
  • Racier brakes and steering geometry
  • Smaller fuel tank
Sports Naked of the Year 2023

At a glance

Power: 128 bhp
Seat height: Medium (32.9 in / 836 mm)
Weight: Medium (415 lbs / 188 kg)


New £11,295
Used £10,000 - £11,000

Overall rating

Next up: Ride & brakes
5 out of 5 (5/5)

Hinckley have used its Moto2 knowhow to sharpen the 2023 Triumph Street Triple 765 RS. The previous model was already one of the finest sports naked motorbikes around and hardly needed to improve, but in the face of ever tougher competition from the likes of Ducati with its Monster SP, the Yamaha MT-09SP and KTM 890 Duke R, they’re desperate to stay ahead of the game.

With a host of engine, chassis, styling and electronics mods (and ‘765’ added to its name), the Street Triple 765 RS is now such an accomplished track weapon it’s feels every inch a full-on race bike with straight bars.

Acceleration and handling are sharper and with such a friendly riding position and power delivery it’s a cinch to ride fast.

Riding the Triumph Street Triple 765 RS fast is easy and very enjoyable

Its brakes have a new-found feel and power, too.

It’ll be every bit as fun to ride on the road and when you look at the performance, equipment, tech and build quality you get for the money, it’s stonking value. In fact, it's so good, in 2023 MCN awarded it not one but TWO awards! It scooped both the Bike of the Year award and Best Sports Naked. Praise doesn't come much higher...

Now: Listen to this bike in our Triumph Street Triple RS video review!

Ride quality & brakes

Next up: Engine
5 out of 5 (5/5)

A new top shock mount adds 20mm rear ride height, steepens the rake from 23.9 to 23.2 degrees and reduces trail from 100 to 96.9mm. New sprockets shrink the wheelbase from 1405mm to 1399mm.

Tyres are still Pirelli’s sticky Super Corsa SP V3. With its race-proven supersport chassis and friendly power delivery the previous RS models handled sweetly.

Now the RS is even easier to place on track and feels more like a race bike with straight bars than ever, especially with extra damping dialled into the Showa forks and Öhlins shock. It’s so composed it’s a job to even scratch the surface of its abilities.

Knee down on the 2023 Triumph Street Triple 765 RS

Although the previous RS had decent stopping power its Brembos lacked feel at the lever.

Its ABS would also intrude too early, which took the shine off track riding. New Brembo Stylema calipers are so strong they’d stop a superbike in its tracks.

Ohlins shock on Triumph Street Triple 765 RS

Better still, a new ABS modulator and careful set up by Triumph’s test riders have given the brakes the kind of tactile feel you’ll find on a pure race bike.

The trick now is having the strength and bravery to use them to the full. Brakes are linked in all rider modes, except Track where front and rear work independently.


Next up: Reliability
5 out of 5 (5/5)

Triumph have supplied Moto2 with breathed-on 765cc three-cylinder motors for the past four seasons and they’ve proved to be bulletproof.

The new RS gets some of the race motor’s good stuff: higher compression pistons, conrods, valves, high lift cams, shallower intake trumpets…the list goes on.

Triumph Street Triple 765 RS engine is better than ever, with a 7bhp boost in power

Power is up 7bhp to 128bhp, there’s an extra lb-ft of torque and a new single cat exhaust. The RS was never a slug, but it now accelerates with even more joyful urgency.

It’s easier to keep it on the boil, too, thanks to new gearbox ratios. First is taller and rest shorter. Final drive also goes from 16/46 to 15/48.

The Triumph Street Triple 765 RS is easier to keep on the boil than ever

Reliability & build quality

Next up: Value
5 out of 5 (5/5)

Attention to detail and build quality is top draw, although one owner does report an issue with an engine coolant leak.

Our online owners’ reviews for previous Street Triples, including the latest 765cc engine variants are nothing but glowing.

Side profile of the Triumph Street Triple 765 RS. We don't expect this to be an unreliable bike

Value vs rivals

Next up: Equipment
4 out of 5 (4/5)

Its price is similar to close rivals like the Yamaha MT-09SP and KTM 890 Duke R, but nearly three grand less than the Ducati Monster SP... we reckon that makes the RS fantastic value.

Side view of the Triumph Street Triple 765 RS headlight and fuel tank


5 out of 5 (5/5)

Still instantly recognisable, the RS has new colour coded radiator cowls, headlight surround and a bellypan as standard. Flatter and (12mm) wider bars make it easier to muscle around, as does its more compact new 15-litre fuel tank. It’s 2.4-litres smaller, which Triumph says brings it into line with its rivals’. They claim 53mpg, giving a theoretical full-to-dry fuel range of 174 miles. We’ve recorded a true 56mpg from the outgoing RS and a 214-mile range.

Build quality is superb with goodies like LED lights and a stitched seat as standard. Cruise control is an option for the Street Triple for the first time.

LED headlights on the front of the Triumph Street Triple 765 RS

As before the RS has a 5in colour dash with new (slightly fussy) graphics and plethora of rider aids to make life easier on the road and track. An up/down quickshifter is standard and the traction control is smoother, not that it’s ever easy to activate with the kind of grip and poise the chassis offers.

Wheelie control is linked to the TC, except in Track mode where the electronics let you roam free. There are still five riding modes. Road, Sport, Track and a customisable Rider. All modes have racier throttle maps and in Rain power is cut to 99bhp.

Triumph Street Triple 765 clocks showing rider modes, in this case Track


Engine size 765cc
Engine type Liquid-cooled 12v triple
Frame type Aluminium twin spar
Fuel capacity 15 litres
Seat height 836mm
Bike weight 188kg
Front suspension 41mm Showa BPF forks, fully adjustable
Rear suspension Öhlins STX40 shock, fully adjustable
Front brake 2 x 310mm discs with Brembo Stylema monobloc radial calipers. Cornering ABS
Rear brake 220mm disc with single-piston Brembo caliper. Cornering ABS
Front tyre size 120/70 x 17
Rear tyre size 180/55 x 17

Mpg, costs & insurance

Average fuel consumption 53 mpg
Annual road tax £111
Annual service cost -
New price £11,295
Used price £10,000 - £11,000
Insurance group -
How much to insure?
Warranty term Two years

Top speed & performance

Max power 128 bhp
Max torque 59 ft-lb
Top speed 150 mph
1/4 mile acceleration -
Tank range 174 miles

Model history & versions

Model history

  • 2017: Range-topping Street Triple RS launched. New 765cc motor has more power and torque than the outgoing 675cc lump and comes with 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. 765 engine goes on to power the Moto2 grid in 2019.
  • 2020: More midrange grunt, Euro 5 friendly, refined electronics, autoblipper as standard, new colour dash graphics and Bluetooth connectivity (including sat nav and Go-Pro functionality), updated LED headlights and styling tweaks.
  • 2023: ‘765’ moniker added. Engine tweaks, more power, shorter gearing, sharper steering geometry, uprated brakes, electronics and 2.4-litre smaller tank.

Neevesy riding the 2023 Triumph Street Triple 765 RS with knee down on the track

Other versions

  • Street Triple 765 R: Cheaper 118bhp road focussed model. Same engine upgrades as RS, revised steering geometry and electronic upgrades.
  • Street Triple 765 Moto2: As RS with clip-ops, Öhlins forks and even racier steering geometry.

MCN Long term test reports

MCN Fleet: 'Blown away' by Street Triple 765

MCN Fleet: 'Blown away' by Street Triple 765

A couple of weeks ago I got my hands on the new Triumph Street Triple 765 RS and was instantly blown away. From the second I put my leg over the bike it felt like home. Everything is just placed perfectly, from the bar position and switchgear, to the foot pegs and comfortable seat. The finish is ou

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