Gallery: Triumph Speed Triple vs Street Triple 765 RS
You’d think there’s only room in the world for one ultimate super-naked Triumph triple, and that last year’s revamped Speed Triple would comfortably continue to fill the role in much the same way it has since 1994.
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But with the launch of the new, enlarged Street Triple (now 765cc), the gap between the top-of-the-range Speed and the young upstart Street has narrowed. Is it now too close to call?
2017 Triumph Speed Triple R, £12,100
126.9bhp ● 192kg (dry)
The new Speed Triple has traction control, more power, ride-by-wire, a tweaked chassis and fresh styling. The R model has Öhlins NIX30 forks and TTX36 shock and Brembo M4.32 radial calipers.
2017 Triumph Street Triple RS
125.8bhp ● 166kg (dry)
Completely new successor to the Street Triple 675, the top-of-the-range RS comes with a 765cc, 123bhp motor, Showa Big Piston Forks, Öhlins STX40 shock and Brembo M50 radial calipers.