In addition to the range-topping Street Triple RS, Triumph will offer two further main model choices – the S and the R – as well as two spin-off models catering for A2 licence holders and the vertically challenged.
Street Triple R now middle model
- Switchable ABS
- Slip and assist clutch
- 5” full-colour TFT instrument pack
- Four riding modes (Rain, Road, Sport and Rider Programmable)
- New switch cubes with 5-way joystick control
- Claimed power 116bhp @ 12,000rpm
- Available May 2017
Neatly nestled between the S and RS is the R. Once the range-topper, it now monopolizes the middle, offering road-only riders everything they need for naked hedonism. In reality you’d be hard pushed to spot the difference from the saddle between this and the RS. It gives away 5bhp at peak power to the RS, while peak torque is identical, and arrives earlier in the rev range.
The front calipers are Brembo M4.32 monoblocs, which are more than up to the job, and the fully adjustable Showa Separate Function Big Piston Fork is unlikely to disappoint – nor is the fully adjustable Showa monoshock.
You also get a nearly full compliment of rider modes (Rain, Road, Sport and Rider Programmable), the sexy new TFT dash, DRL lights, new switchgear, switchable ABS and self-cancelling indicators.
For the majority, it’ll be the only Street Triple you’ll ever need. Expected to land in dealers in May.
Street Triple S sets standard
- Ride-by-wire throttle
- ABS as standard
- Switchable traction control
- Rain and Road riding modes
- Updated analogue/LCD clocks
- Claimed power 111bhp @ 11,250rpm
- Price set at £8000otr, available April 2017
The entry-level Street now gets an S at the end of its name, just like the Speed Triple did in 2016. It’s the only Street that Triumph have confirmed the price for so far, and it will be available in dealers from April at £8000 on the road. While it’s certainly the most basic model in the range, that’s not to say that it’s devoid of features or temptation.
Power is up 6.6% compared to the old 675, meaning 111bhp @ 11,250rpm and 53.8ftlb torque, and despite having the lowest spec suspension it’s still an improvement over the outgoing bike. It gets a non-adjustable Showa Separate Function Fork (SFF) up front and a preload adjustable Showa monoshock at the rear. The brakes are another key area where the spec is lower, with Nissin 2-piston sliding calipers, compared to the other models’ Brembos. Nonetheless, braking performance will still be on par with the rest of the package, and boasts permanent ABS as standard – while it also lacks the other models’ slip and assist clutch.
The S is also the only model not to feature the new 5” TFT dash, but it does get a new set of clocks, pilfered from the Speed Triple, through which you can view all the usual information, plus keep a tab on the two new rider modes (Road and Rain), and the switchable traction control.
All-new restricted A2 Street Triple S
As if three new models weren’t enough, there are two further factory options. The first is an A2-licence version based on the S model. It’s visually identical to the S, but actually boasts a completely different engine derived from the outgoing 675cc triple. With a new bore and stroke of 76 x 48.48mm, it’s actually 660cc, and produces 94bhp, allowing it to meet regulations for restriction to 47bhp. Supplied as a factory model in A2 form, it can be derestriced by Triumph dealers to 94bhp once the rider has a full licence. It will be available from June 2017.
New 'Low Ride Height' Street Triple R
For the vertically challenged there’s also now a Low Ride Height (LRH) version based on the R model, which drops the seat height to 780mm.
Rather than simply removing all the seat padding and using a different linkage on the shock, Triumph have gifted this model a host of changes that they claim preserve the handling characteristics of the Street, while accommodating shorter legs.
The fork is the same spec as the R model (fully-adjustable Showa SF-BPF), but with reduced stroke to effectively lower the front end. Meanwhile the rear shock is similar to the R’s Showa unit, but is shorter, thus removing the option of rebound adjustment, while it’s still compression and preload adjustment remain. The seat profile is also marginally lower, while the seat unit and subframe remain unchanged. In all other ways, it’s identical to the R model.
• The new Street Triple family will make its official UK debut at the MCN London Motorcycle Show on February 17-19 at London’s Excel.
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