Spied: Big changes as Triumph test Öhlins-equipped Street Triple 765

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Triumph are working on a top-spec Street Triple to take over from the RS as the pinnacle of the 765 pile. The current bike has been with us since 2020 and does an excellent job.

But that update was just a gentle refresh. Now Triumph appear to be moving things on much further.

The Showa forks are gone in favour of shimmering gold Öhlins. It’s difficult to tell at first glance but the ‘stock’ looking lower triple clamp suggests that these are the 43mm fully adjustable NIX forks Triumph deploy on the Speed Triple RS.

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A front view of the Triumph Street Triple under development

Triumph have also moved away from the straight bars, with the new triple clamp featuring raised clip-ons. The Street (and Speed) Triples have always gone for the factory ‘streetfighter’ look, of which flat bars is a key component.

The only reason we can think Triumph would be keen to change would be to free up space on the triple tree – perhaps for a keyless ignition.

Elsewhere there are clear changes to the bodywork. The ‘face’ of the bike in front of the headlights has been modified with a small splitter now sitting under the DRLs. There are also new plastics alongside the radiators which bear a remarkable resemblance to a pair of wings.

Together with the splitter, it’s likely both are working together to channel airflow and prevent the light front-end feeling nakeds are known for at high speed.

The development bike looks nearly ready

The big question that remains is whether this new bike will replace the RS or if it will sit above it as higher spec version or as a limited edition like Triumph’s TFC range.

If its straight replacement, we’d expect it to be around £11,500 but if it’s a TFC, then the sky’s the limit and could be upwards of £15,000.

Triumph Street Triple explored:

  • Lots of go The engine is likely to carry over straight from the RS, so you can expect 121bhp on tap.
  • Dash it A new dash with a few more nifty features will likely keep the Street Triple on top
  • Sticky rubber To make the most of the new parts, the Triple sits on Pirelli Diablo Super Corsa SP tyres
  • Good as gold Öhlins components should make it even more precise on track, and plush on-road
  • Flash components With the nice parts and carbon fibre, expect it to cost at least £11,500

2020 Triumph Street Triple RS video review:

Jordan Gibbons

By Jordan Gibbons

News Editor, owns some old bikes. Should know better.