The Street Triple has always been a toy of joy and much less serious than its big brothers. Fast, light and fun seem to be the ethos with Triumph and its Street Triple, and this certainly continues in the all-new 2020 Street Triple, and in true fashion will definitely continue to put smiles on faces.
A few years ago, back in 2017, the Triumph Street Triple RS got a well-received engine upgrade that saw it pushed up from 675 cc to 765 cc and for the new 2020 model, that same 765 cc engine has been tightened and tweaked and slapped on a diet, giving it more grunt than a feral pig, with the 2020 Street Triple’s engine generating a meaty 121 horsepower at 11,750 rpm and 79 Nm of torque peaking at 9350 rpm, delivering plenty of power and ensuring lots of grunty mid-range torque that is up by 9% over the previous model.
The former bug-eyed beast also now has a more chiseled, defined look that continues all round the bike and behind those eyes now sits the full TFT Connectivity System that can be integrated with an action camera and bluetooth capability that can provide turn by turn navigation on the display.
In addition to the engines upgrades, the bike sports a quick-shifter with five optional riding modes along with the immense stopping power of the superb Brembo M50, four pot piston, monobloc radial brakes that will more than adequately tame the 166 kilogram beast and will help deliver more maniacal grins than horror film clown.
From the press release …
o Significant Euro 5 update to the 765cc triple engine, developed by Triumph’s Moto2TM engine team
o More peak torque, at 79Nm at 9,350rpm, plus 9% higher mid-range torque
o 9% more mid-range power, peaking at 123PS at 11,750rpm
o More responsive throttle
o New freer flowing silencer delivering a crisper, more distinctive sound
o Smooth, refined gearbox, with slip and assist clutch
- Much more aggressive attitude, poise and styling
o New distinctive and striking twin LED headlights with Daytime Running Lights
o New sporty, angular bodywork in contemporary new colours
o New style silencer with premium carbon fibre finisher
o Enhanced finish and detailing across the whole motorcycle, including new mirrors, new branded handlebar clamp and new Titanium Silver main frame
o Interchangeable seat cowl and pillion seat, with enhanced ergonomics
- Even better technology
o Enhanced TFT functionality including new style graphics
o MyTriumph connectivity system enabled, delivering GoPro interaction,
turn-by-turn navigation and music and phone operation
o New Triumph Shift Assist, up and down quickshifter
o Five improved riding modes: Road, Rain, Sport, Track, and Rider configurable
o Incredible high level of standard specification
- The ultimate performance street motorcycle
o The lightest bike in class
o Incredible power-to-weight ratio
o Globally renowned agile, dynamic and exhilarating handling
o Premium standard of specification and equipment, including Brembo M50 brakes, fully adjustable Öhlins suspension and Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V3 tyres
- 60+ genuine Street Triple accessories for added protection, comfort and style
o New first-in-class scrolling LED indicators
o New luggage with quick release mounting functionality
As the lightest bike in its class, the new Street Triple RS has an incredible power-to-weight ratio that is key to its new category leading performance, making this a very agile, exhilarating and accessible bike for all riders. It also has the lightest wheels in the class, contributing to the Street Triple’s agility and precise, engaged handling.
The iconic gullwing swingarm delivers torsional stiffness and lateral flexibility, which maximises stability at higher speed, while its optimised pivot position provides natural resistance to compressing the RSU under hard acceleration. Together these enable tight corner exits and the Street Triple’s precise chassis behaviour.
Media supplied Triumph.