Triumph’s middleweight sports bike, the Street Triple, has been with with us in various guises for almost a decade, all in the form of the inline-triple engine that has become a Hinckley trademark. For 2017, we were privileged enough to be shown design drawings of the upcoming Street Triple 675 replacement, the Street Triple 765.

While we can’t show you the actual photos due to non-disclosure conditions, we can tell you that the 2017 Street Triple 765 is more of the same, but better. The current Street Triple is no slouch, we can vouch for that much, with a Street Triple 675 R being part of the author’s stable of motorcycles.

With naked sportsbikes making something of a resurgence, along with the interest in cafe racers – something Triumph does well with the 2016 Thruxton R – the new Street Triple sees a bump in displacement to 765 cc, 90 cc more. This means power will be up slightly from the 675’s 106 hp at 11,850 rpm, possibly reaching the 115 hp mark.

The current Street Triple has been, consistently, found to be a very capable all-round streetbike, which explains its current popularity with riders around the world. One of the defining points of the Triumph Street Triple is its handling, which in standard form, provides fully-adjustable suspension front and rear.

We await the unveiling of the 2017 Triumph Street Triple, and will certainly be putting it through the paces when a test machine is available. Limited units of the Street Triple 675 are still available at a retail price of RM53,900, including GST.