After 10 years of sterling service, Triumph Motorcycles has finally updated and revised its Street Triple range, with the launch of the 2017 Triumph Street Triple, Street Triple R and Street Triple RS. Now displacing 765 cc, placing it firmly in three-quarter litre territory, the new Street Triple starts from a base price of 8,125 pounds sterling (RM43,625).
The DOHC, 12-valve, inline-triple engine underwent major development for the new Street Triple 765, and only shares 10% of its components with the previous-generation 675. Some 80 new parts were designed for the 765 power plant, including the crank, pistons and Nikasil-coated aluminium barrels, along with specific cams for each model, resulting in an engine that weighs 1.2 kg less but produces 16% more peak power (in ‘RS’ form).
Starting with the base Street Triple 765 S, which produces 111.5 hp at 11,250 rpm and 73 Nm of torque at 9,100 rpm, it is followed by the ‘R’ model, which pumps out 116.4 hp at 12,000 rpm and 77 Nm of torque at 9,400 rpm. This is topped by the Street Triple RS, with 121.2 hp at 11,700 rpm and 77 Nm of torque at 10,800 rpm.
New for 2017 is traction control and riding modes, with Triumph started implementing in its Tiger XCX dual-purpose machines. The base ‘S’ triple gets two modes – Road and Rain – while the R has four, adding on Sport and Rider modes on top of the above two, and the top-of-the-line RS gets an additional Track mode.
Information in the cockpit now uses a five-inch TFT LCD full-colour display that is tilt-adjustable for the R and RS models – the RS panel includes a lap timer – while the S model makes do with an updated LCD display. Selection modes for the on-board computer and modes is done with a five-way joystick on the left handlebar.
Attention has also been paid to the chassis, suspension and braking. The chassis for the Street Triple 765 is lighter and stiffer than before, and claimed dry weight is 166 kg across the range.
Braking is handled by Brembo units on the R and RS Triples – with M4.32 and M50 Monobloc calipers respectively – while the base model S makes do with Nissin clamps. Additionally, the RS gets Brembo’s MCS radial master cylinder with span and ratio adjustment. Discs are twin 310 mm floating items in front and a single 220 mm disc at the back across the range.
On the suspension front, the RS comes standard with fully-adjustable Showa upside-down Big Piston Forks (BPF) with 115 mm of travel while the rear is propped up with an Ohlins TSX40 absorber, which has 131 mm of travel and is fully-adjustable.
Meanwhile, the R model also uses Showa, but with a separate reservoir upside-down adjustable SF-BPF fork, and a monoshock Showa adjustable rear absorber. Suspension travel is 115 mm in front and 134 mm at the rear.
Up top, the 2017 Street Triple 765 now comes with a centrally-located air-intake placed above the twin headlights. The headlights, which in the Street Triple were said to resemble a praying mantis and was a polarising part of the design, are now slightly rounder in shape.
Bodywork is also new, drawing on the 765’s bigger sibling the Speed Triple, for inspiration. A new gullwing swingarm is installed, which provides stiffness to the rear-end, while the aluminium die-cast two-piece subframe shaves weight.
Standard on the RS model is a colour-coded bellypan and rear seat cowl, while the R and S models have these items as options. Colour options for the RS are Phantom Black and Matte Silver Ice, while the R gets Jet Black, Crystal White and Matte Aluminium Silver. The S model comes in Phantom Black or Diablo Red.
Aside from that for the base model 2017 Street Triple 765 S, no prices yet for the R and RS models. In Malaysia, the 2016 Triumph Street Triple 675 R retails for a current promotional price of RM49,900, valid till February.