After its launch of the 765RS Street Triple in 2016, Triumph has teased the 2020 Triumph Street Triple RS in the form of a video. What is most apparent is the new headlights, still a twin model, but the LED DRLs are now brows, instead of the previous tiny lozenges set in the middle.

Due for launch on October 7, the new Street Triple RS also looks to have a redesigned rear cowl, now looking a little shorter with a more prominent seat hump. The wheels appear to be the same as the previous generation while the Brembo brake callipers are in evidence, it is not known if these are Stylema units as used on the recently released limited edition Triumph Daytona Moto2 765 or M50 Monoblocs as previous.

While it is not known what mechanical changes have been made to the Triple engine, rumour has it the 2020 Street Triple RS will come with upgraded internals drawing on Triumph’s experience as engine supplier to Moto2. A sizeable bump in horsepower has also been spoken about, with the Daytona 765 producing 128 hp at 12,250 rpm and 80 Nm of torque at 9,750 rpm, compared to the previous generation 765 RS pumping out 121 hp and 77 Nm.

The Daytona 765 also comes with titanium inlet valves, stronger pistons, MotoGP-spec DLC coated gudgeon pins, new cam profiles, new intake trumpets, modified con rods, intake port, crank and barrels, and an increased compression ratio – 12.9:1 from 12.6:1. Again, it is not known which, if any, of these parts will transition into the Street Triple RS.

We would assume as befits an RS offering from Triumph, top notch suspension will be offered, similar to the Showa front fork and Ohlins monoshock that is standard equipment on the 765 RS. In Malaysia, the 2019 Triumph Street Triple 765 RS retails for RM65,900, excluding road tax, insurance and registration.