After the launch of the 765RS in 2017, the second generation of the 765 has now been released, the 2020 Triumph Street Triple 765RS, which comes with 9% more power and torque in the mid-range. Also new are the headlights, slimmer than before with new LED DRLs.

Drawing on its experience as engine provider for Moto2, the 765RS’ triple-cylinder Euro 5 compliant mill pumps out 123 PS at 11,750 rpm and 79 Nm of torque at 9,350 rpm. Though peak numbers are much the same as the previous generation 765RS, the mid-range of the power band takes a 9% bump according to Triumph.

This is combined with better throttle response, with a 7% reduction in throttle effort. A less restrictive exhaust is also used, with two catalytic convertors than lowers emissions as well as allowing for faster exhaust flow.

Together with changes in the intake system, there is now a balance between exhaust and intake noise. The gearbox with quickshifter has undergone a similar redesign, with precision machining allowing elimination of the anti-backlash gears, reducing mass and improving gear changing while shorter first and second gears improves acceleration.

Front end styling is the most obvious change on the 2020 765RS, with the new LED headlight shape narrower with the LED DRLs forming a brow over the light housing. The headlights shine white and are brighter than the previous halogen units.

Inside the cockpit, the full-colour TFT-LCD panel now has four different display styles in four different colours. Screen display is also adjustable, following the unit on the 2019 Triumph Speed Triple 1050, providing the optimum viewing angle to suit riders of different heights.

The five riding modes have also undergoing a little revision, with the Road, Rain, Sport, Track and Rider configurable modes now taking advantage of the 2020 765 RS’s meatier mid-range. New is My Triumph connectivity in the instrument panel which, when coupled with the optional Bluetooth module, gives the rider GoPro camera control, turn-by-turn navigation, phone and music via the handlebar switch pods.

Braking is the same as the outgoing 765RS, using Brembo M50 Monobloc calipers with twin 310 mm floating brake discs, while the rear has a 220 mm disc and single-piston caliper. Suspension is similar, with the Showa Big Piston Forks (BPF) and Ohlins STX40 monoshock being retained with full adjustability.

The frame from the 2017 765RS is carried over, along with the gull wing shaped swingarm, but now in silver, similar to the Speed Triple 1050. The sub-frame has been altered slightly to place the pillion passenger a little higher up, giving more legroom.

Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V3 tyres are standard fitment, showing the sporting intentions of the 2020 765RS. There are two colour options for the Triumph Street Triple 765RS – Matte Jet Black with Aluminium Silver and Yellow decals, or Silver Ice with Diablo Red and Aluminium Silver decals – featuring hand-painted red pinstripes on the wheels.

A list of options from the official Triumph catalogue allows customisation of the 2020 765RS to suit the rider’s taste and needs. Of note are scrolling LED indicators, new fly screen visor, and new machined mirrors and reservoirs and a quick-release luggage system.

In Malaysia, the current model Triumph Street Triple 765RS retails for RM65,900. Also available is the 765R Low Ride Height at RM59,900 and the 765S at RM49,900.