The 2017 Triumph Street Triple S gets powered by a new Moto2-bound 765 engine that makes 113 horsepower
Amidst much anticipation, Triumph officially revealed three new Street Triple models that were the 2017 Street Triple R, Street Triple S, and Street Triple RS back in January in London. Power source for all of them are the newly developed 765 cc triple-cylinder engine tuned to produce three different states of power – 113 hp in the S, 118 hp in the R and 123 hp in the RS to be precise. The same engine will be used for Moto2 series between 2019 and 2021.
While the Street Triple S makes 53 pd ft of torque, both the R and RS versions develop a slightly more 56 pound-feet. Compared to the outgoing model, the power and torque figures are considerably upped. Instead of using the initially expected Tiger 800’s engine, Triumph opted for a new unit as the broke/stroke of 78 mm x 53.4 mm is lot less small than the Tiger’s.
The crankshaft, pistons and swingarm are all new as Triumph included over 80 new parts for greater agility that decreased the weight by two kilograms compared to the existing Street Triple R. Electronic aids like traction control, ride-by-wire and different riding modes are provided for all the three models.
Additionally, the R and RS will come featuring slipper clutch and a full colour TFT dashboard with five-ways to toggle through the electronic package. The RS also gets a quickshifter and lap timer besides cosmetic changes like new radiator cowls, air inlets, fly screen and other body panels.
The first and second gear ratios have been said to be shortened for aggressive acceleration. The standard ABS system can be turned off or adjusted in R and RS models and they also gain Daytime Running Lights. The S and R are shod on Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tyres while the RS’ rims are wrapped around by the Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP rubber.
The seat height of S stands at 31.89 inches and for the R and RS it’s 32.48 inches abreast. The range-topping RS is claimed to be track focussed and it composes of a preload adjustable and rebound damping Showa 41 mm big piston fork up front and an Ohlins-sourced monoshock rear.
As for the brakes, the British manufacturer offers Brembo M50 four-piston, radially-mounted monobloc calipers with dual 310 mm discs up front and a brembo single piston caliper with a 220 mm disc at the back. The five riding modes to choose from are Rain, Road, Sport, Track and Customised. Moreover, the RS will be sold in Matte Silver Ice and Phantom Black colours.
The 2017 Street Triple R is now devoid of Track mode and gets Brembo M4.32 calipers along with a downgraded 41 mm USD fully-adjustable front fork and Showa piggyback monoshock reservoir. It will be made available in three colour schemes namely Jet Black, Matte Aluminum Silver, and Crystal White in international markets.
The S model is claimed to be for daily use with only two riding modes being Rain and Road. It also has the front brake downgraded to a two-piston sliding caliper unit and comes in Diablo Red and Phantom Black paint jobs. As all three models have been arriving at international markets separately during the course of this year, Triumph has introduced the new Street Triple S only today in India. With local assembly, the entry level S has been priced at Rs. 8.50 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). The other variants could come at a later time for the domestic market.