The Empire Strikes Back - three new 765cc Street Triples launched for 2017

Paul Taylor
By Paul Taylor
platinum_paul Production editor. Worked in bike industry for 15 years, gets fatter and slower every year. Unhealthy obsession with Honda C90s, top boxes and small bikes.
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Triumph has unveiled not one, but three new Street Triples as the Hinckley company looks to wrest its role as king of the middleweights from Yamaha’s MT-09. 

The company claims that the ‘all-new’ models are ‘gamechanging’ with the new 765cc motor delivering more power and less weight than the outgoing models.

Three versions of the Street are available, an entry-level 111bhp S version that will retail for £8000 on the road, a 116bhp R version and a 121bhp RS. No prices have been announced yet for the sportier versions, which will be in dealerships from March.

Street Triple instruments

The Euro4 compliant engine, derived from the iconic Daytona 675, comes with five riding modes in RS spec (Road, Rain, Sport, Track and the fully programmable Rider), with the R having all but Track mode and the base model sporting the Road and Rain options. These can be controlled through a new 5” TFT dashboard on the higher spec bikes and use brand new switchgear to change the settings.

An all new chassis is claimed to be two kilos lighter, weighing in at 166kg dry, which is achieved mostly through the adoption of a new exhaust system, and Triumph’s engineers say that high speed handling and corner exit will be much improved.

Demonstrating the RS’s credentials as a track day sleeper, the top model rolls on Pirelli Supercorsa SP rubber and sports a quickshifter and lap timer to go with its top end Showa Big Piston forks, Ohlins rear shock and Brembo M50 brake calipers. Unsurprisingly the S model sports basic Showa equipment and sliding caliper Nissin brakes, along with Diablo Rosso Corsas, with the R model landing somewhere inbetween on the spec level. Interestingly a separate R model with a 30mm lower seat and bespoke suspension in August.

Styling remains classically Street Triple, with the classic bug eye headlamps, although it is perhaps doesn't look as revolutionary or gamechanging as we'd expect for a model that Triumph is talking up as one of the most exciting bikes of 2017. The quality of finish certainly looks fantastic on the bikes we saw at Triumph's launch event in London this evening though. It also sounds sweeter than the old 675, and who would have thought that was possible?

Is it a gamechanger? Well we won't have long to wait. We'll get our first chance to ride the new models next month, with the first bikes trickling into dealerships not long after.

In the meantime, here are the specs and some photos for you to salivate over.

Official 2017 Triumph Street Triple promotional film
Triumph's official launch video

SPECIFICATIONS

 

ENGINE

STREET TRIPLE S

STREET TRIPLE R

STREET TRIPLE RS

POWER

113 PS / 111 BHP (83kW)

@ 11,250rpm

118 PS / 116 BHP (87kW)

@ 12,000rpm

123 PS / 121 BHP (90kW)

@ 11,700rpm

TORQUE

73 Nm @ 9,100 rpm

77 Nm @ 9,400 rpm

77 Nm @ 10,800 rpm

ENGINE TYPE

Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder

ENGINE SIZE

765 cc

BORE / STROKE

78 x 53.4 mm

COMPRESSION RATIO

12.65:1

FUEL SYSTEM

Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI. Electronic throttle control

EXHAUST

Stainless steel 3 into 1 exhaust system low single sided stainless steel silencer

CLUTCH

Wet, multi-plate clutch

Wet, multi-plate, slip and assist clutch

Wet, multi-plate, slip and assist clutch

GEARBOX

6 - Speed

FINAL DRIVE

O ring chain

 

 

CHASSIS

STREET TRIPLE S

STREET TRIPLE R

STREET TRIPLE RS

FRAME

Front - Aluminium beam twin spar. Rear - 2 piece high pressure die cast

SWINGARM

Twin-sided, cast aluminium alloy

FRONT SUSPENSION

Showa 41 mm upside down separate function forks (SFF), 110 mm front wheel travel

Showa 41 mm upside down separate function big piston forks (SF-BPF), 115 mm front wheel travel. Adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and preload.

Showa 41 mm upside down big piston forks (BPF), 115 mm front wheel travel. Adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and preload.

 

REAR SUSPENSION

Showa piggyback reservoir monoshock, 124 mm rear wheel travel. Stepped preload adjuster.

Showa piggyback reservoir monoshock, 131 mm rear wheel travel. Adjustable spring preload (lock-rings), compression damping and rebound damping.

Öhlins STX40 piggyback reservoir monoshock, 131 mm rear wheel travel. Adjustable spring preload (lock-rings), compression damping and rebound damping.

FRONT BRAKE

Twin 310 mm floating discs, Nissin 2-piston sliding calipers

Twin 310 mm floating discs, Brembo M4.32 4-piston radial monobloc calipers

Twin 310 mm floating discs, Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc calipers

FRONT TYRE

120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa

120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa

120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP

FRONT WHEEL

3.5” x 17” cast

REAR BRAKE

Single 220 mm fixed disc, Brembo single piston sliding caliper

REAR TYRE

180/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa

180/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa

180/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP

REAR WHEEL

5.5” x 17” cast

DIMENSIONS

STREET TRIPLE S

STREET TRIPLE R

STREET TRIPLE RS

SEAT HEIGHT

810 mm

825 mm

825 mm

HEIGHT
(WITHOUT MIRRORS)

1,060 mm

1,085 mm

1,085 mm

RAKE

24.8 degrees

23.9 degrees

23.9 degrees

TRAIL

104.3 mm

100 mm

100 mm

LENGTH

2,065 mm

WHEELBASE

1,410 mm

DRY WEIGHT

166 KG

FUEL TANK CAPACITY

17.4 LITRES

 

 

 

 

EMISSIONS

STREET TRIPLE S

STREET TRIPLE R

STREET TRIPLE RS

FUEL CONSUMPTION

4.7 l/100km

60.1 MPG

4.8 l/100km

58.9 MPG

4.7 l/100km

60.1 MPG

EMISSIONS

115 g / km

112 g / km

115 g / km

 

 

 

 

EQUIPMENT

STREET TRIPLE S

STREET TRIPLE R

STREET TRIPLE RS

 

STANDARD EQUIPMENT

 

  • Ride-by-wire throttle
  • ABS
  • Switchable traction control
  • All-new ‘gullwing’ swingarm
  • Rain and Road riding modes
  • LED position light bulb headlights
  • Updated LCD instrument pack
  • All-new bodywork including new flyscreen with integrated air intake, and new inner and outer radiator cowls
  • Sporty twin-seat design
  • Painted rear bodywork
  • New black powder coated main frame, subframe and swingarm

Additional to the S:

  • Switchable ABS
  • Slip and assist clutch
  • 5” full-colour TFT instrument pack
  • Additional Sport and Rider programmable riding modes (Rain, Road, Sport and Rider)
  • High-spec onboard computer
  • New switch cubes with 5-way joystick control
  • DRL headlights
  • Self-cancelling indicators
  • Sporty body-coloured flyscreen with integrated air intake
  • Premium seat stitching and vinyls
  • Red rear subframe, wheel pinstripes and detailing

Additional to the R:

  • Quickshifter
  • Additional Track riding mode (Rain, Road, Sport, Track and Rider)
  • Lap timer
  • Matt silver painted aluminium rear subframe and detailing
  • Silver/grey seat stitching
  • Body-coloured pillion seat cowl (pillion seat also supplied)
  • Body-coloured bellypan
  • Lower chain guard
  • Unique paint schemes

 

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