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Triumph revealed the new Street Triple family at an event in London last month. The new bikes get a larger 765cc engine that delivers more power and torque. It also gets a ride-by-wire system with up to five riding modes, a new-spec chassis, aggressive, sharper styling and a 5.0-inch fully digital colour TFT panel. It will be available in S, R and RS variants.
Its engine is based on the Daytona 675’s unit with increased bore and stroke and is a 12-valve, liquid-cooled, three-cylinder, in-line, DOHC unit. It gets 80 new parts including a crank, balancer shaft, con-rods, pistons, a larger air box and a new exhaust system tuned for more power and for a better sounding bike. The engine will be available in three states of tune: 113hp at 11,250rpm on the Street Triple S, 123hp at 118hp at 12,000rom on the ‘R’ and 123hp at 11,700rpm on the ‘RS’.
Other parts of the powertrain also get upgrades. Wheel hop is reduced under heavy engine braking thanks to a new slipper clutch. The first and second gears have shorter ratios that improve acceleration and the gearbox geometry has been revised for smoother shifts. Quicker clutchless upshifts are made possible on the RS version thanks to the standard quick-shifter. This feature is available as an option on the ‘S’ and ‘R’ variants.
The ride-by-wire system mentioned earlier has five riding modes to suit conditions like rain, road, track and others. None of these modes reduce engine power but they change throttle response, influence the traction control and ABS settings. The ABS can also be independently adjusted and has three different settings. There’s a five-way joystick that controls the riding modes on the ‘R’ and ‘RS’. These also get a digital display with customisable views. The ‘S’ gets an updated analogue tacho and digital speedo unit in place of the digital instrumentation. According to Triumph, the bike has improved high-speed stability and increased torsional stiffness thanks to the new gullwing design, aluminium swingarm.
The bikes also look sharper and more aggressive with a ‘nose-down’ stance like that on the new-generation Speed Triples. LED lights and DRLs now provide illumination from the signature twin-pod headlamps.
The Street Triple family has two special modes apart from the three main variants. There’s a ‘low ride height’ version that’s 30mm lower than standard based on the ‘R’ with its own suspension and seating setup. The second is an A2 licence version with a smaller 660cc engine for geographies where licence restrictions apply based on a bike’s power. This version is based on the ‘S’.
The new Street Triples are expected to arrive in India via the CBU route later this year. It is likely that India will get only the three main variants.