Almost all of Triumphs 2016 models will be totally revised versions of its current line up. We already have confirmed news of a new Bonneville, Speed Triple and the Tiger Explorer. So it comes in as no surprise when we now have news of a totally revamped Street Triple range for 2016. The 2016 Triumph Street Triple is expected to now have a revised engine capacity close to 800 cc. The reason? simple, with competition from the likes of the Z800, Brutale 800. MT-07/ 09 and with even Honda planning to enter the segment soon, Triumph surely felt the heat to take their game a step forward and be ready. The current Street Triple from its 675 cc engine already produces a healthy 106 HP. Triumph is now all set to take the engine capacity close to the 800 cc mark with a target power output in the 125 HP area.
The good news is that it is highly unlikely that Triumph would just plonk in the mill that is currently doing duty on the Tiger 800. This, because, that particular engine is designed for a adventure bike and makes it less sporty and exciting, which are basically the essence of the original Street Triple. So expect a larger bore with pretty much the same stroke on the current engine to ensure the quick revving nature. Another key feature that Triumph seems to be focusing on for 2016 is on the electronics. We clearly saw how the 2016 Tiger 800’s got some fancy wizardry, so expect the 2016 Triumph Street Triple to come with multiple riding modes, ABS as standard, ride by wire, traction control and a totally new instrument console.
News is that, the 2016 Triumph Street Triple will be available in four model options, basically with different suspensions, brakes and performance options. But the key point to note here is that, there will now be a half faired version of the 2016 Triumph Street Triple. From the pics we have here, it looks alright and in some ways makes a lot of sense. Let’s reserve our comments till we see the final version in real life. Like the other 2016 Triumph models, expect this version also to be introduced at the EICMA later this year.