The all new Triumph Street Triple RS has been launched in India at a price of Rs 10.55 lakh ex-showroom and will be available in two colour options Matt Silver Ice and Phantom Black (Metallic). This new Street Triple RS takes everything we know about the Street Triple and takes it multiple notches higher!
Developed from the celebrated race bred ‘Daytona’ engine, the new 765 cc Street Triple engine delivers a major step up in power and torque. With more than 80 new parts including new crank, pistons and Nikasil plated aluminium barrels and an increased bore and stroke. The result is a significant advance in performance, particularly low-down and in the mid-range.
The new model comes with its own unique engine set-up, ECU and tune, each tailored to deliver the character, power and performance best suited to the bike’s style of ride and rider. The ‘RS’ tune delivers the highest level of performance ever for a Street Triple delivering 123 PS @ 11,700 rpm and a peak torque of 77 Nm @ 10,800 rpm. For a crisper, more precise and more accurate throttle response and improved on/off throttle transition, the RS is also equipped with ride-by-wire. Enabling different throttle maps, which combined with the ABS and traction control settings give up to 5 riding modes.
The Triumph Street Triple RS comes also comes with the highest-specification Showa big piston 41 mm front forks, adjustable for pre-load, rebound and compression damping. The rear suspension unit is a premium Öhlins STX40 piggyback reservoir mono-shock. This is joined by range topping Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc calipers on the front delivering class leading stopping power, with ratio and span adjustable lever and a Brembo single piston sliding caliper on the back. And the icing on the cake are the Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres that deliver advanced sporting performance for road and the occasional track use.
The new Triumph Street Triple RS is also fitted with a quick-shifter allowing for clutchless upshifts that are up to 2.5 times quicker than a skilled rider using a standard clutch upshift.
The party trick on the new 2018 Street range is the all-new, angle adjustable colour 5” TFT screen for riders to access the new on-board computer. There are three different screen display styles to choose from, pre-set to the riding modes and changeable easily on the move. To ensure that the screen is readable in all weather and light conditions, each of the three styles can be selected with ‘High’ or ’Auto’ contrast. The RS though comes with an additional set of 3 more screen display styles. The second set presenting a more dynamic display theme and includes a lap timer that is exclusive to the ‘RS’.
Mr. Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India Pvt Ltd. commented “Innovation at Triumph is motivated by our need to deliver products that suit rider requirements. The new Triumph Street Triple RS is a force-machine that delivers in terms of performance and style. It is the most explosive and adrenaline-charged Street Triple ever. It’s built to be at home on the track, and a weapon on the road. No wonder the same platform was the engine of choice for the Moto-2 tracks. I hope our riders enjoy the superb suspension, power and technology of this all new Street Triple.”