When Triumph invited us to Spain to ride the new Street Triple 765 RS at the Jezer track, we also got to ride the slightly affordable R model. And so in this story, we’ll take a closer look at the bike through these detailed images.
The signature bug-eye LED headlight has been carried over for 2023. But it has received minor tweaks and looks angrier than before. It even gets a small cowl and an air intake right above. The overall design for the updated model is not only sharper than the predecessor but also sleeker.
The fuel tank has been redesigned and the tank extensions have been lengthened. The latter looks better integrated with the fuel tank now.
Triumph has equipped the 2023 Street Triple R with an inline three-cylinder liquid-cooled engine. It gets revised internals and produces 2bhp more than before with the final output rated at 118bhp and 80Nm. The motor is mated to a six-speed gearbox and also benefits from a new free-flowing exhaust.
Speaking of the internal changes, the compression ratio has been increased, and the combustion chamber is optimised. Even the gear ratio has been altered, and all cogs from the second to the sixth have been shortened.
The Street Triple R’s motor feels smoother, refined, and punchier with all the revisions. But when ridden at low revs, it takes time to build speeds and reach the suitable range. Once past the 5,000-6,000rpm, the bike hits triple-digit speeds with ease. In fact, the R model reaches high speeds almost as quickly as the RS.
Even the gearbox is quite responsive, and the bi-directional quickshifter is smooth. With just a touch of your toe, the lever up and downshifts seamlessly.
The 2023 Triumph Street Triple R is equipped with Brembo M4.32 front calipers for the braking hardware. The stopping prowess is adequate, although not as fierce as the RS’ Stylema.
We also liked the new Street Triple’s agility. It flicks in and out of corners with ease while maintaining composure. The same is complemented by the tyres, as the setup offers a good grip and feel.
Another likeable bit about the new Triumph bike is the suspension setup. It gets a fully adjustable unit tuned for road use. So, the springs absorb minor bumps without a bother. The setup felt firm only when the bike was ridden over bridge joints or deeper undulations.
But what about the riding posture, features, and rider aids? Well, to know more, we recommend you read the 2023 Triumph Street Triple R’s full review.