It’s no secret that Triumph is working on the new Street Triple – its famous middle-weight street naked motorcycle. In fact, this time there won’t be just one version but there’ll be four of them.
MCN recently managed to click a picture of the upcoming Street Triple that was on test. While the test rider managed to get away quickly from the photographer, there’s one rear shot of the bike that reveals quite some details. To start with, the rear section gets some changes with the addition of a new seat unit and grab rails. The swingarm is new and it resembles the subframe’s trellis shape. Triumph have used up lot of components from the Speed Triple such as the bar-end mirrors, radiator side cowls and the headlamp assembly.
In terms of performance, Triumph won’t just use the same 675cc inline-three cylinder and bore it out, instead, the British manufacturer has heavily revised this engine. The engine cover that we see on this test mule is quite different from the ones on the current version. As per a leaked document, the new Street Triple will come with four versions – base model that’ll get an 110bhp motor and a non-adjustable Kayaba suspension. The 115bhp R version, meanwhile, will get adjustable Showa kit and radial Nissins brakes. There’s also an RT variant with 125bhp and touring add-ons including a windscreen. The RS is the top-end variant with 125bhp and is also equipped with Ohlins suspension and Brembo brakes.
There’s no news on the official launch but we can expect it to happen close to the 2016 EICMA. And yes, the new Street Triple will surely make its way to India, but only the base model. The remaining three models might come eventually, but surely not on the launch date.