Triumph has unveiled the new Street Triple RS in international markets a few days ago. Here we tell you what’s new about the motorcycle and how it differs from the model that is currently sold in India.
Subtle styling tweaks
The new Street Triple RS sports the distinctive bug-like twin headlamp, sculpted fuel tank and svelte tail section that was first seen on the 2013 Street Triple R. However, the 2020 Street Triple RS gets aggressive-looking LED DRLs and a slightly higher tail section that provides more legroom to the pillion.
The bike’s belly pan, side panels and seat cowl have been redesigned to look sharper than before. The Triumph Street Triple RS is available in two paint schemes- Matte Jet Black/Aluminium Silver with yellow graphics and Silver Ice/Diablo Red colour with Aluminium Silver decals.
If you thought the full-colour, TFT screen on the previous model was good enough, the new Street Triple RS’s display now features refreshed graphics and comes installed with the ‘My Triumph’ connectivity. It can now support the optional Bluetooth functionality that allows the rider to use the GoPro feature (first introduced on the Triumph Scrambler 1200) and turn-by-turn navigation system. While the lists of ride modes (Road, Rain, Sport, Track, and Rider) remain the same, they have now been optimised for better control. The new Street Triple RS now benefits from a two-way quick shifter as standard.
The Street Triple RS comes powered by a 765cc, inline-three engine that produces 121bhp at 11,750rpm and slightly higher torque figure of 78.6Nm. Moreover, Triumph has revised the engine with a new balancer and crankshaft for more refinement and give it a 9 per cent increase in torque and power in the mid-range.
India launch timeline
While the new Street Triple RS will be available in most international markets by the end of this year, Triumph will launch the motorcycle here in January 2020. In other news, the manufacturer is offering exciting offers and discounts on the current Street Triple RS in India that will only be valid till the end of October.