This is the next-generation Triumph Street Triple. According to international media, there’s just enough evidence to show that they are pictures of the new 800cc Street Triple that’s currently under development, albeit unclear. Just like the Speed Triple, the Street Triple is expected to get a number of changes.
According to a buyer’s survey sent out last year asking potential owners about their preferences for the machine and listing some details for the upcoming Street Triple. The bike was listed having a capacity of ‘above 750cc’ and as available in four different models. The base model features an 110bhp engine with non-adjustable Kayaba suspension and an 115bhp ‘R’ version with adjustable Showa kit and radial Nissins brakes. The survey listed an ‘RT’ variant with 125bhp and touring add-ons including a screen. The top of the range variant was an ‘RS’ also with 125bhp but gaining Ohlins suspension and Brembo brakes.
According to rumours, the increase in capacity is likely to be a reaction, in part, to the significant engine updates needed to pass Euro-4 regulations. While the Euro-4 bit has taken away from the performance of the motorcycle, the extra capacity is to make up for any of those losses. The double-sided swingarm and lack of an underseat exhaust clearly shows that the motorcycle is in fact the Street Triple and not the Speed Triple.
From the pictures, the Street Triple’s styling update consists of a pair of metal cowls on each end of the radiator. The picture of the rear, shows that the bike has gained bar-end mirrors. The next-gen Street Triple is expected to be unveiled at one of the international motor shows towards the end of the year. However, we can expect to see the motorcycle in India sometime in the beginning of 2017.