A few days ago, rumours mills had revealed that Triumph was going to compensate the owners of Street Triple, who had bought their motorcycles before the company updated the power figures on their website. Now, the British manufacturer has released an official announcement for the same, though there isn’t any word about complete reimbursement which the rumours had mentioned.
Triumph is now offering the Street Triple customers the option of either getting official Triumph accessories worth Rs 1.5 lakh free of cost or avail Rs 1 lakh in cash back. Unlike the previous rumours, Triumph won’t be buying the Street Triple back from customers or offer any illegal modifications.
While Triumph advertised the Street Triple as a 104.7bhp motorcycle on the official website and in product brochures, the motorcycles sold in India were detuned right from the very first batch. With a price tag of Rs 7.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the Street Triple seemed like a good value for money proposition in comparison to the Kawasaki Z800.
However, it turns out that the Street Triple sold in India had specifications identical to the bikes sold in Brazil, and had been rated at 78.24bhp by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) during homologation. Despite this, the company claimed that the Street Triple made the same power as the European counterparts. With this new revelation though, it seems that the Z800 is an equally good option, if not a better one. Check out the video by PowerDrift which compares the performance of the detuned Street Triple with that of the Kawasaki Z800 and the ER-6n and decide for yourself.