Triumph has launched the Street Triple R in India. The bike is positioned below the Street Triple RS and replaces the entry-level S model in the country. Here we give you the five major highlights of the new Triumph Street Triple R.
The Triumph Street Triple R is priced at Rs 8.84 lakh (ex-showroom, India). This is Rs 2.49 lakh lesser than the Street Triple RS. In terms of competition, the streetfighter goes head-on with the KTM 790 Duke, Yamaha MT-09, BMW F900 R and the Ducati Monster 821.
The Triumph Street Triple R borrows the same styling as the Street Triple RS. It gets the distinctive ‘bug-like’ headlamps that offer full-LED lighting and an aggressively designed pair of LED DRLs. Triumph has also redesigned the tank shrouds and made the rear section sleeker. However, to differentiate it from the top-spec variant, the Street Triple R is available in Matte Silver Ice and Sapphire Black paint with a red subframe.
Retuned 765cc inline-three engine
The Street Triple R uses a 765cc, inline-three cylinder motor similar to the one on the RS. However, the Street Triple R’s unit churns out 116bhp; lesser than the Street Triple RS’s 121bhp output. Torque figures for both motorcycles remain the same at 77Nm.
Decently equipped with electronic aids
Triumph is offering the Street Triple R with three ride modes- Road, Sport, and Rain along with traction control. It also gets a quickshifter as standard. Nevertheless, to keep costs in check, Triumph has replaced the colour TFT dash from the RS for a simple analogue-digital display on the Street Triple R.
The Street Triple R rides on 41mm upside down forks up front and a monoshock at the rear, both sourced from Showa. Meanwhile, braking is done by a pair of Brembo M34 four-piston calipers upfront and a single-piston Brembo caliper at the rear. As for tyres, Triumph has fitted the Street Triple R with Diablo Rosso 3 tyres.