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Triumph Street Triple RS [2018-2019]

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Key specs
  • Displacement765 cc
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 11,12,941

Triumph Street Triple RS [2018-2019] is now discontinued in India.

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Triumph Street Triple RS [2018-2019] Summary

Street Triple RS [2018-2019] key highlights

Engine Capacity 765 cc
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Fuel Tank Capacity 17.4 litres
Seat Height 825 mm
Max Power 121 bhp

About Street Triple RS [2018-2019]

The Street Triple RS is the higher spec and more powerful version of the Street Triple S.

The design language of the RS remains similar to the standard Street Triple with the raw streetfighter styling and trademark LED ‘bug-eye ‘headlamp unit. However, the RS gets a matt silver paint finish sub-frame, body-coloured belly pan and seat cowl.

The Street Triple RS is powered by a 765cc inline three cylinder engine as the standard bike, although tweaked to produce more power at 121bhp at 11700rpm and 77Nm of maximum torque at 10800rpm. This unit is mated to a six-speed gearbox with quickshifter.

Stopping power is taken care of by Brembo M50 brake callipers with 310mm discs at the front and 220mm disc at the rear. The Street Triple RS rides on fully-adjustable Showa 41mm forks upfront and fully-adjustable Ohlins at the rear.

The electronics package includes a traction control system, switchable ABS and five riding modes- Sport, Road, Rain, Rider, and Track. All the electronics and basic information like speedometer, tachometer and fuel gauge is displayed on the full-colour TFT screen.
It is offered in a total of four paint schemes, a matte silver, matte black, black and white.

The Triumph Street Triple RS competes against the Ducati Monster 821, Kawasaki Z900, Aprilia Shiver 900 and the MV Agusta Brutale 800 in India and is priced at Rs 10.55 lakhs (ex-showroom).
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Triumph Street Triple RS [2018-2019] Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • The 765cc engine is known for its great performance
    • The instrument cluster is great to use
    • Quickshifter works extremely well
  • Could be Better

    • The most expensive in the segment
    • Limited service reach
    • Very limited colour options

BikeWale's Take

The Triumph Street Triple RS is probably one of the best naked bikes ever sold in India. The bike has some outstanding performance, couple that with the top-spec components and features, the Street Triple RS is a tempting affair. But it’s quite expensive, and has limited service reach. 

Triumph Street Triple RS [2018-2019] Review

The Street Triple RS is more powerful, high-spirited and crazier version of the Street Triple S. It is also aesthetically more appealing, and has gadgets that can embarrass some of its competitions. 

What is it?

Why would I buy the Triumph Street Triple RS? 

For that sweet sounding tractable motor, overall handling and instrument cluster

Why would I avoid the Triumph Street Triple RS?

Doesn’t have road presence (bright colours might help), and it's expensive

The Street Triple RS is a more powerful, high-spirited and crazier version of the Street Triple S. It is also aesthetically more appealing, and has gadgets that can embarrass some of its competitions. It was launched a few months ago as Triumph felt the need to excite the Indian market with a streetfighter that is more desirable. Being the top-spec variant, the Street Triple RS gets all the bells and whistles but it comes at a price point that makes it out of reach for a lot of buyers.

How does it ride?

The older Street Triple was known for its agility and handling and things have gone to the next level with the new Street Triple RS. For starters, the 765cc in-line motor on the Street Triple RS is a bored out version of the 675cc that powered the outgoing model. This new heart makes 121bhp at 11,700rpm and peak torque of 77Nm at 10,800 and this is just for the RS model. The power is much less on the Street Triple S which is the base variant. The best aspect of this motor is its tractability. Thanks to the wider torque spread, it’s easy for the Street Triple RS to be ridden as low as 3500rpm. In fact, shift the gear to fifth and the bike will do 35kmph without any fuss. To make things exciting, drop the gears and cross the 7000rpm mark. That’s where the adrenaline level starts to push up because that’s where this British naked motorcycle become a different animal.

Twist the throttle completely and you will reach illegal speeds in a matter of seconds. The motor is extremely refined and smooth. There are no signs of any vibrations even post 10,000rpm. The bike returned 20kmpl in city riding conditions. The addition of a quickshifter elevates the overall experience. The up-shifts are nice and friendly and can be operated from 2500rpm. Unfortunately, the same thing can’t be said about the downshifts. For city riding, the slip and assist clutch is pleasure to use. The throttle response is precise, thanks to the ride-by-wire system. 

In terms of safety, the folks at Triumph have equipped the Street Triple RS with top of the line Brembo M50 monobloc callipers with 310mm discs at the front. At the rear, there’s a single piston calliper gripping into a 220mm brake disc. The bite and feel on the levers is unbelievable. There’s also a switchable ABS to take care of the panic braking. The ride duties are taken care of by fully adjustable Showa big piston forks in the front and Ohlins at the rear. The tuning is slightly on the firmer side but not firm enough to break your back each time you go through a pothole. 

Handling the Street Triple RS in really slow traffic requires little more input - blame the slightly heavy front and super grippy Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres. But as the speed increases, life becomes easy. In fact, the bike doubles the excitement in smooth and curvy roads. Quick turn ins and outs are the RS’s forte, a very addictive trait of the bike. 

Anything else I should know?

Yes! The riding modes. The Street Triple RS has five of them, Sport, Rain, Road, Rider and Track. Here, there’s no change in power output. What changes is the throttle map, ABS and traction control settings. The rain mode is the friendliest of all, with the safest ABS and traction control settings in the works. In fact, the quickshifter is disabled in this mode. The road, sport and the track mode are the most exciting ones, with throttle response varying between friendly and super aggressive. Rider mode is a customizable one. You can mix and match the settings and get the ideal one. 

There’s a 5-inch colour TFT display slapped on the cluster. Believe it or not, it’s clearly the best display screen in any production motorcycle in India. The display is very engaging, attractive and can impress anyone in just one glance. This screen offers different themes which can be selected through a five-way joystick on the switchgear. Each theme has three different styles which I think is a pretty cool idea. This TFT unit also comes with auto contrast feature and can also be adjusted using a small adjuster on its left. This unit displays ride data like speed, tacho readings, clock, fuel level, gear indicator and ambient temperature. It also shows real time fuel efficiency, riding range and much more. 

You should also know that the Street Triple RS is available only in one colour- matt grey and also gets body-coloured belly pan and pillion seat cowl. In order to differentiate from the rest of the family, the subframe of the RS gets a matt silver finish. 

Should I buy one?

Before I say anything, take a test ride of the Street Triple RS. Because once you do, there will be various thoughts like ‘should I break my mutual fund or switch to a high paying job’ running through your mind. That’s how good the new Street Triple RS is. It has a knack of plastering a grin on your face every time you take it out. The bike can commute, can hike up your adrenaline rush on the corners and all this is backed up with some incredible safety gadgetries. Yes, the design isn’t radical enough but if you leave that aside, you get a very capable and addictive middle-weight motorcycle.

Where does it fit in?

With a price tag of Rs 10.55 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi), the Street Triple RS is not cheap. It crosses the Rs 13 lakh mark in on-road pricing which comes close to a few litre-class bikes like the Suzuki GSX-S1000 at Rs 14.15 lakh on-road and Honda CB1000R at Rs 13.97 lakh on-road. But BikeWale data analysis shows that a lot of prospective Kawasaki Z900 customers are interested in this British motorcycle. 

Photography by Kaustubh Gandhi

Gear Check

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2: Sena 3S Helmet Bluetooth system: This has made my life easy. The voice clarity is brilliant, so is the usability. It?s affordable, durable and practical. The rubber quality on the two-button control unit could have been better.  Price - Rs 7499

3: Ixon Eager Red Jacket: Fit and finish is decent. Looks good. But not fit for summer season due to its textile nature: Price - Rs 12,500

4: Ixon RS Circuit HP Gloves: Good fit, usability and practicality makes this pair of gloves my first choice. Overall quality is good for the price.  Price - Rs 8000

5: Cafe Racer Moto Kevlar Jeans: Offers good Kevlar protection, along with knee sliders. Looks cool too. Discounted price - Rs 2900 (actual price Rs 4200)

6: SIDI B2 boots: Nice all-round boots for track and road riding. Offers ample protection but lack ventilation. Price - Rs 17,000

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Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 121 bhp @ 11,700 rpm

    Max Torque 77 Nm @ 10,800 rpm

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-IV

    Displacement 765 cc

    Cylinders 3

    Bore 78 mm

    Stroke 53 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 12.65:1

    Ignition --

    Spark Plugs --

    Clutch Wet Multiplate

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    Fuel Tank Capacity 17.4 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity --

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge --

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. --

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated Dual Channel ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 310 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 180/55 ZR17

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 220 mm

    Calliper Type Four-piston front, single-piston rear

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Front Tyre Size 120/70 ZR17

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Front Suspension Showa 41 mm upside down big piston forks

    Rear Suspension Öhlins STX40 piggyback reservoir monoshock

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight --

    Overall Length 2,065 mm

    Overall Width --

    Wheelbase 1,410 mm

    Ground Clearance --

    Seat Height 825 mm

    Overall Height 1,085 mm

    Chassis Type Aluminium beam twin spar

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Standard Warranty --

    Standard Warranty --

Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation --

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Digital

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Low Battery Indicator Yes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes

KillswitchYes

ClockYes

Electric System12V DC

BatteryMaintenance Free

Headlight TypeLED Headlamp

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail LightLED Taillamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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Triumph Street Triple RS [2018-2019] User Reviews

4.8 9 ratings 2 reviews
  • 4

    Visual Appeal

  • 4

    Reliability

  • 4

    Performance

  • 4

    Service Experience

  •  5I just wish i get it 1 year ago by Shashank, Bangalore

    I literally have no words for this bike it's amazing it's like a basic definition of an amazing bike. I've dreamt of having this bike and i wish it comes it has all the features that a bike should have like a 765 cc engine and a bs 4. I've ridden it once and it really f

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    • Used it for

      Leisure Rides

    • Owned for

      Never owned

  •  4Best mid range track bike with sexy styling handling and bug head 2 years ago by Ashish, Hyderabad

    1. Good 2. Performance is great 3. Excellent, compare to other bikes 4. Service and maintenance is little high(#. Mileage depends how u ride it and maintain it) (#.Spending 2 lakhs more for rs is good When you can drive it on track, in city s model is good compare to rs

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    • Used it for

      Occasional Commute

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      15 kmpl

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