Triumph has lifted the veil off its 2023 Street Triple range, and these bikes pack a raft of changes over the outgoing model. The 2023 Street Triple will be available in three variants – R, RS and Moto2, with the Moto2 being limited to 765 units worldwide.
Not only are there cosmetic changes, Triumph has also worked on the 765cc, inline-triple engine to make it develop more power than it ever has. Here’s all you need to know about each model.
- Revised design and ergonomics
- 2023 Street Triple R and RS to be launched in India
- Cornering ABS, traction control systems now standard
2023 Triumph Street Triple 765: design and ergonomics
The Triumph Street Triple has always stood out for its distinctive design and, for 2023, the bikemaker has made a few tweaks to make it look sharper and more aggressive. While the characteristic twin, bug-eyed headlamps remain, the tiny fly screen above it is new.
The fuel tank is smaller by two litres than the outgoing bike’s 17-litre tank. That, in turn, gives the bike a more compact appearance. The tank extensions have also been reprofiled in keeping with the sharp-looking front end of the bike. Triumph has also revised the tail section and it appears more swept up and sportier on the RS and Moto2 Edition bikes. Overall, the new Street Triple definitely looks more aggressive than before.
As expected, the R, RS and Moto2 variants will be available in specific colours that’ll help distinguish them. The Moto2 variant’s bodywork is even more exquisite as it is made of carbon fibre. Further distinguishing this bike from the other variants is an official Moto2 branding and serial number on the top yoke.
Triumph has also tweaked the ergonomics on the new Street Triple range. The R and RS get a 12mm wider handlebar which results in a more focused riding position. On the other hand, the track-focused Moto2 Edition bike has clip-on handlebars that are 80mm lower and 50mm further forward than the R and RS.
The R and Moto2 bikes also have sharper steering geometry and a raised back end. Which explains why the Moto2 Edition’s seat height is 839mm while the RS is barely 3mm lower, whereas the R has the lowest seat height at 826mm.
2023 Triumph Street Triple 765: engine and electronics
The big change to the 2023 Street Triple line-up is done to the engine. The 765cc, inline-triple in the R variant makes 120hp, while the same engine in the RS and Moto2 edition bikes makes 130hp. Peak torque has also risen to 80Nm and that remains the same across variants.
Triumph has also revised the gearing as well as the final drive to improve responsiveness and acceleration. A new, freer-flowing exhaust is said to offer the characteristic inline-triple sound that the Street is famous for. Also, all variants get an up/down quickshifter as standard.
When it comes to electronics, there are few changes in this department as well. Cornering ABS and traction control systems are now standard across the range and can be tailored as per rider preference. The TC can also be turned off completely, if one deems it necessary.
As for the Ride modes, these too have been optimised, with the R variant now featuring four ride modes – Road, Rain, Sport and Rider-configurable. The RS and Moto2 bikes have an additional Track mode. The company says it has added more dynamic throttle maps in Road, Sport and Track modes for more responsiveness.
All the settings for the electronics can be accessed via a 5-inch TFT display on the RS and Moto2 Edition bikes while the base, R version makes do with a more basic, Trident-esq display.
2023 Triumph Street Triple 765: chassis
One of the biggest highlights of the Street Triple has been its nimble chassis and the way it has been suspended depends on the model. In the case of the Street Triple R, it is fitted with
a Showa 41mm USD, separate function big piston fork and a Showa monoshock. The Street Triple RS, on the other hand, comes equipped with a Showa 41mm USD big piston fork and an Ohlins monoshock.
The Street Triple 765 Moto2 Edition, being the highest specification Street Triple, gets the best suspension components of this trio. It gets a 43mm USD fork and monoshock by Ohlins. Also, the suspension on all models is fully adjustable.
When it comes to braking hardware, there are differences in the components used by the R and RS/ Moto2 variant. The Street Triple R features Brembo M4.32 4-piston radial monobloc calipers at the front. On the other hand, the Street Triple RS and Moto2 Edition bikes, being more track-focused, get much better Brembo Stylema brakes. A Brembo MCS, span and ratio adjustable lever is also present and that is said to offer even better control and feedback while braking hard.
2023 Triumph Street Triple 765: availability
The 2023 Triumph Street Triple Moto2 Edition, as mentioned above, is limited to 765 units worldwide and unfortunately, none have been allotted for India. The Street Triple R and RS, however, will make it to India and we expect that to happen in a few weeks' time.
Currently, the Street Triple R is priced at Rs 9.15 lakh, while the Street Triple RS costs Rs 11.35 lakh. Given the additional equipment and features on the 2023 bike, expect it to cost more than the outgoing models.
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