Higher-spec Triumph Street Triple spied testing

    Appears to get higher-spec suspension and clip-on handlebars.

    Published On Mar 11, 2022 05:12:00 PM


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    A new top-spec Triumph Street Triple has been spied testing in Spain, where the British manufacturer carries out a large chunk of its R&D work. The current pinnacle of the Street Triple range is the RS, which received minor updates in 2020. This new prototype seems to be taking things even further, with higher-spec hardware and more commitment than the existing RS. 

    Most notably, there is a glimmering Ohlins front fork that replaces the Showa unit found on the current-gen RS. It looks quite similar to the 43mm fully adjustable NIX 30 fork found on the larger Speed Triple RS but will be tuned differently to account for the Street’s lighter weight. The current-gen Street Triple RS already gets a fully-adjustable Ohlins shock at the back, and this new bike seems to continue with that. Braking is also a department where this test bike gets a boost, with very high-spec Brembo Stylema calipers, in place of the Brembo M50s on the present RS.

    Another big change is the presence of raised clip-on, which has never been seen on Triumph’s naked roadsters before. This seems to result in a more aggressive riding posture and is a strong display of intent on this new motorcycle. The test bike also gets slightly revised bodywork, with redesigned radiator cowls, side panels, a new belly pan, and an intriguing new piece of bodywork under the headlights.

    The external appearance of the engine and exhaust system seems unchanged from the current RS, and there is a complete absence of any electronic monitoring hardware that test mules are often seen with. This indicates to us that Triumph is not making any major changes to the powertrain or the electronics. So expect the 765cc, three-cylinder engine to continue producing around 121hp and 79Nm, which is ample to keep you occupied. We expect the bike to get new colours to go with all the changes mentioned above. 

    What we, however, don't know yet is where this bike will sit in the Street Triple range. It could well be the successor to the current-gen RS, but there is also a chance that it could slot in above the RS, under Triumph’s TFC program (Triumph Factory Custom). Time will tell.

    Are you excited to see what the new Street Triple shapes out to be? Let us know in the comments below. 

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