Triumph has finally launched the much-anticipated bikes in India, offering the Street Triple R variant at a price of Rs 10.17 lakh and the Street Triple RS variant at Rs 11.81 lakh (all prices ex-showroom)
The Street Triple bikes are powered by a liquid-cooled, 765cc, three-cylinder engine that incorporates Triumph’s learnings from the Moto2 world championship. The engine has been updated with new pistons, shorter intake trumpets, a new camshaft, and increased valve lift. These enhancements have resulted in a power output of 120hp for the R variant and 130hp for the RS variant, while torque remains consistent at 80Nm for both.
Both models have undergone revisions to their chassis, featuring a sharper rake and reduced wheelbase. The RS, which is more track-oriented, has a taller subframe achieved through a 20mm spacer on the monoshock. Notably, the Street Triple R now comes with Continental ContiRoad tires instead of the previously used Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tires. On the other hand, the RS variant is equipped with the high-performance Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V3 tires. The RS also sees an upgrade in its braking hardware, with Brembo Stylema units replacing the previous Brembo M50 calipers.
Both bikes come with advanced IMU-enabled electronics, including multi-level traction control, ABS, a bidirectional quickshifter, and multiple riding modes. The R offers four riding modes (Rain, Road, Sport, and Rider – fully customizable) and features a Trident-esque digital display, while the RS adds a Track mode to the available options and features a color TFT dash.
With the new pricing of Rs 10.17 lakh for the R variant and Rs 11.81 lakh for the RS variant, there has been an increase of approximately Rs 1 lakh for the R and Rs 50,000 for the RS compared to previous models. Competitors for the Street Triple range include the Kawasaki Z900 (priced at Rs 9.11 lakh) and the Ducati Monster lineup, which starts at Rs 12.95 lakh for the standard variant and goes up to Rs 15.95 lakh for the higher-spec SP variant. While the Yamaha MT-09 was showcased at a dealer conference, there is no official information about its launch in India at present.
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