Triumph Motorcycles India launched the BSVI compliant Street Triple RS 2020. The new Street Triple is claimed to offer a more robust mid-range with changes to suit real-world rideability.

Story by: Deven Lad

Triumph Motorcycles India Pvt. Ltd. launched the BSVI compliant Street Triple RS 2020 on April 22, 2020. The Street Triple, regarded by many as a revolutionary, category-defining, game-changing ride is banking on the updated 765 cc triple engine. Interestingly, the engine was developed by Triumph’s Moto2™ engine team, to deliver track-ready levels of power and torque. In the new model, Triumph has further fine-tuned the model to meet real-world rideability.  On the anvil is a noteworthy combination of category-leading equipment and handling. The Street Triple is claimed to top the outgoing BSIV model with nine per cent more power and torque in the mid-range coupled with a notable improvement in throttle responsiveness.

Engine and Transmission

The updated 765 cc triple engine is now BSVI compliant. The liquid-cooled, 12-valve, Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC), the in-line three-cylinder engine boasts of a peak rated power of 123 hp at 11,750 rpm and a peak torque of 79 Nm at 9,350 rpm. It is mated to a six-speed gearbox with Triumph shift assist. Fitted as standard to the Street Triple RS, Triumph’s very own Shift Assist is an up and down quick shifter for smooth comfortable gear changes while maintaining the accelerator position. The higher precision machining is claimed to have enabled the removal of the anti-backlash gears, in turn reducing overall mass and adding a higher level of riding refinement. A higher precision machining on the crankshaft, clutch and balancer is said to lower rotational inertia by seven per cent to give a more responsive and refined ride.

The rideability is enhanced by five riding modes: rain, road, sport, track and rider, and is said to suit the higher performance of the updated engine. In addition, ride-by-wire for precise throttle response, adjustable ABS, switchable traction control and self-cancelling indicators are included. A multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with secondary air injection offers electronic throttle control. As per the EU Type Approval Certificate, the engine offers fuel consumption of 5.2-litres per 100 kilometres as derived from specific test conditions and for comparative purposes only.

Chassis

The Street Triple’s frame is built up of a front aluminium beam twin spar and a two-piece high-pressure die-cast. It features a twin-sided cast aluminium alloy swingarm. The frame sits on a cast aluminium alloy five-spoke 17×3.5 inch wheel at the front and a 17×5.5 inch wheel at the rear. The front wheel is fitted with 120/70 ZR 17 and the rear wheel is fitted with 180/55 ZR 17 tyre (Pirelli Supercorsa SP tyres). The front suspension is made up of fully-adjustable 41 mm Showa Big Piston Forks (BPF) with adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and preload adjustment. The rear suspension is made up of Ohlins STX40 piggyback reservoir RSU. Front brakes on the Street Triple are made up of the Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc callipers and twin 310 mm floating discs. The rear brake consists of a Brembo single-piston calliper, single 220 mm disc and switchable ABS. ACI

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