Triumph Motorbikes India has launched the all new Triumph Street Triple with prices starting at Rs.8.50 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) in the entry-level S variant. The British builder’s middleweight naked gets updates in all departments sporting an all-new engine, advanced design, upgraded suspension and a lighter chassis. Now, we have been bringing you all the live updates from the launch, while we have also ridden the bike and told you about it. The previous generation Street Triple was much respected in India and the all-new version is only probable to perform better with the agility of a sports bike and the practicality of a naked. At the outset, the 2017 Street Triple gets a progressed design language. The styling is sharper now but retains the iconic bug-shaped dual headlights seen on the prior iterations. The bike sports new outer and inner radiator cowls, rear and front mudguard, and new rear body panels. Triumph says the new Street is the lightest bike in its class with a dry weight of 166 kg, despite sporting a larger engine. At present, the naked is being offered in 2 color options – Phantom Black and Diable Red. Being the base variant, the entry-level Street Triple S uses an LCD instrument console, instead of the fancy TFT display available on the RS version.
Power comes from the all-new 765-cc in-line triple engine on the Street Triple. Triumph says, the motor gets 80 new mechanisms including an increased bore and stroke, new cam, pistons and Nikasil plated aluminum barrels for better heat dissipation. In fact, this same engine will also power the FIA Moto-2 contest from the 2019 season. The company has only introduced the Street Triple S version today, which is the most affordable one and also gets the lowest power output at 111 bhp and 73 Nm of peak torque. The more dominant RS version will bring the same engine, albeit with a higher power output and will be presented later this year. With respect to the suspension setup, the 2017 Triumph Street Triple uses a Showa suspension at the front and rear. The bike gets 41 mm USD forks up front with separate function fork and 110 mm of travel, while the pre-load adjustable monoshock unit at the rear has 124 mm of rear wheel travel.
There’s also a new gullwing swing arm in place on the new Street that’s lighter as well. Braking performance, on the other hand, is handled by Nissin with a two-piston sliding calipers at the front and a Brembo-sourced single-pot caliper with a 220 mm disc at the rear. Triumph also offers traction control on the new Street Triple, while dual-channel Anti-lock Breaking System is offered as standard and cannot be switched off. Triumph India has managed to keep the prices competitive on the Street Triple S as it takes on the very well-priced Kawasaki Z900 in the country. The British bike will also face competition from the Ducati Monster 821, Aprilia Shiver 900 and the likes, and while some of these rivals may be more expensive and more powerful as well, the top-spec RS variant on the Street will prove as a more appropriate competitor with all the bells and whistles. Bookings for the new Triumph Street Triple are already open across the country, while deliveries will commence in the following days.