Is expected to gradually bring in all the variants
The Street Triple has been the best-selling model for Triumph since the time of it global launch in 2007. So much that, today, more than 50,000 units of the Street Triple have already been sold worldwide. However, the Street Triple has been due for an update for a while. Just last month, Triumph took the wraps off the new 2017 Street Triple at a gala event in UK. The company is expected to bring in the motorcycle to our shores around June. At the unveil, Triumph showcased the Street Triple in three variants – S, R and RS. Just like the company did with its Bonneville range, all variants of the Street Triple too will possibly make it to India over time.
All three variants of the new Street Triple sport the same 765cc three-cylinder unit that has been derived from the Daytona engine. Each of these variants come in a different state of tune though. The entry-level Street Triple S churns out 11bhp while the R and RS produce 116bhp and 121bhp respectively. Torque rating stands at 73Nm for the S trim and 77Nm for the R and the RS versions.
The top-spec RS model comes a load of features never seen before in this class. It features 5 riding modes (Sport, Road, Rain, Rider and Track), Showa big piston forks up front, Öhlins fully-adjustable piggyback reservoir RSU, slipper clutch, quick shifter, ride-by-wire and a full colour 5-inch TFT instrumentation.
Coming to the Indian market, Triumph has sold as many as 400 units of the Street Triple so far. While the current generation Street Triple is priced at Rs 7.91 lakh, the new one is sure to demand a premium. Expect it to be launched at a starting price of Rs 8.5 lakh with the top-spec RS version carrying a sticker price of around Rs 12 lakh. We recently got our hands on the 2017 Triumph Street Triple RS.