Headlined by an all-new 765cc inline-three cylinder engine, the 2017 Triumph Street Triple is all set to go on sale in the country.
Come June 12, 2017, Triumph will launch the all-new Street Triple in India. Globally, the new middleweight roadster is offered in three variants, namely – S, R and RS. For the Indian market, though, Triumph is expected to launch the “S” version first, while the other two will be brought in here sometime later this year. Order books are already open for the new Triumph Street Triple S with a minimum amount of Rs 2 lakh.
The main highlight of the upcoming Street Triple is its all-new powertrain – a bigger 765cc, inline-three cylinder engine that replaces the outgoing version’s 675cc motor. As per Triumph, 80 per cent of the components are all-new, including the crank and pistons. The engine is available in different states of tune for all three variants. Since the “S” version sits at the bottom of the range, it produces 111bhp and 73Nm of torque. Next up is the “R” version, which is rated at 116bhp/77Nm, while the range-topping RS delivers 121bhp and 77Nm of torque. All three get a six-speed transmission.
The new Street Triple gets the same chassis as the outgoing model, albeit it comes with a few revisions such as a new “gullwing” swingarm and new mounting points. Speaking specifically of the Street Triple S, it gets ride-by-wire throttle, traction control, ABS, and Road and Rain riding modes along with Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa tyres. On the downside, the “S” doesn’t get the new 5-inch TFT screen - it's reserved for the higher “R” and “RS” trims. Instead, it has to make do with a revised LCD screen from the older model.
Like we’ve witnessed with recent product launches by Triumph, the company is expected to price the new Street Triple aggressively as well. At present, the Street Triple is priced at Rs 7.90 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new Street Triple S should command a premium of around Rs 50,000 to Rs 60,000 over that.
Also read: 2017 Triumph Street Triple RS Review