Triumph is all set to bring the mid-spec Street Triple R in India. The motorcycle will slot between the S and RS versions and is expected to carry a price tag of around Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom).
After launching the new Street Triple RS a couple of months ago, Triumph Motorcycles will now bring the Street Triple R into the country on August 11, 2020. As is the case with new launches during these troubled COVID-19 times, the motorcycle will be launched digitally.
Globally, the Triumph Street Triple is available in three variants – S, R, and RS. In India, Triumph sells the base S version, as well as the RS variant. However, now the company will be bringing the mid-spec R version here. Like the new RS version, the Street Triple R will come powered by the same 765cc 3-cylinders engine, albeit in the R-spec, the engine delivers less power – 116bhp as compared to 121bhp of the RS. However, it’s more than the S derivative (111bhp). The engine comes mated to a six-speed gearbox.
In terms of equipment, the R version will come with the same twin-pod LED headlamps as the RS, and it’ll also get Showa 41 mm upside-down SF-BPF front forks with adjustable compression and rebound damping and a fully-adjustable mono-shock at the back. It will also get a quick-shifter like the RS. However, it won’t get the RS’ Brembo M50 brakes, and instead of five riding modes, it’ll only have three. The Street Triple R also misses out on the 5-inch full-colour display of the RS – it gets an LCD display instead.
Since the R version sits between the S & RS, expect it to be priced at around Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom). Its competition will include the likes of the BMW F 900 R and Kawasaki Z900, at the moment.