2017 Triumph Street Triple 765: Need to knows
Triumph have just shown off their new Street Triple 765 for 2017 and we were there to see it. Boasting three new models: the R, S and RS, not to mention an A2 friendly version, the Street Triple is a bike for anyone.
All models get the new 765cc triple-cylinder engine, but with a different tune. The S stands at 113hp, the R at 118hp and the RS gets the full bells and whistles with 123hp.
The S makes 53 pound-feet of torque, while the R and RS both make 56 pound-feet. Whichever model you go for its a decent improvement on the current model's 105hp and 50 pound-feet of torque.
Triumph have said, including bits like the crank, pistons and swing arm the 2017 bikes have over 80 new parts. At 2kgs lighter it's also claimed to be more agile, which could well be the case, but we'll wait for our test ride.
All the bikes come with your standard (these days) electronics package, ABS (adjustable for R and RS), ride-by-wire, traction control and variable riding modes. The R and RS get an assist/slipper clutch and that full colour TFT dash operated by a five way joystick toggle we showed on Facebook. The RS also gets a quickshifter (upshift only) and a lap timer.
Styling wise there are a few tweaks with the new fly screen, radiotar cowls, air intake and other bits and pieces. For some of you the twin front lights are a bug bear, but for the bike you get, could be worth swapping out for a round unit.
The RS is your top of the line track ready bike from what Triumph say. A showa 41mm big piston fork up front with adjustable preload and rebound/compression damping is combined with an Ohlins STX40 piggback resovoir monoshock. Braking is handled by a Brembo M50 four-piston, radially mounted monobloc calipers biting dual 310mm discs up front and a Brembo single piston caliper clamping a 220mm disk at the back.
To handle it all the RS gets five rider modes: Rain, Road, Sport, Track and a rider customisable option. Colour scheme is Matte Silver Ice or Phantom Black.
The Street Triple R is your next best option. A few downgrades but nothing to scoff at. It loses track riding mode and has a 41mm USD fully adjustable, seperate-function fork and Showa piggyback reservoir monoshock. Stopping is handled by Brembo M4.32 calipers. Colours: Jet Black, Matte Aluminium Silver and Crystal White.
The S model is marketed for the "everyday rider". With two riding modes, rain and road and a downgraded front brake with the two-piston sliding front caliper, it will come in Diablo Red and Phantom Black.
Pricing at the moment has only been announced for the S model, coming in at £8000. The RS however will be available in March with the S coming in April and the R following in May.