2017 Triumph Street Triples — lighter, smarter, and closing in on the Daytona

CAPTION: 2017 Triumph Street Triple R.

TRIUMPH has launched its 2017 Street Triple line-up,  featuring a new 765cc engine and a bunch of clever-as electronic gadgetry — but Perth buyers will have to wait another month or two before they can see the new bikes up close and personal.

The Street Triples continue to evolve sport-wards, rather than getting soft and friendly as the range approaches moto-middle-age. The top-of-the-line RS variant has gained 90cc and 16hp, and lost 16kg — so it’s reasonable to expect it’ll be quicker and more agile than any previous Street Triple and will close the performance gap with the full-balls Daytona 675 (our favourite Trumpy and our favourite middleweight sports bike).

There are three models —  S, R and RS — and then a couple of variants. The R model will come in a ‘low’ version for people with limited lower limb length, and there will be a 660cc LAMS-compliant variant of the S model for people with limited experience or compromised chronological componentry.

Triumph says the new 765cc engine is “derived from the Daytona”. We’re not entirely sure what that means, but it confirms a less-pork more-sport philosophy.  Even the base S model now boasts 111hp, which is 4hp more than the first-model Daytona managed back in 2006 and more than enough to get yourself in trouble (and ensure you can keep up with your mates on their middleweight Japanese sports bikes).

The RS comes with a lap timer and a quick shifter (for clutchless upshifting), so there’s no doubt that the marketing team want you to think about the racetrack while you’re waiting for the Albany Highway traffic lights to turn green. It also gets top-shelf bolt-ons, with an Ohlins rear shock, Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres, and Brembo brakes.

The electronic gadgetry includes selectable modes ranging from a road-or-rain option on the S to your choice of five modes on the RS: road, rain, sport, rider programmable, and track. (The different modes fiddle differently with power delivery and ABS and traction control settings.)

 The new Street Triples aren’t expected to start arriving in Perth until March. Nathan Slehofer at JCS Motorcycles in Burswood says the RS is due here March/April, the R in April/May, the R Low in May/June, the S in April/May, and the 660 (LAMS) May/June.

There’s no word yet on pricing although, for what it’s worth, American Sport Rider Magazine has reported the base S model will sell for $US9,900 in the USA, land of King Trump.

Specifications are down the bottom of the page.

Until the bikes arrive, you’ll have to make do with Triumph’s press pics:

CAPTION: Top-of-the-line RS gets Ohlins rear suspension, lap timer, Brembo brakes, and 121 British horses. Love those three headers.

CAPTION: Rear-end styling says ‘Barbagallo’.

 

CAPTION: On-board computer talks through the dashboard.

CAPTION: R and RS both get Brembos.

 

 

 

 

CAPTION: Pillion will need nerves of steel and a very firm arse.

 

Street Triple Specifications

 

ENGINE STREET TRIPLE S STREET TRIPLE R STREET TRIPLE RS
POWER 113 PS / 111 BHP (83kW)

@ 11,250rpm

118 PS / 116 BHP (87kW)

@ 12,000rpm

123 PS / 121 BHP (90kW)

@ 11,700rpm

TORQUE 73 Nm @ 9,100 rpm 77 Nm @ 9,400 rpm 77 Nm @ 10,800 rpm
ENGINE TYPE Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
ENGINE SIZE 765 cc
BORE / STROKE 78 x 53.4 mm
COMPRESSION RATIO 12.65:1
FUEL SYSTEM Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI. Electronic throttle control
EXHAUST Stainless steel 3 into 1 exhaust system low single sided stainless steel silencer
CLUTCH Wet, multi-plate clutch Wet, multi-plate, slip and assist clutch Wet, multi-plate, slip and assist clutch
GEARBOX 6 – Speed
FINAL DRIVE O ring chain
CHASSIS STREET TRIPLE S STREET TRIPLE R STREET TRIPLE RS
FRAME Front – Aluminium beam twin spar. Rear – 2 piece high pressure die cast
SWINGARM Twin-sided, cast aluminium alloy
FRONT SUSPENSION Showa 41 mm upside down separate function forks (SFF), 110 mm front wheel travel Showa 41 mm upside down separate function big piston forks (SF-BPF), 115 mm front wheel travel. Adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and preload. Showa 41 mm upside down big piston forks (BPF), 115 mm front wheel travel. Adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and preload.

 

REAR SUSPENSION Showa piggyback reservoir monoshock, 124 mm rear wheel travel. Stepped preload adjuster. Showa piggyback reservoir monoshock, 134 mm rear wheel travel. Adjustable spring preload (lock-rings), compression damping and rebound damping. Öhlins STX40 piggyback reservoir monoshock, 131 mm rear wheel travel. Adjustable spring preload (lock-rings), compression damping and rebound damping.
FRONT BRAKE Twin 310 mm floating discs, Nissin 2-piston sliding calipers Twin 310 mm floating discs, Brembo M4.32 4-piston radial monobloc calipers Twin 310 mm floating discs, Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc calipers
FRONT TYRE 120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa 120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa 120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
FRONT WHEEL 3.5” x 17” cast
REAR BRAKE Single 220 mm fixed disc, Brembo single piston sliding caliper
REAR TYRE 180/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa 180/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa 180/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP
REAR WHEEL 5.5” x 17” cast
DIMENSIONS STREET TRIPLE S STREET TRIPLE R STREET TRIPLE RS
SEAT HEIGHT 810 mm 825 mm 825 mm
HEIGHT
(WITHOUT MIRRORS)
1,060 mm 1,085 mm 1,085 mm
RAKE 24.8 degrees 23.9 degrees 23.9 degrees
TRAIL 104.3 mm 100 mm 100 mm
LENGTH 2,065 mm
WHEELBASE 1,410 mm
DRY WEIGHT 166 KG
FUEL TANK CAPACITY 17.4 LITRES
       
EMISSIONS STREET TRIPLE S STREET TRIPLE R STREET TRIPLE RS
FUEL CONSUMPTION 4.7 l/100km

60.1 MPG

4.8 l/100km

58.9 MPG

4.7 l/100km

60.1 MPG

EMISSIONS 115 g / km 112 g / km 115 g / km
 
EQUIPMENT STREET TRIPLE S STREET TRIPLE R STREET TRIPLE RS
 

STANDARD EQUIPMENT

 

 

·       Ride-by-wire throttle

·       ABS

·       Switchable traction control

·       All-new ‘gullwing’ swingarm

·       Rain and Road riding modes

·       LED position light bulb headlights

·       Updated LCD instrument pack

·       All-new bodywork including new flyscreen with integrated air intake, and new inner and outer radiator cowls

·       Sporty twin-seat design

·       Painted rear bodywork

·       New black powder coated main frame, subframe and swingarm

Additional to the S:

 

·       Switchable ABS

·       Slip and assist clutch

·       5” full-colour TFT instrument pack

·       Additional Sport and Rider programmable riding modes (Rain, Road, Sport and Rider)

·       High-spec onboard computer

·       New switch cubes with 5-way joystick control

·       DRL headlights

·       Self-cancelling indicators

·       Sporty body-coloured flyscreen with integrated air intake

·       Premium seat stitching and vinyls

·       Red rear subframe, wheel pinstripes and detailing

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Additional to the R:

 

·       Quickshifter

·       Additional Track riding mode (Rain, Road, Sport, Track and Rider)

·       Lap timer

·       Matt silver painted aluminium rear subframe and detailing

·       Silver/grey seat stitching

·       Body-coloured pillion seat cowl (pillion seat also supplied)

·       Body-coloured bellypan

·       Lower chain guard

·       Unique paint schemes