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2020 Street Triple RS

8th October 2019

 

Moto2 upgrades | 765cc | Triumph Motorcycles

 

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Triumph 765cc Street Triple RS for 2020

 

Details have officially emerged regarding the 2020 Triumph Street Triple RS, and on paper the improvements certainly look pretty goodóbut not sensational. The most significant details are that the new 765cc, liquid-cooled, 12-valve, DOHC class-leading middleweight has (a) won the battle to keep on the right side of the Euro 5 standard, (b) is equally fast as the outgoing model, and (c) is a little cleaner on the eye thanks to its "aggressive styling" (yawn).

 

Engine power, however, is still 121bhp, torque is up slightly at 58lb-ft (79Nm), and throttle response is claimed to be more responsive thanks to subtle crankshaft revisions and a new exhaust cam. As such, Hinckley reckons that you'll get your best hits in the mid-range where you want it. Also, the clutch and engine balancer has lost a few grams for lighter action/faster pick-up.

 

Importantly, to keep the gases on the move whilst staying on the right side of the emissions regs, twin catalysers have been fitted as opposed to a single cat on the 2019 model. And to help you squeeze more bangs for your bucks, an up/down quickshifter has been installed. Naturally, ABS is standard along with switchable traction control via a ride-by-wire throttle.

 

Triumph 765cc Street Triple RS - 2020 model

 

Suspension, meanwhile, reveals the same Showa front fork coupled with an ÷hlins rear shock, both adjustable. The frame has been revised. Restyled flyscreen, air intake, side panels, rear unit, seat cowl, and belly pan have been bolted on. More pertinently, a new LED headlight has been plugged in to highlight the errors (and successes) of your ways.

 

Much of the revision, naturally, comes in the wake of Triumph's experience gleaned through its Moto2 prowess thereby confirming what everyone knows; racing improves the breed.

 

2020 Triumph 765cc Street Triple RS rear view

 

2020 Triumph 765cc Street Triple RS £10,500

 

Instrument-wise, there's a new TFT screen functionality with upgraded techno whizzbangs to facilitate Bluetooth-this, and connectivity-that. So you can hook-up your GoPro and latch onto a satellite and sally forth into the electronic ether as the tarmac whizzes by, etc.

 

Hmm.

 

There's also more detailing on the bike. We're talking about those tiny enhancements such as company branding and contrasting finishes and suchlike. So okay, it's not essential, but it adds that little sparkle to the ownership experience.

 

 

Colourwise, you can pick red and silver, or black, silver and yellow. The lower specification Street Triple R and S models are likely to receive much of the same attention to satisfy Euro 5. The price is likely to be around £10,300 upward.

 

Overall, Triumph has done enough to keep existing Street Triple RS fans interested, and enough to bring a few more to the fold.

 

Specifications

 

Engine: Liquid-cooled, 12-valve, DOHC, in-line triple
Displacement: 765cc
Bore and stroke: 77.99mm x 53.4mm
Compression: 12.54:1
Max power: 123PS/121.36bhp (90.5kW) @11,750rpm
Max torque: 79Nm@ 9,350rpm
Fuelling: Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI.
Exhaust: Stainless steel 3-into-1 exhaust system with low single-sided stainless steel silencer
Final drive: X-ring chain
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate, slip-assisted
Transmission: 6-speed with Triumph Shift Assist
Chassis: Aluminium beam twin spar plus 2-piece high pressure die cast
Swinging arm: Twin-sided, cast aluminium alloy
Front wheel: Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 17 x 3.5 inches
Rear wheel: Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 17 x 5.5 inches
Front tyre: 120/70 ZR17
Rear tyre: 180/55 ZR17
Front suspension: Showa 41mm upside down big piston forks (BPF), adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and preload adjustment.
Rear suspension: ÷hlins STX40 adjustable piggyback reservoir RSU
Front brakes: Twin 310mm floating discs, Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc calipers
Rear brake: Single 220mm disc, Brembo single piston caliper, switchable ABS
Instruments: Full-colour, 5" TFT instrument pack with four styles and high/low contrast options
Seat height: 825mm
Dry weight: 365lbs (166kg)
 

 

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