The new Street Triples range which consist of the S, R and RS models mark the tenth year anniversary of the mid-weight naked motorcycle model. The Street Triple which started the mid-weight street naked revolution is loved by motorcyclists around the world for its agility and handling traits.
Last week, members of the motorcycle media were given the chance of experiencing the new Street Triple 765 family at the Sepang Circuit. The track session was aimed at showcasing the new Street Triple’s track prowess.
Undoubtedly, the new Street Triple far exceeded the expectations of the media test riders. Its power delivery, handling and braking impressed the riders the most. Jeya Thevan, took the saddle for TMSBK and the track day enthusiast rolled back in to the paddock with his signature grin on his face. It was a definite three thumbs up for the Street Triple.
Although all three variants are powered by the same three cylinder engine, the performance output vary accordingly. The range topping RS is the obvious winner for the level of equipment and performance output while the entry level S model does not disappoint either.
But Jeya concluded that the RS is a ‘no brainer’ choice for anyone. “I don’t really see why someone would go for the S and R (Low Ride Height) models. The RS is fully decked out with everything you can ask for on a street sports model. The M50 Brembo brakes and Ohlins STX40 rear suspension alone is more than ample to justify the price difference,” said Jeya after his spirited laps around Sepang Circuit.
The Street Triple S engine produces 111bhp at 11,250rpm, and 73Nm of torque at 9,100rpm. In the R, the engine produces 116bhp at 12,000rpm and 77Nm of torque at 9,400rpm. In the RS, the same liquid-cooled, 12-valve, DOHC engine produces 121bhp at 11,700rpm and 77Nm of torque at 10,800rpm.
The Triumph Street Triple S is available in two colours — Diablo Red and Phantom Black – and is priced at RM52,900.00.
The Street Triple R (LRH) comes in three colours; namely Crystal White, Phantom Black and Matt Silver Ice, and is priced at RM59,900.00.
The top-of-the-range Street Triple RS is available in two colours — Matt Silver Ice and Phantom Black (Metallic) – at a price of RM66,900.00. All the prices quoted are inclusive of GST.
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