Triumph Motorcycles India launched the 2020 Street Triple R, the mid-spec variant of the Street Triple RS in India today at Rs. 8.84 lac. The 2020 Triumph Street Triple ‘R’ is a more accessible and affordable streetfighter and has a high performance 765 cc BS-VI engine. It features all-new bodywork, including fly screen, air intake, side panels, and rear unit for a sportier and more distinctive look. This time we are getting the R variant instead of the S base variant earlier. If the S variant comes in, it could be even cheaper in the future.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Shoeb Farooq, Business Head – Triumph Motorcycles India said: “The premium middle-weight segment is growing in India and is becoming more competitive. With the introduction of the R we strengthen our position in this category. The R is the perfect proposition for someone who wants an agile, middle weight street naked with racing DNA. It packs all the punch of the RS, offering the best of both worlds given its lineage with the Triumph Moto2 engines”.
2020 Triumph Street Triple R India version features all-new bodywork, including fly screen, air intake, side panels, and rear unit. These are more angular and sportier, giving the motorcycle cleaner, more contemporary lines, and a distinctive new look. The fly screen and air intake are now much more pronounced, echoing the shape of the new twin LED headlights, which have a striking new style with prominent position lights, giving a much more distinctive front end and increased visibility.
The compact and contemporary new silencer, and the new shape mirrors with increased adjustability, have also been restyled to enhance the aggressive new look of the Street Triple R. And, there are two new paint and graphics schemes available, Sapphire Black or Matt Silver Ice. Both schemes feature Diablo Red and Aluminium Silver decals, hand-painted red wheel pinstripes, and the signature Street Triple R red rear sub-frame.
2020 Triumph Street Triple R India version is BS6 aka Euro 5 ready. The engine gets 7% reduction in rotational inertia. This brings exceptional low down and mid-range usable torque for a completely addictive ride. The Street Triple R also delivers incredible peak power of 118PS at 12,000rpm and exhilarating peak torque of 79Nm @ 9350rpm.
Refinements to the airbox and exhaust system for this new generation, deliver a crisper, purer sound, with an even more distinctive tone. This incredible deep, rich Triumph triple roar now has a smoother balance between intake and silencer sound. Just like the top-spec RS model, the Street Triple R has a smooth gearbox with short first and second gear ratios, delivering exceptional acceleration performance and slick gear changes. It also features a slip and assist clutch, which reduces clutch lever effort and improves rider comfort and control.
The new Street Triple R features optimized brakes, for expert stopping power. These are high specification Brembo M4.32 four-piston radial monobloc front calipers, with an optimized brake pad compound for improved bike and feel. On the rear, the Street Triple R features a Brembo single piston sliding caliper. The suspension is also high specification with Showa 41mm upside down separate function big piston forks and a Showa piggyback reservoir monoshock RSU. Both are fully adjustable for preload, compression damping, and rebound damping.
2020 Triumph Street Triple R India version runs on Pirelli’s road-focused all-weather Diablo Rosso III tyres, which deliver long-lasting consistent performance over time. Their profile and structure give the new Street Triple R a sportier feel, with exceptional grip and stability in corners. And for maximum high-speed stability, the gullwing rear swingarm delivers torsional stiffness and lateral flexibility, with an optimized pivot position providing natural resistance to compressing the RSU under hard acceleration. This enables tight corner exits and precise chassis behavior.
In terms of technology, the Street Triple R now has the new Triumph Shift Assist up and down quickshifter fitted as standard, reflecting customer feedback, and adding genuine road and track capability. The Triumph Shift Assist enables smooth, comfortable, and quick gear changes without the use of the clutch, whilst maintaining the accelerator position.
There are also three riding modes for maximum control in all conditions – Road, Rain, and Sport. These adjust throttle response and traction control settings and are easily selectable while riding via the Street Triple R’s LCD instruments. . Rain mode restricts peak power to 100PS for better feel and a smoother ride. Completing the technology specification, the Street Triple R features ride-by-wire, ABS, and traction control.
With an equipment specification that is tailored to reflect customer feedback, the new Street Triple R is now more suitable for more riders, with an affordable level of specification. 60+ genuine Street Triple accessories for added protection, comfort, and style.
2020 Triumph Street Triple R India version is also being offered with a range of over 60 genuine accessories, including contemporary new scrolling LED indicators, a new flyscreen visor, and new machined mirrors and reservoirs. Plus there’s a new range of stylish water-resistant luggage with quick-release mounting, including a tank bag and tail pack. There’s also an Arrow silencer and adjustable brake and clutch levers, making the Street Triple R ready for even the most focused road riding. For added comfort, there are internally wired multi-setting heated grips, while for additional style and detailing, there’s a tail tidy, new color-coordinated belly pan and seat cowl, and a clear rear light assembly.