Triumph Street Triple R Overview
The new Triumph Street Triple R replaces the Street Triple S in India as the entry-level model. In the Street Triple lineup. And it is better in almost every way like it got more:-
- Powerful Engine;
- Better Suspension;
- Sharper brakes ;
- New LED headlamp;
- And Bi-directional quick shifter.
MILEAGE & TOP SPEED
Mileage – 19.6 kmpl
Top Speed – 220 kmph
0-100 kmph – 3.7 secs
BS6 Triumph Street Triple R Price
That is a whole lot of changes, right? Exactly, that is why it is such a pleasant surprise that the new Street Triple R costs less than the old street S. And we are talking about a difference of a few thousand rupees because at 8.84 lakh Ex-showroom. This bike’s price is around 36,000 rupees less than the Street Triple S.
BS6 Triumph Street Triple R 2021 Price is Rs 8.84 lakh (ex-showroom).
ENGINE & GEARBOX
|765cc, Liquid-Cooled, 12-Valve, In-Line 3-Cylinder, DOHC
|Multipoint Sequential Electronic Fuel Injection with SAI. Electronic Throttle Control
|118 HP @ 12,000 rpm
|79 Nm @ 9,350 rpm
|Number of Cylinders
|BS6-Compliant, Euro 5
|Number of Gears
|Wet, Multi-Plate, Assist & Slipper Clutch, Triumph Quickshifter
|X Ring Chain
Triumph Street Triple R is compared to Street Triple RS
It is full 2.50 lakhs cheaper than the range-topping Street Triple RS. And that is very interesting because, on the road, the new Triple R feels much more like the Street Triple RS than the old Street Triple S.
For example, With 118 horsepower and 79-newton meters, it makes 5 hp and 6 nm more than the Street Triple S.
While this is still 5 horsepower down on the Street Triple RS, the torque figure is now identical to that top model. The performance difference between the Street Triple R and the Street Triple RS can only be felt, at the very top of the rev range.
Where I remember the Street Triple RS pulling with a little more urgency. But, this is something you’ll rarely notice on the road. And in that sense, this 3-cylinder engine continues to be a real gem.
It’s not too loud at idle. But once you get it singing, that neat-looking exhaust belts out a sharper and louder sound than before. And I wouldn’t bother with an aftermarket exhaust for this motorcycle.
Beyond that, this engine is as likable as it used to be. It’s smooth and flexible, and it produces an awesome scream as you chase 12,000 RPM. But from a usability standpoint, what I like that has improved is that it now gets an up-and-down quick shifter.
The Upgraded Brakes
Another noticeable improvement in the riding experience comes in the brakes. The old bike used two-piston Nissan calipers, which were okay. But this one gets radially mounted Brembo M4.32s. That is an improvement while there is still no radial master cylinder.
The bite and performance of these brakes are excellent for road use. And I never wished for more. Yes, the RS has even better brakes. But these are good too.
|Twin 310 mm Floating Discs, Brembo M4.32 4-Piston Radial Monobloc Calipers
|Single 220 mm Disc, Brembo Single Piston Caliper
|Traction Control System
The Suspension & Chassis
|Showa 41 mm Upside Down Separate Function Big Piston Forks (SF-BPF), Adjustable Compression Damping, Rebound Damping, and Preload Adjustment
|Showa Piggyback Reservoir Monoshock, Adjustable Compression, and Rebound Damping and Preload Adjustment
|Front – Aluminium Beam Twin Spar. Rear – 2 Piece High-Pressure Die-Cast
|Stainless Steel 3-into-1 Exhaust System Low Single Sided Stainless Steel Silencer, Swingarm Twin-Sided, Cast Aluminium Alloy
|Front Wheel Travel
|Rear Wheel Travel
The old Street Triple S had a non-adjustable suspension from Showa at both ends. This one gets a fully adjustable suspension at both ends. By Showa, this is a good thing or not? It depends on what kind of rider you are.
The old Street Triple S resulted in a more comfortable feeling for the road. But this new suspension is far better, and we will surely appreciate its benefits on a fast-winding road.
And especially at the racetrack, the damping quality is much improved. But this does come at the expense of firmer ride quality. And while the suspension components aren’t the same as the Street Triple RS, the feeling is quite familiar. It’s not stiff by any means, and it is reasonable for a bike this sporty.
The Street Triple R model’s suspension set-up includes Showa upside-down Separate Function Big Piston Forks with 115mm front wheel travel. And Showa piggybacks reservoir mono-shock rear suspension with 131mm rear-wheel travel.
We had to get through some pretty nasty roads to check. And this Street Triple R had enough ground clearance to manage all. You have to do is be careful to protect the rims.
The Ergonomics – DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
|Fuel Tank Capacity
Another small change over the Street Triple S is in the rider ergonomics. There is a bit of a lean down towards the bars, and the footpegs are high up. What’s changed is that, has raised the seat by 15 mm, which isn’t that much.
What I don’t like is that the seat curves upwards. And that means you get pushed down into the fuel tank every time you get on the brakes. Installing some grip tape on the fuel tank will help you brace yourself. It is because this is a powerful motorcycle.
Its light Triumph claims a dry weight of 168 kg. Which is 2 kilos up from the Street Triple S. But it’s still the lightest claim weight for a middleweight naked in India.
The dry weight figure is also one kilo lighter than the BS4 KTM 790 duke. But in reality, the Triumph feels quite a bit heavier than its slightly mental Austrian rival still. It’s still an agile machine. And it glides through city traffic just like any other motorcycle.
Triumph Street Triple R Handling
0-100 kmph – 3.7 secs
MILEAGE & TOP SPEED
Mileage – 19.6 kmpl
0-100 kmph – 3.7 secs
Top Speed – 220 kmph
Although, the turning radius is not very good. Where this bike shines is when the road is smooth and squiggly of all the middleweight naked out there.
This chassis feels the most dialed in and ready to race. Throw it at a few corners, and this bike does behave like a supersport machine. With a flat handlebar, unfortunately, we had soaking-wet roads to play. But the Street Triple R didn’t care.
And the only limiting factor was how hard I wanted to push. Speaking of it does take a little bit of counter-steering effort at the handlebar to turn the bike in. But once you lay it onto the side. The Street Triple R has that deliciously stable and grippy sensation.
That you will only truly get from a proper sports bike and can do anything you ask. But the real reward will only come on a smooth mountain road or racetrack. It is straightforward, the faster you ride this bike, the more rewarding it gets.
Triumph Street Triple R Tyres
- Front Tyre – 120/70-ZR17 (Pirelli Diablo Rosso III)
- Rear Tyre – 180/55-ZR17 (Pirelli Diablo Rosso III)
- Front Wheel – Cast Aluminium Alloy 5-Spoke 17 x 3.5 inch
- Rear Wheel – Cast Aluminium Alloy 5-Spoke 17 x 5.5 inch
- Wheel Size – 17-inch
- Wheel Type – Aluminium Alloy
- Alloy Wheels – Yes
The Street Triple R has always been great on the racetrack. And this one will set some blazing-fast lap times. Even though its stock tires are one step down from the Pirelli Rosso Corsa. That came with the old Street Triple S, and the Street Triple R now runs Pirelli’s new Diablo Rosso 3.
That is still a sporty tire. But it’s not as racy as the old Rosso Corsa. And not as much as the super Corsa that you’ll find on the Street Triple RS. on the upside, these tires manage well in the wet, and they will last far longer.
Triumph Street Triple R Styling
Shades – Sapphire Black, Matt Silver Ice
I realize we keep making comparisons to the Street Triple RS. But Triumph hasn’t made things easy for us. I mean they, have even made it look almost identical to the Street Triple RS. Although the trick to quickly identifying the Street Triple R is that it gets a red panel in the center. Design-wise the Street Triple R gets the same makeover that the Street Triple RS received last year.
The new LED headlamp and there are also a few other changes. Like the new fly screen, side panels, and smarter-looking rear quarter panels. I also love the new mirrors that look classy, unlike the bar-end mirrors on the Street Triple RS.
These don’t get in the way when you’re filtering through traffic. Like, most other Triumphs quality. And attention to detail on this motorcycle is at high levels.
Triumph Street Triple R Electronics
The one thing you could consider a cost-saving measure is that this bike retains. The old instrument cluster didn’t get a TFT and the new-age Triumph switchgear did. I love watching an analog needle in a constant circular dance. And while the digital display is quite basic, it does give me all the information I need.
So I’m not complaining here the one thing that should be improved is the electronics. Continue to feel a little crude and basic compared to the competition. The Street Triple R gets three riding modes along with ABs and traction control.
Ride Modes – Road, Rain, and Sport
But neither of them is corner sensitive. The throttle response is smooth enough even in the sport mode. But no matter which mode you’re in, the traction control isn’t very lenient. And when it engages, it cuts the power a little too aggressively.
The final thing I want to talk about is a little harder to describe. Because there are no spec sheet metrics to quantify this. It is a fact that Triumphs have become supremely refined. And well-rounded machines in recent years.
INSTRUMENT CONSOLE FEATURES
Speedometer – Digital
Service Reminder – Yes
Tachometer – Analogue
Trip Meter – Digital
Odometer – Digital
Clock – Digital
ABS Light – Yes
Fuel Gauge – Digital
Gear Indicator – Yes
Gear Shift Light – Yes
Low Oil Indicator Yes
Low Battery Indicator – Yes
Lap Timer – Yes
BATTERY & LIGHTING
Pass Light – Yes
Battery Type – Maintenance Free
Head Light – LED HeadLight
Tail Light – LED Tail Light
Automatic Headlamp On (AHO) – Yes
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE FEATURES
Engine Kill Switch – Yes
Electric Start – Yes
Riding Modes – Yes
Step-up Seat/Split Seat – Yes
Pillion Footrest – Yes
Emission (Co2) – 119 g/km
Rake – 23.5 Degree
Trail – 98.3 mm
The original Street Triple 675 from 2007 was renowned for being an entertaining hooligan. But this new bike is far too well-mannered for that. And it almost feels Japanese in the clinical precision with which it performs.
It quickly became clear that the Triumph is smoother and a little faster. And it has better components, but the rampant little KTM had me laughing in my helmet far more often. Of course, it’s a personal thing whether you like your bike super capable.
Yet well behaved or packing an unruly hooligan street still whichever way you swing it. It does not change the fact that this Triumph is a capable motorcycle.
And it comes with the company’s reputation for reliability for the level of equipment. You’re now getting the entry-level Street Triple R comes at a very tempting price point. If you like your bikes easy, smooth, refined, and also very quick. You will love what this motorcycle has to offer.