2021 Triumph Street Triple R, Price, Mileage, Specs, Top Speed, Review

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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 a 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

PERFORMANCE FIGURES

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 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

Engine765cc, Liquid-Cooled, 12-Valve, In-Line 3-Cylinder, DOHC
Fuel SystemMultipoint Sequential Electronic Fuel Injection with SAI. Electronic Throttle Control
Maximum Power118 HP @ 12,000 rpm
Maximum Torque79 Nm @ 9,350 rpm
Number of Cylinders3-Cylinders
Engine Displacement765 cc
CoolingLiquid Cooled
Emission StandardBS6-Compliant, Euro 5
Compression Ratio12.5:1
Bore77.99 mm
Stroke53.38 mm
Valve System12-valve, DOHC
Number of Gears6-Gears
ClutchWet, Multi-Plate, Assist & Slipper Clutch, Triumph Quickshifter
Final DriveX 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, 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.

Front BrakeTwin 310 mm Floating Discs, Brembo M4.32 4-Piston Radial Monobloc Calipers
Rear BrakeSingle 220 mm Disc, Brembo Single Piston Caliper
ABS2-Channel ABS
Traction Control SystemYes

The Suspension & Chassis

Front SuspensionShowa 41 mm Upside Down Separate Function Big Piston Forks (SF-BPF), Adjustable Compression Damping, Rebound Damping, and Preload Adjustment
Rear SuspensionShowa Piggyback Reservoir Monoshock, Adjustable Compression, and Rebound Damping and Preload Adjustment
FrameFront – Aluminium Beam Twin Spar. Rear – 2 Piece High-Pressure Die-Cast
Exhaust/MufflerStainless Steel 3-into-1 Exhaust System Low Single Sided Stainless Steel Silencer, Swingarm Twin-Sided, Cast Aluminium Alloy
Front Wheel Travel115 mm
Rear Wheel Travel134 mm

The old Street Triple S had non-adjustable suspension from Showa at both ends. This one gets fully adjustable suspension at both ends. By Showa, this is a good thing or not. It depends on what kind of a 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 ErgonomicsDIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

Overall Width775 mm
Overall Height1.065 mm
Seat Height825 mm
Wheelbase1.405 mm
Dry Weight168 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity17.4 litres

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.

The Weight

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

PERFORMANCE FIGURES

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 on 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, but 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 and didn’t get a TFT and the new age Triumph switchgear. 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 that 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 the 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 Head Light

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

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

Emission (Co2) – 119 g/km

Rake – 23.5 Degree

Trail – 98.3 mm

Conclusion

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 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, and refined, and also very quick. You will love what this motorcycle has to offer.

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