Triumph is about to launch the 2017 Street Triple S on June 12. Here’s all you need to know about it
The Street Triple moniker has been the most successful one for Triumph Motorcycles, not just in India but the world over. The UK-based bike maker has sold more than 50,000 units of the Street Triple since it was first launched in 2007. Although it did look rather peculiar with its bug-eyed headlamps, it had a lot going for it. Triumph launched the new 2017 Street Triple in the international market earlier this year and now it is set to mark its entry into India. Here’s all you need to know about the 2017 Triumph Street Triple.
- Engine: First things first, the old Triumph Street Triple has been discontinued in India as we wait for the new one to arrive on June 12. The outgoing model was plonked with a 675cc three-cylinder motor that made about 77bhp (in India) and 57.30Nm. The new 2017 Street Triple gets a retuned version of the Daytona’s engine and it now makes 111.4bhp and 77Nm from a 765cc three-cylinder engine in the base ‘S’ trim. To bump up the displacement, Triumph has increased the bore and the hike in torque has been achieved thanks to a longer stroke. Globally, Triumph has launched the Street Triple in three variants – S, R, and RS. While the company will start by launching the S trim in India, the others are expected to be launched towards the end of the year. It must also be noted that this time around, Triumph says that there will be no reduction in power for the India-spec bikes.
|Old Triumph Street Triple||New 2017 Triumph Street Triple S|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||17.4 litres||17.4 litres|
- Technology and equipment: The 2017 Street Triple even in this base S trim comes better equipped than its predecessor. It comes with ride-by-wire that gives it sharper throttle response and the option to choose from two riding modes – Road and Rain. Then there is the switchable traction control and ABS too. Triumph has fitted the Street Triple S with new LED position light headlights, with the LED position light 4.6x brighter than the previous generation bulb sidelight.
- Suspension: The new Street Triple continues to be based on the same twin-spar chassis as the outgoing model but it gets a new swingarm. The older Street Triple 675 came fitted with KYB-sourced 41mm upside down forks and a monoshock setup at the back. This new one, on the other hand, comes with 41mm Showa upside down Separate Function Forks (SFF) and a Showa piggyback reservoir monoshock. Suspension travel up front as well as at the back remains unchanged.
- Brakes: Brakes continue to remain the same – Twin 310mm floating discs up front with Nissin two-piston sliding callipers and a single 220mm fixed disc at the back with a Brembo single piston sliding calliper. Brakes continue to be assisted by Anti-Lock Braking System.
- Price: As far as pricing is concerned, the 2017 Street Triple S is expected to be about Rs 50,000 more expensive than the previous generation model which means it should carry a price tag of about Rs 8.5 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). It will be offered in two colour options – Diablo Red or Phantom Black (Metallic). When launched, the Street Triple S will compete against the likes of the Ducati Monster 821 and the upcoming MV Agusta Brutale 800.