Triumph Motorcycles India launch the Street Triple R motorcycle in the Indian market. The new street-naked performance motorcycle is priced at Rs 8.84 lakh, ex-showroom (India). Bookings for the motorcycle has already started ahead of launch.
The Street Triple R model is now the base variant of the naked-motorcycle line-up in the country. It features new body graphics, restyled rear-view mirrors, redesigned exhaust and two new colour options: Sapphire Black and Matt Silver Ice.
The Street Triple R will be powered by the same Moto 2 derived 765cc, in-line three-cylinder engine as the RS variant, however, with a slightly lower state of tune. The engine produces a maximum power of 116bhp at 12,000rpm and a peak torque of 77Nm at 9,400rpm.
In comparison to the Street Triple RS's power and torque figures, the 'R' produces around 5bhp and 2Nm of torque less. The engine on the R comes mated to a six-speed gearbox with a slip-assisted clutch.
Other mechanical hardware on the Street Triple R also gets downgraded as compared to the RS variant. It only features an LCD with an analogue tachometer as compared to a TFT colour display on the top-spec model. Other features include three riding modes, ABS, traction control, and a two-way quick shifter.
However, the overall design and silhouette of the motorcycle remain the same as that of the top-specs RS variant. It continues to feature an aggressive-looking frontend with twin-pod LED headlamps with integrated LED DRLs. It also features a muscular tank and an upright handlebar making for a comfortable riding position.
Suspension duties on the upcoming motorcycle are handled by a 41mm forks at the front and a mono-shock setup at the rear, both of which are sourced from Showa and are fully-adjustable. Braking on the motorcycle is done via 310mm disc brake at the front and a 220mm at the rear, supported by dual-channel ABS. The motorcycle comes shod with Pirelli performance tyres as well.
The company has undergone a significant shift in the motorcycle's portfolio after the introduction of the 765cc engine. For years the Street Triple R was the top-spec variant in the company's line-up. However, it was changed, when Triumph introduced a new range-topping Triumph Street Triple RS back in 2017.
Thoughts About The Triumph Street Triple R Launched In India
The Triumph Street Triple line-up has been a definitive naked motorcycle for the brand and the new motorcycle is priced very aggressively by the brand. The Street Triple R will cater to the audience who are looking for an affordable upgrade and step into the premium motorcycle segment. The Triumph Street Triple R will rival the newly launched BMW F 900 R, and the Kawasaki Z900; among others in the Indian market.