Triumph Motorcycles India has launched the all-new Triumph Street Triple priced at Rs. 8.5 lakhs, ex-showroom, Delhi. The all-new Street Triple gets only one variant, the entry-level S. Triumph has updated the motorcycle thoroughly and has upgraded the looks and the engine of the middleweight motorcycle.
The 2017 Triumph becomes sharper in design and retains the iconic twin-headlamps. The motorcycle gets new radiator cowls, front and rear mudguard and new rear body panels. The Street Triple S is the lightest motorcycle in the segment and weighs only 166 kg. The motorcycle is offered in two colour options – Diable Red and Phantom Black. The Street Triple S misses out on the TFT screen console, instead, it gets an LCD instrument to keep the cost low.
The 2017 Street Triple S draws power from a revised 765cc engine that gets 80 new components. Triumph says that it is an essentially new engine with an increased bore and stroke, new cams, pistons, and Nikasil plated aluminium barrels for efficient heat dissipation. The same engine will be used in the FIA Moto2 Championship from the 2019 season.
Mr. Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India Pvt Ltd. commented “Our ambition was to deliver a state of the art roadster that is both addictive everyday fun and a full track weapon but with its own distinctive attitude. The Triumph Street Triple S delivers on these while demonstrating unique levels of power, performance, technology and suspension. Owning the Street Triple also gives Triumph enthusiast a chance at owning a bit of the exhilarating Moto-2 engine technology now that our exhilarating new partnership is in the books. Our hope to keep making newer and better associations and products and to keep delivering on the high-standards that is the Triumph way of riding. ‘’
The motorcycle also gets a ride-by-wire system that gives it two riding modes – Rain and Road. The 2017 Street Triple also gets switchable traction control system by the standard ABS is not switchable and it always stays on. The quick shifter is an optional accessory. The 2017 Street Triple uses a Showa suspension at the front with 110mm travel and a mono-shock at the rear with 124mm travel. The front tyre gets Nissin sourced twin-caliper brake set-up while a Brembo single-caliper set-up is used at the rear tyre.
The motorcycle will take on the likes of Kawasaki Z900, Ducati Monster 821 and Aprilia Shiver 900. Triumph will also launch the more powerful variants of the motorcycle by the end of this year.