Triumph Street Triple R India Launch Confirmed
[UPDATE: 2020 Triumph Street Triple R Launched In India, head here to check it out.]
The new bike will be the entry-level offering in the Street Triple family
- It’s the first time ever that the Street Triple R variant will be sold in India.
- The BS6-compliant motor churns out 118PS of power and 75Nm of torque.
- Gets features such as a bi-directional quickshifter, slipper clutch and traction control.
Triumph has confirmed that it will be launching the new Street Triple R in India on August 11. The upcoming motorcycle will be the entry-level offering in the naked segment for the British brand in our market and will be positioned below the Street Triple RS. We don’t have the prices for the new bike but we expect the Triumph Street Triple R to set you back by around Rs 9.50 lakh (ex-showroom). The Street Triple RS currently retails for Rs 11.33 lakh. It will be the first occasion that the Street Triple R variant will go on sale in India as we had the base S and top-spec RS variants on sale previously.
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In terms of styling, the upcoming motorcycle is similar to the RS version. But for cost-cutting, Triumph has equipped it with the same semi-digital instrument cluster as before, which looks a few generations old compared to the TFT unit on its elder sibling. The new bike features LED headlights and DRLs that give it a modern touch and distinguishes it from the older generation. The 765cc inline three-cylinder liquid-cooled engine is similar to the RS, but the Street Triple R’s motor pumps out 118PS and 75Nm. The RS is rated at 123PS and 79Nm.
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The British brand hasn’t skimped on features as the Street Triple R gets with three ride modes, a bi-directional quickshifter, slipper clutch, traction control and Brembo braking hardware. Suspension kit includes a fully-adjustable 41mm Showa separate function big piston fork and a Showa gas-charged rear monoshock. It tips the scales at 168kg dry, making it 2kg heavier than the RS variant. The 825mm seat height can feel a bit nervous for some riders and Triumph also offers a low-seat as an accessory, which reduces the height to 780mm.