TRIPLE RX A SEXY RIDE
THE Triumph Street Triple RX Special Edition was first released in 2014. The combined aggressive style and devilish good looks to create an extreme, eye-catching machine, borrowing inspiration from its race-winning supersports sibling, the Daytona 675R.
The Street Triple RX was a hit, and now, by popular demand, Triumph has released a 2016 RX, available in matt aluminium silver and jet black.
The bike visual features razorsharp rear profile with revised graphics. angular seat unit is transplanted from the Daytona, further emphasising Street Triple’s aggressive stance. The handpainted finish on front and rear lightweight wheels is topped off by Triumph’s seat cowl, belly pan fly screen to complete the purposeful intent of RX.
At the bike’s heart Triumph’s three-pot 675cc, 12-valve engine derived from Daytona 675 sportsbike, but carefully retuned to deliver a punchy 106hp and 68Nm of torque for effortless drive acceleration. Combined with a slick, close-ratio six-speed gearbox, Triumph’s quickshifter sharp throttle control, the powerplant delivers an exhilarating ride. And all to the accompaniment of a soulful, characteristic growling exhaust note, one of most distinctive and charismatic sounds in motorcycling.
The riding position spreads rider effort perfectly between tapered flat bars, sculpted seat slightly rearset alloy footpegs, delivering maximum comfort and control.
The chassis dynamic balance features a distinctive eight-piece aluminium twin spar frame twopiece die cast rear subframe, mated to 41mm KYB inverted front forks fully adjustable for preload, rebound and compression damping, give complete freedom to set the end up suit riding styles conditions including track or road riding.
Braking from twin 310mm floating discs is assisted by a sophisticated, standard-fitment anti-lock brake system, with the option to be switched off.
It comes high level of equipment as standard. Comprehensive LCD digital instrumentation includes a built-in lap timer, programmable gear shift lights, fuel gauge, clock and position indicator, as well as large, clear tachometer speedo.
Available at $14,990.