TRIUMPH BOOST STREET RANGE
Expanded line-up offers something for all shapes, sizes & budgets
In addition to the range-topping Street Triple RS, Triumph will offer two further main model choices – the S and the R – as well as two spin-off models catering for A2 licence-holders and the vertically challenged.
S sets standard
The entry-level Street now gets an S at the end of its name, just like the Speed Triple did in 2016. It’s the only Street that Triumph have confirmed the price for so far. It will be on sale at dealers from April at £8000. It’s the most basic model in the range.
But power is up 6.6% compared to the old 675, meaning 111bhp at 11,250rpm and 53.8ftlb torque. And, despite having the lowest spec suspension, it’s still an improvement over the outgoing bike. It gets a nonadjustable Showa Separate Function Fork (SFF) up front and a preload adjustable Showa monoshock at the rear. The brakes are another key area where the spec is lower, with Nissin two-piston sliding calipers, compared to the other models’ Brembos. Nonetheless, braking performance will still be on a par with the rest of the package, and boasts permanent ABS as standard – while it also lacks the other models’ slip and assist clutch.
The S is also the only model not to feature the new 5in TFT dash, but it does get new clocks, pilfered from the Speed Triple, through which you can view all the usual information, plus keep a tab on the two new rider modes (Road and Rain), and the switchable traction control.
R takes middle ground
Neatly nestled between the S and RS is the R. Once the range-topper, it now monopolises the middle, offering road-only riders everything they need for naked hedonism. In reality you’d be hard pushed to spot the difference from the saddle between this and the RS. It gives away 5bhp at peak power to the RS, while peak torque is identical, and arrives earlier in the rev range.
The front calipers are functional Brembo M4.32 monoblocs and the fully adjustable Showa Separate Function Big Piston Fork is unlikely to disappoint.
You can pick up an entry-level Street Triple S from £8k from this April
The Street Triple R gives road-only riders all they need for naked hedonism