‘The top spec RS gets the biggest suite of gizmos’
One key change for the 2017 Street Triple is the huge rise in electronic rider assistance. The first part of this is its new ride-by-wire (RBW) throttle that enables the ECU to offer different rider modes and communicate with other support systems such as traction control and ABS.
Triumph says this RBW will bring more accurate throttle response and improved on/ off throttle transition. The top spec RS gets the biggest suite of gizmos, with five new riding modes that adjust throttle response, ABS and traction control settings. The settings are: Road, Rain, Sport, Rider Programmable and Track.
Each has its own distinct fuelling traits, tailored ABS and traction control settings. The Programmable setting allows riders to set their own parameters and combinations, including control of the switchable ABS – which can be set to Road, Track, or Off.