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2017 Triumph Street Triple Unveiled!

For anyone who held out purchasing a Triumph Street Triple on a hunch the current model was being replaced by a newer, faster, better, more powerful version, you were right to do so. Today Triumph launched three new versions of the popular mid-displacement Triple, and by the looks of it, the new model appears poised to dominate a niche occupied by only the MV Agusta Brutale 800 and Yamaha FZ-09.

If that last comment didn’t give up the goose, big news is Triumph transposed the numbers in the Street Triple’s engine displacement changing it from a 675cc to 765cc. Coinciding with the displacement bump are increases in horsepower and torque: 111, 116, and 121 claimed hp for the S, R, RS, respectively, compared to the claimed 106 crankshaft hp of the previous Street Triple, which spat out 94.3 hp to the wheel last time we dynoed one in this shootout. Of course torque has increased as well, with Triumph claiming crankshaft figures of 54, and 57 lb.-ft. for the S and R/RS, respectively, compared to 50 lb.-ft. of the outgoing Street Triple.

A slew of other changes grace the new 2017 Triumph Street Triple lineup, some of which carry across the model lineup while others are indigenous to only the higher-spec R or RS versions. All three share the same 6-speed gearbox, cast aluminum 5-spoke wheels, 366-pound claimed dry weight, and 55.5-inch wheelbase, while also enjoying new bodywork, ride-by-wire throttle, and a new gullwing swingarm. It also boasts an updated LCD instrument cluster, ABS, switchable traction control, and Road and Rain riding modes. U.S. pricing for the S model begins at $9,900; $11,200 in Canada.

The Four-Thirds Shootout

Triumph divulged no pricing for the Street Triple R version at press time, but several upgrades mean it will cost more than a few C-notes over the S. Those upgrades include the aforementioned power increases, Brembo M432 front brake calipers, a slip/assist clutch, fully adjustable Separate-Function Showa fork, and fully adjustable Showa RSU shock, color TFT display, four riding modes (Sport, Road, Rain, Rider), a five-way joystick control, self-cancelling turnsignals, flyscreen, seat stitching, and pinstriping. The R (and RS) also sport livelier rake/trail figures of 23.9º/3.9 inches vs. 24.8º/4.1 inches of the S model.

From R to RS, the 2017 Triumph Street Triple gains Brembo M50 monoblock front calipers, fully adjustable Showa Big Piston fork, fully adjustable Öhlins RSU shock with piggyback reservoir, quickshifter, a fifth riding mode (Track), a chin fairing, lower chain guard, and pillion cowl. As with the R, no pricing was provided regarding the RS.

All that’s left now is for us to ride one, or, better yet, all three. We’ll let ya know when and where that takes place, with hopefully a shootout between the new 765 Street Triple and MV Agusta Brutale 800 to follow close behind. And let’s not forget the updated Yamaha FZ-09, we should throw it in for good measure, and make things even more interesting!

2017 Triumph Street Triple Specifications
Street Triple S Street Triple R Street Triple RS
Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity 765cc
Bore x Stroke 77.99mm x 53.38mm
Compression 12.65:1
Max Power 111 hp at 11250rpm 116 hp at 12000rpm 121.3 hp at 11700rpm
Max Torque EC 53.8 lb-ft. at 9100rpm 56.8 lb-ft. at 9400rpm 56.7 lb-ft. at 10800rpm
System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI. Electronic throttle control
Exhaust Stainless steel 3 into 1 exhaust system low single sided stainless steel silencer
Final drive O ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate Wet, multi-plate, slip-assisted
Gearbox 6-speed
Frame Front – aluminum beam twin spar. Rear – 2 piece high pressure die cast
Swingarm Twin-sided, cast aluminum alloy
Front Wheels Cast aluminum alloy 5-spoke 17 x 3.5in
Rear Wheels Cast aluminum alloy 5-spoke 17 x 5.5in
Front Tires 120/70ZR17
Rear Tires 180/55ZR17
Front Suspension Showa 41mm upside down separate function forks (SFF), 110mm front wheel travel Showa 41mm upside down separate function big piston forks (SF-BPF), 115mm front wheel travel. Adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and adjustable preload Showa 41mm upside down big piston forks (BPF), 115mm front wheel travel. Adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and adjustable preload
Rear Suspension Showa piggyback reservoir monoshock, 124mm rear wheel travel. Adjustable preload. Showa piggyback reservoir monoshock, 134mm rear wheel travel. Adjustable spring preload (lock-rings), compression damping and rebound damping. Öhlins STX40 piggyback reservoir monoshock, 131mm rear wheel travel. Adjustable spring preload (lock-rings), compression damping and rebound damping
Front Brakes Twin 310mm floating discs, Nissin 2-piston sliding calipers Twin 310mm floating discs, Brembo M4.32 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, switchable ABS Twin 310mm floating discs, Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, switchable ABS
Rear Brakes Single 220mm fixed disc, Brembo single piston sliding caliper Single 220mm fixed disc, Brembo single piston sliding caliper, switchable ABS
Instrument Display and Functions LCD instrument pack with analogue tacho Full-colour, 5″ TFT instrument pack with 3x styles and high/low contrast options Full-colour, 5″ TFT instrument pack with 2x Themes, 3x styles and high/low contrast options
Width 28.9 inches at handlebars
Height 42 inches (excluding mirrors) 43 inches (excluding mirrors)
Seat Height 31 inches 32 inches
Wheelbase 56 inches
Rake 24.8º 23.9º
Trail 4.1 inches 3.9 inches
Dry Weight 366 pounds (claimed)
Tank Capacity 4.6 gallons
Fuel Consumption 50 mpg (claimed) 49 mpg (claimed) 50 mpg (claimed)
Colors Phantom Black
Diablo Red
Jet Black
Crystal White
Matt Aluminum Silver
Phantom Black
Matt Silver Ice