2017 Triumph Street Triple Unveiled!

Tom Roderick
by Tom Roderick

765cc in S, R, and RS versions

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.

2017 triumph street triple unveiled

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.

2017 triumph street triple unveiled

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.

2017 triumph street triple unveiled

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 unveiled

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



Bore x Stroke

77.99mm x 53.38mm



Max Power111 hp at 11250rpm116 hp at 12000rpm121.3 hp at 11700rpm
Max Torque EC53.8 lb-ft. at 9100rpm56.8 lb-ft. at 9400rpm56.7 lb-ft. at 10800rpm

Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI. Electronic throttle control


Stainless steel 3 into 1 exhaust system low single sided stainless steel silencer

Final drive

O ring chain

ClutchWet, multi-plate

Wet, multi-plate, slip-assisted




Front – aluminum beam twin spar. Rear – 2 piece high pressure die cast


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


Rear Tires


Front SuspensionShowa 41mm upside down separate function forks (SFF), 110mm front wheel travelShowa 41mm upside down separate function big piston forks (SF-BPF), 115mm front wheel travel. Adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and adjustable preloadShowa 41mm upside down big piston forks (BPF), 115mm front wheel travel. Adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and adjustable preload
Rear SuspensionShowa 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 BrakesTwin 310mm floating discs, Nissin 2-piston sliding calipersTwin 310mm floating discs, Brembo M4.32 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, switchable ABSTwin 310mm floating discs, Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, switchable ABS
Rear BrakesSingle 220mm fixed disc, Brembo single piston sliding caliper

Single 220mm fixed disc, Brembo single piston sliding caliper, switchable ABS

Instrument Display and FunctionsLCD instrument pack with analogue tachoFull-colour, 5″ TFT instrument pack with 3x styles and high/low contrast optionsFull-colour, 5″ TFT instrument pack with 2x Themes, 3x styles and high/low contrast options

28.9 inches at handlebars

Height42 inches (excluding mirrors)

43 inches (excluding mirrors)

Seat Height31 inches

32 inches


56 inches



Trail4.1 inches

3.9 inches

Dry Weight

366 pounds (claimed)

Tank Capacity

4.6 gallons

Fuel Consumption50 mpg (claimed)49 mpg (claimed)50 mpg (claimed)
ColorsPhantom Black
Diablo Red
Jet Black
Crystal White
Matt Aluminum Silver
Phantom Black
Matt Silver Ice
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  • Carl Zaldivar Carl Zaldivar on Aug 22, 2017

    I wonder why Triumph triples can't rev as high as other engines. 11,700 is not bad, but many 650s are passing the 15K mark. Maybe at 1,200 CC that might make Triumph competitive with litre class 4 cylinder supersports. Like Ducati twins the lower cylinder count might require them to compensate with higher displacement. Would be nice if Triumph builds a version of this engine with 400 more CC, 50 more HP, and finally joins the elite super sport class.

  • George George on Mar 12, 2018

    Except for the modern design it is the genuine decendent of their 1970 Bonneville 650. Best all around motorcycle in its class bar none. just saying