Intermot 2014: 2015 Triumph Street Triple RX
ED: Updated with more pictures!
With the new Triumph Street Triple Rx, unveiled today at Intermot, Triumph has blurred the line even more between its Daytona 675 and the existing Street Triple. Short of completely revamping the S-T, Triumph instead transplanted parts from its full-fledged sportbike.
Sharp eyes will notice the rear profile is now sharper, thanks to the Daytona’s tail section being moved over to its sibling. The Rx sees a matte silver paint job accented with red components like the frame, subframe and wheels. The wheels, in particular, are light and inspired by racing wheels. Each wheel is also hand finished for that extra pop. Triumph’s seat cowl, belly pan and fly screen complete the Rx’s aesthetics package.
Apart from the styling changes, the rest of the Street Triple Rx hasn’t changed. The 675cc inline-Triple hasn’t gone anywhere, but pumps out a broader torque curve compared to the horsepower-focused Daytona. It’s among one of our favorite engines seen in motorcycling, and its delightful three-cylinder howl gives us a smile every time. It’s mated to the same, slick-shifting six-speed. A quickshifter is fitted standard for clutchless, full-throttle upshifts.
Brakes are Nissin radial-mount four-pots with switchable ABS. KYB provides suspension components, with both the fork and shock featuring full adjustability. Maybe best of all, the Street Triple comes with a two-year, unlimited mileage warranty.
Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at Motorcycle.com in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.
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