Triumph Teases New Street Triple 800

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Triumph has released a video teasing what looks to be a new Street Triple. The video, titled “The Street Will Never Be The Same Again,” offers a few tantalizing glimpses of the new bike along with this description: “Once in a generation, a motorcycle comes along that changes everything, that sets a new benchmark in power, weight, handling, looks and completely tears up the rule book.”

Triumph has been rumored to be working on a new Street Triple for a while now, as the current 675cc model will be discontinued as it does not meet new Euro4 requirements which kick in next month. The new Street Triple is expected to get a bump in displacement to around 800cc, bringing it closer to competitors such as the Yamaha FZ-09 and MV Agusta Brutale 800. As with the outgoing model, Triumph is expected to offer a higher-spec R version, but various reports have them joined by an even more premium RS model and an RT touring version.

From the video, we can see a few details of the new Street Triple. The headlights are rounder on the outside, resembling those on the latest Speed Triple. A flyscreen tops the headlight, covering a nifty-looking TFT color display. Looking at how the rpm numbers are arranged, it appears as if the tachometer lights radiate to either side as the engine speed increases.

We’ll have more details as they emerge, leading up to the official launch of the new Triumph Street Triple on Jan. 10.

Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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  • Alex Alex on Dec 24, 2016

    I had a 2013 street triple r and i think is the most balance motorcycle there is. My only complaint was that it lacked in the torque department. I hope that with the new 800 they can get at least 60 lbs of torque even if the hp stays the same

  • Matt Forero Matt Forero on Jan 03, 2017

    I missed this article in the holiday shuffle, but man this is going to be an awesome bike. Triumph is at the top of their game.