February 11, 2020
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2020 Triumph Street Triple R First Look

Triumph announced updates for the Street Triple R for 2020, with an updated engine, a up-and-down quickshifter and revised styling, as well as a lower MSRP than the 2019 model.

The 2020 Triumph Street Triple R still claims 116 hp at 12,000 rpm and 57 lb-ft. at 9400 rpm, the same as the 2019 model, but Triumph says the engine should feel more responsive thanks to a 7% reduction in rotational inertia. This is thanks to the more precise machining process used on the crankshaft, clutch and transmission that Triumph started employing with the Street Triple RS that was developed from Triumph’s Moto2 program. Triumph also refined the airbox and exhaust system, claiming a crisper, more distinctive tone (while making it Euro 5 compliant).

The engine has three operating modes, Road, Rain and Sport, with Rain mode restricting engine output to 99 hp. As with the RS model, Triumph modified the transmission, giving the Street Triple R shorter first and second gear ratios. The Street Triple R uses a slip and assist clutch for reduced clutch lever effort, as well as a quickshifter. ABS and traction control are standard.

Showa supplies the 41mm inverted separate function big piston forks and piggyback reservoir monoshock. Preload, compression and rebound damping is fully adjustable for both front and rear suspension. The braking system is comprised of dual Brembo M4.3 four-piston monoblock calipers up front and a Brembo single-piston sliding caliper at the rear. The Street Triple R comes with Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tires.

Visually, the R receives the same aggressive styling update as the Street Triple RS, including a more pronounced fly screen and air intake and twin LED headlights.

Other features include a 32.5-inch seat height (30.7 inches on the low-ride height version), a 4.6 gallon tank and a claimed dry weight of 370 pounds.

The 2020 Triumph Street Triple R comes in two colors: Sapphire Black or Matte Silver Ice. Both come with red and silver graphics, a red rear subframe and hand-painted red wheel pin stripes. U.S. pricing is set at $10,500, down from $11,250 for the 2019 model. Canadian pricing is listed at $11,500 (compared to $12,650 for the 2019 version).

2020 Triumph Street Triple R
Engine Type Liquid-cooled, 12-valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder
Displacement 765cc
Bore Stroke 77.99 x 53.38 mm
Compression 12.5:1
Horsepower 116 hp at 12000 rpm
Torque 57 lb-ft. at 9400 rpm
Fuel System Multi-point 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 X-ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate, slip-assisted
Gearbox 6-speed with Triumph Shift Assist
Frame Front – Aluminum beam twin spar. Rear – 2 piece high pressure die cast
Swingarm Twin-sided, cast aluminum alloy
Front Wheel Cast aluminum alloy 5-spoke 17 x 3.5 in.
Rear Wheel Cast aluminum alloy 5-spoke 17 x 5.5 in.
Front Tire 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire 180/55 ZR17
Front Suspension Showa 41 mm upside down separate function big piston forks (SF-BPF), adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and preload adjustment.
Rear Suspension Showa piggyback reservoir monoshock, adjustable compression and rebound damping and preload adjustment.
Front Brake Twin 310 mm floating discs, Brembo M4.32 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, ABS
Rear Brake Single 220 mm disc, Brembo single-piston caliper, ABS
Length 80.9 inches (2055 mm)
Width Handlebars 30.5 inches (775 mm)
Height 41.9 inches (1065 mm) [LRH 41.1 inches (1045 mm)], measured without mirrors
Seat Height 32.5 inches (825 mm) [LRH 30.7 inches (780 mm)]
Wheelbase 55.3 inches (1405 mm)
Rake 23.5° (LRH 24.5°)
Trail 3.87 inches (98.3 mm) [LRH 4.04 inches (102.7mm)]
Dry Weight 370 lb (168 kg)
Tank Capacity 4.6 US gal (17.4 litres)
Fuel Consumption 46.1 mpg (claimed)