The new Street Triple RS (left) and S.
PETALING JAYA: The new Street Triple is here and is available in three variants, priced from RM53,000 to RM67,000.
They are the Street Triple S, the Street Triple RS and the Street Triple R Low Ride Height (LRH), which offers a special seat that is mounted 30mm lower than the standard seat.
As the entry variant, the Street Triple S is priced at RM52,900. It is available in Diablo Red and Phantom Black colours.
The Street Triple R (LRH) is priced at RM59,900.00, and is available in Crystal White, Phantom Black and Matt Silver Ice.
The top-of- the-range Street Triple RS is RM66,900.00 and comes in Matt Silver Ice and Phantom Black (Metallic). All prices are inclusive of GST.
First introduced in 2007, the Street Triple has been hailed as one of the best naked bikes for the city and for the track with more than 50,000 units sold worldwide. The latest generation Street Triple has made further improvements.
The new range of Street Triple variants in Malaysia is powered by a bigger but yet lighter engine than the old powerplant. The new engine is based on the 675cc engine that made the Triumph Daytona such a revered motorcycle. It features 80 new engine parts that include an increased bore and stroke, new crank, pistons, con-rods and balancer shaft. There are also new nikasil-plated aluminium barrels that replace the old iron liners in the 675cc engine.
The Daytona-derived 765cc triple-cylinder engine in the new Street Triple features different levels of tune in the S, R and RS.
For the Street Triple S, the engine produces 111bhp at 11,250rpm, and 73Nm of torque at 9,100rpm. In the R, the engine produces 116bhp at 12,000rpm and 77Nm of torque at 9,400rpm. In the RS, the same liquid-cooled, 12-valve, DOHC engine produces 121bhp at 11,700rpm and 77Nm of torque at 10,800rpm.
All three variants feature a multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI and electronic throttle control. The exhaust system on all the bikes is the same with a stainless steel three into one exhaust system with a low single sided stainless steel silencer. Power is
channelled through a wet, multi-plate clutch with slip and assist function. The RS is the only variant that comes with a quick shifter as standard.
Power is managed by an intelligent ECU that offers up to five different riding modes. The Street Triple S gets two riding modes - rain and road - with ABS and Triumph Traction Control, while the Street Triple RS gets five modes - rain, road, sport, track and one more rider programmable mode with customizable electronic interference. The R variant features all the riding modes found in the RS, except the track mode. All variants come with ABS and switchable traction control as standard.
The design of the new naked motorcycle is now more aggressive.
The headlights now feature Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) for the R and RS variants, which increase visibility for other road users. The DRLs are also 28 times brighter than the previous generation model which featured a bulb sidelight.
The overall design of the Street Triple has also been updated with all new bodywork like the new inner and outer radiator cowls, new front and rear mudguards and new rear body panels. The RS is distinguished from the rest of the pack with its colour-coded belly pan, colour-coded pillion seat cowl with interchangeable pillion seat as standard, and a lower chain guard.
The Street Triple R and RS now feature an all-new intuitive five-way joystick control to make it more ergonomic and easier to select riding modes while riding.
The instrument cluster has been updated. The S variant gets an updated LCD instrument screen that displays the fuel gauge, odometer and the Trip Meter. The R and RS variants on the other hand get an all-new five-inch TFT display that is said to be one of the most advanced in the motorcycling industry.
The TFT display offers four different themes that change the layout of information pertaining to the riding modes. The display is also adjustable so that riders of all heights get a clear and precise view of the screen.