Triumph’s All New Street Triple 765 Range!
The New Street Triple 765 Range Is Absolutely Incredible!
Updated August 17, 2018
The Street Triple has been around for a decade already, and Triumph have decided to celebrate ten years of excellence by releasing a new range of Street Triples: the 765 S, the 765 R, and the range topping 765 RS. They’re not stopping at three new models though, as they’re also introducing a lowered version of the R for those who prefer to keep their feet planted firmly on the ground, and a smaller 660cc version for new riders too. If you’ve never had a chance to take the bug-eyed beauty out for a ride in the past, then the 2017 version should give you enough incentive… Compared to what the rest of the market has to offer at the moment, this is definitely an eyebrow raiser, and in a good way too.
Fans of Triumph’s awesome Daytona platform will pleased to hear that the new breed of Street Triples have been developed directly from the Daytona engine, and come complete with a whole host of high spec electronics and some very advanced equipment. Before we get into the details it’s worth mentioning that the 765 capacity number is more than just a fun variation on the usual 675 configuration: it’s a happy coincidence borne from the usual dimensions which have been optimized for ultimate capacity. It’s not just a marketing gimmick.
Introducing The Triumph Street Triple 765
So, based around the Daytona triple cylinder engine, the new configuration boasts over 80 new parts that include the pistons, the crank, new Nikasil plated aluminum barrels, and new cams. It’s almost a brand new engine, since only 10% of the parts are shared with the older Street Triple model, but it borrows over half of its new parts from the Daytona. Despite borrowing some heft from the Daytona, and having a larger engine, it actually weighs less than the usual 675 arrangement…by 1.2 kg.
Naturally, the Street Triple still retains its signature bug-eyed look, the new front end has been streamlined somewhat, and if you’re not a fan of the bug-eyes, these are definitely more palatable. However, if you’re a bug-eye kind of rider, then you’ll be pleased to see that they still sit in pride of place. Aesthetics aside, there’s more to this new range than a simple engine swap and a few sexed up curves.
The electronics package is rather appetizing, and the Street Triple comes with a new TFT color dash, ride-by-wire throttle, five different riding modes, traction control, a switchable and multi-level ABS, and a quickshifter too. With such a comprehensive electronics package, the Street Triple will feel at home on the road as well the track… especially since it rolls on Pirelli Supercorsa SP rubbers as standard. Rather than go through everything with a fine tooth comb, we’ll focus on the range topping RS model in the details below.
Engine wise, the power has increased by 16% compared with the last model, pushing out 121 hp at 11,700 rpm, with 66.8 lb – ft of torque at 10,800 rpm too. We’ll have to wait until the model is formally unveiled later on to see how this truly compares with the last Street Triple in terms of ride feel. Apart from what we’ve mentioned above, there’s not much else to say about the engine, except perhaps that the new air intake has been moved. It now sits at the front between the bug eyes. The headlights, by the way, are new LED DRLs, which boast serious brightness and consume much less power…
Since more power is on offer, Triumph decided to up their braking game by fitting the RS with Brembo M50 monobloc calipers at the front, with 310 mm rotors, and a single piston Brembo caliper at the rear with a 220 mm rotor. The front level is fully adjustable, and the ABS can easily be controlled through the new Rider Modes, with Road, Track, and Off settings. There’s no cornering ABS to be had, but that’s no great loss.
The RS is also blessed with some top of the range suspension, such as the fully adjustable 41 mm Showa USD Big Piston forks at the front, and a very nice Ohlins STX40 (with a piggyback) spring at the rear. The new suspension is accompanied by slightly revised geometry from the Street Triple’s new frame. It’s very similar to the existing frame, but it’s got a few new lugs here and there and comes with a different pivoting point for the new swingarm. The new swingarm promises better stability at higher speeds.
The new Street Triple also comes with some very refined riding ergonomics, which includes the new 5 inch TFT color display dash which controls the riding settings, and displays all the relevant information from gear position, speed, revs, fuel consumption, service information and all that jazz. It’s pretty cool, but the new “switch cube” style 5-way joy stick on the left hand switch gear is our favorite addition.
The Street Triple RS has some rather neat riding modes to choose from that adjust and tweak the ABS, throttle response and traction control accordingly depending on the mode that’s selected. Road, Rain, Sport, and Track, come with their own individual presets but a final mode “Rider Programmable” allows you to tinker and adjust to your heart’s content. So if you want to switch the ABS off altogether, you’re more than welcome to.
Last but not least, the RS model comes with a quickshifter as standard, but only for when changing “up.” According to Triumph, the clutchless upshift system allows riders to switch through the gears 2.5 times faster than a skilled rider can with the usual clutch arrangement, but we’ll have to wait and see if that’s true or not. There’s no auto-blipper with the quickshifter though. The quickshifter is standard for the RS but can be added on as an upgrade for the S and R models too.
The new breed of Street Triples will be formally unveiled at the London Motorcycle Show in February, and we expect it to come on sale in your nearest dealerships by the end of March 2017. And how much will it cost? No idea yet – but you can bet that the RS model will be appropriately priced, consider how much tech is on board…