Triumph India is all set to launch the Street Triple RS on March 25, 2020. The Street Triple RS has been updated over the previous and popular RS street. The modifications have elevated the general experience, as we discovered during our very first trip inspection.
The design resembles an evolution of the RS model, which can be made clear by the new LED tail-lamp with integrated DRLs that develop a dose of aggression to the face. Besides the new headlamps, the body panels have altered, and everything — seat cowl in the flyscreen over the headlamps into the side panels unit, and belly pan — has been shaped to form a bicycle.
The TFT screen is exactly the same as before; however, it will get a slew of updates that includes new graphics, GoPro controls along with Bluetooth connectivity, empowered by an accessory chip.
The large change, however, is the upgraded, 765cc, liquid-cooled, in-line lookup engine that generates 123hp and 79Nm of torque (up by 2Nm in the prior version’s 77Nm). Besides the increase in torque, the motor develops a stronger mid-range as well, which has improved to quite an extent. Paired to a 6-speed gearbox having an up/down quick shifter, the RS provides performance to get a road naked.
Triumph proceeds to supply track-ready components such as Brembo M50 Monobloc calipers, a fully adjustable Showa fork and an Öhlins STX40 back mono-shock on this Street Triple RS’S new generation. The new version is shod with the latest-generation Supercorsa SP V3 of Pirelli tyres highlighting the track-readiness of the bike. With digital rider assists such as ride modes and grip control, the RS is packed to the gills as usual. Nevertheless, it is still surprising to realize that the RS does not get IMU-assisted electronics. The business states the addition of an IMU could have increased the price.
Speaking of cost, the current Triumph Street Triple RS has priced at Rs 11.13 lakh (ex-Delhi) and Triumph India intends to cost the next-gen RS within the vicinity of this bracket.