INDIA: Triumph Motorcycles has unveiled the 2023 versions of the Street Triple R and RS models in India, offering motorcycle enthusiasts an enhanced riding experience.
With a price tag of Rs 10.17 lakh for the Street Triple R and Rs 11.81 lakh for the Street Triple RS (ex-showroom), these bikes promise power, performance, and style. Pre-orders for the updated models began in December 2022, generating anticipation among Triumph enthusiasts.
The heart of the Street Triple R and RS models is a robust 765 cc, three-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. This engine delivers a maximum torque of 80 Nm and impressive acceleration and performance.
However, the power output differs slightly between the two variants, with the RS producing 128 bhp and the R model generating 118 bhp. Riders can enjoy smooth gear shifts with the 6-speed gearbox, equipped with a slipper clutch and a quick bi-directional shifter.
Triumph has made notable improvements to the Street Triple RS model. Triumph has enhanced the bike’s renowned handling dynamics by increasing the rake angle and raising the back end.
As a result, the seat height has increased by 11mm, ensuring a comfortable and commanding riding position.
Additionally, the gasoline tank capacity for all variants has been reduced from 17.4 to 15 litres, emphasising a sleeker design.
The Street Triple RS boasts five riding modes: road, rain, sport, track, and rider configurable. On the other hand, the Street Triple R features four riding modes, excluding the track mode.
Triumph has equipped both models with advanced safety features such as cornering ABS and traction control, enhancing stability and control during various riding conditions.
Aesthetically, the Street Triple R and RS have received updates to their exterior designs. Notable changes include a revised headlight nacelle and an updated semi-digital instrument cluster featuring an LCD-TFT combination unit. These enhancements add a touch of modernity and sophistication to the bikes’ overall appearance.
In the Indian market, the Street Triple duo faces competition from formidable rivals such as the Kawasaki Z900, priced at Rs 9.11 lakh, and the Ducati Monster range, starting at Rs 12.95 lakh for the base model and reaching up to Rs 15.95 lakh for the high-performance SP variant.
Triumph’s latest offerings, the 2023 Street Triple R and RS, can captivate motorcycle enthusiasts with their impressive power, refined performance, and stylish design.
With their advanced features and competitive pricing, these Triumph models aim to carve a prominent place in the highly competitive Indian motorcycle market.