The 2017 Street Triple S 765 is launched at a killer price tag of INR 8.5 lakh (Ex-showroom Delhi). It was a pleasure for BikesMedia to attend the live launch event and witness the motorcycle face to face. Let us introduce you with the newcomer through the overview-
Design and Looks: As mentioned above the Triumph Street 765S is one of the most beautiful naked motorcycles in the world. The split headlamps look fabulous and are designed to look sharper and meaner than the previous model. The illuminated LEDs lights are said to have 28 times more brightness than the standard unit. The windshield is neatly integrated and has the color of the motorcycle in it. The side profile of the motorcycle remains the same as it's predecessor. The tail lamp also looks similar, Triumph has removed the older grab rails. The motorcycle gets a redesigned swingarm and mounting points to reduce air compression and more lateral stiffness. Triumph claim that stability has been drastically increased on the motorcycle. The motorcycle is offered in two colors the Phantom Black and Diablo Red.
Instrument Cluster and Switchgear: Now comes the most disappointing part of the 'S' variant of Street Triple, unlike the 'R' and 'RS' variants the 'S' comes equipped with digital cum analog meter console. The instrument cluster features different type of speedometer, analog tachometer, gear shift indicators, clocks, fuel level indicator, 2 trip meters, and so much more. But on the other hand the top variant RS and R come featured with all new 5 inch TFT screen which looks gorgeous. The TFT display is loaded with a bunch of information, the rider can select between three different styles, the display adjusts itself according to the weather. It is bagged with 5 different riding modes such as rain, sport, road, and rider adjustable.
Engine, Transmission, and Braking: The Street Triple 765-S is featured by a 765cc liquid cooled, four stroke, three-cylinder engine that punches out a power of 113BHP at 11250 RPM and a maximum torque of 73Nm at 7100 RPM. Triumph have derived the same Daytona 675 engine and have tuned it for a better performance and a better exhaust note. The engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission gearbox. The motorcycle gets a Ride by Wire, ABS with switchable Traction Control, Showa front, and rear suspensions. The front end gets a 120/70ZR17 and the rear gets an 180/55R17 tire set up. The front gets a dual 310mm floating disc sourced by Nissin and the rear gets a 220mm disc brake sourced by Brembo. The motorcycle weighs 166kgs dry and has a fuel capacity of 17.4 liters. The seat height is 810mm and the wheelbase is 1410mm. The new motorcycle is said to be lighter than its predecessor to offer better riding dynamics on the roads and especially on the tracks. Competition:
The Triumph Street S will rival against the Kawasaki Z900 and the Ducati Monster 797 which is to be launched in a couple of days. Kawasaki has set a benchmark for their refinement levels and Ducati lead the market for the quality of motorcycles they produce. Now it is in the hands of Triumph Street Triple S to barge through all these factors and emerge as the top naked motorcycle.
For a killer price tag of INR 8.5 lakhs, the Triumph Street S can make a great companion for any kind of rider.
Photographs By: Haroon Mohd. Khan
By: Rishath Suresh