The new Street Triple RS 2020 Triumph Roadster is the lightest bike in its class, with an exceptional power-to-weight ratio critical to its recent category-leading performance, making it an incredibly nimble, thrilling, and accessible bike for all riders. The Street Triple also boasts the lightest wheels in the class, which contributes to its agility and precise, engaging handling. The characteristic gullwing swing arm offers torsional rigidity and lateral flexibility, allowing for better stability at higher speeds. At the same time, its optimized pivot location prevents the RSU from compressing during severe acceleration. They allow the Street Triple’s precise chassis behavior and tight corner exits.
The new Street Triple RS 2020 Triumph Roadster comes equipped with fully adjustable 41mm Showa big piston front forks with 115mm of travel and a fully adjustable Ohlins STX40 piggyback reservoir mono-shock rear suspension unit with 131mm of rear-wheel travel. The Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc front calipers and a Brembo ratio and span adjustable brake lever, as well as a Brembo sliding rear caliper, provide tremendous stopping power on the Street Triple RS. The tires are Pirelli’s newest generation Diablo Supercorsa SP v3 tires, which give race track performance and exceptional grip and stability in a street-legal package. Finally, for enhanced pillion ergonomics, the pillion seat has been raised above the previous model, allowing additional legroom.
Street Triple RS 2020 Triumph Roadster – Features
Even Better Technology
The new Street Triple RS now has an even greater technological specification, on top of its already excellent high grade of technology, which dominates the category. With the My Triumph connection system software loaded and configured, the TFT system has improved capability and is ready to use with the accessory-fit Bluetooth module. The ergonomically optimized switch cubes allow GoPro engagement, turn-by-turn navigation, and phone and audio operation, all presented on the TFT screen. It also includes four distinct styles and four different colors of new style 2nd generation graphic schemes.
The TFT screen angle may be changed to fit the rider’s height for optimal vision. The new Street Triple RS comes standard with the latest Triumph Shift Assist, an up and down quick shifter that makes the bike considerably more competent, especially on the track. It allows for smooth, easy gear changes while keeping the accelerator in the same place, reducing rider fatigue. The five upgraded riding modes (Road, Rain, Sport, Track, and Rider customizable) have now been optimized to meet the bike’s more significant level of performance, giving the rider the most control. These modes let you change the throttle response, ABS, and traction control settings while riding. For added safety and control, the Rain mode limits power to 100PS. The Street Triple RS retains its high standard specification, including ride-by-wire, adjustable ABS, and switchable traction control, which complements the new technology.
Category-Defining From the Very Beginning
With its unique style and exhilarating triple engine, the Street Triple has been a game-changing bike in the motorcycling market since 2007. It revolutionized the middleweight sports category by combining aggressive looks, light intuitive handling, thrilling power delivery, and a unique triple soundtrack to become the first choice. In 2017, the Street Triple evolved from its renowned 675cc triple to an even more exhilarating 765cc. It became the lightest bike in the class, with all-new state-of-the-art technology, high-spec chassis, and Triumph’s signature exceptional standard of finish and detailing. With a significant increase in performance, a much more aggressive attitude, and even better ride-enhancing technology, the new Street Triple RS has been designed to set the benchmark for 2020. The new Street Triple RS is ideal for both the street and the track, thanks to its trademark agile, dynamic handling and high-spec suspension, brakes, and tires.
A Major Step Up in Performance – More Power, More Torque
The new Street Triple RS gets a significant Euro 5 update to its characterful 765cc triple engine, developed by Triumph’s expert Moto2TM engine team, for a substantial performance boost. As a result, torque has increased by 9% in the mid-range, peaking at an even higher 79Nm at 9,350rpm.
The new exhaust balance pipe smooth’s the torque curve, resulting in exciting, usable torque from low to high revs. The mid-range power has been increased by 9%, peaking at 123PS at 11,750rpm, giving the new Street Triple RS a completely irresistible ride. A new exhaust cam optimized for improved mid-range performance, as well as new higher precision machining on the crank shaft, clutch, and balancer, decrease inertia and reduce engine mass, are among the engine upgrades. The throttle is now significantly more sensitive, thanks to a 7% decrease in rotational inertia. When paired with increased torque throughout the rpm range, it gains a noticeable boost in immediacy.
The Street Triple RS also gets a redesigned silencer, which is now freer flowing thanks to the dual catalyst system, decreasing restriction and emissions. A premium sporty carbon fiber end cap completes the look, providing a substantially better and more distinct triple sound. It is due to improved sharpness and purity of tone, as well as a better balance between intake and silencer sound, thanks to exhaust system adjustments and a brand redesigned intake duct.
The new Street Triple RS’s smooth, refined transmission boasts short first and second gear ratios, offering outstanding acceleration and fast gear changes. Anti-backlash gears may also be removed with higher precision machining, saving bulk and enhancing refinement. In addition, the Street Triple RS maintains its high-spec slip-and-assist clutch, which provides a very light feel while minimizing clutch lever effort and boosting rider comfort and control.
Much More Aggressive Attitude, Poise, and Style
The new Street Triple RS has a significantly more aggressive unique appearance thanks to a considerable upgrade to its classic style. The LED headlights are entirely redesigned, with a bold new form and a sharper, more purposeful look. They’re also whiter and brighter now, making them stand out even more. Daytime Running Lights (DRLs – market relevant) feature a new, more distinctive appearance that improves visibility. The new Street Triple RS has all-new bodywork that is more angular, sportier and has cleaner lines.
The side panels, rear unit, seat cowl, and belly pan are all new and distinctive, matching the contour of the new DRL. For the 2020 model, the silencer has been restyled to be more sporty and compact, with a gorgeous carbon fiber finisher with Triumph emblem branding. New modern mirrors, a new branded handlebar clamp, and a more harmonized component finish, including blacked-out control plates and rear footrest hangers, as well as satin metal heel guards and silencer finish, are all included. The Street Triple RS, at the top of the line, has the highest quality finish of all the Street Triples. The mainframe is now Titanium Silver, matching the finish of the Speed Triple versions.
The new Street Triple RS comes in two color schemes for a more modern look: Matt Jet Black with Aluminum Silver and Yellow decals or Silver Ice with Diablo Red and Aluminum Silver decals. Hand-painted Diablo Red wheel pinstripes and an Aluminum Silver rear sub-frame are included in both color schemes.
Street Triple RS 2020 Triumph Roadster – Price
The new Street Triple RS 2020 Triumph Roadster is available at $12,550 only.
Street Triple RS 2020 Triumph Roadster – Technical Specifications
Engine and Transmission
|Type||Liquid-cooled, 12-valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder|
|Max Power EC||121 HP and 11,750rpm|
|Max Torque EC||58 LB-FT and 9,350rpm|
|System||Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection having SAI. Electronic throttle control|
|Exhaust||All-new Stainless steel 3-into-1 exhaust system low solo sided stainless steel silencer|
|Final Drive||X-ring chain|
|Clutch||Wet, multi-plate, slip-assisted|
|Gearbox||6-speed with Triumph Shift Assist|
|Frame||Front – Aluminum beam twin spar. Rear – 2-piece high pressure die cast|
|Swingarm||All-new Twin-sided, cast aluminum alloy|
|Front Wheel||All-new Cast aluminum alloy 5-spoke 17 x 3.5-inch|
|Rear Wheel||Cast aluminum alloy 5-spoke 17 x 5.5-inch|
|Front Tire||120/70 ZR17|
|Rear Tire||180/55 ZR17|
|Front Suspension||Showa 41 mm upside-down big piston forks (BPF), adjustable compression damping, rebound damping, & preload adjustment.|
|Rear Suspension||Ohlins STX40 fully-adjustable piggyback reservoir RSU|
|Front Brakes||Twin 310mm floating discs, Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc calipers|
|Rear Brakes||Single 220mm disc, Brembo single-piston caliper, switchable ABS|
|Instrument Display and Functions||Full-color, 5-inch TFT instrument pack having 4x styles and high/low contrast options|
Dimensions & Weights
|Width Handlebars||30.5 inches|
|Height Without Mirror||42.7 inches|
|Seat Height||32.5 inches|
|Dry Weight||366 lb|
|Tank Capacity||4.6 US gal|
|Constant Speed 56mph/90kph||5.2 l/100km mpg|
|Fuel Consumption||5.2 l/100km|
|CO2 Figures||EURO 5 Standard: 119 g/km|