Triumph have taken the covers off their new 2020 Street Triple RS, with significant updates to comply with Euro 5 standards, including an 765cc triple-cylinder motor developed by Triumph’s Moto2 engine team.
The Triumph Street Triple RS continues to evolve, now with more power and less weight for 2020. Peak power is up to 121hp at 11,750rpm, with a peak torque of 79Nm at 9350rpm. Mid-range torque and power have both been improved by 9%. The new engine updates include an optimised exhaust camshaft for more mid-range performance, along with a precision machined crankshaft, clutch, and balancer, to lower inertia along with reducing engine mass. Adding to the overall performance, the RS weighs in at a very lightweight 166kg (dry), allowing the high-specification 41mm Showa big-piston front forks and fully-adjustable Öhlins STX40 piggyback reservoir monoshock rear suspension to operate at its very best. Braking power is provided by Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc front calipers, and a Brembo sliding rear caliper. The front brake lever is also top-spec: a Brembo ratio and span adjustable unit. Keeping the low mass stuck to the ground are the latest Pirelli Supercorsa SP v3 tyres, delivering racetrack performance with excellent grip and stability from fully street-legal rubber.
To match the new engine character and responsiveness, the 2020 Street Triple RS has received a styling update, with LED headlights, Daytime Running Lights, and all-new bodywork giving the bike a more angular and sporty appearance. The RS also features a new exhaust silencer, smaller in size, featuring a carbon tip. From the rider’s seat, the TFT display now has enhanced functionality with the MyTriumph connectivity software installed, ready to be used with the accessory-fit Bluetooth module to enable GoPro interaction, turn-by-turn navigation, and phone and music operation.
The latest version of Triumph’s Shift Assist up-and-down quickshifter has also been fitted as standard, further improving the bikes abilities. The five riding modes (Road, Rain, Sport, Track, and Rider Configurable) have been optimised to suit the bike’s higher level of performance. Each mode adjusts the sensitivity of the throttle response, ABS, and traction control settings, and can be adjusted on the fly. Rain mode also reduces the maximum power output to 100hp.
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