Triumph’s Street Triple has been a standout success since its debut in 2007, bringing the looks and attitude of the Speed Triple, down to a friendlier level.

New for 2017, Triumph has totally revised the Street Triple, and broken it down into three different bikes to cater for a wider variety of riders. With the Street Triple S sitting in as the base bike, with the Street Triple RS taking the performance oriented cake off of the Triple R we have come to love. But don’t worry, the Street Triple R is still a potent machine, thanks in part to the flash new 765cc inline triple engine shared between the range.

That’s not the only change, a new swingarm keeps the rear wheel in place, however it is still the same double sided setup as previously. Only the Speed gets the single-sided unit to show off the entirety of the rear wheel remember. Styling has had a good whack with the ‘make it pretty’ stick with the same headlights as seen on the latest Speed Triple finding their way onto the street, along with a redesigned fly screen.

Sitting in the bottom of the pile is the Street Triple S 660, which as we know from our time with the bike here in NZ is the LAMS approved version, with all the great looks of the Triple range, but at a much more learner friendly price.

Next up is the Street Triple S, which you could say the S stands for standard, since this is the bike that is the first to get the new 765cc triple heart.

With a relatively high 12.65:1 compression ratio, the 765cc puts out a very healthy 111bhp at 11,250rpm while peak torque (73Nm) is reached at 9100rpm in base form.

Things only get better when you take a look at the new Triple R, no longer the range topper it once was it’s still a potent machine.

Then of course there is the new mack-daddy of the bunch, the RS. “It’s the highest specification Street, we’ve ever made.” Says Triumph’s Head of Brand Management, Miles Perkins. “With an incredible 123 PS (AKA 121bhp) delivering a class leading power to weight ratio, this is the ultimate performance street motorcycle. A weapon on the road, and a weapon for the track.”

Dry weight for all the 765cc bikes is listed at a mere 166kilos, so even with a full 17.4-litre tank of the good stuff it will be comfortably under the 200 kilo mark.

BRM reached out to Triumph NZ for comment and will update this story when we learn more of their plans for the new Street Triple range.