Triumph India has launched its fully kitted out middleweight naked, the Street Triple RS. Positioned above the Triumph Street Triple S that went on sale a few months ago, the RS gets a host of mechanical upgrades to justify its higher price tag of Rs 10.55 lakh ex-showroom. Changes on the design front include LED daytime running lamps incorporated into the bug eyes and a belly-pan fairing.
The 2017 Triumph is the top of the line model in the Street Triple range
The Triumph Street Triple RS comes powered with the same 765cc, liquid-cooled, inline triple cylinder in a higher state of tune here. Outputs stand at 123PS and 77Nm as compared to the 113PS and 73Nm on the Street Triple S. The power output brings the Street Triple closer to its arch rival, the Kawasaki Z900, which offers 125PS. The engine is mated to the same six-speed transmission, though the RS gets a bi-directional quick shifter as standard.
The RS also gets more electronics, including five riding modes Race, Track, Sport, Rider and Rain. Traction control lets you select from four levels Road, Rain, Track and off. ABS allows you to choose from three settings as well Road, Track or Off. Each riding mode can be customised as well, allowing you to choose various levels for traction and ABS to suit your choice. The Triumph Street Triple RS gets higher-specced fully-adjustable 41mm Showa forks upfront and an Ohlins STX40 monoshock with a piggyback reservoir to offer sportier handling over the S version.
The Triumph Street Triple RS gets a crisp, all-digital TFT display with customisable settings
It also gets better brakes and uses Brembo M50 four-piston radial monoblock calipers upfront that grip twin 310mm floating discs. The Street Triple RS comes shod with stickier Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres. Another highlight is the all-digital TFT display. The display is state of the art with a crisp resolution and bright colours. Functions can be accessed via a five-way joystick placed on the switchgear of the left side of the handlebar.