Yep, it’s true – get along to your local Triumph dealer on Thursday, November 21 and you can get up close and personal to the gorgeous Street Triple RS.
The bikes are arriving in dealerships in the third week of November and that means that this is the first chance you’ll have to get down to the nitty and gritty of the British naked of choice at your local dealer’s. A perfect way for you to bag a nice self-present for the festive season…
Finding out where the convivial evening of bikes and fun are happening near you couldn’t be easier – just CLICK HERE and you’ll be taken to the Triumph Street Triple RS Launch Event page. From there it’s a couple of clicks to secure your spot at the launch do.
The big news for the 2020 Street Triple RS is its updated Moto2 derived engine. It’s been tweaked to meet Euro 5 emissions regulations, but Triumph has managed to eek even more power and torque from the 765cc unit with 79Nm of torque available at 9,350rpm and 121bhp on tap at 11,750rpm.In addition to a more responsive throttle, the RS also gets a new exhaust cam for improved mid-range performance, and new higher precision machining on the crank shaft, clutch and balancer to help lower inertia and reduce engine mass.
For suspension the RS gets fully adjustable 41mm Showa big piston front forks (with 115mm travel) and a fully adjustable Öhlins STX40 piggyback reservoir monoshock at the rear (with 131mm travel). Braking is looked after by Brembo’s top of the line M50 4-piston radial monobloc calipers up front – which are operated using a Brembo ratio and span adjustable brake lever. And there’s a Brembo sliding caliper at the rear. Tyres are a pair of Pirelli’s latest generation Diablo Supercorsa SP v3’s.
Talking tech for a minute, the new RS comes with an updated TFT system which has the MyTriumph connectivity system software installed. That means the RS offers GoPro interaction, turn-by-turn navigation and phone and music operation all from the switchgear. And the TFT’s screen angle can be adjusted to suit each individual rider.
It comes with Triumph Shift Assist up and down quickshifter as standard – and there are five updated riding modes (Road, Rain, Sport, Track and Rider configurable) too. They work to adjust throttle response, ABS and traction control settings – which can all be adjusted while riding. Complementing the updated rider technology, RS features an adjustable ride-by-wire throttle, adjustable ABS and switchable traction control.
Triumph has also spent some time updating the Street Triple RS’s looks. It’s not a complete overhaul, but there’s a range of subtle changes to help the latest generation RS stand out from the crowd. There’s new LED headlights, new more angular bodywork, and a new fly screen, rear unit, seat cowl and belly pan.
The RS is available in a choice of two colour schemes. There’s the Matt Jet Black with Aluminium Silver and Yellow decals – or the Silver Ice with Diablo Red and Aluminium Silver decals.