Just when you thought Triumph’s Street Triple couldn’t get any more brilliant, the Hinckley maestros crank it up a notch.
Looks familiar? I’ll admit that on face value the 2020 Street Triple RS appears near identical to the 765 models that came before it, but take a step closer and the differences hit you thick and fast.
For starters, it’s sharper. Not just from a spec point of view, but in terms of the looks. The bike’s cowling has been given the Gok Wan treatment, with bolder, sharper lines punching at your retinas, while its all-new, whiter, brighter LED headlamps are set to burn them. The menacing looking daytime running lights are also worthy of a mention, along with the second generation TFT dash that now embodies all the colours of the rainbow, and there’s no way you’ll skim past the sexier silencer that comes capped with carbon for that added ‘je ne sais quoi’.
From a pure aesthetics point of view, the Street Triple has certainly moved the game on but, thankfully in Boothy’s case, there’s more to life than just looks, and the RS is no exception. The main talking point during the model’s presentation at Cartagena in Spain was the motor with the key buzzword being Moto2, and how the same team that shaped the race bike’s engine was drafted in to optimise the street naked’s.
You can read the rest of this article in the December issue of Fast Bikes, in the shops NOW!