Triumph Street Triple RS is set to launch in India on 3rd October, as confirmed by a post by Triumph India on Instagram and Twitter. Another motorcycle on this post is a Bonneville, which is speculated to be the Bonneville Bobber Cruiser, also launching on the same date. The Street Triple S was launched in India on 12th June this year. The S is the more civilised version of the Street Triple, while the RS is its more powerful brother. The S makes 111 hp and 71 Nm of torque and the RS, on the other hand, develops 121 bhp and 75 Nm of torque.
It is powered by a 765cc engine based on the previous 675cc unit. The reason it is more of a celebrated engine is that the engine from the Street Triple RS will be supplied for Moto2 world championship starting 2019 under the company’s three-year contract.
The Speed Triple will get a host of new features including, ABS (Anti-Brake Locking System), a ride by wire throttle and an advanced traction control system, that feature multiple riding modes and, for the clinically insane among us, can be switched off entirely.
The new cruiser launching will be based on the single-seater Bonneville Bobber, powered by a 1200cc parallel-twin engine that makes 76 bhp and 106 Nm of torque. Since it is a cruiser, it will get forward set foot pegs. It will have a smaller 16-inch wheel at the front with twin discs.
Triumph has had a cruiser in its lineup, the Thunderbird, but the price tag on it starts at Rs 14.5 lakh (ex-showroom). Hence, is this the new cruiser is priced competitively and perhaps under Rs 10-11 lakh, it will prove to be a winner for the British brand in India.