Triumph has launched the Street Triple RS at Rs 10.55 lakh (ex-showroom India). The RS is the top-end variant for their popular Street Triple franchise, this launch follows close on the heels of the Street Triple S that Triumph had launched earlier this year. The Triumph Street Triple RS will make a pretty stratospheric 121 bhp and 77 Nm of torque from its Triple-inline powerplant. A whole 10 horsepower more than the Street Triple S. The engine is mated to a six-speed slipper-assisted clutch for faster shifts. To better reign in the power, the RS gets upgraded Brembo brakes and gets Showa big piston shocks in the front and an Ohlin monoshock at the rear.The Street Triple RS will also get more features in terms of electronics. There is a 5-inch TFT full-colour instrument panel, the Street Triple RS will also get ride-by-wire, five-riding modes: road, rain, sport, track and rider (this mode can be customised to suit riders riding style). The standard ABS and traction control are in attendance as well, the rider can programme the instrument cluster in two themes and three different styles. The Street Triple RS will also be available in two new colour schemes than the Street Triple S. We suspect that this will probably be Matte Silver and a gloss black.
The Street Triple RS’ 765cc motor will be 2 kgs lighter than the 675cc engine from last years Street Triple. It will get 120/70s Pirelli Diablo tyres, that are road legal and will work for the odd track day as well. The RS makes 38% more torque than its predecessor and 54% more in terms of power!
The Street Triple RS will go up against the like of the Ducati Monster 821 and the Kawasaki Z900. However it is important to understand that the Triumph Street RS is definitely the most focused of the two and will likely far outpace the competition.