Written by  Triumph Motorcycles America on Friday, 11 October 2019 14:16

Designed to be the ultimate performance street bike, Triumph’s top specification 2020 Street Triple RS gets a major step up in performance from a significant engine update developed by Triumph’s Moto2TM engine team. It features all-new, more aggressive styling and continues to set the category benchmark for light weight, intuitive handling and overall capability.

• A major step up in performance – more power, more torque
o Developed by Triumph’s Moto2TM engine team, the 765cc triple engine receives a significant performance update
o More peak torque, 58 LB-FT at 9,350rpm, plus 9% higher mid-range torque
o 9% more mid-range power, peaking at 121HP at 11,750rpm
o More responsive throttle
o New, freer-flowing silencer delivering a crisper, more distinctive sound
o Smooth, refined gearbox with slip and assist clutch

• Much more aggressive attitude, poise and styling
o New, striking, twin-LED headlights
o New, angular bodywork
o New silencer with premium carbon fiber finisher
o Enhanced finish and detailing across the entire motorcycle, including new mirrors, branded handlebar clamp, and Titanium Silver main frame
o Interchangeable seat cowl and pillion seat
o Enhanced ergonomics

• Superior technology
o Enhanced TFT functionality including new style graphics
o MyTriumph connectivity system delivering GoPro interaction,
turn-by-turn navigation, and music/phone operation
o New Triumph Shift Assist with up and down quickshifter
o Five improved riding modes: Road, Rain, Sport, Track and Rider Configurable


• The ultimate performance street motorcycle
o The lightest bike in class
o Incredible power-to-weight ratio
o Globally renowned agile, dynamic and exhilarating handling
o Premium standard of specification and equipment, including Brembo M50 brakes, fully adjustable Öhlins suspension and Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V3 tires

• 60+ genuine Street Triple accessories for added protection, comfort and style
o New first-in-class scrolling LED indicators
o New luggage with quick-release mounting functionality

Category-defining from the very beginning

Light, fast, fun, agile and stylish – the Street Triple has been a game-changer since its launch in 2007. It redefined the middleweight sports category, establishing itself as the first choice for its combination of aggressive looks, intuitive handling, thrilling power delivery and unique triple soundtrack.

Evolving from the renowned 675cc triple powerplant to the exhilarating 765cc in 2017, the Street Triple once again raised the bar as the lightest bike in class with all-new, state-of-the-art technology, high-specification chassis, and Triumph’s signature exceptional standard of finish and detailing.

For 2020, the new Street Triple RS takes another step up in performance and ride-enhancing technology. Combining trademark handling, high-specification suspension, Brembo brakes and aggressive tires, the new Street Triple RS is perfect for the street and the track.


A major step up in performance – more power, more torque

Developed by Triumph’s expert Moto2TM engine team, the new Street Triple RS benefits from a significant update to its characterful 765cc triple engine. The result is a substantial increase in torque, now 9% higher in the mid-range, before peaking at an even higher 58 LB-FT at 9,350rpm. The new exhaust balance pipe smooths the torque curve for exciting, usable torque accessible across the entire rev range.

Power is also up by 9% in the mid-range and peaking at 121 HP at 11,750rpm, making the new Street Triple RS a totally addictive ride. Engine updates include a new exhaust cam optimized for more mid-range performance and new, higher-precision machining on the crank shaft, clutch and balancer, which lowers inertia and reduces engine mass.

The throttle is even more responsive as a result of a 7% reduction in rotational inertia, which combined with the increase in torque across the rev range, delivers a notable improvement in immediacy.

There is also a new silencer on the Street Triple RS, now freer flowing due to the twin catalyst system reducing restriction and lowering emissions. It’s finished off beautifully with a premium carbon fiber end cap tastefully delivering more of the bikes distinctive triple sound. This new tonality is created from exhaust system refinements and the all-new intake duct, which together improves the crispness and purity of the tone, providing a smoother balance between intake and silencer sound.

The slick gearbox on the new Street Triple RS has short first- and second-gear ratios, delivering exceptional acceleration and crisp gear changes. Higher-precision machining also enables the removal of the anti-backlash gears, reducing mass and adding further refinement. Plus, the Street Triple RS retains its high-specification slip and assist clutch for a really light feel, reducing clutch lever effort and improving rider comfort and control.


Aggressive attitude, poise and style

The Street Triple RS has an aggressive new look with a tasteful update to its iconic styling. The LED headlights are all-new and feature a striking shape and a sharper and more purposeful style. They are also now whiter and brighter.

More angular bodywork is augmented with cleaner lines lending the bike a forceful, aggressive stance. A redesigned fly screen and air intake are more pronounced, complementing the shape of the new updated headlights. The side panels, rear unit, seat cowl and belly pan are all-new and distinct from the previous model.

The silencer has also been restyled to be more sporty and compact, with a beautiful carbon fiber finisher with Triumph badge branding. Plus, there’s enhanced detailing across the motorcycle with new contemporary mirrors and branded handlebar clamp. Harmonized component finishes include blacked out control plates and rear footrest hangers, plus satin-metal heel guards and silencer finish. Representing the pinnacle of the Street Triple range, the Street Triple RS has the highest level of finish and is available with a new Titanium Silver main frame, matching the finish used on the Speed Triple models.

For even more contemporary style, the new Street Triple RS is presented in two different color schemes: Matte Jet Black with Aluminum Silver and Yellow decals, or Silver Ice with Diablo Red and aluminum Silver decals. Both paint scheme options include hand-painted Diablo Red wheel pinstripes and an aluminum Silver rear sub-frame.


Even better technology

On top of its category-leading high standard of technology, the 2020 Street Triple RS now features an even higher level of technological specification. The TFT system now has enhanced functionality with the MyTriumph connectivity system software ready to be used with the accessory-fit Bluetooth module. This enables GoPro interaction, turn-by-turn navigation and phone/music operation via the ergonomically optimized switch cubes displayed on the TFT screen. It also features new second generation graphic schemes, available in four different styles. The TFT screen angle can also be adjusted for optimum visibility to suit rider height.

The latest Triumph Shift Assist has now been added as standard to the new Street Triple RS, making the bike much more capable, particularly on track. This enables smooth comfortable gear changes while maintaining the accelerator position, which reduces rider fatigue.

The five improved riding modes (Road, Rain, Sport, Track and Rider Configurable) have now been optimized to suit the bike’s higher level of performance for maximum rider control. These modes adjust throttle response, ABS, and traction control settings, and can easily be selected while riding. Rain mode restricts power to 99 HP for enhanced safety and control.

Complementing the new technology, the Street Triple RS retains its high level of standard specification, including ride-by-wire, adjustable ABS and switchable traction control.


• Enhanced TFT functionality
• MyTriumph connectivity system pre-enabled
(ready for accessory-fit Bluetooth module)
• New Triumph Shift Assist
• Five improved riding modes: Road, Rain, Sport, Track and Rider Configurable
• Adjustable ABS
• Switchable traction control
• Self-cancelling indicators
• Ride-by-wire


Maximum street and track capability

As the lightest bike in its class, the new Street Triple RS has an incredible power-to-weight ratio that is key to its category-leading performance, making this an agile, exhilarating bike for a range of riders. Further contributing to the Street Triple’s agility and precise, engaged handling, it also boasts the lightest wheels in the class

The iconic gullwing swingarm delivers both torsional stiffness and lateral flexibility, maximizing stability at higher speed while its optimized pivot position provides natural resistance to compressing the rear shock under hard acceleration. Together, these enable tighter corner exits and the Street Triple’s precise chassis behavior.

The new Street Triple RS features fully adjustable 41mm Showa big piston front forks, with 4.5-inches (115 mm) travel, and fully adjustable Öhlins STX40 piggyback reservoir monoshock rear suspension unit, with 5.2-inches (131 mm) rear wheel travel.

For incredible stopping power and class-leading braking performance, the Street Triple RS features top-spec Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc front calipers paired with a Brembo ratio and span adjustable brake lever, and a Brembo sliding rear caliper.

Pirelli’s latest-generation, fully street-legal, high-performance Diablo Supercorsa SP V3 tires help the new Street Triple RS deliver race track performance and excellent grip and stability.

Finally, for more comfortable pillion ergonomics and improved leg space, the pillion seat is now higher than the previous generation.


• Twin Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc front calipers
• Brembo ratio and spanadjustable brake lever
• Single-piston Brembo rear caliper
• Fully adjustable Öhlins STX40 piggyback reservoir RSU
• Showa 41 mm upside down big piston forks
• Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V3 tires
• Slip and assist clutch


60+ genuine Street Triple accessories for added protection, comfort and style

To personalize the new Street Triple RS, Triumph have a range of over 60 genuine accessories, including contemporary new, first-in-class, scrolling LED indicators, a new fly screen visor, and new machined mirrors and reservoirs. There’s also the new Bluetooth module for access via the TFT instruments to phone and music operation, turn-by-turn navigation, and GoPro camera operation. Plus there’s a new range of stylish water resistant luggage with quick release mounting, including a tank bag and tail pack.

For added comfort, there are internally wired multi-setting heated grips, while for additional style and detailing, there’s tail tidy, and clear rear light assembly.

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