All necessary updates to keep the bike fresh and exciting
You’ll be the star of Marilaque on this angry fly. PHOTO FROM TRIUMPH
Triumph motorcycles’s endearingly bug-eyed middleweight roadster has gotten a few extra horses and a fair bit of tech update to keep it exciting for yet another model year.
Triumph’s Moto2 experience trickles down to its engines. PHOTO FROM TRIUMPH
Using lessons learned from its participation in Moto2 racing, the base-level Street Triple 765 R now makes 118hp and 80Nm from the 765cc in-line-three engine. The RS, on the other hand, benefits from a higher compression ratio along with new pistons, valves, camshafts, connecting rods, and other goodies in order to reap 128hp at 12,000rpm, and 80Nm of torque at 9,500rpm.
The base-level R gains a few ponies along with a wider handlebar. PHOTO FROM TRIUMPH
The RS flies with 128hp and top-flight suspension, brakes, and rubber. PHOTO FROM TRIUMPH
RS and Moto2 versions get a Track riding mode. PHOTO FROM TRIUMPH
Triumph claims that it’s the most powerful Street Triple yet, and it also gets a fully adjustable Showa Big Piston fork, Öhlins rear suspension, top-spec Brembo Stylema brakes, and Pirelli Supercorsa SP V3 rubber. The R, on the other hand, still gets Brembo M4 brakes along with Showa fully adjustable suspension.
Not quite poverty-spec, but the R only gets you a tiny little instrument pod. PHOTO FROM TRIUMPH
Meanwhile, the RS and the Moto2 get a much better dash. PHOTO FROM TRIUMPH
For those who want the most bonkers variant, there is the Moto2 Edition. It has the same engine as the RS, but gets fully adjustable Öhlins fork and rear shock, lower clip-on bars than the RS, and exclusive carbon-fiber bodywork. It also gets official Moto2 branding, a unique “Moto2” startup screen on the five-inch TFT dash, and an individually numbered top yoke. Only 765 units of the Moto2 Edition will be made available.
The Moto2 Edition gets exclusive carbon-fiber pieces, the most aggressive geometry, and very expensive Öhlins suspension. PHOTO FROM TRIUMPH
All models get tweaked software for the lean angle-sensitive ABS and traction control tweaked for more refinement, with the R getting four riding modes of Road, Rain, Sport, and a rider-customizable setting. The RS and the Moto2 Edition have an additional Track riding mode.
The 2023 Street Triple has just gone live on the UK site, so we guess it won’t be long before a bunch of these roadsters make it to the Philippines.