Triumph has recently updated the Bonneville range and the Thruxton range in its modern classic series. Now, from the recently spied images, Triumph is gearing to equip the 2017 edition of the Street Triple with a more powerful engine. Apart for the new powerplant, the spied 2017 Triumph Street Triple has received few minor updates. The company had conducted an online survey around a year ago in which it concluded that the next version of the Street Triple will feature a more powerful engine and be offered in different variants.
The 2017 model is likely to be called the Street Triple 765 for the added 90cc capacity to the existing model. Looking at the image, the engine gets a different clutch and engine covers confirming the change to be extensive. Other parts like the bolt patterns and the change in the overall engine block design means it is not the same engine with an enlarged bore.
Apart from the engine, other noticeable changes in the 2017 Triumph Street Triple are a slightly redesigned seat and new grab rails. The rear view mirrors are now located at the bar ends instead of the conventional position. One of the prominent changes that can be observed is the new swingarm design.
The test mule spotted had the exhaust canister located underneath the 2017 Triumph Street Triple in spite of the new emission and noise regulations. The exhaust unit will have the catalytic converter and the silencer besides each other. The production vehicle will come with the stubby exhaust end-section that finishes just behind the foot-pegs.
As mentioned above, the motorcycle will be introduced in 4 different variants. There is also the R and RS versions of the Street that churn out 116 bhp and 121 bhp of power respectively. While the base model will get Nissin axial brakes and Kayaba suspension components, the ‘R’ model will receive radial Nissin braking components and Showa forks. The top of the line ‘RS’ variant will come with Öhlins suspension and Brembo brake callipers. Moving to the ‘RT’ model, the bike will get the same setup as the ‘R’ version but will be more inclined to a touring arrangement with an option for a half-fairing. Triumph Motorcycles India will first bring the 2017 Street Triple S in the country. The S variant is the entry-level version of the naked motorcycle and has power restricted to 111 bhp.
Although the Indian version of the Street Triple is detuned compared to the international variant, the new engine of the 2017 Triumph Street Triple 765 will be available in three different tunes. The Triumph Street Triple is likely to hit showrooms by mid-2017 in the international market followed by its launch in India soon after that.
The current version retails at INR 7.91 lakh, and the new model is expected to start at around INR 9.5 lakh onward for the Street Triple S. The RS version is expected to command somewhere around INR 12.5 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi) when it goes on sale in the second half of the year. Like the outgoing bike, the new Street will also be locally assembled in the country and lock horns against the Ducati Monster 821 and the upcoming Kawasaki Z900.
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