Triumph Motorcycles will launch the new Street Triple R on August 11, 2020. In keeping with the coronavirus pandemic situation, the launch will take place on the company's official social media channel where the price of the new streetfighter will be revealed. The new Triumph Street Triple R replaces the Street Triple S as the base model for certain Asian markets and sits below the range-topping Street Triple RS. That said, it is far better equipped than the Street Triple S it replaces.
The Street Triple R gets an up-down quickshifter, fully adjustable suspension from Showa, Brembo M4.32 brake calipers up front, and Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres. It also gets a pretty decent set of electronics, but it is still not at par with the Street Triple RS, which gets two additional riding modes. The R also does not get the RS' swanky TFT screen.
These differences aside, the R's 765cc, triple-cylinder engine also produces less power and torque than the RS. At 118hp and 77Nm, it is just 5hp and 2Nm down on the Street Triple RS. While these differences clearly separate the base Street Triple R from the Street Triple RS, we expect a similarly big gap in the prices as well.
Our estimate is that the Triumph Street Triple R may be priced around Rs 20 lakhs or more even if they launch in the Nepalese market and more than Rs 25 lakhs the Street Triple RS commands. In terms of competition, the Street Triple R goes up against the Kawasaki Z900 and the KTM 790 Duke, which is expected to go on sale in its BS6 form soon. So it’s likely these new equipped variants will be made available here in Nepal when the company decides to enter in our market.