2020 Triumph Street Triple S
When Triumph’s new Street Triple S goes on sale this December learner riders will have access to what will probably turn out to be the highest performance LAMS machine since the days of the RGV 250 Suzuki.
52 horsepower is not a stand-out figure but the 61 Nm of torque by 6000rpm combined with a 168kg dry weight certainly is. That is a long way from the 121 horsepower of the full monty 765 Street Triple RS but the torque is not all that far behind, 79 Nm at 9,350 rpm plays 61 Nm at 6,000 rpm. The smaller 660cc LAMS capacity is achieved by a reduction in both bore and stroke.
Showa suspension front and rear, 310mm disc rotors and twin-piston Nissin calipers and a low seat height of 810 mm are some of the other features that will make the new Street Triple S perhaps the most desirable LAMS machine on the Australian market.
A handy 17.4-litre fuel capacity is another useful amenity along with switchable ABS, riding modes and traction control.
Styling has also been updated for 2020 with new LED headlights and even more angular lines.
The final piece of the puzzle that is yet to be revealed is how much the new Street Triple S will cost here in Australia. In the aim of affordability the S eschews the high-spec Ohlins suspension, TFT dash, quick-shifter and DRLs of the big brother 765 Street Triple RS.
Traditionally, Triumph Australia’s pricing is pretty sharp, with buyers generally able to buy new Triumphs in Australia cheaper than you can in the UK! But how close will they get to the red hot $11,699 Ride Away pricing of Yamaha’s MT-07…? We will find out soon enough as these machines are due to be in Triumph Australia showrooms by December this year…
2020 Triumph Street Triple S and RS