2020 Triumph Street Triple RS

More midrange, revised ride modes, and crisper styling top improvements.

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Triumph’s naked Street Triple has evolved from its 2007 launch as a wonderfully charismatic and thrilling-to-ride three-cylinder middleweight sportbike displacing 675cc to a Moto2 world championship-spec 765cc combined with multiple riding modes, fully adjustable Showa suspension, and premium Brembo front brake calipers. This potent British-built apex hunter is capable of eating fully faired literbikes for lunch on a twisty canyon road with room left over to swallow dessert—more ribboned pavement, of course—whole. Fun to ride with a capital “F” and an exclamation point tacked on the tail end, this highly rewarding and award-winning motorcycle is every bit as good as that and then some.

For 2020, Triumph has treated the Street Triple RS to fresh styling, updated TFT dash graphics and functionality, improved ride modes—Track, Sport, Road, Rain, and fully configurable Rider—and the addition of auto-blip downshift to the shift assist. Better still: The flagship middleweight has a claimed 9-percent boost in midrange output while maintaining the top-end horsepower punch of its predecessor and also meeting tighter Euro 5 exhaust-emissions regulations. In the future, perhaps Triumph will add an inertial measurement unit (IMU). Ultimate middleweight streetbike? No argument here.

Cycle World's Annual Ten Best Bikes

For three consecutive years, the Triumph Street Triple R has been voted Best Middleweight Streetbike in Cycle World’s annual Ten Best Bikes awards. The middle-tier R model won largely due to its road-focused engine tune, which offered greater midrange torque than that of the more peak-power-centric and track-oriented RS.

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2020 Triumph Street Triple Reviews, Comparisons, And Competition

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Manufacturer Claimed Specifications

Price $12,550
Engine Liquid-cooled, DOHC three-cylinder
Displacement 765cc
Bore x Stroke 77.9mm x 53.4mm
Horsepower 121.3 hp @ 11,750 rpm
Torque 58.2 lb.-ft. @ 9,350 rpm
Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive Chain
Seat Height 32.4 in.
Rake 23.9°
Trail 3.9 in.
Front Suspension 41mm fully adjustable; 4.5-in. travel
Rear Suspension Fully adjustable; 5.1-in. travel
Front Tire 120/70-17
Rear Tire 180/55-17
Wheelbase 55.3 in.
Fuel Capacity 4.5 gal.
Claimed Dry Weight 366 lb.

Cycle World Tested Specifications

Seat Height 32.9 in.
Wet Weight 421 lb.
Rear-Wheel Horsepower 111.1 hp @ 11,910 rpm
Rear-Wheel Torque 54.1 lb.-ft. @ 9,780 rpm
0–60 mph N/A
1/4-mile N/A
Braking 30–0 mph N/A
Braking 60–0 mph N/A