Triumph Street Triple R Unofficial Bookings Begin At Select Dealerships Ahead Of India Launch

Triumph Motorcycle India is gearing up to launch the new Street Triple R in the Indian market. Once launched, the Street Triple R is expected to arrive in India sometime during this month and will be priced aggressively by the company.

Triumph Street Triple R Unofficial Bookings Start At Select Dealerships

According to Autocar India, some of the authorised dealers in the country have begun to accept bookings for the Street Triple R unofficially, ahead of its launch. This will be the first time that the Street Triple R will be introduced into the Indian market by the company.

Triumph Street Triple R Unofficial Bookings Start At Select Dealerships

The upcoming street-naked performance motorcycle will be the new base model in the Street Triple's line-up. It will replace the Street Triple S, which was the entry-level variant in the Indian market for years.

Triumph Street Triple R Unofficial Bookings Start At Select Dealerships

Also, the company has undergone a major shift in the motorcycle's portfolio after the introduction of the 765cc engine. For years the Street Triple R was the top-spec variant in the company's line-up. However, it was changed, when Triumph introduced a new range-topping Triumph Street Triple RS back in 2017. The new top-spec motorcycle was recently launched in India with prices starting at Rs 11.13 lakh, ex-showroom (India) — here are more details.

Triumph Street Triple R Unofficial Bookings Start At Select Dealerships

Coming back to the Street Triple R, it will be powered by the same 765cc, in-line three-cylinder engine as the RS, but with a slightly lower state of tune. The engine produces a maximum power of 116bhp at 12,000rpm and a peak torque of 77Nm at 9,400rpm — around 5bhp and 2Nm less than the RS's engine. The engine comes mated to a six-speed gearbox with a slip-assisted clutch.

Triumph Street Triple R Unofficial Bookings Start At Select Dealerships

Other cycles parts on the Street Triple R also gets downgraded as compared to the RS variant. It misses out a TFT colour display, and only features an LCD with an analogue tachometer. It features only two riding modes, as supposed to three on the Triple RS.

Triumph Street Triple R Unofficial Bookings Start At Select Dealerships

The suspension duties on the Street Triple R is handled by a 41mm forks at the front and a mono-shock setup at the rear, both of which are sourced from Showa and are fully-adjustable. Braking on the motorcycle is done via 310mm disc brake at the front and a 220mm disc brake at the rear, supported by dual-channel ABS.

Triumph Street Triple R Unofficial Bookings Start At Select Dealerships

Once launched the Triumph Street Triple R will rival the newly launched BMW F 900 R, the Kawasaki Z900 and the soon-to-be-launched BS6 KTM 790 Duke; among others in the Indian market. The Triumph Street Triple R is expected to be priced under Rs 10 lakh.

Triumph Street Triple R Unofficial Bookings Start At Select Dealerships

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Triumph Motorcycles are rapidly increasing their model line-up in the Indian market. The company is set to launch the new Street Triple R at aggressive pricing to attract more customers in the performance motorcycle segment. Apart from the Street Triple R, the company is also gearing up to introduce the Tiger 900 and a new special edition variant of the Bonneville motorcycle in India.

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Article Published On: Thursday, June 11, 2020, 10:39 [IST]
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