The more powerful, aggressive and hi-tech Triumph Street Triple RS and restyled LAMS S 660 will arrive in Australia soon.
Triumph Motorcycles Australia marketing manager Dale McBride says both models “should be here by late November early December”.
“We’re still waiting on the UK to confirm pricing for our market,” he says.
The current 765cc Street Triple RS costs $17,652 and the 660cc S is $12,850 (plus on-road costs).
Both new updated models have more aggressive, angular styling with twin LED headlights.
All Street Triples now have more than 60 accessories, including new scrolling LED indicators and luggage with quick-release mounts.
Street Triple RS performance improvements come from Triumph’s work with the Moto2TM team that supplies engines to all the Moto2 teams.
Power is now 90kW and torque 79Nm with 9% more of both right where it’s needed in the mid-range.
Triumph also claims it has a more responsive throttle, “freer-flowing” muffler and a smooth gearbox with slip and assist clutch for clutchless up and down shifts.
They have also improved the five riding modes: Road, Rain, Sport, Track, and Rider configurable.
The TFT instruments have new graphics and MyTriumph connectivity with GoPro interaction, satnav and phone/music operation.
As usual, the Street Triple RS has all the exotic components such as fully adjustable Ohlins suspension, Brembo M50 brakes and Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V3 tyres.
It also comes with a carbon fibre exhaust and interchangeable seat cowl and pillion seat.
To retain its LAMS compliance the 660cc triple engine has 39.7kW of peak power with 61Nm peak torque at 6000rpm.
Styling updates include position lights, angular bodywork and restyled mirrors with increased adjustability.
Even though it’s a LAMS bike, it features twin front brakes, Brembo single rear brake, Showa suspension and all-weather Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres.
It comes with two riding modes (Road and Rain) which adjust the throttle response and traction control settings, selectable via the LCD instruments.