Triumph Street Triple 765 RS in the PS driving report

Triumph Street Triple 765 RS in the PS driving report
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Triumph Street Triple 765 RS in the PS driving report

Triumph Street Triple 765 RS in the PS driving report

Triumph Street Triple 765 RS in the PS driving report

Triumph Street Triple 765 RS in the PS driving report

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Since its release in 2007, the three-cylinder has attracted some fans. At that time it was still out with 106 hp …

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… With a displacement of 675 cubic centimeters, the triple did not overwhelm anyone with overboarding power, and the machine shone with easy handling.

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With a peak performance of 123 hp and top equipment, the RS is the high-end product of the new Streety family.

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The clutch runs smoothly, is easy to adjust and tops it all off with its sophisticated anti-hopping function.

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The RS has a system with e-gas, five different riding modes (Rain, Road, Sport, Track, Rider) and traction control plus ABS.

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Top figure: In addition to increased performance, the RS also weighs two kilograms less.

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Newly designed swing arm with improved stiffness / flex ratio and changed position of the pivot point. The exhaust system saves 1.7 kilograms compared to the previous model.

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On the first ride, the chassis impresses with good responsiveness and stability. In addition, the setting range is wide.

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Finely dosed stoppers that grip a lot.

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The mechanical transmission ratio of the Brembo radial brake pump can be set in three stages, which means that manual force can be influenced.

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Completely newly developed, easily understandable operating concept for menu control. The system works via a button for selecting the mapping (in the middle), a five-way joystick (below) and a home button on the right end of the handlebar.

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This is what the race cockpit looks like. The various mappings are shown below.

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The TFT display knows two different display formats, each with three display options. Pictured: Standard.

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The new Street Triple may be many things – but definitely not just something in between.

Triumph Street Triple 765 RS in the PS driving report

Flawless sports cannon

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There has never been a Streety like this Triumph Street Triple 765 RS. With a strengthened three-cylinder and top equipment, it proves to be a flawless sports cannon.

ONo joke: Triumph’s test and development driver Felipe Lopez holds the track record on the GP circuit in Barcelona. With a street triple! Don’t you think so? Alright He doesn’t have the absolute best time. But at least since the recent asphalt paving, no motorcycle drove faster around the Catalunya Track [as of March 2017; Note d. Red.]. Nevertheless, the driving performance deserves respect. On the day of the Triumph Street Triple 765 RS presentation, nobody can really keep up with the fast Spaniard on the circuit. Not even TT racer Gary Johnson, who is, so to speak, a star guest in the saddle and at the hotel bar. On the other hand, and this is the much more important part of the story for all of us, the motorcycle deserves praise and recognition.

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Triumph Street Triple 765 RS in the PS driving report

Triumph Street Triple 765 RS in the PS driving report
Flawless sports cannon

High-end product Triumph Street Triple 765 RS

A brief digression into the model history of the Triumph Street Triple: Since its appearance in 2007, the lively three-cylinder has attracted many fans. Two things are responsible for this. Back then with 106 hp from a displacement of 675 cubic centimeters, the triple did not overwhelm anyone with excessive power, and the machine shone with easy handling. At the same time, the light naked bike in the R version with its crisp chassis was a big bike killer as soon as it got twisty. To date, Triumph claims to have sold over 50,000 units of the machine worldwide. The manufacturer approached the important project of the model revision with appropriate conscientiousness. Lo and behold: the performance hungry among us are finally getting the Streety they have been dreaming of for ten years. With 123 PS top performance and top equipment, the Triumph Street Triple 765 RS is the high-end product of the new Streety family. And it turned out good, dear PS community. Incredibly good!

Power and control are perfectly balanced

The morning begins with a lap of the country road in the Barcelona area. You sit compactly on the slim Triumph Street Triple 765 RS, but not uncomfortably cooped up. Rather, everything is where you intuitively want it to be. The width of the handlebars is just right to put enough pressure on the front wheel and at the same time ensure a comfortable posture. Finally the pressure on the starter button: nothing happens. All modern Triumphs require a pulled clutch at the start, otherwise the on-board electronics refuse to ignite. Speaking of the clutch: this runs smoothly, is easy to adjust and, with its sophisticated anti-hopping function, tops it all off, as it turns out later on the racetrack.

The country road trip until noon proves that the Street Triple has remained true to its core competencies. However, the RS shifts and intensifies these positive characteristics in a direction that tastes wonderfully like racing. On an uphill passage similar to a small alpine pass, we light the three-cylinder. The RS sweeps up the slope, naturally follows the smallest steering impulse and, when accelerating out of second gear, lifts it with relish and frees the front wheel. The drilled out and heavily revised engine is based on the drive of the super sports car Daytona. In any case, the Triumph Street Triple 765 RS is outstanding for the displacement increase. At medium speeds, the bike is much more powerful than its predecessor, without affecting the engine’s ability to rev. Add to that the rasping and throaty three-cylinder sound that yells at you so indecently from the airbox. Phenomenal!

Chassis and brakes

The chassis works great, the coordination of the spring elements is really successful. Despite the sharp handling, the Triumph Street Triple 765 RS lies quietly and completely neutral even without a steering damper. At the entrance to the bend, the RS accepts any choice of line and follows the steering commands of the pilot almost telepathically. The Englishman might say: Streetsurfing at it’s best! The braking system is another highlight. The Brembos bite into the brake discs with pinpoint accuracy and proportional to hand force. How well the stoppers work can be seen on the racetrack. At the end of the straight at Circuit Catalunya, Streety sometimes stands on the front wheel without the Race ABS intervening. Which in turn leads us to electronics. The RS has a system with e-gas, five different riding modes (Rain, Road, Sport, Track, Rider) and traction control plus ABS. Depending on the mode, the machine accelerates gently to very directly.

On the racetrack we are in track mode and we are satisfied with the way the traction control works – it intervenes late and very carefully. In addition, the automatic switch works perfectly. The chassis shines here too. Apparently it has a wide adjustment range and enormous reserves, because in the race setup the Triumph Street Triple 765 RS arrows imperturbably cleanly around the corners at full throttle. This new Street Triple may be a lot – but definitely not just a middle thing.

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