Triumph Street Triple RS in the 50,000 km endurance test

Triumph Street Triple 765 long-term test Mona Pekarek
Mona Pekarek

Triumph Street Triple 765 long-term test Mona Pekarek

Triumph Street Triple 765 long-term test

Triumph Street Triple 765 long-term test

Triumph Street Triple 765 long-term test

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Triumph Street Triple 765 long-term test Mona Pekarek
Mona Pekarek

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Editor Mona Pekarek was allowed to run the Streety at Col de l’Espigoulier for five days.

Triumph Street Triple 765 long-term test Mona Pekarek
Mona Pekarek

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She particularly liked the handiness and the sound of the machine over a distance of almost 400 kilometers.

Triumph Street Triple 765 long-term test
Uli Baumann

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The second long-term test machine also impresses with its systems.

Triumph Street Triple 765 long-term test
Uli Baumann

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Luggage transport is difficult.

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Uli Baumann

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The rear turn signal collects water.,

Triumph Street Triple 765 long term test
Uli Baumann

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Warning: black ice warning in the cockpit. The Dunlop Roadsmart III still works great.

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Uli Baumann

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Triumph Street Triple RS in the 50,000 km endurance test
Tobias Wassermann

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In February 2019, MOTORRAD will start the endurance test of the Triumph Street Triple RS again with a new machine.

Triumph Street Triple RS in the 50,000 km endurance test
Tobias Wassermann

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The new endurance test motorcycle starts with 1,147 kilometers on the clock.

Triumph Street Triple RS in the 50,000 km endurance test
Tobias Wassermann

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This time the Streety competes with a black vinyl dress.

Triumph Street Triple RS in the 50,000 km endurance test
Georg Jelicic

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MOTORRAD tester Georg Jelicic was on an 850-kilometer day trip in Alsace with the Street Triple RS.

Triumph Street Triple RS in the 50,000 km endurance test
Georg Jelicic

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The motorcycle conveys pure driving pleasure in the first few meters. All about a successful package to cover a lot of distance in one day.

Triumph Street Triple RS in the 50,000 km endurance test
Georg Jelicic

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The good piece was soled with Michelin Pilot Road 5 2 CT +.

Triumph Street Triple RS in the 50,000 km endurance test
Johannes Muller

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Test editor Johannes Müller kidnapped the Streety on a 4,200-kilometer trip to the Balkans.

Triumph Street Triple RS in the 50,000 km endurance test
Johannes Muller

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The luggage is difficult to accommodate on the stern.

Triumph Street Triple RS in the 50,000 km endurance test
Johannes Muller

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The seating position is suitable for long journeys, the seat cushion is not.

Triumph Street Triple RS in the 50,000 km endurance test
Johannes Muller

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The three-cylinder manages with less than 5 liters on the road.

Triumph Street Triple RS in the 50,000 km endurance test
Johannes Muller

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For most of the trip, up to just before Slovenia, the road conditions are consistently very poor or nonexistent – which the Streety copes with surprisingly well.

Triumph Street Triple RS in the 50,000 km endurance test
Johannes Muller

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The maintenance effort of the very unprotected running drive chain is high.

Triumph Street Triple RS in the 50,000 km endurance test
Uli Baumann

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Luggage is difficult to attach to the rear of the Triumph.

Triumph Street Triple RS in the 50,000 km endurance test
Uli Baumann

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The Streety is quite suitable for long distances.

Triumph Street Triple RS in the 50,000 km endurance test
Uli Baumann

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What a great moped! Handy, accurate, powerful sound (even if a bit too loud for the driver) and absolutely easy to drive.

Triumph Street Triple RS in the 50,000 km endurance test
Uli Baumann

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Trip to the Czech Republic.

Triumph Street Triple RS in the 50,000 km endurance test
Aquarius

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New in the MOTORRAD endurance test – a Triumph Street Triple in the elegant RS version.

Triumph Street Triple RS in the 50,000 km endurance test
Aquarius

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The three-cylinder clock has a virgin 1,476 kilometers. It should be 50,000.

Triumph Street Triple RS in the 50,000 km endurance test
Aquarius

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First long-term official act: input measurement on the test bench.

Triumph Street Triple RS in the 50,000 km endurance test
Aquarius

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The engine of the Street Triple is sealed for the endurance test.

Triumph Street Triple RS in the 50,000 km endurance test
Aquarius

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A compression measurement is also part of the long-term test input procedure.

Triumph Street Triple RS in the 50,000 km endurance test
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The Street Triple RS did well in the top test.

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What figure will she make in the 50,000 kilometer test??

Triumph Street Triple RS in the 50,000 km endurance test

Second engine failure after 29,035 kilometers

Due to another engine failure after 29,035 kilometers, the endurance test of the Triumph Street Triple RS has to be interrupted – the outcome is uncertain.

On February 4, 2019, one year after the first endurance test start of a Triumph S.treet Triple RS at MOTORRAD, the announced new long-term test machine rolls into the fleet with 1,147 kilometers on the clock to wipe out the crack left by the engine damage on the first machine. At the start there is the usual procedure: initial measurement on the test bench, then the engine is sealed. Only then will Streety be released into everyday editorial work.

At around 25,000 km, MOTORRAD then publishes an interim endurance test; Final measurements are carried out after 50,000 kilometers before the engine of the Triumph Street Triple RS is dismantled and examined. Read here how it performs over the distance in the second attempt.

Mileage: 29,035, 05/2020

Now the second Street Triple RS has also hit it. The same damage, a different cylinder and 10,000 kilometers later: valve torn off! Anyone who thinks they find malice in these lines is wrong. Sincere sympathy blows through the currently badly thinned ranks of the editorial team. And there is a reason. Often a three-cylinder. After horsepower colleague and friend of the upper speed range "Sir" Tobi Münchinger had wired the report about the premature death of an endurance test street to the headquarters, the concern was great. Not only because the damage is almost identical to the first. Because as a short, incomplete internal survey showed that at least ten active or former colleagues of the Triumphs two-wheeler faction are privately owned.


Gerry Wagner.

Stuttgart – Hanover – Stuttgart. Apparently a valve did not like the high continuous pace and stood sideways.

A total of 14 bikes easily come together, 9 of them Daytona 675 or Street Triples from different years of construction. In general, triumph and endurance test, something rings. But before dangerous half-knowledge breaks through here, a trip to the archive ensures clarity. Year 2007, Sprint ST 1050. No special incidents, engine tip-top. It has been running at Thomas Schmieder ever since it was assembled. Year 2008, Daytona 675. The super sports car shows stamina. Ex-colleague Jelicic buys it, builds it up and in the following years gives it dozens of trouble-free racetrack kilometers. Year 2012, Thunderbird Storm. After an accident through no fault of your own, the 30,000-kilometer-old engine is installed in a new frame to continue the test. During this action, a hose clamp finds its way into a combustion chamber. The resulting damage cannot be blamed on the motorcycle. Year 2013, Tiger 800. After 15 months the 50,000 kilometers were unwound, there is no time for breakdowns. The result is almost flawless. Year 2015, Trophy 1200 SE. It was annoying with electronics, which is why the author had to push it (317 kilograms!) Twice. Mechanically, it was robust enough for its weight. So the British can certainly be allowed to build reliable and durable bikes.

Last, but not least, 2019 remains Thruxton R. It needed two alternators, a new engine housing due to a casting defect and annoyed with all sorts of little things during the endurance test. And now the Streety RS. Valve rupture on the first copy after 20,000 kilometers. Well, on the second attempt after work with the same defect after 29,000 kilometers. Does Triumph have some catching up to do in terms of quality? The parts are currently being examined at Triumph, but the English are still pending a statement.

Mileage: 26,865, 02/2020

"You will have fun with the Streety!" everyone called to me when I passed their office with the Streety key from the long-term test board. A week of product tests in the south of France was due, the service department stuffed Streety, Tenere, Guzzi and at least 2,342 products to be tested into the Sprinter and rushed to Gémenos. With the exception of the test protocols and loading and unloading, our everyday life there consisted almost entirely of driving half the Col de l’Espigoulier pass as often as possible and until dark. And what can I say: you were right! The Streety is amazing: handy and light even when you straighten up, sporty, strong three-cylinder sound and just enough power to still not challenge you, but to turn our lap faster and more safely from time to time. All of this is probably already in every test, but at least I am now one more who can confirm the fabulous properties of the Streety.


Mona Pekarek

Editor Mona Pekarek was allowed to run the Streety at Col de l’Espigoulier for five days.

I fell in love with her from day one, even if our relationship was put to the test on the last day: The amount of rain rose in line with our trip meter. I didn’t choose waterproof pants. I was wet, we were all cold, but four Bluetooth communication systems still wanted to be tested that day. And because wet and cold alone are not a challenge, we drove up the whole pass, crossed the clouds, saw nothing, but at least heard each other after every second bend and were able to whine in each other’s ears. Instead of Marseille in the distance, we only saw a white wall at the top. I can’t find any words to describe how good the cold pizza tasted the night before after this tour. And the Streety? Didn’t bother the whole thing in the least. The more corners we drove, the more confidence I got in the tires, even on a wet road, and actually, this little king of turns conjured up a little smile under my helmet after every acceleration.


Mona Pekarek

She particularly liked the handiness and the sound of the machine over a distance of almost 400 kilometers.

I added over 400 kilometers to the Streety counter before she took her place in the underground car park, freshly washed – ready to inspire the next tester.

Endurance test interim balance at 24,999 kilometers

On February 9th, 2018 the Triumph Street Triple RS, at that time still in light and solid silver, took to the stage. She rocked kilometer after kilometer, and the fan community in the editorial office cheered her. Apart from minor dropouts such as a defective automatic switch or the recall campaign by Triumph due to leaky handlebar fittings, the endurance test went perfectly. Until shortly before halftime, mileage 19,680. The Trio Infernale clacked briefly, then silence. The valve did not want to continue playing. Valve torn off for reasons that cannot be further understood, engine damage. Sudden end of a great trip so far, long faces and sad expressions among the fans of the British triple.


Matthias Ackermann.

The evil-looking Street Triple RS is a popular photo opportunity even in peaceful surroundings.

Exactly 361 days after the start of the first endurance test and a break of 139 days, the RS came back in February 2019, this time in wicked matt black. With a clearly defined mission: to provide proof of endurance over the distance of 50,000 kilometers. Test boss Andi Bildl, fan from the very beginning, noted in the logbook for the entire editorial team: "Hooray, we have the Streety again!" With a kilometer reading of 1,147, the running-in was already done, the usual procedure followed: input measurement and sealing, the second. Since then, the Triumph, current mileage 24,999, has been rattling tirelessly through the tour schedule of the MOTORRAD editorial team. In principle, the interim balance could come to an end here. Why? The Streety just works. After studying the logbooks and collecting impressions from the editorial staff, negative characteristics can be counted on one hand, damage or processing defects only occurred to a very small extent. Despite this, the Triumph has a special life in the long-term test fleet. Until the end of the first long-term test Streety, the test went just as smoothly and calmly.

5.2 liters per 100 kilometers

On the other hand, the well-known temperament of the engine is excited. Much has already been written about the engine, its smooth running and the joy of playing at high speeds. Test driver Georg Straubinger puts it in a nutshell in the logbook: "Great engine!" The rather sharp engine characteristics and the restraint at the lowest engine speeds are easily forgotten, they are part of the fiery character of the 765 cubic three-cylinder.


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Saddlebags from SW-Motech provide a remedy for stowing luggage.

The triple consumes 5.2 liters of unleaded fuel per 100 kilometers, which is quite reasonable in view of what is offered. What is less pleasant is that after just 2,000 kilometers the fuel drum started to gambol slightly in the upper area of ​​the filler neck. The fuel filler cap is also quite difficult to open. Incidentally, notes are piling up about the starting weakness of the triplet, which can perhaps be explained by the relatively low starting torque and the not exactly short-translated first gear. The clutch also engages over a short distance, which requires a little getting used to. A real fan, however, does not indulge in a break in propulsion due to the clutch, which is also not necessary due to the wonderfully functioning automatic switch. With volunteer Fabian Dresler, the clutch cable stuck with a cold start, the lever reluctantly stayed on the handlebars. After a cure with WD40, however, this wanders back and forth in the usual manner.

"Luggage transport is a real art"

The fully adjustable Showa fork carefully scans the asphalt and has enough reserves ready. The same would be wished for from the Öhlins shock absorber. The Swedish gold should respond more finely, just reacts gruffly to edges and bumps in quick succession. On a highway with concrete slabs, this quickly leads to a battered cross, as editor Jens Möller-Töllner discovered. Even a wide pressure rating has not yet helped to solve the problem. The right balance has not yet been found here. Despite this, the Englishwoman circles precisely and with pronounced composure around any radius. Few motorcycles make it as easy for the rider to kiss the ground with the knee as the Streety 765 RS. Simply a pleasure.

Accessories for the Triumph Street Triple RS

Endurance test of the Triumph Street Triple RS - Accessories: Akrapovic exhaust.

Endurance test of the Triumph Street Triple RS - Accessories: Arrow exhaust.

Endurance test of the Triumph Street Triple RS - Accessories: Zard exhaust.

Endurance test of the Triumph Street Triple RS - accessories: Triumph flyscreen.
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Endurance test of the Triumph Street Triple RS - Accessories: Akrapovic exhaust.

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Endurance test of the Triumph Street Triple RS - Accessories: Arrow exhaust.

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Endurance test of the Triumph Street Triple RS - Accessories: Zard exhaust.

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Endurance test of the Triumph Street Triple RS - accessories: Triumph flyscreen.

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Endurance test of the Triumph Street Triple RS - Accessories: Triumph chain tensioner.

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Endurance test of the Triumph Street Triple RS - Accessory: Triumph shift linkage.

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Endurance test of the Triumph Street Triple RS - Accessories: SW-Motech-Blaze saddlebags.

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Mileage: 21,100, 09/2019


Fabian Dresler

At the beginning of September, the Streety had another long stage on the motorway and country road. This time MOTORRAD volunteer Fabian took them to Halle an der Saale and Leipzig. In the last few meters before arriving, the two of them almost ran out of fuel. The new finding: a range of zero kilometers means in reality at least five kilometers. So far, the Streety has made it to the saving gas station without grumbling. With almost 300 kilometers, the range was also on a satisfactory level for the naked bike. How much with "empty" Tank had actually still been in there, but the volunteer no longer tested it. Despite all the love for Streety – Fabian drew a big heart in the logbook after the trip – he didn’t want to have to push it.

Mileage: 19,270, 09/2019


Matthias Ackermann

MOTORRAD-CvD Matthias Ackermann grabbed the Streety from the Stuttgart long-term test fleet to jet off to the Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf.

Because it was so beautiful (not just the weather), our boss on duty drove the Streety almost 1,200 kilometers again the following weekend. This time the destination was the Messe Düsseldorf, where the Caravan Salon 2019 will take place from August 31 to September 8. In this case, it was particularly pleasant to travel by motorcycle, past the crowds of cars and mobile homes, he was waved right through to almost the entrance to the fair. Due to the distance with a return trip in one day, the trip was almost exclusively on the motorway, which was then noticeable in fuel consumption and frequent refueling. Nonetheless, the pilot only found words of praise this time: pulling power and acceleration as well as the straight-line stability – first class.

Mileage: 18,038, 08/2019


Fabian Dresler

motorradonline.de editor Dina Dervisevic has to go on the Street Triple as a pillion passenger for 10 km and notes: there are no handles, the paneling and holding on is impossible, only the brake light remains.

Topic pillion suitability: Just pick up the other endurance test machine, the Royal Enfield Interceptor INT 650, from the inspection. Ride ten kilometers as a passenger. Yes, okay, I (Dina Dervisevic, online editor, height 1.58 meters) can just about manage it. Um, no. Well, not so good, because the Triumph Street Triple RS is practically non-pillion capable. Small seat roll with a firm cushion? For free. Knee to elbow? You can do it. But have to cling to the brake light? Doesn’t work at all. At first I didn’t want to believe it, but there really is no other option: Either the driver intercepts everything when he brakes or even just takes the gas off, or the passenger covers part of the brake light with his hand. The pillion seat cushion may only be there because a plastic cover would be scratched too much by strapped panniers. Although …, lashing with luggage it looks rather bad at Streety, as my colleagues already mentioned.

Better to drive yourself, even if the driver’s license is in danger: The three-cylinder simply shreds and the chassis is top notch. It’s good that I no longer own such a motorcycle. Because I mutate into a pubescent young bull! It is as if testosterone locks are opening that are actually not present in the female body. But according to physical theory, a bumblebee can’t actually fly either. Actually. The Streety is definitely a great challenge for my self-control and my driver’s license.

Mileage: 17,941, 08/2019


Matthias Ackermann

Matthias Ackermann, CvD at MOTORRAD, loved the endurance test Triumph Street Triple RS over 1,100 kilometers so much that he was reluctant to give it back to the fleet.

After 1,100 kilometers with the endurance test Triumph Street Triple RS, our CvD (head of duty), Matthias Ackermann, no longer wants to hand over the endurance test motorcycle. Several tours took him through the northern Black Forest, via Calw, Freudenstadt, the Black Forest High Road at Ruhestein (915 meters above sea level), past Mummelsee, via Gernsbach, Bad Herrenalb back to Waiblingen. Another tour attracted visitors to Niederstetten in Hohenlohe, via Backnang, Schwäbisch Hall and Künzelsau.

Mileage: 9,658, 05/2019


Uli Baumann

Online editor Uli Baumann kidnapped Street Triple on a trip to the Allgäu for a business trip. The new machine also impresses with the same features as the first endurance test triumph. Powerful thrust in all positions, top chassis, great sound, even if a bit too loud for the driver, and great seating position. What is not possible are the mirrors – this time mounted conventionally at the top – no adjustment range and zero consideration. What hardly works: take luggage with you. At the stern there are no hooks or eyes to fix belts. That leaves only the rear footrests and the misuse of the rear turn signals, one of which is already collecting water. The Dunlop Roadsmart III tires harmonize very well with the Streety – even at extremely low temperatures (black ice warning in the cockpit).


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Mileage 5,034, 04/2019

So far, the new Street Triple has behaved inconspicuously in everyday traffic. The only thing to complain about was the failure of an H4 lamp in the headlight. PS boss Uwe Seitz has already experienced the first and hopefully last snow with the Streety.

Here is the story of the first Street Triple in the long-term test:

Mileage 19,680, 10/2018


Gerry Wagner

The three-cylinder Streety no longer wants. A valve is torn off.

With a mileage of 1,476, the first Triumph Street Triple RS rolled into the editorial garage in February 2018. In October 2018, the Streety’s long-term test ended prematurely. The half-time record was already in sight when the endurance test of the Triumph Street Triple RS came to an unexpected end at 19,680 kilometers. While swimming on the expressway in the evening rush hour at a speed of 80, 90 and correspondingly moderate speed, the triple suddenly gave a short snarling. It was only thanks to the lightning-fast pulling of the clutch that the locking of the rear wheel could be prevented, because the engine was stuck.

Under the supervision of MOTORRAD, the drive was dismantled at the importer’s premises by a delegation from England. The reason for the blockage was quickly found: the right inlet valve of the middle cylinder was torn off, the valve plate raged in the combustion chamber and permanently destroyed it and its piston. Since the piston does not run in the cylinder liner but directly in the aluminum, the entire cylinder bank was scrap. The parts are currently being examined at Triumph in England. We have now received the official statement from Triumph. As far as possible, all components of the affected cylinder head were measured and metallurgically examined. No abnormalities were found that could explain the damage. The engineers then procured a total of four engines from different production batches. One of which was produced shortly before the accident engine, one shortly afterwards. All four units were metallurgically examined and subjected to extra-hard endurance test runs. Any abnormalities or damage: none. Ultimately, it cannot be said why the valve tore off. However, Triumph points out that the complaint rate for valve trains is below 0.02 percent worldwide. So it is probably an isolated case.

Mileage: 16,453, 08/2018


Jörg Lohse

The Streety mirrors continue to be criticized.

Due to numerous driver requests, we have converted the endurance test Street Triple from the handlebar end to the standard rearview mirror. But the Spiegel criticism is not ending. Jörg Lohse, deputy editor-in-chief, says: Die Spiegel … a joke? No, just inconsiderate. That doesn’t work at all … The adjustment range is practically non-existent and certainly not operable, nobody looks back here and that is a real drawback when surfing in groups. But Lohse also distributes praise: Has the flair of the old 900s again, the larger displacement is really good for the little Streety, wonderfully balanced to drive, robust and snappy "on demand". Requires iron discipline in an urban environment. The TFT display: one of the best there is on the market. Compact, clear, easy to read, everything essential can be grasped, really well done.

Mileage: 16,350, 08/2018


Georg Jelicic

The Streety is a successful package, says tester Georg Jelicic.

MOTORRAD test driver Georg Jelicic took the Triumph Street Triple RS briefly over 850 kilometers to Alsace. The good piece was soled with Michelin Pilot Road 5 2 CT +.

The motorcycle conveys pure driving pleasure in the first few meters. The chassis was tightened because the colleague Müller had previously chosen a comfort-oriented setting on Albanian roads.

Various narrow streets and passes are a lot of fun with the Street Triple. Only the feedback from Michelin tires could be a little better for the spoiled tester. The knee angle is made for 172 cm tall riders. The sitting position is relaxed and easy, the seat cushion is provided with exactly the right padding to cover long distances. The engine with a real punch from the middle and power at the top when you need it. All about a successful package to cover a lot of distance in one day.    

Mileage: 15,479, 08/2018


Johannes Muller

20 days in the Balkans with the Streety – goes well.

MOTORRAD test editor Johannes Müller: "What to do with the luggage?" There is a question mark before the three-week trip to the Balkans with the long-term test Street Triple RS. Its filigree rear lacks real lashing options, apart from the unfavorably far forward pillion pegs. But with a little creative energy, the baggage roll with our seven things somehow finds a firm hold. The previously installed accessory tank bag, which was much too small for this tour, was exchanged for a larger one from the Triumph original accessories, the compression damping of the fork and shock absorber adjusted a little for comfort, the chain lubricated, and off we go: 20 days in the Balkans with two motorcycles. First from Stuttgart to Venice, on the ferry to Igumenitsa, then Corfu. Back towards the Federal Republic in a zigzag overland: Northwest Greece, Macedonia and Lake Ohrid, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria, Germany. It should be a wild trip of 4,200 kilometers in the end. The bottom line: You can travel with any motorcycle anyway. With the Street Triple 765 RS and a minimum of willingness to compromise, even with real driving pleasure.

First and foremost, the 765 Triple. It can not only tear wildly at high speeds, but also run smoothly, with high torque and with little vibration at low speeds, while consuming less than 5 liters of fuel. The practical range is always well over 300 kilometers. More than enough, and above all far more than with my partner’s thirsty Aprilia Shiver 750, which will force us to the gas station far more often than the Triumph needs. The refueling stops are always welcome: the sporty front wheel-oriented, combined ergonomics are perfect for me and my 1.73 meters, but there is nothing wrong with that even after almost three weeks. The spartan upholstered bench, however, was clearly built for emotional contact, not for gnawing miles. After a few days, my seat will be happy about every break, no matter how small. I often think about cycling shorts. For most of the trip, up to just before Slovenia, the road conditions are consistently very poor or even non-existent – which the Streety copes with surprisingly well. The chassis responds cleanly, especially with the pressure stage slightly open – it is not a sedan chair, but then offers sufficient residual comfort. The Michelin Pilot Road 5 touring sports tire that is currently installed also helps thanks to its proper damping, good wet grip and, if you do not hit it with a highway bolt, the Streety’s astonishing mileage makes it suitable for travel. Road 5, which was already visibly approached when leaving, will show little visible wear after a good 4,000 kilometers – almost all of which were on country roads, a few on the autobahn and a few involuntarily on gravel. But even he can do little against the nasty film of oil and diesel that makes the Albanian roads a special challenge. Motorcycling, as we know it, the enjoyment of banking and acceleration, is rarely possible here. It goes without saying that in view of all this, a less pointed, more touristy motorcycle, one with more suspension travel, and perhaps a larger front wheel, and of course a luggage system, was the more sensible choice.

The Balkans are a stretch of land for travel enduro bikes (of which, surprisingly, we haven’t seen a single one for days), and the Street Triple 765 RS is a thoroughbred country road file. But it works, and better than expected. And the moments when Triumph shines are not that rare either. It is compact, light, powerful, economical, and its stable chassis and, above all, the brakes shine when touring. Incidentally, the Triumph tank bag (9 to 12 liters) is excellently processed and well thought out, so its 226 euros are definitely worth it. Further marginal issues: Oil consumption was not measurable. The clutch requires a bit of manual force in the long run.

In addition: Our TomTom Rider 400 turned out to be not rainproof, the moisture that had penetrated Kotor remained in the display until after Rosenheim, which no longer wanted to respond accurately to commands. An annoying circumstance that has surely got around among touring riders. Back to the Triumph: In the end, in addition to the luggage lashing and the hard seat, the only thing that remains with it is the maintenance of its very unprotected drive chain. That demanded a lot of attention in extremely dusty, hot conditions, only interrupted by occasional heavy rain. Quickly done in itself, but probably for those who don’t run out of chain spray on the way. Have you ever tried to get hold of a can of the sticky sprayed gold in Bosnia? But since a Kardan-Streety is the last thing we want, next time we just take a second can with us and otherwise enjoy the joys of a trip with sporty equipment.

Mileage: 10,000, 06/2018


Seitz

A first minor quirk in the endurance test triumph.

The Street Triple endurance test now has exactly 10,000 km on it and has to go to the first major routine check. So far, the three-cylinder attacker has remained almost free of damage. However, we have to check who is not clear with the sporty upright rear end and who cannot get his legs high enough! It’s a shame, because otherwise the Triumph just looks great in the RS version and is a lot of fun when attacking the country road. So please do it quickly with customer service … we want to keep tripping! The service was then done quickly and cost 287.81 euros.

Mileage: 9,460, 06/2018


Uli Baumann

On the way to the east, but not on the train.

A bridge day tour over Corpus Christi took the Streety with colleague Uli Baumann across the Czech Republic and Bavaria, among other places. 1,600 km in four days. Here is his summary: What a great moped! Handy, accurate, powerful sound (even if a bit too loud for the driver) and absolutely easy to drive. The three-cylinder always pulls, no matter what gear, no matter what speed, it always shows itself sufficiently cultivated. 6th gear through town – no problem, turn out into small gear – madness. No one really needs more power and more bang (as long as one wants to move within the road traffic regulations). The seating position also fits with a height of 1.90 meters. The Michelin Road 5 can also convince in brisk everyday use, you should only take the gas off when it is wet. The automatic switching device is completely superfluous, the RS shifts so smoothly and precisely – the automatic device cannot keep up for a long time.

The rickety clutch lever doesn’t match the high quality character of the Streety at all. Measuring the oil level with a dipstick is also not the ultimate answer. Motorway is also not the job of the RS, from 140 km / h it gets really uncomfortable. The British didn’t even think about the subject of luggage transport. No lashing eyes or lugs are to be found. Everything has to be attached to the pillion rests so that the luggage always slips into the driver’s back. Additional tension belts and their locks rub against the rear fairing (result: two clear chafing points / quirks) Sorry colleagues, sorry triumph! The mirrors on the handlebars are pretty useless – you always get stuck with your gloves on. The consideration itself would be ok. It also takes a few moments to get used to when the RS boots up the systems after switching on the ignition and blocks the starter for as long. With driving off quickly there is nothing.

Mileage: 6,814, 05/2018


Petra Wiesner

Even little riders get along well with the Streety.

In the meantime, the small Street Triple RS has covered around 4,000 kilometers in endurance testing and has lost the Michelin Road 5 set of tires that it had initially installed. A cut in the rear wheel made a change necessary. The dismantled original Pirelli Supercorsa ST tires were put back on as a replacement. So far, the little Brit’s logbook has not reported any abnormalities.

Little pilots are also enthusiastic about this. First impression in the evening city traffic in Stuttgart: Wow, how nimble and agile! With a height of 1.64 meters and a weight of 57 kg, the tips of your feet just about reach the ground. The adjustable hand levers and the gas react super fluffy, the circuit is nice and smooth. The display with its many different display options makes every gamer’s heart beat faster. The front brake with the adjustable master piston reacts very poisonously at level 21, – 19 is ideal for everyday use. The lack of an additional nipple makes the side stand difficult to reach for those with short legs. In addition, the street is very loud for the driver. The handlebar end mirrors are also questionable. You can’t see anything and I keep hanging on with my hand.

Price overview of the Triumph Street Triple RS in Germany


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The Triumph Street Triple RS convinces with good availability.

If you consider the exclusive status of the Triumph Street Triple RS, a surprising number of offers are available on the motorcycle marketplace. New and used Street Triple RS are priced close together, which speaks for the Triumph’s value retention. Here is an overview of all used Triumph Street Triple RS: Technical data

Triumph Street Triple RS engine 3, in-line engine power 90.0 kW / 123.0 hp at 11,700 rpm Displacement 765 cc Seat height 825 mm Base price € 11,850

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