The Naked Moto2.
The king of middleweight naked’s is back but this time there’s more. It uses the same motor found in the new Daytona 765 which is essentially the new Moto 2 engine. As usual, the creamy Triumph 3 cylinder provides good torque and power figures and wonderful exhaust note. The increase in displacement is the biggest contributor to the power hike. Peaking at 123PS and 79nm triumph not only boosted overall power but also made it more tractable by increasing midrange by 9% making it a lot more responsive coming out of corners. The gearbox has also been looked at and includes a slipper clutch and an up and down quick shifter.
On the styling front, it has always been a fairly attractive bike although there was a bit of push back when they changed from the twin round headlights. However, I feel the bike has definitely matured in its styling and looks rather fantastic. The LED headlights are all-new, with a striking new shape and a sharper and more purposeful style. They are also now whiter and brighter, making them much more conspicuous. The Daytime Running Lights have an all-new, even more, distinctive design, which also increases visibility. Triumph claims that this is the lightest bike in its class and also boasts the lightest wheels. Dry weight is 166kg.
The TFT system now has enhanced functionality with the MyTriumph connectivity system software installed and enabled, ready to be used with the accessory-fit Bluetooth module. This enables GoPro interaction, turn-by-turn navigation and phone and music operation via the switch cubes. It also features new style 2nd generation graphic schemes, in four different styles, and four different colours. The TFT screen angle can be adjusted for optimum visibility to suit rider height. There are five distinct riding modes with preconfigured settings except for the last rider configurable one for personalisation.
This super-light naked is suspended by some tasty looking Öhlins/Showa kit consisting of fully adjustable 41mm Showa BPF and Öhlins STX40 piggyback reservoir rear mono-shock. For incredible stopping power, the Street Triple RS feature Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc front callipers and a Brembo adjustable brake lever, plus a Brembo sliding rear calliper. The tyres are Pirelli’s Diablo Supercorsa SP v3 tyres. Just a side note. there is a pillion seat but I doubt that it will be used very often. The speed triple has always been a decent hooligan bike with quality fit and finish and the new one will probably continue in the same vane. Speak to your local Triumph dealer for local pricing and availability.