The Triumph Street Triple RS has been launched in India for a price starting from Rs. 10.55 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). It is the top-spec model of the series and comes with the accolade of being the “most explosive and adrenaline-charged Street Triple ever”. No wonder why the people of India are going crazy over it. Initial batch of the bike has been sold out and its waiting period extends till 2018.
|Price||Rs. 10.55 lakhs|
|Launch date||October 2017|
|Engine||123PS, 765cc 3-cyl|
Triumph Street Triple RS vs Kawasaki Z900 design & specs
Both the Triumph Street Tripe RS and Kawasaki Z900 look good and it is hard to separate them on this factor alone. The Z900 is more inclined to the touring side but as per Kawasaki, the Triple is equally at home on the track and road. The latter’s lesser weight, agile seating and expansive list of features conform this too.
The technical wizardry is far superior on the Street Triple RS and it gets five riding modes, new switch cubes with 5-way joystick control, switchable ABS and traction control, 5-inch full-colour TFT instrument console.
Spec wise, the Street triple feels like a track version of the Z900. It gets Showa 41mm front forks, rear Ohlins, Brembo brake calipers and Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tyres.
|Front Suspension||Showa 41 mm upside down big piston forks (BPF), 115 mm front wheel travel. Adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and preload.||41 mm inverted fork with rebound damping & spring preload adjustability|
|Rear Suspension||Öhlins STX40 piggyback reservoir monoshock, 131 mm rear wheel travel. Adjustable spring preload (lock-rings), compression damping and rebound damping||Horizontal back-link monoshock rebound damping & spring preload adjustability|
|Front Brake||Twin 310mm floating discs, Brembo M50 4-piston radial Monobloc callipers||Dual semi-floating 300 mm petal discs with four piston callipers|
|Rear Brake||Single 220mm fixed disc, Brembo single piston sliding calliper||Single 250 mm petal disc with single piston calliper|
|Front Tyre||120/70 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP||120/70ZR17|
|Rear Tyre||180/55 ZR17 Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP||180/55ZR17|
|Features||5 riding modes, New switch cubes with 5-way joystick control, Switchable ABS and traction control, 5-inch full-colour TFT instrument console||Dual Channel ABS|
Triumph Street Triple RS vs Kawasaki Z900 – Engine and transmission
The Triumph Street Triple RS is powered by a 765cc liquid cooled in line three cylinder engine producing 123 PS of max power at 11,700 rpm and 77 Nm of peak torque at 10,800 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission with slipper clutch and quickshifter. This was the engine of choice for Triumph’s Moto-2 races as well.
The Kawasaki Z900 comes with a 948cc in-line four DOHC engine with liquid cooling and fuel injection, producing 125 PS at 9,500 rpm and 98.6 Nm at 7,700 rpm. This engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission with slipper clutch.
As you can see, the Kawasaki has slightly more power and a huge torque advantage. This makes it ideal for touring/street purposes. Its power comes at a lower rev range as well. In comparison, the Street triple is lighter and will definitely do better on the corners. It will be your go to machine if you are ever on the tracks.
Triumph Street Triple RS vs Kawasaki Z900- variants, price, accessories
The Triumph Street Triple RS comes in two colours- Phantom Black (Metallic) and Matt Silver Ice, and is priced starting from Rs. 10.55 lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Z900 is priced Rs. 1.5 lakhs lower, at Rs. 9 lakhs. If you ask us, the Triumph has everything to justify the premium.
Triumph will offer 60 custom accessories with the Street Triple RS including Arrow exhaust systems.