The 2016 Triumph Street Triple roadster will see a bigger capacity engine with power bumped up to 125 BHP and a host of new technology as well as multiple riding modes on offer.
Triumph Motorcycles is in the mood to make some major amendments across its product lineup and a host of its existing offerings will see major upgrades next year including the Street Triple, one of automaker’s more popular models. The company has been conducting surveys with existing customers to understand what they would like to see in the next Street Triple and if speculations are to be believed, the 2016 model will get a new motor uprated from the current 675cc to 800cc. While a stroked out version of the 675cc motor is unlikely, Triumph could use a revised version of the Tiger Explorer’s 800cc engine with power output increased to 125 BHP.
Speculations suggest that the 2016 Triumph Street Triple will have as many as four versions going on sale, thereby meeting the needs of practically every kind of rider. The base Street Triple is said to make around 110 BHP of power, 5 BHP up from the current model and will get traction control. Suspension duties will be performed by the non-adjustable Kayaba kit at both ends, while braking performance will come from Nissin, much like the current version. The new 800c Street Triple though will replace the current 675cc with no chances of co-existence.
The mid-versions could be called as the Triumph Street Triple R and will produce a total of 115 BHP with adjustable Showa suspension, 3 riding modes and radial Nissin brakes. The R version will be sharing its suspension with the more powerful RT version, which is said to be a sports-touring derivative with power hiked to 125 BHP. The Street Triple RT will get an optional half-fairing (a first for the bike), AUX power socket, tyre pressure sensors, seat cowl and an accessory luggage system.
The top-of-the-line Triumph Street Triple though will be the ‘RS’ that will resemble the RT in terms of power, but will lose the touring bits. Instead, it will get new Ohlins suspensions on either ends, Brembo monoblock radial callipers and 5 riding modes to choose from including a track mode. Apart from the base Street Triple that will get LCD instrumentation and LED sidelights, the bigger models are expected to get TFT screens and LED daytime riding lights.
In addition to the new Street Triple, Triumph will be updating its entire lineup next year and has a slew of models in the pipeline. So by 2016 and 2017, expect to see –
1) New Speed Triple – With a cosmetic overhaul complete with new lights, frame and ram air induction, while a new 1050cc engine is also said to be on the cards. The model will arrive by 2017.
2) New Classic Models – Updated versions of the complete classic range with a new 1100cc water-cooled engine, new platforms and additional body styles including a Bobber and Cafe Racer will join the existing lineup. While some models are likely to make their debut next year, others will be launched in 2017.
3) New Explorer Range – A slew of upgrades and technological changes on the entire Explorer range including a semi-active suspension, cornering traction control, ABS and a new TFT instrument cluster. The model could hit the showrooms by 2017.
Source – MotorcycleNews.com