As promised, Triumph has taken the wraps off the new Street Triple R, with a lot of smaller updates for 2020.
The biggest news is probably the inclusion of the up/down quickshifter as standard (previously an option). The engine itself makes the same 116 hp as before, with 57 lb-ft of torque, but Triumph’s reworked the internals to reduce its inertial load, so it supposedly revs more freely, and also likely has less mechanical noise, which is important for sound pollution standards.
Speaking of pollution standards, the engine now meets Euro5 spec. A new airbox and exhaust are partially responsible here.
The Showa suspension seems more or less unchanged, and the brakes appear to be pretty much the same as well (310 mm discs, Brembo M4 monobloc calipers, switchable ABS). Dry weight is listed at 168 kg, and the previous model was listed at 166 kg.
The bike’s also got a restyling for 2020, with new headlights and of course new paint and graphics. Also, Triumph is offering the machine in a Low Ride Height version in some markets, for riders who prefer a lower saddle.
We haven’t seen Canadian pricing yet, but Triumph has dropped the Street Triple R’s MSRP in other markets, so hopefully we’ll see something similar here when the bike arrives.