Triumph Street Triple RS 765 Review
“ The brakes are mega, they can out brake anyone on or off track and I've done five track days. ”
What Is It?
The Triumph Street Triple RS 765 is a naked bike and is powered by a Euro 4 compliant liquid cooled 765 cc triple, producing 121 bhp / 90 kW at 11,700 rpm and maximum torque at 10,800 rpm.
Launch RRP: £9,900
Top Speed: 150 mph / 241 km/h
Economy: 40 mpg / 7.1 L/100km
Range: 150 miles / 241 km
Seat Height: 825 mm / 32.5 inches
Dry Weight: 166 kg / 366 pounds
What Is It Like?
The brakes are mega, they can out brake anyone on or off track and I've done five track days. Plus the suspension is definitely a lot better, it's more solid, comfier, has better tyre wear and feels so stable at all times.
The quickshifter is spot on - just like the old bike but likes 1st to 2nd on this one. It's my first time using some kind of slipper clutch but I’m all for blipping anyway. It’s more than up to job and I can’t fault it.
All the electronics work, it's just my preference not to use them. I like to get front up which it easily does on throttle. I ride purely for fun and my commute isn’t really a commute due to the short distance.
I have no hassle with riding her all day and she can take the abuse. The only things to go wrong are cracked headlights, a faulty heated grip and a couple of chips below the seat line on the tank which is getting sorted at the 12,000 mile service in a week.
I have just added a steering damper myself and it feels even more solid now.
All modifications and add ons are absolute spot on, every evotech performance add on, gb racing engine covers, TPMS, heated grips, steering damper, air filter pcv and updated velocity stacks and ohhhh the sc project s1 without a baffle.
- Carl W, 2018
Triumph Street Triple R 765 - The model below with less power, less fancy brakes / suspension, no quickshifter and less sticky tyres.
The Second Opinion
Tell us a bit about you
I'm a 35 year old male, 6'2" with 19 years riding experience over 30-35 bikes owned - everything from sports, adventure, enduro and retro.
Why did you choose it?
I wanted a bike that can do anything and everything.
What is good about it?
If you want a motorcycle that can do a little of everything or you can only have one bike then this is the one for you as it's two bikes in one.
You can just tour round on it sat up in comfort and enjoying the view or let it rev, give it some and let it show you it really is a naked sports bike.
What could be improved?
The build quality could be improved in some areas, such as fixings losing their finish fast and the paint is very thin.
What is the economy like?
You can see up to 50 mpg when touring.
Any mods or upgrades?
How is the engine?
The more you rev it the happier it is and it sounds like a Moto2 bike on the road. The clutch is a little noisy on tick over for my liking.
How does it handle?
Really well with lots of feeling and it makes light work of corners but it can be a little stiff on bumpy roads.
What are the brakes like?
The RS has a Brembo monobloc setup so it stops mint.
Is it comfortable?
It's good for a days riding but if you ride in mixed weather heated grips are a must.
How reliable have you found it?
No issues so far.
What's the servicing frequency and cost like?
Services range from £215 from a dealer for a minor service to £450 for a major.
How would you sum up the model?
It's a real road bike that's up for anything from a weekend away to a day round Cadwell Park.
- Gav S, 2020
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