Triumph Street Triple RS 765 Review
✓Comfort, handling, sound, mid-range power, brakes
×Minimal wind protection, mirrors
What Is It?
The 2017 Triumph Street Triple RS 765 is a naked bike which builds on the R with more power, Brembo M50s, a quickshifter and better tyres.
Engine: 765 cc Triple, 121 bhp
Economy: 40 mpg
Range: 150 miles
Seat Height: 825 mm
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
Get The Gear To Go With It
Triumph Street Triple R 765 - The model below with less power, less fancy brakes / suspension, no quickshifter and less sticky tyres.
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