Triumph Motorcycles Malaysia (Fast Bikes Sdn Bhd) has officially launched three new 2018 Triumph Street Triple models which are the S, R Low Ride Height (LRH) and the RS.
The latest generation high-performance naked motorcycles by Triumph cater to all sorts of riders from beginners to the most hardcore track day riders.
The 2018 Triumph Street Triple S, R and RS are priced at RM52,900, RM59,900 and RM66,900 respectively (basic prices with GST).
Fast Bikes Sdn Bhd (Triumph Motorcycles Malaysia) has officially launched the highly-awaited 2018 Triumph Street Triple 765 series earlier today. The latest Street Triple range series consists of three new exciting models; the Street Triple Low Ride Height (LRH), Street Triple S and the top of the range Street Triple RS.
These next generation naked motorcycles from Triumph highlight on the future of two-wheels that will excite any bike enthusiast thanks to its light and nimble characteristics plus practicality and awesome performance.
The Street Triple has enjoyed the status of being one of the most sought-after naked motorcycles in the world even since its debut back in 2007. With over 50,000 units sold worldwide, the latest 765cc range promises superior comfort as well as mind-blowing performance whether you’re cruising through cities of ripping through the race circuits.
Together with a brand new design, the latest Street Triple range has evolved with all-new bodywork courtesy of new inner and outer radiator cowls, mudguards and rear body panels to make them more beautiful and aggressive.
Speaking at the launch of the new variants, Dato’ Razak al-Malique, Chief Operating Officer of Fast Bikes Sdn Bhd, said that the previous generation Triumph Street Triple was one of the most versatile motorcycles in its segment.
“The Street Triple offered practicality for those looking for a daily rider and manic performance for the weekend at the race tracks. The new Street Triple builds on an already proven formula and has made it even better. We are confident that Malaysians will find the Street Triple to be perfectly suited for their needs. Be it for daily commuting, touring or outings on the tracks, they will love the performance of the new Street Triple S, R and RS,” he said.
When it comes to power, the bigger yet lighter 765cc engine has been developed from their very successful 675cc inline-three engine found in the Triumph Daytona. With 80 new engine parts, the new 765cc engine comes with an increase in bore and stroke, crank, pistons, con-rods and balancer shaft. There are also the new nikasil-plated aluminium barrels that replace the old iron liners in the 675cc engine.
All three 2018 models feature Triumph’s latest multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI and electronic throttle control for optimum performance. A stainless-steel three-into-one exhaust system with a low single-sided stainless-steel silencer is standard on all three models.
To make sure that all the power is delivered to the rear wheel as efficient as possible, all three 2018 Street Triples feature the wet, multi-plate clutch with slip and assist function.
The Street Triple is still the lightest bike in its class, and aiding the already impressive handling is a new stiffer gullwing-type rear swing arm which has a new pivot point that provides a more natural resistance to compression under hard acceleration. The new swing arm helps deliver quicker and tighter corner exits, a more precise chassis behaviour, and better anti-squat performance.
2018 Triumph Street Triple S – RM52,900 (basic price with GST)
The entry-level Street Triple comes in the form of the Triumph Street Triple S. With an updated LCD instrument panel screen, riders can easily access all important information regarding the bike such as fuel gauge, odometer and the trip meter.
The Street Triple S comes with high quality finish and detailing which can be found throughout the bike from the front end all the way to its redesigned rider heel guards and the forged pillion footrest hangers. As for the frame, the Street Triple S gets a black powder coated main frame, subframe and swing arm.
Although the S variant is the entry-level, do not be fooled as its 765cc triple-cylinder engine has been tuned to produce 111bhp at 11,250rpm, and 73Nm of torque at 9,100rpm which is perfect to excite any rider especially beginners. The Street Triple S gets two riding modes – rain and road – with ABS and Triumph Traction Control.
The Triumph Street Triple S gets a new specially developed and tuned USD Showa SFF front suspension with 110mm of travel, and a preload-adjustable Showa mono shock at the rear with a piggyback reservoir and 124mm rear wheel travel for a controlled yet comfortable riding experience.
Both the S and R variants have been fitted with some Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsa rubbers that perform brilliantly in mixed weather conditions which make them perfect machines to roam all around Malaysia.
As for stopping power, the S has been equipped with a Nissin twin-piston sliding callipers up front and a Brembo single piston sliding calliper.
Interested in getting one of your very own Street Triple S? Triumph Motorcycles Malaysia has priced it at a cool RM52,900 (basic price with GST) and it comes in two colourways; Diablo Red and Phantom Black.
2018 Triumph Street Triple R Low Ride Height (LRH) – RM59,900 (basic price with GST)
Those looking for a street bike that will cater to most Asian riders can go for the latest 2018 Triumph Street Triple Low Ride Height (LRH). This very unique model offers the same level of performance with a special seat mounted 300mm lower than the standard seat found on the S and the RS.
Suitable for beginners, the Street Triple LRH offers greater control even at low speeds which is a big benefit especially when going through city streets and traffic jams.
The R together with its signature red rear subframe and wheel pinstripes has been fitted with the same 765cc engine but being the R, it has been tuned to produce a nice 116bhp at 12,000rpm and 77Nm of torque at 9,400rpm.
The R variant features all the riding modes found in the RS, except the track mode. All variants come with ABS and switchable traction control as standard.
The R gets fully adjustable Showa SF-BPF forks with 115mm of travel. The rear is kept in check by a Showa RSU monoshock with 131mm of travel with spring preload, rebound and single-speed compression adjustment. The rear shock also features a piggyback reservoir.
With more power delivered to the rear wheel, an upgraded braking package is required. Triumph motorcycles Malaysia delivers that in the form of a Brembo M4.32 four piston radial Monobloc callipers upfront and Brembo single-piston sliding callipers at the rear.
Available in three different colours (Crystal White, Phantom Black and Matt Silver Ice), the 2018 Street Triple LRH is priced at a cool RM59,900 (basic price with GST).
2018 Triumph Street Triple RS – RM66,900 (basic price with GST)
Highly regarded as the crème de la crème when it comes to Triumph’s naked motorcycles, The RS has been developed with the most amount of high-tech specs, supreme power and torque plus a riding experience that caters even to the most hardcore track day riders.
With an all-new five-inch TFT display (which is also available on the R model), the instrument panel has been credited to be one of the most advanced in the current motorcycle market. With four different themes which allow changes in the information layout, the display is also adjustable so that riders of all heights get a clear and precise view of the screen.
Switching to different riding modes has been made more efficient thanks to some all-new redesigned switches that are ergonomically-placed for ease of use at high speed. The Street Triple R and RS now feature an all-new intuitive five-way joystick control to make it more ergonomic and easier to select riding modes while riding.
Another premium feature of the RS that can be found on most high-end motorcycles to date is the Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) which is available for the R and RS variants. Being 28 times brighter than the previous generation models, the R and RS offer better road visibility for the riders as well as other road users.
In terms of looks, the RS is distinguished from the rest of the pack with its colour-coded belly pan, colour-coded pillion seat cowl with interchangeable pillion seat as standard, and a lower chain guard.
The same liquid-cooled, inline-three, DOHC engine on the RS has been tuned to churn out a whopping 121bhp at 11,700rpm and 77Nm of torque at 10,800rpm. To make things even more interesting, the RS is the only variant that comes with a quick shifter as standard.
Five different riding modes are available on the new Street Triple RS – rain, road, sport, track and one more rider programmable mode with customizable electronic interference.
As for the overall suspension package, the RS comes with the highest specification Showa big piston front forks with 115mm of travel which is fully-adjustable for preload, rebound and compression damping. As for the rear, the RS gets an Ohlins STX40 mono shock with a piggyback reservoir which is fully adjustable as well.
All that power and performance require some serious rubber. For the RS, the model comes with a pair of Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP which offers exciting grip performance for some serious track day fun. As for the stopping power, no worries on that as all the RS have been fitted with the range topping Brembo M50 four-piston, radial mono bloc callipers at the front. The rear of the RS is kept in check by a Brembo single piston sliding calliper.
The top-of-the-range Street Triple RS is available in two colours — Matt Silver Ice and Phantom Black (Metallic) –at a price of RM66,900. All the prices quoted are inclusive of GST.
To know more about the new 2018 Street Triple range, you can head on over www.triumphmotorcycles.my.