This time, we’re not laughing anymore. No more brawls in the streets of Baker Street, worn gloves and black jacket striped by kit-chains. The Street Triple, inflated to 765 cm3 and boosted in this RS version, is no longer interested in gang stories.
Hinckley’s mid-size streetfighter reaches a level hitherto unknown for the brand, much sportier than the R definition it uses for the Street below. Sober-looking, ignoring garish colors and calls for provocation, the Street RS is convinced enough of its potential to cultivate a certain discretion..
Who faints when you approach. She is just as much a ball of nerves as her S and R sisters, completed with that oval look and a rear that is as elusive as it is sporty. It is equipped with an engine guard, a lower chain guard, a rear cover, specific saddle stitching and rear-view mirrors at the end of the handlebars. Here is for style presentations. Soon after, the RS asserts itself! With Brembo clamps that connoisseurs will appreciate, very efficient M50 calipers.
Having taken the top of Italian braking goes hand in hand with an unbridled temperament for the English roadster. Like the rest of the Street Triple range, it flies harshly with its new 765cc block. As compact but largely modified as the mill of the 675, it reserves its strongest breath for this RS version. 123 horses are on call, or 10 more than on the S. The torque of 7.9 mkg is identical to the R version, or 4 Nm more than the S; but it is on the RS that it is necessary to go for the highest, at 10,800 rpm.
More than 120 hp for a ringworm weighing 166 kilos, it starts to cause. And Triumph clearly wanted to classify this Street in a high-end and muscular register, capable of satisfying demanding riders. Indispensable on a nervous machine, the shifter is standard, just like more efficient tires, namely Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP. The R and RS version of the Street Triple benefits from a tighter column angle (23.9 ° instead of 24.8 ° on the S) in order to make the front more incisive. Here it is a 41mm Showa BPF inverted fork. The rear is very pampering, with the new Street swingarm and a shock absorber Öhlins STX40. The suspension elements are obviously adjustable from anywhere. But the hell, even if it means making a more powerful, more impetuous version, and much more expensive than the R, why does Triumph not offer it a fork? Öhlins?!? The Daytona R was entitled to it…
Let’s move on. The 800 RS wins the new 5 ‘TFT dashboard, common with the R. A superb instrumentation, very rich, with bonuses reserved for this top of the range. In addition to a stopwatch, the pilot benefits from a set of 3 additional display styles and a 5th driving mode. The Rain, Road, Sport, Rider, and here the exclusive Track are available.
Like the R, the RS benefits from an anti-dribble clutch, disconnectable ABS, LED lights, a commodo equipped with a 5-position joystick, a characteristic exhaust tip, and a gear indicator engaged. The electronic accelerator, the disengageable traction control, the first two tightened gear ratios, and this typical ‘Tripeule’ style are common to the whole family..
The meanest version of the Street Triple saga, the 800 RS features a three-cylinder engine full of watts combined with a more efficient chassis. Triumph could (should?) Have gone even further but there is already plenty to do, and not just a little. Ready to bleed the road and eat slider on the track, this top Street Triple is not intended for streetfighter enthusiasts, more for pilots and trajectory creators. Don’t make her wait, she ain’t meant to.
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800 STREET TRIPLE RS 2017
Model marketed in
medium: 4.70 l
about 250 km / h
The technical aspect
Triumph 800 STREET TRIPLE RS 2018
- Tank: 17.4 liters
- Width: 735 mm
- Height: 1,085 mm
- Wheelbase: 1,410 mm
- Dry weight: 166 kg
- Train before
- secondary by chain
- Rear axle
(77.99 x 53.38 mm)
at 11,700 rpm
at 10,800 rpm