Triumph Street Triple 2023 range promises more power and thrills

By Team Autostory
November 07, 2022, Updated on : Mon Nov 07 2022 17:23:44 GMT+0000
Upon launch in India, the 2023 Triumph Street Triple will locks horns with the likes of Kawasaki Z900, Ducati Monster and BMW F 900 R
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Triumph Motorcycles has unveiled the updated Street Triple range for 2023. The motorcycles have received a sleuth of upgrades and have undergone both cosmetic and functional updates in their latest iteration. 


The naked streetfighter is being offered in three variants—R, RS, and the race-spec Moto2. Only 765 units of the Moto2 variant will be manufactured, and unfortunately, the Indian market has not been allocated any. However, Triumph is expected to introduce R and RS variants of the new Street Triple in India by early next year. 

Triumph Street Triple range

Three variants of 2023 Triumph Street Triple- R, RS and Moto2

Sharper styling

The British bikemaker has made subtle tweaks to the styling of Street Triple, making it sharper and more aggressive than its predecessor. While the range has retained the signature bug-eyed, twin-pod headlamps, the flyscreen above them is new. The bike gets a smaller 15-litre fuel tank, giving it a more compact appearance.


Extensions on the tank shrouds have also been reprofiled to make the motorcycle look sharper, besides aiding aerodynamics. The bike’s floating tail section has been tweaked with a more sweptback profile and looks sportier in the RS and Moto2 trims. The RS variant also benefits from a body-coloured belly pan, pillion seat cowl with an interchangeable pillion seat, and lower chain guard. 

Triumph Street Triple

Triumph Street Triple styling highlights


Further, the Moto2 variant wears carbon fibre body panels, making it more premium and elegant. The race-spec trim receives additional distinguishing elements such as official Moto2 branding and serial number on the top yoke.


All variants of the 2023 Street Triple will be draped in specific colour schemes. The R variant comes in two colour options—Silver Ice and Crystal White. While the RS version also has the Silver Ice colour variant, it gets two more paint schemes—Carnival Red and Cosmic Yellow.

More power

One of the major updates to the new Street Triple lineup is seen in its powertrain. The streetfighter is powered by an updated 765cc inline triple-cylinder engine that makes 118 bhp in the R variants and 128 bhp in the RS and Moto2 versions—a gain of 2 bhp and 7 bhp, respectively. Peak torque has gone up to 80 Nm and remains uniform across all variants.

Triumph Street Triple

Triumph Street Triple powered by a 765cc inline triple-cylinder engine

Power is transferred to the rear wheels via a six-speed transmission that has been reworked to improve responsiveness and acceleration. A bi-directional quick-shifter as a standard fitment is aimed to make gear shifts smoother. The bike also benefits from a new free-flowing exhaust system that produces the characteristic inline-triple symphony.

More tech

The electronics package on the Street Triple has been updated to incorporate more rider aids. Lean-sensitive traction control, linked braking system, wheelie control, and cornering ABS have been made standard across all variants and can be adjusted as per the rider’s preference. There are four ride modes to choose from—Road, Rain, Sport, and Rider (customisable).

Triumph Street Triple

Fully digital driver's console on 2023 Street Triple

RS and Moto2 variants get an additional Track mode for extremely high performance. Other noteworthy features include a five-inch TFT display for the instrument console, Bluetooth connectivity, ride-by-wire throttle, cruise control, and a lap timer.

Improved dynamics

Triumph Street Triple has been known for its agile chassis that handles sporty dynamics with ease. Suspension setups on all three variants differ, offering different levels of dynamics. In the base-spec R trim, suspension duties are handled by Showa 41mm inverted big piston forks up front and a Showa mono-shock at the rear.


On the other hand, the RS trim is fitted with Showa 41mm inverted big piston front forks and an Ohlins rear mono-shock. As expected, the Moto2 trim gets the sportiest setup, featuring 43mm inverted forks and mono-shock by Ohlins. Suspension setups on all three variants are fully adjustable.

Triumph Street Triple

2023 Triumph Street Triple gets updated cycle parts


Anchorage duties in the Street Triple R are carried out by Brembo M4.32 4-piston radial monobloc callipers at the front. The more performance-oriented RS and Moto2 versions are equipped with higher-spec Brembo Stylema brakes. The rear wheels on all three variants are equipped with a single-piston calliper from Brembo and a 220mm rotor.


(Images courtesy: Triumph)


Edited by Kanishk Singh