After our quick first look at the 2020 Triumph Street Triple 765RS, Hinckley’s middleweight naked sports bike was launched during the 2019 Shell Malaysia MotoGP at Sepang International Circuit and is priced at RM67,900, unchanged from the current model pricing. Price does not include road tax, insurance or registration and orders are being taken now for delivery in the first quarter of 2020.
Most obvious change to the 2020 765RS is the headlights, which are now slimmer in shape with brow shaped LED DRLs and main lights. LED lighting is also used throughout, as per the previous model. Another big change is in the rear where the seat cowl features vents on either side of the rider’s posterior, mimicking the Moto2 race machines.
The same 765 cc, inline-triple engine is carried forward but gives 9% more torque in the mid-range, though the peak numbers stay the same at 121 hp at 11,750 rpm and 79 Nm of torque at 9,350 rpm, with the mill now being Euro 5 compliant. Minor changes in the six-speed gearbox include shorter first and second gears to improve acceleration and an up-and-down quickshifter is standard.
Engine response has also been improved with a 7% decrease in rotational inertia, done by changing the engine’s internals slightly. Weight takes a 2 kg drop for 2020, the 765RS weighing in at 166 kg dry and fuel is carried in the same 17.4-litre tank.
Inside the cockpit, the full-colour TFT-LCD now comes in four display modes and four colours with tilt adjustment to provide the optimum viewing angle. Five ride modes are standard – Road, Rain, Sport, Track and Rider configurable – and the optional Triumph Bluetooth module allows connectivity to the rider’s smartphone for navigation and phone functions.
Braking remains unchanged, using Brembo M50 Monobloc calipers clamping twin 310 mm floating brake discs and the rear fitted with a 220 mm disc and single-piston caliper. Suspension is similar, with fully-adjustable Showa Big Piston Forks (BPF) – now in a darker shade of anodised grey – and Ohlins STX40 monoshock, also fully-adjustable and there are two colour options, Matte Jet Black with Aluminium Silver and Yellow decals, or Silver Ice with Diablo Red and Aluminium Silver decals.
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