Back By Popular Demand – Triumph Street Triple Rx
The Triumph Street Triple Rx ‘Special Edition’ was first released in 2014, the ‘Rx’ combined aggressive style and devilish good looks to create an extreme, eye-catching machine, borrowing inspiration from its multi-award and race championship winning supersports sibling, the Daytona 675R.
The Street Triple RX was an instant success, and now, back by popular demand Triumph has released a 2016 Street Triple Rx, now available in striking colours; Matt Aluminium Silver and Jet Black.
Recapping on the distinctive aesthetic and performance differences of the Street Triple Rx, the highest-spec variant Triumph’s Street Triple R highlighting its unique visual features include a new razor-sharp rear profile, a new Aluminium Silver or Jet Black paint scheme and revised graphics.
The angular seat unit is transplanted from the Daytona, further emphasizing the Street Triple’s already aggressive stance. The striking hand painted finish on the front and rear lightweight race inspired wheels are topped off by Triumph’s seat cowl, belly pan and fly screen to complete the purposeful intent of the Rx.
At the heart of the Street Triple RX is Triumph’s signature triple engine. The 675cc, 12-valve unit is derived from the legendary Triumph Daytona 675 sportsbike, but is carefully retuned to deliver a punchy 106PS and magnificently linear 68Nm of torque for effortless drive and acceleration.
Combined with a slick, close-ratio six-speed gearbox, Triumph’s quickshifter and flawless throttle control, the powerplant delivers an exhilarating ride. All accompanied by a soulful, characteristic growling exhaust note, one of the most distinctive and charismatic sounds in motorcycling.
The Street Triple Rx’s ability to satisfy anyone from novice rider to the most experienced thrill-seeker doesn’t just come from its engine. The expertly crafted riding position spreads rider effort perfectly between its tapered flat bars, sculpted seat and slightly rear-set alloy footpegs, delivering maximum comfort and control.
The refined chassis and dynamic balance features a distinctive eight-piece, aluminium twin spar frame and two-piece die cast rear subframe, mated to 41mm KYB inverted front forks fully adjustable for preload, rebound and compression damping, giving complete freedom to set the front end up to suit riding styles and conditions, and that can be easily configured to suit track or road riding.
Braking from twin 310mm floating discs is assisted by a sophisticated, standard-fitment anti-lock brake system, with the option to be switched off if required. A low-slung stainless steel exhaust minimises the effect of the already minimal weight. And, together with a painstakingly calibrated chassis geometry, the Street Triple Rx exudes a flowing, natural confidence in its handling, providing both stability and agility whatever the road speed or riding conditions.
Although one of the Street Triple Rx’s strengths is its elegant simplicity and practicality, it comes with a high level of equipment as standard. This includes an engine immobilizer, while further security can be found via a Triumph D lock accessory that stows under the seat.
Comprehensive LCD digital instrumentation includes a built-in lap timer, programmable gear shift lights, fuel gauge, clock and gear position indicator, as well as a large, clear tachometer and digital speedo. The clocks can also display front and rear tyre pressures when the optional Triumph Tyre Pressure Monitoring System is fitted.
The Street Triple Rx fuses the style and attitude of a naked streetbike with the handling and performance of a sportsbike, with beautiful styling to complete the package. An extensive range of Triumph genuine accessories allow owners to further personalise their bike.
The Street Triple Rx – a true powerhouse street performer.
Available at your local Triumph Dealership now and will be priced at $14,990 MLP.