2020 Triumph Street Triple R revealed

The Triumph Street Triple R gets the 2020 treatment with updated styling, revised engine and a lower price than before


TRIUMPH’S best-selling roadster range gets a new stablemate for 2020 in the form of the revised Street Triple R.

Following on from the 2020 Street Triple RS and S, the R gets the same styling overhaul, with more aggressive body panels and the new sleeker twin headlights. Alongside the visual changes, the mid-spec Street Triple is now equipped with a Euro5 compliant engine, which features less inertia than before and 116hp and 77Nm (59ft-lbs) of torque.

The chassis of the Street Triple has always been one of the standout features, with sublime handling that supersport levels of feel and control being the defining characteristics. For 2020 Triumph has gone with the tried and tested combination of Brembo M4 Monobloc calipers, Showa Big Piston Forks and Showa rear shock. Having ridden the previous generation Street Triple R, I’m more than happy that Triumph is sticking with this setup, it’s compliant and comfortable but has enough adjustability to keep performance-oriented riders happy.

Now standard fitment on the model, the bike comes equipped with the Triumph Shift Assist quickshifter and blipper. While the system offers no variation in the immediacy of the shift, it is about as accurate and well set up as a factory quickshifter gets!

The final major point to make regarding the new 2020 Triumph is it is coming in with higher spec than before but for less money. The new bike could be sat in your garage for £8,900, a saving of £400 over the outgoing bike - £9,300. With PCP deals on the previous model coming in at under £100 per month on a PCP deal, it makes Triumph’s latest roadster seem very good value indeed.

Alongside the Street Triple R is the option to spec the bike as a Low Ride Height (LRH) version, dropping the seat to 780mm from the standard bike’s 825mm item.

For more information on the 2020 Triumph Street Triple R, head to: www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk

Triumph Street Triple R specs


Engine Type

Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder



Bore Stroke

77.99 x 53.38 mm



Max Power

86.8 kW (118 PS) @ 12,000 rpm

Max Torque

77Nm @ 9,400 rpm

Fuel System

Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI. Electronic throttle control


Stainless steel 3 into 1 exhaust system low single sided stainless steel silencer

Final Drive

X ring chain


Wet, multi-plate, slip-assisted


6-speed with Triumph Shift Assist


Front - Aluminium beam twin spar. Rear - 2 piece high pressure die cast


Twin-sided, cast aluminium alloy

Front Wheel

Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 17 x 3.5 in

Rear Wheel

Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 17 x 5.5 in

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyre

180/55 ZR17

Front Suspension

Showa 41 mm upside down separate function big piston forks (SF-BPF), Adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and preload adjustment.

Rear Suspension

Showa piggyback reservoir monoshock, Adjustable compression and rebound damping and preload adjustment.

Front Brake

Twin 310 mm floating discs, Brembo M4.32 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, ABS

Rear Brake

Single 220 mm disc, Brembo single piston caliper, ABS



Width Handlebars


Height Without Mirrors

1065mm (1045mm LRH)

Seat Height

825mm (780mm LRH)




23.5° (24.5° LRH)


98.3mm (102.7mm LRH)

Dry Weight


Tank Capacity

17.4 litres

Fuel Consumption **

5.1 l/100km

CO2 Emissions **

119 g/km

**CO2 and fuel consumption are measured according to regulation 168/2013/EC.  Figures on fuel consumption are derived from specific test conditions and are for comparative purposes only. They may not reflect real driving results.