Triumph Motorcycles has expanded its 2020 Street Triple range with the updated R variant, which will arrive in showrooms in the second quarter of this year.

The Street Triple R is a mid-spec grade, sitting below the recently released RS, and above the learner-approved S in the line-up.

Pricing has yet to be confirmed, however, it is unlikely to stray far from the outgoing model’s pricetag of $13,990 plus on-road costs.

For 2020, the Street Triple R has gained revised styling, twin LED headlights, a bi-directional quick-shifter and a new exhaust system borrowed from the flagship RS.

The bike will be available in two new colourways, Sapphire Black and Matt Silver Ice, which includes red and silver decals and red pin-striping in both cases.

Triumph engineers have adjusted the bike’s 765cc in-line three-cylinder engine to now meet Euro 5 emissions standards, however, outputs remain unchanged at 87kW and 77Nm.

According to the British brand, changes to the intake and exhaust systems have resulted in “crisper” tone, and that the updated triple is more responsive.

The bike retains its Showa suspension setup, Brembo brakes and Pirelli Diable Rosso III tyres, and the Triumph Shift Assist is now fitted as standard.

Three riding modes are available, Road, Rain and Sport.

Seat height is set at 825mm, although a low-seat-height version will be available which brings it down by 45mm to 780mm.

Other options include scrolling LED indicators, a fly screen visor, machined mirrors and reservoirs, water-resistant luggage, an Arrow silencer and adjustable brake and clutch levers to name a few.

2020 Triumph Street Triple RS review

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