2015 Triumph Street Triple Rx - First Look

Triumph unveils a new special edition of the Street Triple R.

2015 Triumph Street Triple Rx static shot

Loyal Cycle World readers know that the Triumph Street Triple R is one of our favorite naked bikes, a former Ten Best winner routinely praised for its excellent handling. Now, for 2015, Triumph has created the new Street Triple Rx, a special version that benefits from a host of updates inspired by the racy Daytona 675R.

Most apparent is a sharp new rear profile, along with Aluminum Silver paint and revised graphics. The color red is also used abundantly by Triumph, on the Street Triple Rx’s wheels and die-cast rear subframe. Further differentiating the new Street Triple Rx are a special seat cowl, decals, a belly pan, and a fly screen. The angular seat, which comes from the Daytona, helps emphasize the bike’s aggressive stance.

The heart of the new 2015 Street Triple Rx is Triumph’s 675cc triple, a 12-valve engine like that of the Daytona 675 but tuned to deliver a claimed 105 horsepower punch, together with 50 pound-feet of torque. Triumph says the engine delivers an “exhilarating ride,” aided by a close-ratio six-speed gearbox with a standard quickshifter. Fueling, if it’s like other Triumphs, will be excellent, and the rider will be treated to one of the most distinctive exhaust notes in motorcycling.

2015 Triumph Street Triple Rx action shot

Other Street Triple Rx hardware includes a twin-beam aluminum frame that was new in 2013. The geometry is excellent, making for a quick-handling bike that’s just plain fun to ride. Mass centralization is key, aided by the under-slung exhaust, a stainless-steel 3-into-1 arrangement. Stopping hardware features 310mm brake rotors acted upon by Nissin four-piston calipers. ABS can be switched off. KYB suspension is found front and rear, with an inverted fully adjustable 41mm fork complemented by a fully adjustable shock.

Thanks to its flat handlebar, sculpted seat and slightly rear-set pegs, the new Street Triple Rx has a comfortable in-command riding position, which makes this Triumph appeal to new riders and experts alike. Also appealing is its LCD instrumentation, which includes a built-in lap timer, programmable shift lights, a fuel gauge and a clock, plus a gear-position indicator and the expected tachometer and speedometer. Of note, the clock can display tire pressures when the optional TPMS is ordered. Adding a bit of security is a standard engine immobilizer, along with a Triumph D lock accessory that fits under the Street Triple Rx’s seat.

When the 2015 Street Triple Rx arrives at Triumph dealers in February, it will be priced at $11,199. All told, a nice update on a machine we already thoroughly enjoy.

Action shot.

Static front 3/4 right-side view.

Static left-side view.

Front wheel.

Fuel tank.

Seat.

Studio front 3/4 right-side view.

Studio left-side view.

Studio right-side view.

Headlight.

Front fairing.

Cockpit view.

Engine close-up.

Bottom fairing.

Foot peg.

Angled rear view.

Tail section (top view).

Rear section.

Exhaust.

Tail light.