Only a few months remain until Triumph’s hat trick of 2024 Speed Triples reach our shores. Although two of the models won’t arrive stateside until April 2023, and June for the third, Triumph began taking orders as far back as November 2022. Considering the June arrivals’ rarity, it’s most likely only available for a princely sum on the secondary market.
Just 765 units of the Speed Triple 765 Moto2 Edition will be produced globally for an MSRP of $15,395. However, besides clip-on handlebars, Moto2 branding and colors, and carbon fiber bodywork, the most notable difference between the Moto2 and the $12,595 RS model is the Öhlins NIX 30 fork on the Moto2 vs. the Showa Big Piston Fork (BPF) outfitted to the RS. Otherwise, according to the spec sheet, the two are almost identical, including the Öhlins STX 40 piggyback reservoir monoshock affixed to both.
There are more notable differences between the RS and the $9,995 Street Triple R model. All three bikes are powered by the same 765cc, liquid-cooled, 12-valve, DOHC, in-line three engine. But where the Moto2 and RS models produce a claimed 128 hp at 12,000 rpm, the R produces 10 horsepower less, 118 hp at 11,500 rpm. All three claim 59 lb-ft of torque at 9,500 rpm. The R is also suspended differently than the other two, using a Showa Separate Function Fork-Big Piston (SFF-BP) up front, and a Showa piggyback reservoir monoshock in the rear.
Front brake components also differ. The RS and Moto2 again share the same equipment with Brembo Stylema calipers gripping 310mm discs, while the R features Brembo’s M4.32 calipers and 310mm discs. All bikes utilize a single 220mm disc at the rear mated to a Brembo single-piston caliper. The last significant difference is the full-color five-inch TFT display on the RS and Moto2 bikes, against the TFT with color display on the R.
Things of equal measure among the three models include the aluminum beam twin-spar frame with a two-piece high-pressure die cast rear subframe, alongside the twin-sided cast aluminum alloy swingarm. The wheels on all bikes are five-spoke cast aluminum alloy. The RS and Moto2 have a claimed wet weight of 414 pounds, whereas the R model is heavier at 417. Based on previous riding experiences aboard earlier versions of the Street Triple, we have to assume that all three motorcycles motorcycles will have stellar handling.
Standard technologies across the range include cornering-ABS, switchable cornering traction control, improved rider modes, an up/down quickshifter, a slip-and-assist clutch, and front wheel lift control. Only the RS and Moto2 models, however, have a built-in lap timer for track day use. Considering the features and benefits of all three models, the R is certainly priced best, but for only $2,600 more, the RS gets you a Moto2 model in almost everything but name.
With the significant updates and competitive pricing, this new 2024 Street Triple 765 family presents an incredibly strong middle-weight naked bike line-up.