Triumph Unleashes Its Most Capable Street Triple With the Moto2-Derived 765 Series

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In 2019, Triumph announced that it would be replacing Honda as the sole engine supplier for the Moto2 World Championship, leading the Hinckley firm to develop an all-new 765cc inline-three engine platform for the Moto2 class. And after designing its potent new mid-sized triple for the race series, Triumph has now taken lessons learned directly from its race program to deliver a new range of Moto2-derived naked supersport models with the 2023 Street Triple 765 lineup. 

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Offered in three trim levels — the Street Triple 765 R, RS, and Moto2 Edition — the new Striple 765 range is constructed around a redesigned aluminum twin-spair chassis with a two-piece high-pressure die-cast subframe and a twin-sided cast aluminum swing-arm. Powering the bike is a Moto2-derived liquid-cooled 765cc inline-three engine that produces 59ft-lbs of torque and 118.4hp — or 128.2hp on the RS and Moto2 Edition versions. Additional updates to the naked sportbike include even sleeker, redesigned bodywork and a set of 17” five-spoke alloy wheels. All three models also feature a state-of-the-art suite of technology including switchable optimized cornering traction control and ABS, five ride modes, and front wheel lift control, just to name a few.

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Touted as the most agile and high-performance Street Triple to date — a bold statement considering the already stellar performance of the 2023 model year’s predecessors — the latest Street Triple comes loaded with thoroughly high-end running gear including ABS-backed Brembo M4.32 monobloc calipers and a fully-adjustable inverted 41mm Showa Separate Function Forks Big Piston front-end and a Showa mono-shock. The RS spec also sees its rear suspension upgraded to an Öhlins STX40 piggyback shock and its braking hardware up-specced to Brembo Stylema calipers. Limited to only 765 units worldwide, the top-of-the-line Moto2 Edition also gets Stylema calipers and the STX40 shock, plus an Öhlins NIX30 fork. The highest specification Street Triple ever made, the Moto2 Edition also comes outfitted with partially-exposed all-carbon fiber bodywork dressed in a special livery with Moto2 graphics — a tweak that allows it to shave several pounds off of the R-spec’s 417-pound curb weight. 

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Slated to hit dealerships in the Spring of next year, the 2023 Triumph Street Triple 765 lineup has been priced at $9,995 for the Street Triple 765 R, $12,595 for the Street Triple 765 RS, and $15,395 for the range-topping Street Triple 765 Moto2 Edition.