Why We Picked It:
Triumph has a true winner on their hand with the newly redesigned Street Triple 765 R, and we'll explain why.
The only thing that has carried over from the Street Triple R of 2022 is the size of the engine, 765cc. Inside that engine, using research and development knowledge from their Moto2 participation, everything is new. Crank, con-rods, pistons, and valves are all redesigned for optimal power. The intake trumpets are 20mm shorter than the 2022 bike, and the entire piston crown and cylinder head have been machined for better intake and exhaust.
This has resulted in a higher compression ratio of 13.25:1, boosting power from 115 to 118 HP, but more importantly bringing a lot more torque lower down in the rev range, with peak torque now at 9,500 instead of 11,500 RPM. That torque is now almost dead on 60 lbs-ft, an increase of 3 over the 2022 model.
The 765 R also gains an entirely new 6-axis IMU, which is fully integrated with the lean-sensitive and cornering ABS and traction control, but also features a new style of quickshifter for Triumph. Instead of being a binary switch to change gears, the new quickshifter uses a pressure sensitive actuator to realize a shift is being requested and timing the shift by the time the shifter is fully engage to perform a lightning fast, seamless shift.
The chin fairing is also gone, with the bike gaining a more aggressive, creased tank and thinner headlight pod, making it look like a meaner, nastier streetfighter than before. All we can say is, for 2023, Triumph knocked it out of the park.