2015 Triumph Street Triple RX Special Edition Preview

With a host of upgraded visual features, the 2015 Triumph Street Triple RX Special Edition is now the top of the Street Triple 675R line.

These upgrades include a a new rear profile, a new matte Aluminum Silver paint scheme with contrasting red rear subframe, hand-painted Diablo red rims, and revised graphics.

The new Triumph’s seat cowl, belly pan and fly screen are purpose-built for the new RX look and aerodynamic function.

The RX is built around its 675cc, 12-valve triple based on the Triumph Daytona 675 sportbike engine, but the RX variant is re-tuned to deliver 104 horsepower and 50 ft/lbs of torque.

Combined with a close-ratio six-speed gearbox, Triumph’s quickshifter and precision throttle control, the powerplant delivers linear power with what is characterized as growling and charismatic exhaust note.

Handling and brakes are also key performance factors so the RX design includes an eight-piece twin beam aluminum frame with two-piece die-cast rear subframe to create efficient mass centralization with under-slung 3-into-1 exhaust, comfortable riding position across the slightly rear-set alloy footpegs, sculpted seat and tapered flat bars.

Front suspension is handled by 41mm KYB inverted front forks that are fully adjustable for preload, rebound and compression damping, allowing the rider to set the front end up to suit riding styles and conditions, and that can be easily configured to suit track or road riding. Rear suspension set-up is a monoshock. Braking from twin 310mm floating discs with Nissin radial 4-piston calipers with switchable ABS is standard.

The security system includes an engine immobilizer, with further security provided by a Triumph D lock accessory that stows under the seat.

LCD digital instrumentation includes a built-in lap timer, programmable gear shift lights, fuel gauge, clock and gear position indicator, as well as a large tachometer and digital speedo. The clocks can also display front and rear tire pressures when the optional Triumph Tire Pressure Monitoring System is added. A range of Triumph accessories are also available.

The Street Triple Rx will be available in dealerships February 2015 and will be priced at $11,199. As with all Triumphs, the Street Triple Rx comes with an unlimited mileage, two year factory warranty. Service intervals are every 6000 miles, or one year, whichever comes first.