The Triumph Street Triple just keeps getting better over time, doesn’t it? In 2022, the most recent iteration brought significant updates to its 765cc triple engine, ensuring rider-thrilling power delivery as well as the necessary Euro 5 compliance. Still, there’s more to any bike than just its engine—and so, these new spy photos of the 2023 Triumph Street Triple appear to give us a glimpse into the very near future of the model.
Without even having to squint too hard, the first thing you’ll probably notice is the reassuring golden glow of the new Öhlins front fork. That fork marks a pretty big change from the fully adjustable 41mm upside-down Showa big piston fork that’s currently found on both the Street Triple R and Street Triple RS.
Does the rear suspension match the front on the 2023 Street Triple? Unfortunately, that’s not visible in these photos. The current Street Triple R has an adjustable Showa monoshock in back with a piggyback reservoir, while the current Street Triple RS has a fully-adjustable Öhlins STX40 unit on rear suspension duty. If these spy shots indicate the state of the 2023 Street Triple R, then what kind of suspension upgrades will the RS get?
Gallery: Triumph Street Triple Spy Photos
There are some cosmetic changes to consider, as well. A belly pan similar to the one found on the current RS angles forward around the exhaust headers, forming a sort of scoop and giving the STR a more aggressive appearance. The abbreviated pixie hat over the headlights now looks more like eyebrows, adding to that hungry mantis-face appearance of the front end. What appears to be a carbon fiber hugger holds tight, just above the front Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP tire.
At the back, new grab rails frame the rear of the pillion seat, adding a certain sharpness to the tail that isn’t present on the current model. They’re abbreviated, matte black metal, and bring an understated aggression to the tail end of the bike. Other than that, the tail styling appears visibly unchanged.
Presumably there will be new colors and graphics, and of course we can’t tell from spy photos if there will be any tuning tweaks present with the new model’s eventual launch. We also can’t see the instrument cluster in these shots, and so can’t tell you if there are any changes there to observe—but anticipation is all part of the fun, right?