The fact that a bigger capacity KTM was coming was enough for many to hold their purchase decisions. However, when the KTM 790 Duke was launched, those gleaming eyes turned watery. KTM had priced the motorcycle well beyond the speculated Rs 6 lakh price bracket. Instead of being disruptive, the 790 Duke pricing made the Suzuki GSX-S750 look a value for money proposition. Not only this, the 790 Duke with its vast set of electronic nannies seems like the motorcycle one should have. However, there is the much easier to live with as well as proven Triumph Street Triple S. Considered one of the best naked motorcycles there is, the Street Triple S ups the ante. It has also got enjoyable performance but is at a price disadvantage here. That it has an extra cylinder isn’t lost on us.
So, which one wins this specifications comparison. Well, go ahead and scroll down for a full low down.
Street Triple S
|Type||Two cylinder, liquid-cooled||Three cylinder, liquid-cooled|
|Valvetrain||4 valves||4 valves|
|Fuel tank capacity||14 litres||17.4 litres|
|Kerb weight (kg)||174||188|
|Front||WP upside-down Ø 43 mm||Showa 41mm upside-down separate|
function forks (SFF)
|Rear||WP shock absorber with preload adjuster||Showa piggyback reservoir monoshock|
|Front||300mm disc||310mm disc|
|Rear||240mm drum||220mm disc|
|Price (ex-Mumbai)||8.63 lakh||9.19 lakh|