The RS might be mid-sized in engine capacity, weight and even power output but it has an air of superbike-level quality from its flyscreen to the tip of its reshaped tailpiece (which comes with a clip-on pillion seat). Its silver or black paintwork is sleek. Its classy new instrument panel gives a choice of displays and allows easy selection of riding mode, via a joystick on the left handlebar.
Perhaps the only thing the RS, and to a lesser extent the other two models, don’t do is replicate the original Street’s status as an unmissable entry-level bargain. Ten years on, this Street Triple is a thoroughly grown-up middleweight – a fast, slightly furious, fine-handling naked sports bike that comes with change from ten grand.
Price of our bike: £9900 (Street Triple R £8900, S £8000)