This is the most advanced and powerful Speed Triple ever made
After teasing us with two videos this month, the Triumph Speed Triple is finally here. It comes with a brand new engine, advanced electronics, and improved suspensions. The bike will be available in S and top spec RS trim. The improvements might bring the new Speed Triple back in business in the super-naked category.
Although the displacement of the Speed Triple remains the same, 1050 cc, there are 105 new parts in the block. The changes made raised the revolutions limit with 1000rpm and helped the power plant produce 148 hp. The gearbox is improved, and a slip-assist clutch was fitted to smooth up the gear changes. The exhaust headers and the whole exhaust was redesigned to make it Euro 4 compliant while the iconic triple roar remains. For the RS version, you get Arrow mufflers to enhance the engine noise.
The bike comes with all the latest electronic system like driving modes, cornering ABS, and cruise control. The classic looking Speed Triple clocks are now replaced by a 5’’ TFT dash controlled by backlit switchgear. The guys at Triumph developed a new IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) in partnership with Continental that controls the bike’s traction control and ABS cornering. The new Speed Triple features enhanced commuting abilities with the help of the daytime running lights, USB charging point, and cruise control. In the RS trim, the bike gets keyless ignition and steering lock.
Looks and suspension
Although the chassis and single-sided swingarm are the same as the ones on the previous model, the front suspension is now fully adjustable with the help of a 43mm Showa USD front fork and a Showa shock on the rear. The RS version comes fitted with Öhlins NIX30 USD forks and TTX36 twin tube unit that is fully adjustable. Both version share Brembo calipers and new wheels. The looks are barely changed, only the RS gets some carbon parts here and there. The new Speed Triple will be available in two colors: Jet Black or Crystal White. As for the prices, the guys at Triumph didn’t release them yet, but we expect them by the end of this month.
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