British Motorcycle manufacturer Triumph has unveiled the 2014 Triumph Speed Triple R with a few tweaks. Though there are no engine or power upgrades with the iconic roadster continuing to crank out 133 horses from its 1050cc three cylinder engine, the new Speed Triple R gets a switchable Anti-Lock Braking System as standard which earlier on the 2013 model was offered as optional at extra cost.
Also there have been no changes to the frame with the new Triple R being held together by the same chassis as on the 2013 model clad with Öhlins componentry. The enhancements on the motorcycle have majorly been in form of colours. The 2014 Triumph Speed Triple R gets a new colour scheme of Matt Crystal White replacing the Caspian White shade on the 2013 edition alongwith a new Phantom Black Version.
The wheels are treated with pin-stripes in red and so does the radiator which now sports a cover draped in a similar shade. Also the fly-screen gets a matching colour that has been further extended to the belly pan and the seat cowl. Other minor changes include a clear lens tail light and a blacked out exhaust shield.
The 2014 Speed Triple R now sports cast aluminium wheels instead of forged ones on the outgoing variant which has managed to bring down the price of the motorcycle to £10,999 against £11,299 (without ABS) of the 2013 model.
Engine Type- Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Bore/Stroke- 79.0 x 71.4mm
Max Power- 133bhp @ 9400rpm
Max Torque- 111Nm @ 7750rpm
Fuel System- Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
Exhaust- Stainless Steel 3 into 1 into 2, twin high level stainless steel silencers
Final Drive- X ring chain
Clutch- Wet, multi-plate
Frame- Aluminium beam twin-spar
Swingarm- Single-sided, aluminium alloy with eccentric chain adjuster
Wheels Front- Cast aluminium alloy 5 spoke
Wheels Rear- Cast aluminium alloy 5 spoke
Tyre Front- 120/70 ZR 17
Tyre Rear- 190/55 ZR 17
Suspension Front- Öhlins 43mm NIX30 upside down forks with adjustable rebound and compression damping, 120mm travel
Suspension Rear- Öhlins TTX36 twin tube Monoshock with rebound and compression damping, 130mm rear wheel travel
Brakes Front- Twin 320mm floating discs, Brembo 4-piston Monobloc radial calipers , Switchable ABS
Brakes Rear- Single 255mm disc, Nissin single 2-piston sliding caliper, Switchable ABS
Height without mirrors- 1110mm
Seat Height- 825mm
Fuel Tank Capacity- 17.5 litres
Wet Weight- 212kgs