Triumph Motorcycles India is likely to bump up its product portfolio very soon as the Indian arm of the British motorcycle marque has imported a unit of the Speed Triple with the “R” badge to India for ARAI homologation. Along with the “R” badge, comes slightly higher power and torque figures and a higher spec suspension setup. The latest update about the Speed Triple R comes from India’s import and export data website Zauba.com.
What’s new? The only difference between the standard and R badge models is purely mechanical. In terms of performance, the international variant of the Speed Triple R receives a 1050cc liquid-cooled, in-line three-cylinder engine tuned to deliver 137 PS of power and 111 Nm of torque against the standard model’s 126.7 PS and 104.82 Nm of torque. The motorcycle will come to India via the CBU route, and we expect to see similar power figures for the India-spec model.
Rest of the technical data of the Speed Triple R remains identical with the standard model but instead of the Showa suspension, the Speed Triple R benefits from Öhlins shock absorbers. The front receives Öhlins 43mm NIX30 upside down forks while the rear is equipped with Öhlins TTX36 twin tube Monoshock. Both, the front and rear suspenion, come with rebound and compression damping. ABS, similar to the standard Speed Triple, comes as standard on the Speed Triple R and here too, you can switch it off in case you are feeling a little adventurous.
The brawnier motor will help the Speed Triple R compete with the likes of Kawasaki Z1000, Suzuki GSX-S1000 and the Honda CB1000R to name a few. That’s where the pricing will play a crucial role. While most of our readers would already know, we would still clarify that the price – Rs 600,708 – mentioned on the import/export data website does not take into account the import duties and various other taxes. The standard Speed Triple is priced at Rs 11.49 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Along with the added bells and whistles, expect the R badge version to carry a slight premium over the standard model. We hope not by a great margin.
Stay tuned for more updates. Meanwhile, check out the Triumph Speed Triple R in this video: