Triumph is all set to reboot their legendary Speed Triple series with more powerful and capable machines. Triumph will introduce the Speed Triple S as an entry to the 1050cc performance roadster range and the Speed Triple R as their new flagship of the Triumph triple-engine roadster range.
On the visual front the new bikes stay true to their predecessors and retain the same body language, as the styling stays the same on the two. The Speed Triple S and Speed Triple R models ride with a new engine configuration that features 104 new developments. Triumph claims to have to improved peak power and increased torque across the entire rev range of the duo. Folks at Triumph say that ‘the merest twist of the ride by wire throttle delivers an instantaneous wave of torque and a truly heart thumping surge of acceleration’. The new ride-by-wire technology deciphers grip position for more instant and accurate throttle response and control. It also has the added benefit of improving engine efficiency and fuel economy by 10% compared to the current Speed Triple.
Both the Speed Triples are powered by an all-new 1050cc Liquid-cooled, in-line, 3 cylinder engine that has undergone a series of changes and is beefed up with new parts. It features –
– New piston and crankshaft design
– New ECU
– New combustion chamber design
– Modified cylinder head design
– Increased flow intake ports
– New exhaust header design
– New Ride-by-Wire throttle bodies
– Re-designed airbox
– Revised fuel system
– Smaller, narrower, more efficient radiator
The reworked engine generates 140hp of power at 9,500rpm and 112Nm at 7,850rpm. The power is pushed to the wheels by a 6-speed gearbox. The perked up drive train features a new slip assist clutch. There are five selectable rider modes on the bike to tackle various riding conditions which are – Rain, Road, Sport, Track and a Rider customizable mode. These modes have different throttle response, ABS settings and traction control levels.
Both new models feature a suite of rider-focused technology designed to maximize rider control and allow the rider to optimize performance to suit the conditions, climate and their riding style. While all of that remains the same on both the bikes the Speed Triple R has a few more bits to it. The Speed Triple R features lighter weight carbon fibre body panels, high spec suspension setup from Öhlins. A billet machined handlebar clamps, risers, swingarm pivot covers and rear wheel cover. A Red ‘R’ detailing is stitched on the seat, rear subframe and wheel pinstripes.
The new Speed Triple S and Speed Triple R will be launched by February or early March 2016. The Speed Triple S will retail for $13,200 (INR 9lakh approx.) and the Speed Triple R retails for $14,900 (INR 10lakh approx.). The India launch of these bikes are still not spoken about, we have our fingers crossed! Stay tuned for more updates!
Checkout the video embedded below introducing the all new Speed Triples.