After a series of teasers and leaked images, Triumph has finally unveiled the new Speed Triple 1200 RR.
Design wise, the Speed Triple 1200 RR features a stunning new cockpit fairing, giving the bike an instantly recognisable look.
The Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR’s cockpit
It is also worth mentioning that the whole cockpit area has been kept clean and uncluttered through the clever use of hidden cabling and hoses.
And then we have the premium new carbon fibre infill panels that add an extra level of detailing to the tank, fairing and cockpit, as well as the carbon fibre side panels and front mudguard.
This new model comes in two paint schemes – the Red Hopper and Storm Grey scheme, and Crystal White and Storm Grey option with premium gold detailing.
Both schemes come, as standard, with a colour coded belly pan and colour coded seat cowl, which is supplied alongside the pillion seat and is easily interchangeable.
Equipped with a lightweight and compact chassis with a cast aluminium frame, the new Speed Triple RR comes with new focused clip-on handlebars which are 135mm lower and 50mm further forward than the Speed Triple 1200 RS, plus a tailored new foot peg position.
The new Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 electronically adjustable, semi-active front and rear suspension, which is the most advanced suspension system available from Öhlins, comes as standard.
The Speed Triple 1200 RR also benefits from lightweight track-spec twin Brembo Stylema monobloc front calipers, and lightweight 320mm floating front discs.
High-end Brembo brakes
These are controlled via a Brembo front brake lever with multi-click system for span and ratio adjustability, to allow the rider to tailor the ergonomics for maximum comfort and control.
On the rear, the stopping power is provided by a Brembo twin-piston caliper and 220mm single disc.
The 17-inch cast aluminium wheels are extremely lightweight and are fitted with the new high-performance Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V3 tyres, unique to the RR.
Powering the Speed Triple 1200 RR is the company’s 1160 cc engine making 180 PS and 125 Nm of peak torque at 9,000 rpm. Paired to the engine is a compact 6-speed gearbox.
As with the Speed Triple 1200 RS, the RR comes with a full suite of state-of-the-art rider aids, electronics and convenience features designed to not only make the ride easier and safer, but also deliver a tailored set-up for different riding scenarios.
Key to its premium specification is the full-colour 5” TFT instruments, with the My Triumph connectivity system fitted as standard. Android and IOS compatible, this enables phone call and music operation, turn-by-turn navigation (developed in partnership with Google) and GoPro control.
Advanced cornering ABS
The RR is also equipped as standard with Triumph’s most-advanced optimised cornering ABS and switchable optimised cornering traction control systems.
Linked to the traction control system is the advanced front wheel lift detection system, which uses advanced algorithms for precise control.
The new RR features five riding modes – Road, Rain, Sport, Rider-configurable, and also a Track mode, which has minimal ABS and traction control intervention.
The riding modes have multiple levels of intervention to choose from and are selected and adjusted via the TFT instruments.
The new Speed Triple 1200 RR is also equipped with additional ride-enhancing technology including a full keyless system (incorporating keyless ignition, steering lock and fuel filler cap) and fully adjustable cruise control.
As with all Triumph motorcycles, personalisation is at the heart of the new RR, with a range of over 30 genuine accessories, all of which have been developed alongside the motorcycle itself for perfect integration.
Accessories include machined front and rear brake reservoirs, scrolling indicators, heated grips and even luggage, with a water-resistant tail pack and tank bag, both with quick release mounting.