Did the recent teaser for the Speed Triple 1200 RR leave you thirsting for more information on this retro sportbike? Thirst no more, as Triumph’s newest creation has finally been unveiled in all its shiny, aggressive cafe racer glory.
Only the top half of the RR was visible in Triumph’s initial teasers, which led netizens to speculate how much fairings would actually be on the bike. Some hoped for a fully-faired retro sportbike, while others wanted a more ‘naked’ bike with a couple of pieces. Whichever camp you fall into, it’s hard to deny how gorgeous the final version looks.
The single round headlight housed in the cockpit fairing makes for a distinctive cafe racer look. This aesthetic extends to the length of the bike, with a color-matched sculpted fuel tank and a sharp sportbike-style tail section. However, the RR also has a lot in common with the Speed Triple 1200 RS, its super naked bike counterpart. On display is the eponymous triple-cylinder engine, the exhaust pipes and radiator, and other mechanical bits that convey the meaty performance that the RR is capable of.
Speaking of the engine, powering the RR is the same 1,160cc liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC inline-three cylinder motor that is found in the RS. 177hp is available at 10,750rpm, while a125Nm of torque is unleashed at 9,000rpm. Making this big bore mill easier to handle is a six-speed gearbox with a slip-and-assist clutch.
Suspension duties are taken care of by an electronically adjustable 43mm Ohlins fork and Ohlins monoshock combo, while stopping power is courtesy of Brembo Stylema calipers with 320mm floating discs (front) and a single Brembo unit (rear).
A 5-inch TFT screen provides access to information, plus a lap timer, five riding modes, adjustment for cornering ABS and traction control, and smartphone connectivity via the My Triumph app.
Sweetening the deal is a track-ready up-and-down quickshifter as standard, front wheel lift control, keyless ignition and fuel cap, cruise control, and a lightweight lithium ion battery.
Triumph will also offer over 30 accessories for the RR, such as heated grips, tank and tail bags, and frame sliders.
Pricing for this cafe racer/sportbike hybrid starts at £17,950 (around P1,238,000). Two candy paint jobs will be available: Red Hopper/Storm Grey and Crystal White/Storm Grey.
UK Triumph dealers will have the bike in stock in January 2022, while Triumph PH aims to bring the RR sometime early next year.
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