Triumph lets loose their new Speed Triple S and RS.
Triumph is calling their new model of the iconic Speed Triple, their greatest Speed Triples ever made. On paper, at least, this may prove to be the case. The 2018 Speed Triple is being released in a standard “S” version as well as an upgraded “RS” version. The bikes noted 1050cc triple cylinder engine has been redeveloped with 105 new engine components and now produces an impressive 148 horses (7% increase) and 86 foot-pounds of torque (4% increase).
The Speed Triple’s handling and suspension feature a dynamic suspension setup. The RS is equipped with the Ohlins fully adjustable setup that includes 43mm NIX30 upside down front forks and a TTX36 twin tube rear mono shock. The S version comes with an adjustable Showa setup that includes 43mm upside front fronts and a mono shock on the back end. The handling is further aided by the superb Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa tires that come standard on both versions. Both models feature dual 320mm floating front brake rotors with Brembo 4 piston, 2 pad radial monobloc calipers, and switchable ABS options. The rear brake setup is composed of a single Nissin 255mm 2 piston sliding caliper.
The S has a new race style upswept black painted twin silencers with a stainless steel end cap with a larger bore and a fitted aluminum heat shield. On the RS, you’ll find brushed titanium finished Arrow sports silencers, a carbon fiber heat shield, and cap.
The Speed Triple’s rider experience is all new with an advanced technology that includes a full-color five-inch TFT dashboard, LED illuminated switchcubes, cornering ABS (RS), traction control (RS), keyless ignition (RS), and a host of other bells and whistles.
MSRP will be announced in a few weeks. For now, enjoy the view…