DESCRIBED as an absolute revolution in terms of power, performance, handling and technology, the 2021 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS is the new definition of pure, aggressive attitude, poise and style.
Featuring a muscular and arresting presence, it encapsulates all of the iconic Speed Triple design DNA. Born from the category creating 1994 original, the new naked offering from Triumph is due to land in Australian dealerships in March this year, with a $25,600 plus on roads price tag.
The new model will be the fastest in the history of Speed Triple offerings, and features a new higher capacity 1160cc triple engine.
The new motor will produce 130kW or 177HP, depending on your preferred measurement, which is an increase in power of 22kW or 30HP over the previous Street Triple model.
The powertrain has been completely re-designed with a focus on performance and reduced mass, resulting in the new engine also being 7kg lighter. It’s more compact compared to the previous Speed Triple setup too, despite the bigger capacity.
The new motor will also rev harder, with the red line raised by 650rpm to 11,150rpm.
The new Speed Triple 1200 RS maintains all of the torque and character in the low and mid range that it has always been renowned for, with 125Nm peak torque now available.
The outstanding performance of the new 3-cylinder engine, combined with the reduced weight of the Speed Triple 1200 RS, delivers the highest power-to-weight ratio in the model’s history.
In fact the power-to-weight ratio is more than 25 per cent greater than the previous generation and nearly double that of the original 1994 Speed Triple.
With a new lightweight chassis, new rider ergonomics and a more dominant and purposeful riding position, the new Speed Triple 1200 RS is nothing less then a handling revolution.
Premium track specification equipment for the 1200 RS includes new Brembo Stylem brakes, Metzler RACETEC RR tyres and performance tuned Ohlins suspension.
With a wet weight of just 198kg, the new Speed Triple is 10kg lighter than the previous generation. It has a 17 per cent lighter cast aluminium frame, with weight distribution that is further forward and lower down.
The new 1200 RS comes equipped with a step change in Speed Triple technology, including a new 5-inch TFT instrument panel.
The Triumph Shift Assist up-and-down quickshifter, optimised Cornering ABS, switchable Optimised Cornering Traction Control, LED lighting, and a full keyless system are all now standard features.
Added to that impressive list are the My Triumph connectivity system, cruise control and five riding modes, including a Track mode.
The compact new premium bodywork is shaped by newly designed elements such as a carbon-fibre front mudguard, colour coded belly pan and seat cowl.
There is now also an interchangeable pillion seat and a new compact tail unit as standard. 17-inch lightweight cast aluminium black painted V-spoke wheels round out the styling package.
Two bold new paint and graphics schemes are available for the 2021 Speed Triple 1200 RS, including Sapphire Black, with red and silver graphics, or Matt Silver Ice, with black, silver and yellow graphics.
A host of premium finishes, including dramatic new RS graphics and a branded handlebar clamp can be admired on the new Speed Triple adding to the premium attention to detail.
A large range of accessories have been made available for prospective owners of the new Speed triple, so they can customise their new ride.
In addition, the Speed Triple RS 1200 will be offered with a 2-year unlimited kilometre warranty. For further information, contact your local Triumph Motorcycles Australia dealer.