Triumph Motorcycles has teased its new semi-naked bike, the Speed Triple 1200 RR, which appears to build on the recently released 1200 RS with a high level of specification, and modern-retro fairing elements.
While yet to be confirmed, INFO MOTO expects the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR to hit local showrooms in the first half of 2022, joining the current Speed Triple 1200 RS that is now on sale from $25,600 plus on-road costs.
The RR will surely come at a premium that will likely put it around the $30k mark, putting it in contention with high-end naked models like the Ducati Streetfighter V4 ($29,500), but well above models like the Kawasaki Z H2 ($23,000) and BMW S 1000 R ($22,691 rideaway).
Triumph has only revealed a glimpse of the new bike, with disguised images appearing to show a retro-styled half fairing with a round LED headlight, similar to that found on MV Agusta’s Superveloce 800 ($33,690).
It is unclear if any changes have been made to the current Speed Triple’s 1160cc three-cylinder engine that generates 132kW and 125Nm, or its suspension package that consists of fully adjustable Ohlins at both ends.
The bike will likely carry over its six-axis electronics suite, up/down quickshifter and rider modes that tailor the intervention levels of the traction control, cornering ABS, power level and wheel lift control, among other parameters.
In keeping with the retro theme, Triumph may utilise a different instrument setup as opposed to the RS’s 5.0-inch TFT.
More to come.
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