Triumph has today revealed its new Speed Triple 1200 RR, which will sit atop the brand’s Roadster range when it hits local showrooms in December.
The Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR is a higher-specification version of the recently released 1200 RS that is distinguished by a retro-style bikini fairing, and uprated tyres and suspension, among other minor changes.
Pricing for the Speed Triple 1200 RR has been set at $32,490 rideaway in base Crystal White guise, while a Red Hopper paint scheme comes at a $400 premium, with a $32,890 pricetag.
For reference, the current 1200 RS variant is available from $27,700, making the up-market 1200 RR at least $4790 more expensive than the bike upon which it is based.
The new 1200 RR variant swaps out the angry-eyed headlight signature of the RS for a single round lamp, housed in a new cockpit fairing that is complimented by sporty clip-on handlebars and tweaked footpeg positioning.
This new ergonomic setup sees the handlebars 50mm further forward and 135mm lower than its fully naked stablemate, while overall weight is increased from 198- to 199-kilograms (wet).
Triumph also distinguishes the RR with carbon-fibre detailing and new twin-colour candy paint schemes, Red Hopper and Storm Grey. The carbon-fibre treatment extends to the tank, side panels and front mudguard.
On the performance front, the Speed Triple RR gains semi-active Ohlins suspension as well as track-focussed Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V3 tyres.
The new bike carries over Triumph’s most-advanced production electronics suite, that can be managed on a 5.0-inch TFT display with smartphone connectivity.
Five rider modes tailor various engine mapping, ABS and traction control parameters, while notable tech features include an up/down quickshifter, keyless ignition, illuminated switchgear and cruise control as standard.
As debuted on the Speed Triple 1200 RS, the new RR uses the same 132kW/125Nm 1160cc triple-cylinder engine, and features large Brembo Stylema brakes with twin 320mm floating discs up front, and a 220mm single disc at the rear.
The English bikemaker is also drip feeding information on a number of new models to come in 2022, including its very own line of motocross and enduro motorcycles that it is confident will rival established off-road motorcycle manufacturers like Honda and KTM, both in terms of sales and motorsport competition.
Triumph has also provided a glimpse at its next generation, full-sized adventure bike, the Tiger 1200, that is expected to draw power from a version of the Speed Triple’s 1160cc engine platform.
The forthcoming new model is expected to feature thorough upgrades to its engine, chassis and technology suite, with Triumph claiming it to be ‘significantly lighter than its closest competition’.
Assuming that the company is comparing its new Tiger 1200 to BMW’s R 1250 GS, we can deduce that the the new bike will come in at less than 250 kilograms (wet).
Images of the bike in testing appear to show electronic Showa suspension, Brembo Stylema brakes, a revised subframe and new bodywork, among other changes.
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