2016 Triumph Speed Triple-First Look

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Triumph has created a buzz of excitement in the motorcycle community by officially unveiling the newest version of the Speed Triple. The company has also released a teaser video which highlights the capability of its newest family member. The new Speed Triples come in two variants-Speed Triple S and Speed Triple R. Both variants come with a host of changes that are implemented to deliver improved performance.

Design

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The new Speed Triple is claimed to be vastly improved from the model it replaces in terms of performance, electronics as well design. The new, aggressive but aerodynamic design retains the characteristic bug eyed headlamps at the front. Daytime Running Lights or DRL’s are standard on this new model. The front air intake is engineered to be narrower to increase airflow to the powerful engine. Another important change is the use of new seats which are claimed to improve rider comfort. As with the previous-gen Speed Triple, the twin exhausts are retained.

Powertrain

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The litre-class engine gets plenty of tweaks to make it complaint with Euro-4 emission norms.  Although Triumph has not revealed numbers, the new engine is expected to deliver more power and more torque than the current Speed triple’s engine. Along with this, the fuel economy is also expected to be better due to extensive tweaks.

Electronics and Rider Aids

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These days, a slipper clutch is viewed as an important safety feature and Triumph has equipped the Speed triple with the same. Sophisticated electronic system on the Speed Triple allows the rider to choose different ride modes based on his/her usage. The modes are road, rain, sport, track and manual. The Speed Triple is also equipped with safety features like switchable ABS and Traction Control System.

The Speed Triple R

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The Speed Triple R is the crazier of the two variants is expected to be considerably more expensive. In addition to the above mentioned features, the Speed Triple R gets a Carbon fibre mudguard and carbon fibre on the tank and belly pan. Other than this, some mechanicals are also more sophisticated on the R variant to deliver even more performance. The Suspension setup on the Speed Triple is expected to confortable handle nuances on the road. An easy way to differentiate the R and S variants is to look for the red radiator cowls and red sub-frame-They are present only on the R variant.

Our take

The new Speed Triple will go on sale across the globe next year, although prices have not yet been revealed. The Speed Triple and Street Triple series has always had a large fan following across the globe. The new bike looks the part and hopefully lives up to the reputation of the model it replaces.

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