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Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR revealed

The Speed Triple 1200 RR is Triumph’s latest semi-faired motorcycle. Although there are changes to the design, the engine and chassis have been carried over from the naked Speed Triple RS.

  • Gets higher-spec suspension

  • Unique riding position

  • Uses Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V3 tyres

Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR: design

The British motorcycle company has teased the Speed Triple 1200 RR a few times before its reveal, so we knew what to expect. As seen in the teasers, the bike features a semi-fairing that encompasses a round LED headlight. Unlike some of the company’s other models, this one is not an all-out classic looking motorcycle, which is evident from the neo-retro design elements. Aside from the semi-fairing that has been slapped on, it looks quite similar to the naked Speed it is based on.

Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR: what’s new

Other changes, when compared to the naked Speed Triple RS, come in the form of clip-on handlebars and repositioned foot pegs. These changes have resulted in a different riding position that can be described as slightly more committed. The 1200 RR also uses Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 electronically adjustable semi-active suspension, which is slightly more premium than the one on the Naked bike. This bike’s 17-inch alloy wheels come wrapped in Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V3 tyres. The kerb weight, at 199kg, has only increased by 1kg.

Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR: what hasn’t changed 

The platform underneath is likely to use the same newly developed chassis and a 180hp/125Nm, 1,160cc three-cylinder engine. This engine is paired to a new stacked 6-speed gearbox and has an up/down quickshifter as standard.

The RR also gets the same 5-inch TFT display. Like with the RS, it has been designed to offer greater ease in making on-the-go adjustments like tinkering with the traction control settings, says Triumph. Triumph’s ‘My Connectivity’ system is also standard and offers turn-by-turn navigation, GoPro controls and more.

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