After months of teasing and a very red teaser video, Triumph has officially unveiled the new Speed Triple 1200RR.
This fastest version boasts of a number of features unique to the Speed Triple 1200RR. Most noticeable is the Bol d’Or-style half-fairing cockpit with a single round headlight. This iconic look will be the signature of the RR models from this day forward.
Exclusive to the 1200RR
Utilizing the same platform as the PHP 1.195-million Speed Triple 1200RS, the RR shares a lot of its components with RS, like the liquid-cooled, DOHC, 1160cc inline 3-cylinder engine that produces 180 Ps of power and 125 Nm of torque. It's built on a compact chassis with a cast aluminum frame. It's wrapped in similar carbon fiber bodywork.
The rider gets a aids like a slip and assist clutch and quickshifter, and electronic riding aids like cornering ABS, traction control. These settings can be seen on the TFT instrument screen.
Unique to the Speed Triple 1200RR is the sportier riding position versus the RS. Triumph engineers made the clip-on handlebars of the RR 135mm lower and 50mm further forward than the RS. They also raised the footpegs and pulled them a bit rearwards for a fully engaged aggressive riding position.
It also gets better suspension in the form of an Öhlins EC 2.0 semi-active suspension system where the rider can adjust even on the go. The RR rolls on Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V3 tires compared to the Metzelers found on the RS.
In spite of these additions, the total weight of the RR (with all the liquids loaded), is 199 kilograms versus the 198 kilograms of the RS.
Price and availability
As of this writing, Triumph PH hopes that the new Speed Triple 1200RR will be available in showrooms in early next year. As for the price, the SRP of the new Speed Triple 1200RR is yet to be determined. But, to give you an idea, the Speed Triple 1200RS retails for PHP 1,195,000. So with these extras unique to the RR, expect the latter to be a tad pricier than the RS.