The 2021 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS Is Finally Here

The 2021 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS is finally here. Bigger and better than ever before, the newest generation of Triumph’s 27-year-old model, will feature never-before-seen speed, performance, handling, and technology. Regarded the most powerful, dynamic and technologically advanced Speed Triple ever, this bike comes complete with a new 177-hp three-cylinder powerplant and a raft of high-end mechanical and electronic gear.

Consistently evolving for over a quarter century, the Speed Triple was characterised by distinct “bugeye” twin headlights and a 955cc engine in the second generation in 1997. Eventually transforming into a very successful 675-cc supersport bike, the Speed Triple received an even bigger 1050-cc engine that powered the latest three generations of the model, until its transition to Euro 5 norms called for another overhaul.

Dubbed the 2021 ‘Triumph Speed Triple RS’, this supersport bike incorporates an all-new 1160-cc in-line triple that catapults output to 177.4 hp at 10,750 rpm and 125 Nm at 9,000 rpm. Weighing an estimated 198kg, 10kg lighter than its predecessor, the motor hangs from a new cast aluminium frame that retains almost the same geometry and dimensions as the previous model.

Through assigning electronic management to the new six-axis inertial measurement unit, the Triumph Speed Triple RS provides sophisticated control to the Continental MIB-EVO cornering ABS and the cornering traction control. Fully adjustable, the TC offers four sensitivity levels: Rain, Road, Sport, and Track, while the ABS can be dialled to either a Road or Track setting.

Other enhancements include a keyless ignition, cruise control, front-wheel lift control and the My Triumph Connectivity kit. Fitted with Brembo’s latest high-end Stylema callipers, the all-new 2021 Triumph Speed Triple RS is the latest addition to the brand’s long list of top-spec crowning jewels. Worth an estimated US$18,300, the 2021 Triumph Speed Triple RS is currently available for enquiry online.