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.