Published on 11 Nov 2011 by Adriano
The new Triumph Speed Triple R is now on display at the 2011 EICMA. The new model has been developed by Triumph alongside Swedish suspension masters from Öhlins, who came up with a premium suspension package specifically designed for the 1050 consisting of a 43 mm NIX30 fork and TTX36 rear monoshock, both of which are obviously completely adjustable.
In order to lose some weight, Triumph opted for a couple of beautiful 5-spoke aluminum rims by PVM, which save 1.7 kg over the standard Speed Triple and allow for a better handling and riding accuracy. Moreover, these super-light wheels mated to Brembo 4-pistons monobloc calipers provide the bike with a 5% increase in braking performance, still in comparison to its standard counterpart. Switchable ABS is also available as an option.
Actually, there are quite a few details that makes the Speed Triple R different from the model it derives from: different decals, black anodized tapered handlebars and rear subframe in red just to name a few. The bike will be available with the familiar Phantom Black and Crystal White color schemes.
View Triumph Speed Triple R at the 2011 EICMA photo gallery