2018 Triumph Speed Triple RS teaser

Earlier this week, we wrote about a new video from Triumph teasing a new Speed Triple model to be announced on Jan. 29. Thanks to new filings released by the California Air Resources Board, we can now confirm the new model will be 2018 Triumph Speed Triple RS variant.

New Triumph Speed Triple Teased for Jan. 29

The CARB executive order certifies the Speed Triple RS along with the Speed Triple R. Absent, however, is the Speed Triple S that was offered for the last few years. The CARB filing also confirms the engine will remain at a 1050cc displacement, though there is evidence that Triumph has made some changes to the powerplant.

2018 Triumph Speed Triple RS carb filing

From a shot of the new TFT display in the video, we already know the Speed Triple has an 11,000 rpm redline, compared to the 10,000 redline on the 2017 model. The new CARB filing also idetifies the engine family by the code PHX; The current Speed Triple engine, last updated for 2016, is identified the code BCB while the prior generation Speed Triple code was NNB.

The 2018 executive order also states lower hydrocarbon and NOX emissions levels than the 2017 model, though the CO emissions are higher for 2018.

Besides the new digital instrumentation, the teaser also showed a new five-spoke wheel design (which looks similar to the ones on the Street Triple), revised switchgear, a new Arrow exhaust, a new front fender and some carbon fiber components that we expect will all be on the new Speed Triple RS.

We’ll have more details when Triumph makes an official announcement on Monday, Jan. 29. Check back here on Motorcycle.com for full coverage of the new 2018 Triumph Speed Triple RS.

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