Triumph has started teasing a new faired version of the Speed Triple across its social media channels. Details remain scarce, as Triumph seems to have planned a long teaser campaign (and we know how much our readers love those), but we can form some conclusions based on the images we’ve seen, and on the name: the Speed Triple 1200 RR.
From the name, it’s obvious the sportbike will be based on the Speed Triple 1200 RS, with a similar cast aluminum frame and 1160cc Triple which claims 177 hp at 10,750 rpm and 92 lb-ft. at 9,000 rpm. We wouldn’t be surprised if the RS’ Öhlins suspension and Brembo Stylema calipers also find their way to the Speed Triple 1200 RR.
The rider in the teaser images is crouched forward aggressively, and the hand controls are likely clip-ons instead of the raised handlebar on the RS. The rider appears to be wearing Triumph’s Triple Leather Jacket and not full race leathers, suggesting the Speed Triple RR is still a road-focused motorcycle and not a full-on supersport.
The teasers show a single round headlight in the front fairing. At around the 17-second mark of the teaser video, we spy a part of the frame below the fuel tank, with a strip of carbon fiber in between. We can also make out the Speed Triple name on a piece of bodywork that resembles a similar part on the RS that covers the top of the cylinder head and the radiator. The exposed frame suggests the RR may not be a fully-faired sportbike, but rather a partially-faired model like the Aprilia Tuono V4.
For the moment, Triumph is calling the Speed Triple 1200 RR a prototype, but the URLs of the images on Triumph’s website point to it being a 2022 model. Triumph says the Speed Triple RR will be revealed in September, and we can probably expect more information to trickle out before then.
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