The Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR is a modern cafe racer based on the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS.
The Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR is a trail-focused bike based on the bare RS
Triumph Motorcycles have unveiled the all-new Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR, extending the Speed Triple family with what is a retro-style racer. The Speed Triple 1200 RR is based on the bare Speed Triple 1200 RS, but it’s more than just a half fairing slapped on the bare face. The two bikes share the same 178bhp, 1160cc inline three-cylinder engine, but the Speed Triple 1200 RR has been described as a modern cafe racer, which is a much more track-oriented machine than the bare 1200.
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The most obvious and noticeable change is the single round headlight, which replaces the twin headlights of the ₹ 1200 Speed Triple, adapted for the track. On the RR, Triumph also upgraded the suspension, with an electronically tuned semi-active Ohlins Smart EC 2.0 system. The front and rear suspensions are fully adjustable and the semi-active system continuously adjusts compression and rebound damping to suit riding style, speed and acceleration.
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The 17-inch cast aluminum wheels are the same as those on the Speed Triple 1200 RR, but are now shod with Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V3 tires. For even higher performance, Triumph offers Diablo Supercorsa SC2 V3 tires which can only be used on the track. Braking functions are provided by Brembo Stylema monobloc calipers gripping twin 320mm discs on the front wheel, while a Brembo twin-piston caliper grips a single 220mm disc on the rear wheel. The seat height is 830 mm, while the curb weight is 199 kg.
The triple engine of 1160 cm3 develops 178 hp at 10,750 rpm and 125 Nm of maximum torque at 9250 rpm. The exhaust system is similar, but with a brushed stainless steel muffler and black end cap. The engine is mated to a six-speed stacked transmission and a slip-assist clutch. A quick shifter derived from Triumph’s involvement in the Moto2 Championship is standard. When upshifting, Triumph Shift Assist adjusts the ignition, fuel and throttle angle to relieve pressure on the gears. For downshifts, the system controls throttle beeps for smoother gear changes.
The Speed Triple 1200 RR comes with five drive modes, an IMU that powers ABS when cornering, switchable cornering traction control, advanced front wheel lift control and fully adjustable cruise control. The bike features a 5-inch color TFT instrument console, illuminated switch cubes and a keyless system. The Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR 2022 is priced at 17,950 GBP and will be on sale from January 2022 in Europe. So far, there is no confirmation if the Speed Triple RR will be launched in India.
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