All New Speed Triple 1200 RS

POSTED: 09/04/2019

All-new in every dimension, the Speed Triple 1200 RS has been purpose designed from the ground up to deliver an absolute revolution in terms of Speed Triple power, performance, handling and technology, giving the ultimate performance naked sports ride.
A revolution in Speed Triple power and performance
• The most powerful and fastest accelerating Speed Triple ever.
• All-new higher capacity 1160cc triple engine.
• 180PS peak power: up 30PS.
• 125Nm peak torque: up 8Nm.
• 650rpm higher revving, 12% lower inertia engine.
• All-new free-breathing intake and exhaust, with incredible sound.
A revolution in Speed Triple agility, handling and precision
• The most agile, precise, dynamic handling Speed Triple ever.
• 10kg lighter, at just 198kg wet.
• All-new mass centralised chassis.
• Narrower, with a more dominant and purposeful riding position.
• Track specification equipment including:
• Performance tuned fully adjustable Öhlins suspension
• Metzeler RACETEC™ RR tyres
• Brembo Stylema® brakes.
A revolution in Speed Triple technology
• The smartest, sharpest and most technologically advanced Speed Triple ever.
• Optimised Cornering ABS & switchable Optimised Cornering Traction Control (with IMU).
• All-new 5” TFT instruments.
• Five riding modes, including enhanced Track mode.
• New Triumph Shift Assist up-and-down quickshifter.
• New distinctive full-LED lighting.
• New full keyless system.
• My Triumph Connectivity System fitted as standard.
A revolution in Speed Triple attitude and style
• All-new muscular and arresting poise and presence.
• Purer, cleaner and sharper lines.
• Undeniable focused speed triple design DNA.
• Striking new dynamic headlight and tail-light designs, with distinctive new light signatures.
With an all-new higher capacity 1160cc triple engine developed with insight from our Moto2™ race engine programme, the new Speed Triple 1200 RS delivers 180PS peak power at 10,750 rpm and 125NM peak torque at 9,000 rpm, giving an incredibly exhilarating ride. It’s also more responsive, it is 650rpm higher revving, and comes with a new free-breathing intake and exhaust for a hair-raising new triple soundtrack. 
All-new engine
The powertrain has been completely re-designed, with every single element engineered for increased performance and reduced mass, making the new engine significantly lighter, by 7kg. It’s more compact compared to the previous Speed Triple powertrain, despite the bigger capacity, giving the new model the perfect balance of aggression, performance and control.
10kg lighter and with an all-new lightweight chassis, all new rider ergonomics and a more dominant and purposeful riding position, the new Speed Triple 1200 RS is nothing less than a handling revolution.  Premium track specification equipment includes new Brembo Stylema® brakes, Metzeler RACETEC™ RR tyres and performance tuned Öhlins suspension.
All of these improvements combine to deliver a new Speed Triple 1200 RS that’s been designed to feel as agile and dynamic to ride as a Street Triple RS.
All-new lightweight chassis
The all-new chassis has been designed from the ground up to deliver the lightest and best handling Speed Triple ever, with even more agile, precise and dynamic handling, in a tighter, more toned, and mass centralised package.
With a wet weight of just 198kg, the new bike is an incredible 10kg lighter than the previous generation. It has a 17% lighter cast aluminium frame with weight distribution that is further forward and lower down.
The new 1200 RS comes equipped with a step change in Speed Triple technology, including all-new 5” TFT instruments, new Triumph Shift Assist up-and-down quickshifter, Optimised Cornering ABS, switchable Optimised Cornering Traction Control (with IMU), 5 riding modes – including Track mode, new distinctive full LED lighting, full keyless system and the My Triumph Connectivity System fitted as standard.
The new Speed Triple 1200 RS is the new definition of pure aggressive attitude, poise & style, with a muscular and arresting poise and presence, and purer, cleaner and sharper lines. Encapsulating all of the iconic Speed Triple design DNA, born from the category creating 1994 original, this new generation resets the benchmark for focussed Speed Triple attitude and style.
Aggressive, agile and purposeful; the original Triumph Speed Triple created the performance naked category back in 1994, and coined the phrase ‘factory streetfighter’. Designed from the ground up for the road, as a naked performance street bike, the 2005 Speed Triple 1050 then reset the benchmark all over again in a competitive class of predominantly adapted track oriented sports bikes.
With the new Speed Triple 1200 RS, once again, Triumph stands almost alone in the category with a motorcycle that has been designed first and foremost as a road-focussed naked performance street bike, with all of the benefits for the rider, and none of the shortcomings inherent in track-focussed motorcycles evolved for the road, where power, torque and handling can never be fully exploited.


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