The Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR is a modern, more track-oriented cafe racer based on the 1200 RS
Triumph Motorcycles presented the 2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR which will be released in Europe in early 2022. The Speed Triple 1200 RR is a retro-styled racing car, described as a modern cafe racer, much more focused on the track as the Speed Triple 1200 RS naked. It shares the same 1160cc triple engine, but features sportier ergonomics and premium suspension, delivering sportier performance ideal for track riding. Here’s a look at what the new Speed Triple 1200 RR has to offer.
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Design & Ergonomics
The Speed Triple 1200 RR shares the same frame, subframe, engine and fuel tank as the ₹ 1200 Visually, the only difference seems to be the retro-styled round headlight with a distinctive LED DRL, as well as the half fairing. But there are other ergonomic changes. The clip-on handlebars are lower and the footrests have been moved back, providing a more aggressive and track-oriented riding position. The RR includes carbon fiber filler panels and details on the tank, fairing and cockpit. In addition, there are also new carbon fiber side panels as well as a carbon fiber front fender.
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Built around the latest generation of Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS, the engine of the Speed Triple 1200 RR has remained unchanged. So it produces the same 178 hp at 10,750 rpm and 125 Nm of maximum torque at 9,250 rpm. 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.
Electronics and Features
The Speed Triple 1200 RR features a TFT instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity, illuminated switch cubes and a keyless system. There are four driving modes to choose from: rain, road, sport, track and a user-configurable mode. Each has separate throttle maps, ABS and traction control settings, and suspension maps.
Suspension and cycle parts
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.
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.
Prices, colors and availability
The new Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR is available in just two color combinations, Red Hopper & Storm Gray and Crystal While & Storm Gray. The Speed Triple 1200 RR will be available for sale in the UK from January 2022, priced at 17,950 GBP. So far, it is not known whether the bike will be offered for sale in India. If launched, expect prices around 18 lakh (Ex-showroom).
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