Turning things up a notch over the Speed Triple 1200RS is the 2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200RR, which makes its world debut. The Speed Triple 1200RR is a blend of the new and the classic, with a half fairing equipped with round LED headlight touching base with Triumph’s heritage motorcycles.
Power still comes from Hinckley’s inline-triple displacing 1,160 cc and producing 177.6 hp at 10,750 rpm and 125 Nm of torque at 9,000 rpm with the engine boasting of a 16,000 km or 12-month service interval. These are identical numbers to the 1200RS while power goes through a six-speed gearbox equipped with an up-and-down quick shifter, slip and assist clutch and chain final drive.
Setting the 1200RR apart from its RS sibling is the use of Ohlins S-EC 2.0 OBTi electronic suspension. This provides electronically controlled compression and rebound damping to the 43 mm upside-down fork and the Ohlins RSU monoshock, with 120 mm of suspension travel at both ends.
Braking is done with Brembo Stylema monobloc callipers grabbing 320 mm floating brakes discs on the front wheel with a single 220 mm disc at the back grabbed by a Brembo two-piston calliper. Cornering ABS is standard and switchable traction control, five ride modes – Road, Rain, Sport, Custom and Track – is combined with front wheel lift detection to provide a tailored riding experience on the Speed Triple 1200RR.
LED lighting is used throughout with the headlight featuring a DRL while the rear light is incorporated into the tail unit, complemented by LED self-cancelling turn signals. Keyless start is also part of the riding conveniences, giving access to the ignition steering lock and fuel filler cap.
Seat height is a fairly standard 830 mm, allowing the Speed Triple 1200RR to be accessible to a wide range of riders while 15.5-litres of fuel is carried in the tank and wet weight is claimed to be 199 kg, a mere 1 kg more than the Speed Triple 1200RS.
Carbon-fibre accents complete the look of the Speed Triple 1200RR with Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP3 V3 rubber showing the new Triumph triple’s track and sporting intentions. There are two colour options available – Red Hopper/Storm Grey and Crystal White/Storm Grey.
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