Triumph’s Top-Shelf Triple: The 2021 Triumph Speed Triple RS

The Triumph Speed Triple RS is the top of the range naked roadster from Triumph Motorcycles. Thanks to a number of impressive tweaks from Triumph, the Speed Triple RS claims to be the most powerful, responsive, and best sounding triple ever! If you want to unleash your inner hooligan, this is the best model in the 2021 Triumph line-up for the job.

The 2021 Triumph Speed Triple RS draws power from a British-made 1,050cc Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder engine that produces a potent 148 horsepower and 86 lb-ft of peak torque. It’s a powerful ride, but the real secret to the Speed Triple RS’s success isn’t the engine, but the comprehensive electronics package that complements it.

Boasting five riding modes (Road, Rain, Sport, Track, and Rider-configurable), optimized cornering ABS, traction control, cruise control, and Triumph’s own all-new shift assist quick-shifter, the Speed Triple RS is a powerful and advanced motorcycle, with plenty of bells and whistles. What’s more, it also has fully adjustable Ohlins suspension, high-spec Brembo brakes, a keyless ignition, LED DRLs, and a full-color TFT display too. And that’s only a snapshot of what is on offer.

For 2021, the Speed Triple RS is available in two color options: Matt Black or Crystal White.

The 2021 Triumph Speed Triple RS starts from $16,500 USD / $18,300 CAD.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2021 Triumph Speed Triple RS in one place.

2021 Triumph Speed Triple RS


Model Overview

General Info

  • Price: $16,500 USD / $18,300 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • New TFT color instruments
    • Five riding modes
    • New optimized cornering ABS and traction control

Main Specs

  • Engine: 1,050 cc liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder
  • Power:  148 HP
  • Torque: 86 lbs-ft
  • Dry Weight: 416 lbs (189 Kg)
  • Seat Height: 32.48 in (825 mm)

2021 Triumph Speed Triple RS


2021 Triumph Speed Triple RS Specifications

From Triumph

ENGINE

Engine  1,050 cc liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder
Power 148 HP
Bore x Stroke 79 mm x 71.4 mm
Compression Ratio 12.92:1
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
Starter Electric
Exhaust Stainless Steel 3 into 1 into 2 high level stainless steel mufflers

DRIVETRAIN

Clutch Wet, multi-plate slip-assist clutch
Transmission 6-Speed
Final Drive X-ring chain

CHASSIS

Suspension Front Showa 43 mm upside down forks with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping, 4.72 in (120 mm) travel
Suspension Rear Showa monoshock with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping, 5.12 in (130 mm) rear wheel travel
Brakes Front Twin 12.6 in (320 mm) floating discs, Brembo 4-piston Monobloc radial calipers Switchable ABS
Brakes Rear Single 10.04 in (255 mm) disc, 2-piston sliding caliper Switchable ABS
Tires Front 120/70 ZR17
Tires Rear
190/55 ZR17
Fuel Tank Capacity 4.1 US gallons (15.5 L)
Color Matt Black, Crystal White

ELECTRICAL

Ignition
Spark Plugs
Headlight LED
Tail Light LED

DIMENSIONS

Overall Length
Width Handlebars 30.51 in (775 mm)
Height Without Mirror 42.13 in (1,070 mm)
Wheelbase 56.89 in (1,445 mm)
Trail 3.59 in (91.3 mm)
Seat Height 32.48 in (825 mm)
Dry Weight 423 lbs (192 Kg)

WARRANTY

Warranty
Extension

2021 Triumph Speed Triple RS


2021 Triumph Speed Triple RS Features

NEW TFT COLOR INSTRUMENTS

Full-color 5-inch TFT instrument display that presents both essential and additional rider information from the on-board computer, with three screen styles to choose from, all with high and low contrast settings, adjustable for optimum visibility.

NEW ILLUMINATED SWITCH CUBES

Ergonomically optimized stylish new backlit switch cubes for fast intuitive access to bike functions, including 5-way joystick to navigate TFT instrument screen, riding modes button and new cruise control switch.

FOUR RIDING MODES

Easily accessed through the left hand switch cube, choose from four riding modes, Rain, Road, Sport and Rider-configurable. Each altering the throttle map, ABS and traction control settings to suit the conditions or desired riding style.

NEW CRUISE CONTROL

Fitted as standard for the first time on the Speed Triple, cruise control can reduce rider fatigue on long distance journeys and is quickly enabled and disabled via the left hand switch cube for additional convenience.

DRL HEADLIGHTS

Daytime Running Lights are an impressive way of increasing your visibility with a distinctive light profile. These are incorporated into the headlamps, which are set characteristically low to reflect the Speed Triple’s nose-down focused attitude.

MAJOR ENGINE UPDATE AND IMPROVED GEARBOX

The latest Speed Triple is lighter, with an updated 1050cc engine, more responsive throttle, and improved gearbox to deliver even more power and the most agile, sharp and focused ride you’ve ever had on this explosive bike.

GRADED SLIP-ASSIST CLUTCH

Improving the clutch ‘feel’ by reducing lever effort, bringing a lighter touch than you’d expect; perfect for long journeys or stop-start urban commutes.

Triumph Shift Assist

All-new Triumph designed system that enables smooth up/down gear changes without the use of the clutch, reducing rider fatigue.

NEW RESTYLED SILENCERS

Contemporary new black, race-style, freer flowing twin upswept silencers, with a larger bore and a more slender stainless steel end cap and aluminum heat shield.

NEW WHEELS WITH HIGH SPECIFICATION BRAKES AND TIRES

There’s a more contemporary high-gloss finish to the Speed Triple cast alloy wheels, while high-spec Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa tyres and twin disc front brakes with Brembo Monobloc calipers provide an even greater feel and control.


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