The updated Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS was introduced in early 2021 as a successor to the successful Speed Triple 1050. The new Speed Triple 1200 RS is the British manufacturer’s flagship street-naked offering and sits alongside its fully-faired sibling, the Speed Triple 1200 RR, in the 2022 Triumph lineup.
The Speed Triple name began the “Streetnaked” revolution way back in 1994, and the latest iteration of the motorcycle is currently one of the strongest contenders in the segment. The Speed Triple 1200 RS’ 1,160cc inline-triple makes 177.5 hp and 92 lb-ft of torque, which is 30hp and 5.9 lb-ft of torque more than the predecessor’s engine. This is a seriously quick motorcycle and demands a steady wrist to operate safely.
The motorcycle comes with a 6-axis IMU-assisted system that aids traction control and ABS intervention to manage all that power. There are five ride modes — Rain, Road, Sport, Track, and a Rider-customizable mode — that alter power delivery, traction control, and ABS. You can toggle through all these modes via a 5-inch TFT display that also offers the Triumph Motorcycle ‘My Connectivity’ system, with turn-by-turn navigation, GoPro controls, and more.
The Speed Triple 1200 RS comes shod with grippy Metzeler Racetec RR and gets fully adjustable Ohlins suspension at either end. Braking hardware comprises Brembo Stylema calipers at the front and a twin-piston Brembo caliper at the rear.
This is a motorcycle that looks as good as it goes. The new Speed Triple is a lot more aggressive-looking than its predecessor, largely thanks to the more compact build and sharp LED headlamp. It also lost the high-mounted twin exhausts in place of a conventional single-canister unit that beautifully accentuates the Speed Triple’s single-sided swingarm setup.
The 2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS starts at $18,500 USD / $20,500 CAD.
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Price: $18,500 USD / $20,500 CAD
1160cc, inline-triple produces 177.5 hp and 92 lb-ft of torque
Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with electronic throttle control
Stainless steel 3 into 1 header system with underslung primary silencer and side mounted secondary silencer
Wet, multi-plate, slip and assist
Ohlins 43 mm NIX30 upside down forks with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping, 120 mm travel.
Öhlins TTX36 twin tube monoshock with preload, rebound and compression damping, 120 mm rear wheel travel.
Twin 320mm floating discs. Brembo Stylema monobloc calipers, OC-ABS, radial master cylinder with separate reservoir, span
Single 220mm disc. Brembo twin piston caliper, OC-ABS. Rear master cylinder with separate reservoir.
Metzeler Racetec RR K3 120/70 ZR17
Metzeler Racetec RR K3 190/55 ZR17
Fuel Tank Capacity
4.1 US gal (15.5 litres)
31.2 in (792 mm)
Height Without Mirror
42.9 in (1089 mm)
56.9 in (1445 mm)
4.1 in (104.7 mm)
32.7 in (830 mm)
437 lb (198kg)
2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS Features
ROAD FOCUSED, TRACK READY
Transform your ride with the ultimate in Speed Triple performance. Purpose designed from the ground up to deliver the pinnacle of riding experiences on the road, yet still incredibly capable on the track. The Speed Triple is the ultimate combination of performance, handling, rider-focused technology, track specification equipment and aggressive new style.
THE MOST POWERFUL SPEED TRIPLE EVER
Twist the throttle and feel the all-new triple accelerate you forwards with its higher capacity 1160cc triple engine. Delivering 177 HP peak power, up 29 HP on the previous Speed Triple, and producing 92 LB-FT of peak torque, you’ll feel your senses ignite. Higher revving, with an even better triple sound, it’s effortless to ride, exhilarating, and the most responsive and fastest accelerating Speed Triple ever.
THE LIGHTEST AND BEST HANDLING SPEED TRIPLE EVER
Designed to bring a visceral high with every moment, the new Speed Triple 1200 RS is the lightest and best handling Speed Triple, bar none. It’s 22 lbs lighter than the previous generation at just 436.5 lbs ready to ride, with an all-new lightweight chassis, all-new rider ergonomics and a more dominant and purposeful riding position. The result is a bike that is tighter, more toned, and mass centralized, for a more agile, precise, and dynamic ride.
Premium track equipment includes new Brembo Stylema® brakes, Metzeler RACETEC™ RR tires and performance tuned Öhlins suspension, all tuned for the ultimate naked performance sports ride. The new Speed Triple 1200 RS is nothing less than a handling revolution.
YOUR PERFECT SETUP
Advanced ride-by-wire throttle technology equips the Speed Triple 1200 RS with 3 distinctly different throttle maps and 4 optimized traction control maps to bring you the response you need, no matter the conditions.
The 5 customizable riding modes, Rain, Road, Sport, Track and Rider Configurable, are changed via a dedicated button on the handlebars, and adjust the bike’s character with dedicated throttle response, ABS and traction control settings.
Optimized Cornering ABS and switchable Optimized Cornering Traction Control ensure optimum progress and control in all conditions by continuously monitoring the lean angle of the bike, while the enhanced new Track mode is designed to make electronic interventions virtually imperceptible during fast track riding, leaving you to focus on the next apex.
TECHNOLOGY AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
Packed with technology for the ultimate connected ride, the new Speed Triple 1200 RS has all-new 5” TFT instruments for easy to read information at a glance.
Hook up your smartphone with the My Triumph Connectivity System fitted as standard, for Google turn-by-turn navigation*, GoPro control, music and more.
*Google turn-by-turn navigation on Speed Triple 1200 RS models is currently not functional for Apple iPhone users. This will be addressed in a motorcycle software update by the Fall of 2021.
The enhanced new standard-fit Triumph Shift Assist up and down quickshifter features an improved sensor for lightning fast upshifts and smooth, precise clutchless downshifts.
All-new, full-LED lighting with stunning new headlights, signature DRL, and sculpted rear light transform the new 1200 RS style and lighting capability, with a whiter, brighter and incredibly distinctive new setup.
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