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New Speed Triple revealed

More power and tech for Triumph’s super-naked

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Submitted by Visordown on Mon, 05/02/2018 - 12:11

New Speed Triple revealed

TRIUMPH has just revealed its updated Speed Triple, with a host of upgrades and more power.

Two versions of the 1050cc super-naked triple, the S and RS editions, both get engine updates boosting power from 140 to 150hp.

Both get a TFT colour dash, cruise control and illuminated switchgear, while the high-spec RS edition (main image) also gains a keyless ignition and lean-angle sensitive traction control and cornering ABS.

Triumph says 105 parts have been changed to make the engine higher-revving, with peak power occurring 7% higher in the range, at 10,500rpm. Peak torque is 86.2lbft at 7,150rpm.

The RS’s cornering-optimised traction control and ABS are delivered courtesy of a new inertial measurement unit which monitors chassis orientation.

The RS also gets Arrow sports silencers and carbon-fibre bodywork.

Triumph says the new rider aids make the updated model more agile, while the RS edition is also 3kg lighter than before, at 189kg without fluids.

The twin-spar aluminium frame, single-sided swing-arm and radial Brembo brake set-ups are unchanged on both editions, as are the Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa tyres.

Both have fully-adjustable suspension but the RS benefits from highs-spec Öhlins components while the S’s are from Showa.

Both versions come in black or white colour schemes with alternative detailing.

Triumph’s Chief Engineer Stuart Wood, said: “We have made major changes to the new Speed Triple engine. The result is a motor that spins up faster and revs harder for longer with a red line now 1,000 rpm higher than the previous generation. This delivers more Triumph Triple character, crisp throttle response and the unmistakeable Triple deep, rich roar to match.”

The Speed Triple RS

The Speed Triple S

The new TFT dash

Illuminated switchgear

CLICK HERE FOR LOADS MORE PICTURES OF THE 2018 TRIUMPH SPEED TRIPLE S AND RS.

Here are some highlights from Triumph’s press release, along with the full specifications:

  • 'The most powerful and responsive Speed Triple ever, and the best sounding
    • A major development to the 1050 cc Triple engine, with 105 new engine parts
    • More power (150 PS) and more torque (117 Nm)
    • More Triumph Triple character by revving harder and spinning up faster
    • New freer-flowing silencer for improved exhaust sound
    • Arrow sports silencers fitted as standard on the Speed Triple RS

 

  • The smartest and most technologically advanced Speed Triple ever
    • 5" full-colour TFT instruments with up to five rider modes
    • Innovative LED illuminated switchcubes
    • New optimised cornering ABS and traction control on the Speed Triple RS supported by a new inertial measurement unit
    • High level of specification including cruise control and DRL headlights, plus on the Speed Triple RS only, keyless ignition as standard

 

  • Lighter and the best-handling Speed Triple ever
    • Sharper, more focussed and more agile
    • Distinctive twin spar aluminium frame and single-sided swing-arm
    • High specification suspension, Brembo brakes and Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa tyres
    • Improved rider comfort

 

  • All the iconic Speed Triple attitude with a high level of specification and finish
    • Higher quality finish and detailing: new high-gloss wheels and restyled silencers
    • Contemporary new colours and decals
    • Lightweight carbon fibre bodywork and matt aluminium rear subframe on the Speed Triple RS

 

Standard Equipment

 

Full Colour Adjustable TFT Instruments

The Speed Triple S and RS feature all-new, angle-adjustable full colour 5" TFT instruments for riders to access the new on-board computer. There are three different screen display styles to choose from, pre-set to the riding modes and easily changeable on the move. To ensure that the screen is readable in all weather and riding conditions, each of the three styles can be selected with ‘High’ or ’Auto’ contrast. The Speed Triple RS comes with an additional set of three more screen display styles and a lap timer.

 

New On-Board Computer

Presents speedometer, rev counter, riding mode symbol, gear position display, fuel level, clock and ambient temperature on permanent display. Additional information is available via the selectable ‘tray’ at the bottom of the screen, including two trip displays, average and instantaneous fuel consumption, range to empty, riding mode selection, display style, contrast settings, service information, coolant temperature, and warning symbol information, plus lap timer (Speed Triple RS only).

 

New Switchcubes with Illuminated Buttons

To navigate the new instruments there are all-new switchcubes with an intuitive 5-way joystick control to improve ease of use. Innovative new back-lit buttons enhance rider interaction and improve control in all riding conditions.

 

Ride-by-Wire

For a crisper and more precise throttle response,
with improved on/off throttle transition. Enabling different throttle maps, which, combined with the ABS and traction control settings, give up to five riding modes.

 

Riding Modes

Linked to the ride-by-wire system – Road, Rain, Sport and Rider configurable riding modes are selectable on both new models via the new switch gear, for maximum control and safety in different riding conditions. The Speed Triple RS also has an extra Track mode, offering advanced ABS and traction control settings.

 

 

 

Optimised Cornering ABS and Traction Control

(Speed Triple RS)

Optimised cornering ABS and traction control ensure the optimum distribution of brake force, slip rate and torque control, improving both straight line riding and cornering.

 

Inertial Measurement Unit

(Speed Triple RS)

The new inertial measurement unit (IMU), developed with Continental, takes constant measurements of roll, pitch, yaw, lean angle and acceleration rates, and responds with appropriate active safety features.

 

Switchable ABS and Traction Control

(Speed Triple S)

Maximising rider safety and control, the riding modes feature the appropriate ABS and traction control settings, which can be turned off completely via the Rider configurable mode.

 

Keyless Ignition and Steering Lock

(Speed Triple RS)

The new keyless ignition system recognises the proximity of the key fob, enabling a push button start. The steering lock is also keyless and electronically activated by the lock button on the switchcube, with an option to disable the keyless function for even greater security.

 

Cruise Control

An easy-to-use cruise control function is now fitted as standard to both new models for the first time ever on a Speed Triple, improving long distance rideability by reducing rider fatigue.

 

DRL Headlight*

Daytime Running Lights (DRL)* incorporated into the headlight bring excellent visibility and a distinctive light profile.

 

 

Specifications

 

 

SPEED TRIPLE S

SPEED TRIPLE RS

Engine Type

Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder

Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder

Capacity

1050 cc

1050 cc

Bore/Stroke

79 x 71.4 mm

79 x 71.4 mm

Compression Ratio

12.92:1

12.92:1

Maximum Power

150 PS / 148 Bhp (110 kW) @ 10,500 rpm

150 PS / 148 Bhp (110 kW) @ 10,500 rpm

Maximum Torque

117 Nm @ 7,150 rpm

117 Nm @ 7,150 rpm

Fuel system

Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI

Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI

Exhaust

Stainless steel 3 into 1 into 2, twin high level stainless steel silencers

Stainless steel 3 into 1 into 2, twin high level stainless steel silencers

Final drive

X ring chain

X ring chain

Clutch

Wet, multi-plate slip assist cltuch

Wet, multi-plate slip assist cltuch

Gearbox

6-speed

6-speed

Frame

Aluminium twin-spar

Aluminium twin-spar

Swingarm

Single-sided, aluminium alloy with eccentric chain adjuster

Single-sided, aluminium alloy with eccentric chain adjuster

Front Wheel

Cast aluminium alloy multi-spoke 17 x 3.5 in

Cast aluminium alloy multi-spoke 17 x 3.5 in

Rear Wheel

Cast aluminium alloy multi-spoke 17 x 6.0 in

Cast aluminium alloy multi-spoke 17 x 6.0 in

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR17

120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyre

190/55 ZR17

190/55 ZR17

Front Suspension

Showa 43 mm upside-down forks with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping. 120 mm travel

Öhlins 43 mm NIX30 upside-down forks with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping. 120 mm travel

Rear Suspension

Showa Monoshock with preload, rebound and compression damping, 130 mm rear wheel travel

Öhlins TTX36 twin tube Monoshock with preload, rebound and compression damping, 130 mm rear wheel travel

Front Brake

Twin 320 mm floating discs, Brembo 4-piston 2-pad radial monobloc calipers. Switchable ABS.

Twin 320 mm floating discs, Brembo 4-piston, 2-pad monobloc radial calipers. Switchable ABS

Rear Brake

Single 255 mm disc, Nissin single 2-piston sliding caliper. Switchable ABS.

Single 255 mm disc, Nissin single 2-piston sliding caliper. Switchable ABS

Length

2,075 mm

2,075 mm

Width (Handlebars)

775 mm

775 mm

Height Without Mirrors

1,070 mm

1,070 mm

Seat Height

825 mm

825 mm

Wheelbase

1,445 mm

1,445 mm

Rake

22.9 º

22.9 º

Trail

91.3 mm

91.3 mm

Dry Weight

192 Kg

189 Kg

Fuel Tank Capacity

15.5 L

15.5 L

Fuel Consumption

5.2 l/100km (54.3 MPG)

5.2 l/100km (54.3 MPG)

CO2 Emissions

119.0 g/km        

119.0 g/km        '

 

 

Comments

Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

I'd like to see a bit more revolution and a bit less evolution.

Much like Ducati's recent superbike... packed with new parts and higher tech... but looks too much like the one it replaces. It feels like a lost opportunity.
Shame...

I expected something new and exciting and it's just another refresh. I guess they did a decent job of it, but hey Triumph, 2005 called. They'd like their exhaust back.

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