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Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR | full specs, images, details

The Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR is based around its naked cousin with added electronic suspension and bikini fairing

Speed Triple RR 2022 on track

TRIUMPH has only gone and bloody done it, they have finally – after much nagging from the universe – given us a 1,000cc plus motorcycle, with a fairing. Well, kind of. Whatever, the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR is here, and we are a little bit in love.

How the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR was created

Built around the latest generation Speed Triple 1200 RS, the engine of the bike is unchanged meaning the all-new for 2021 design churns out 177bhp and 92lb-ft of torque, more than enough for fast road and track work. The bike also shares the same frame, subframe and fuel tank as the 1200 RS – but from there, it all starts to get a bit different.

Speed Triple RR 2022 studio image

The biggest and most exciting change to the bike is the introduction of top-spec Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 electronically adjustable suspension. The hardware is used on some of the best sports bikes ever made, and simply put, it’s world-class. To help get the most out of it, the zeroes and ones within the Öhlins control unit have been optimised for the revised machine. With a bespoke riding position and new, nose-down attitude, the new Speed Triple 1200 is part modern-day café racer, part sports bike for the road and track.

Speed Triple RR cockpit and dash

Within the new svelte cockpit sits the latest generation optically bonded TFT dash with all the Bluetooth connectivity you’d expect from a modern sports bike. There are four riding modes to choose from, Rain, Road, Sport, Track, and a user-configurable mode. Each features distinctly different throttle maps, ABS and traction control settings and suspension maps.

Speed Triple RR 2022

Crowning the nose of the bike is an all-new round headlight with its own distinctive built-in LED DRL. The new café racer fairing is one of the most visually striking features of the bike, although look a little closer and there are also some pretty little easter eggs to be found elsewhere. The RR features a smattering of new trinkets to be found, like carbon fibre infill panels and detailing to the tank, fairing and cockpit. There are also new carbon fibre side panels as well as the obligatory carbon fibre front mudguard.

Speed Triple RR rider ergonomics

One of the first things you’ll feel when climbing aboard the bike is how much more focussed the riding position is. The clip-ons are 135mm lower and 50mm further forward than the Speed Triple 1200 RS, and obviously much narrower than before. The pegs too are higher and set further back for a sportier feel that doesn’t seem like it is at the expense of normal day-to-day use.

Speed Triple RR vs RS comparison

Next to the Speed Triple RS, the RR's more focussed ergonimics really come to life

Sporty stance aside, the bike still shares the same accessible re-contoured 830mm seat height and re-profiled, slim-line tank of the current Speed Triple 1200 RS.

Speed Triple RR and Speed Triple RS comparison

Red Hopper & Storm Grey, and Crystal While & Storm Grey are the two colours available 

Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR price, colours and availability

The new Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR is available in just two colour schemes, Red Hopper & Storm Grey, and Crystal While & Storm Grey. Bikes will be landing in Triumph dealerships in January 2022 and it has an OTR price of £17,950.

Speed Triple RR 2022 studio image

Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR vs the rivals

It’s pretty hard to pick out some rivals for the new Speed Triple RR as retro café racer sports bikes with over 150bhp are pretty hard to come by. The most obvious rival is probably the MV Agusta Superveloce, although dig a little deeper and it's not clear cut. The MV loses to the out to the Triumph in terms of capacity, power and speed, although its £17,390 price tag puts it right in the mix. You could argue that the Honda CB1000R is a slightly closer rival in terms of spec and speed, although the cut-price (by comparison) price tag of the CB and lack of bikini fairing don’t make it a true neo-retro sports bike.

Class of one it is then!

For more information on the new Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR, head to: www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk

Speed Triple RR on the race track

Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR specs

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION

Type

Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder

Capacity

1160 cc

Bore

90.0 mm

Stroke

60.8 mm

Compression

13.2:1

Maximum Power

180 PS / 177.6 bhp (132.4 kW) @ 10,750 rpm

Maximum Torque

125 Nm @ 9,000 rpm

Fuel System

Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with electronic throttle control

Exhaust

Stainless steel 3 into 1 header system with underslung primary silencer and side-mounted secondary silencer

Final Drive

X-ring chain

Clutch

Wet, multi-plate, slip & assist

Gearbox

6 speed

CHASSIS

Frame

Aluminium twin-spar frame, bolt-on aluminium rear subframe

Swingarm

Aluminium, single-sided

Front Wheel

Cast aluminium, 17 x 3.5 in

Rear Wheel

Cast aluminium, 17 x 6.0 in

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR 17 (58W)

Rear Tyre

190/55 ZR 17 (75W)

Front Suspension

Öhlins 43mm fully adjustable USD forks, 120mm travel.  Öhlins S-EC 2.0 OBTi system electronic compression / rebound damping

Rear Suspension

Öhlins monoshock RSU with linkage, 120mm rear wheel travel. Öhlins S-EC 2.0 OBTi system electronic compression / rebound damping

Front Brakes

Twin 320mm floating discs. Brembo Stylema monobloc calipers, OC-ABS, radial master cylinder with separate reservoir, span & ratio adjustable

Rear Brakes

Single 220mm disc.  Brembo twin-piston caliper, OC-ABS. Rear master cylinder with separate reservoir

Instruments

Full-colour 5" TFT instruments

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS

Length

2085 mm

Width (Handlebars)

758 mm

Height Without Mirrors

1120 mm

Seat Height

830 mm

Wheelbase

1439 mm

Rake

23.9º

Trail

104.7 mm

Wet weight

199 kg

Fuel Tank Capacity

15.5 litres

FUEL CONSUMPTION

Fuel Consumption

6.3 litres / 100 km

CO2 Figures

144 g/km

Standard

EURO 5
CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data are measured according to regulation 168/2013/EC. Figures for fuel consumption are derived from specific test conditions and are for comparative purposes only. They may not reflect real driving results.

SERVICE

Service interval

10,000 miles (16,000km)/12 months

Speed Triple RR on track at sunset