Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR teases sporty, retro look ahead of launch

The incoming Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR is hinted to be a unique cafe racer, retro faired triple-cylinder flagship offering for the UK firm

Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR

Triumph has revealed more of its incoming Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR with the mysterious new model appearing to blend the traits of a sportsbike with a cafe racer.

The British company first announced plans to launch the Speed Triple 1200 RR - which follows on from the latest generation RS - last month, but was giving precious little away beyond an obscured image that appeared to show some form of fairing.

Raising the possibility of Triumph returning to the sportsbike arena 18 months after the final edition of the Triumph Daytona - a 765cc Moto2 limited edition - rolled off the production line, the latest video from the British firm suggests it is going for something much grander for its new arrival.


While there still isn’t too much to go on - with the teasers likely to raise more questions than answers among punters - we can see Triumph is adopting a fairly unique approach with a bulbous front end and large single circular headlamp unit, giving it a large Cafe Racer appearance.

We are detecting more than a hint of the MV Agusta Superveloce 800 - itself based on the F3 sportsbike - but with 1200cc from its three-cylinder engine, the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR will be significantly larger, with power figures set to be around the standard RS’ 177bhp.

That’s all we have to go on for now - you will need to wait until 14th September to have a proper close look at the Speed Triple 1200 RR and its svelte lines… 

Do you think Triumph are on the right track with what promises to be a fairly unique new model.