Published on January 26th, 2021 | by Amirul Mukminin


2021 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS Officially Revealed

The litre-class naked segment just got a little hotter with the arrival of the Speed Triple 1200 RS

Triumph Motorcycles is starting the new year with a bang with the launch of the Speed Triple 1200 RS, which has been purpose designed from the ground up to lock horns with the likes of Ducati Streetfighter V4, BMW S1000R and Aprilia Tuono V4 1100.

The cornerstone of the Speed Triple 1200 RS is an all-new 1,160cc triple engine capable of churning out 180 PS at 10,750 rpm and 125 Nm of torque at 9,000 rpm. Developed with insight from Triumph’s Moto2 race engine programme, the engine is more responsive and lighter by 7 kg compared to the previous Speed Triple powertrain.

The Speed Triple 1200 RS is also said to be the best sounding Speed Triple ever produced, thanks to a new free-breathing intake and exhaust system. Power is transferred to the rear wheel via a new, stacked six-speed transmission that promises smoother gear changes with optimised ratio progression.

Under the skin, there’s a new cast aluminium frame that is 17% lighter with weight distribution that is further forward and lower down. The frame is mated to a Öhlins NIX30 upside down forks at the front and Öhlins TTX36 twin tube monoshock at the rear. Wider handlebars, new footrest position and new seat profile improve the ergonomics and the riding position.

Stopping power is provided by the twin Brembo Stylema radial monobloc front calipers with 320 mm front discs and a single Brembo twin-piston rear caliper. Meanwhile, rolling stock comprises high-performance Metzeler Racetec RR tyres. Stickier Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SC2 tyres are available for your weekend track sessions.

The Speed Triple 1200 RS also benefits from a host of new technologies such as five-inch TFT instruments with Triumph Connectivity System fitted as standard, Shift Assist up-and-down quickshifter, full LED lighting and a keyless system. As for electronics, there’s Optimised Cornering ABS, cruise control, switchable Optimised Cornering Traction Control (with IMU) and five riding modes, namely Rain, Road, Sport, Track and Rider.

Set to arrive at Triumph dealers from the end of February, the Speed Triple 1200 RS will be priced at £15,100 (RM83,723).

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TypeLiquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder
Capacity1160 cc
Bore90.0 mm
Stroke60.8 mm
Maximum Power180 PS / 177.5 bhp (132.4 kW) @ 10,750 rpm115.6 PS (85 kW) @ 8,000 rpm (Belgium only)
Maximum Torque125 Nm (92 lbft) @ 9,000 rpm118 Nm @ 6,750 rpm (Belgium only)
Fuel SystemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with electronic throttle control
ExhaustStainless steel 3 into 1 header system with underslung primary silencer and side mounted secondary silencer
Final DriveX-ring chain
ClutchWet, multi-plate, slip & assist
Gearbox6 speed
FrameAluminium twin spar frame, bolt-on aluminium rear subframe
SwingarmAluminium, single-sided
Front WheelCast aluminium, 17 x 3.50 in
Rear WheelCast aluminium, 17 x 6.00 in
Front TyreMetzeler Racetec RR K3 120/70 ZR17
Rear TyreMetzeler Racetec RR K3 190/55 ZR17
Front SuspensionÖhlins 43 mm NIX30 upside down forks with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping, 120 mm travel.
Rear SuspensionÖhlins TTX36 twin tube monoshock with preload, rebound and compression damping, 120 mm rear wheel travel.
Front BrakesTwin 320mm floating discs. Brembo Stylema monobloc calipers, OC-ABS, radial master cylinder with separate reservoir, span & ratio adjustable.
Rear BrakesSingle 220mm disc. Brembo twin piston caliper, OC-ABS. Rear master cylinder with separate reservoir.
InstrumentsFull-colour 5″ TFT instruments
Length2090 mm (82.3 in)
Width (Handlebars)792 mm (31.2 in)
Height Without Mirrors1089 mm (42.9 in)
Seat Height830 mm (32.7 in)
Wheelbase1445 mm (56.9 in)
Rake23.9 °
Trail104.7 mm (4.1 in)
Wet weight198kg (437 lb)
Fuel Tank Capacity15.5 litres (4.1 US gal)
Fuel Consumption50.2 mpg (5.6 l/100km)
CO2 Figures130 g/km
StandardEURO 5CO2 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 interval10,000 miles (16,000km) / 12 months

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