Triumph Motorcycles Release Prices for New Speed Triples

JAN 23, 2016 - In the midst of crisscrossing the United States on its Bonneville Reborn Tour, Triumph Motorcycles are reminding the riding world of their other models, releasing pricing details around its all new Speed Triple models.

Featuring new powerhouses and a range of riding options, the price of getting into the saddle of the 2016 Speed Triple S and Speed Triple R were revealed by Triumph late Friday afternoon.

Interested riders will not only enjoy the latest motorcycle technologies but also that unique roadster style that first took the world by storm in 1994 for under $15,000.

The new Speed Triple S and Speed Triple R signal a new era for Triumph’s legendary Speed Triple. Designed to be more focused, more powerful, more capable and with more character than any previous generation, the British motorcycle manufacturer feel these new models ‘redefine the performance roadster segment’.

The new Speed Triple S is the entry to the 1050cc performance roadster range while the new Speed Triple R is the new flagship of the Triumph triple-engined roadster range. 

These new models retain all the brooding style and minimalist beauty of their predecessors, but add more performance, more capability and more attitude to give the rider maximum fun and maximum thrills.

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The all-new 1050cc triple engine that powers the new Speed Triple incorporates 104 new developments, count them if you will, which promises an incredibly responsive, free-revving torque-rich power plant. With more torque across the entire rev range and an increase in peak power, the new engine allows the rider to capitalize on the Speed Triple’s incredibly agile chassis with instant response and incredible drive at any revs.

Among the new engine developments, all new designs for pistons and crankshaft, ECU, combustion chamber and exhaust header. Improved for the new powerhouse, increased flow intake ports, re-designed airbox, revised fuel system and a smaller, narrower, more efficient radiator.

The new fuel delivery system ensures a superior fuel mix to increase combustion performance, while the new header design allows for a larger, denser catalyst with no loss of exhaust flow.

Triumph says all of these changes have been made with a single aim in mind, to improve the rider experience through delivery of a livelier, more engaging and more involving ride. Part of that ride has to do with the drivetrain.

The drivetrain also features a host of developments and features new gear linkages, new balancer gears with new geometry and a new slip assist clutch. In combination, these changes reportedly give the rider great shift feel with less lever effort when going through the gears.

Completing the new engine and drivetrain is a new exhaust system, with silencers that are 70.2% more free flowing and 4.9oz lighter on either side than the previous model. It works in conjunction with the new airbox to reduce emissions, ensure compliance with Euro legislation and importantly increase power. Additionally the new exhaust system amplifies the signature Speed Triple exhaust note – delivering a rich and resonant soundtrack to the ride.

2016 Speed Triple - Source Triumph Motorcycles

We mentioned new technology keeping up with the roadster look. Both new models feature a suite of rider-focused technology designed to maximize rider control and allow the rider to optimize performance to suit the conditions, climate and their riding style.

The new Ride-by-Wire throttle system, working with the new ECU and throttle bodies features selectable throttle maps which gives enhanced throttle control, adding to the feel and responsiveness of the bike and also delivers improved fuel efficiency.

The choice of five different Rider Modes; Rain, Road, Sport, Track and a unique Rider-configurable mode. All these give the rider distinctly different pre-set combinations of throttle map, ABS and Traction Control settings. The rider configurable mode as its name suggests, allows the rider to individually set all of these performance parameters to suit their own style of riding. They all allow the rider to get the most out of their Speed Triple S or Speed Triple R ride in a wide variety of conditions.

When the Rider-configurable mode is selected the rider has the ability to select their preferred combination of throttle map, ABS and traction control settings. Traction control options are: Rain, Road, Track or Off. Three ABS settings are provided: Road, Track or Off. There are three throttle maps that can be selected to complete the performance personalization; Rain, Road or Sport.

All of the five Rider Modes are monitored and controlled, along with the engine, through a new ECU, the same unit that is used in the race-winning Triumph Daytona 675.

In addition, the new Speed Triple has a gear position indicator as standard, completing the rider information system.

2016 Speed Triple - Source Triumph Motorcycles

Triumph say a similar focus has been applied to the chassis and suspension of the two new Speed Triple models, heightening the feel that the rider experiences during their ride.

Claiming that ‘no expense has been spared’ the new Speed Triple S and Speed Triple R class enjoy leading chassis and suspension componentry. Both models feature Brembo M4.32 radial monobloc brakes and fully adjustable suspension as standard, while the Speed Triple R comes with Öhlins NIX30 upside down front forks and an Öhlins TTX36 RSU. The Speed Triple R also features a billet machined handlebar clamp and risers, together with machined swingarm spindle finishers and rear wheel finisher.

In what can be described as a return to the ‘hooligan bike’ looks of the original Speed Triple and echoing the sporty styling of the Daytona 675 and Street Triple RX, the two new models are more focused and assertive in their styling.

They feature striking lines through the fuel tank and tail unit, creating a more hunkered down, aggressive look. Both have a 20mm narrower seat head, giving them improved stand-over and contributing to a lower profile and a more athletic, streamlined look.

The new Speed Triple S and Speed Triple R are instantly recognizable by the new DRL headlights, set low, and integrated with a new fly screen and distinctive intake duct.

The new styling also embraces a sleeker, more sculpted fuel tank, seat, and new bodywork, that includes the front mudguard, tank infills, seat unit, lower profile bar end mirrors, rear bodywork, heel guards and silencer heat shields.

2016 Speed Triple - Source Triumph Motorcycles

On the Speed Triple R, subtle but high-value differentiators come in the form of carbon fiber front mudguard and tank infills, a new belly pan, Diablo Red rear subframe, red wheel pinstripes and red seat stitching.

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