Triumph's King of the Naked Bikes

POSTED: 26/11/2021

Speed Triple 1200 RS - a king of the naked bikes?

Triumph has come a huge way since the first production of the Speed Triple, starting out life as a mean styled looking streetfighter version of the Triumph Daytona 900. Now one of the most popular naked bikes of all time, what makes these bikes so admirable?

Scroll down to find out why...

A beast-like motor

The new Speed Triple RS incorporates an entirely new motor, with not one single part carrying over from the previous generation. The bore was widened by 11mm, the stroke was shortened by 10mm – which altogether has enabled them to rev the engine higher than before. Plus there was a horsepower boost of 20.5bhp, meaning an overall increase in a power-to-weight ratio of a whopping 26%. On the track is where you can really appreciate its brilliance for its superbike performance with acceleration like you’ve hit the fast forward button.

Ergonomics are everything

As well as the abundance of motor upgrades, Triumph made ergonomic refinements too. The handlebars are a handy 13mm wider, improving the entire front-end control. Footrests have been relocated inwards to improve ground clearance allowing an improved lean angle. Plus you’ll also be pleased to hear that there are several rider comforting features such as backlight switches, cruise control and smartphone connectivity with My Triumph Connectivity. Furthermore, the motorcycle is now keyless, no need for a key to turn on the ignition, open the fuel cap or engage the steering lock.

“...inimitable style with a beautifully refined new engine...”

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