At the EICMA 2015 Triumph motorcycles presented the Speed Triple S & The Speed Triple R. The new Street Triple looks longer, sits low, and looks more aggressive than its predecessor. The oval headlamps, with in-built DRLs, makes it look more intimidating. The narrower fuel tank has been redesigned to make the filler cap the tallest thing on the motorcycle. The bar-end mirrors surely add to the overall sex appeal of the motorcycle. The part of the seat, which meets the tank, has been reduced by almost an inch in width. This will give the riders more confidence to grab the tank with their knees at high speeds.
Between 4,000 and 7,000rpm, the bike is said to be 6.7 to 9.5Nm more torque than before. The rider can choose from five rider modes and can also configure traction control. Triumph also claims 17% improved fuel efficiency over the previous model. The R variant gets Ohlins road-and-track suspension at the front and an Ohlins monoshock at the rear. The Speed Triple R also loads of carbon fibre parts including the front mudguard. The 1050cc, three-cylinder engine now delivers 140bhp at 9,500rpm and 112Nm at 7,800rpm. Dry weight of the new Speed Triple is 192kgs (dry) and has a fuel capacity of 15.5 litres.
The new Triumph Speed Triple S has been priced at 9.86lakh, and the Speed Triple R costs 11.12 lakh.
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