Triumph Speed Triple R | First Ride

Brute Force, Refined

By : Ari Henning, Photography by Paul Barshon

Tech Spec

EVOLUTION
The original British badass gets upgraded suspension, lighter wheels and a generous helping of carbon-fiber.
RIVALS
Aprilia Tuono V4R, Ducati Monster 1100 EVO, KTM Super Duke, Moto Guzzi Griso, MV Agusta Brutale.
TECH SPEC

Price $15,999
Engine type l-c inline-triple
Valve train DOHC, 12v
Displacement 1050cc
Bore x stroke 79.0 x 71.4mm
Compression 12.0:1
Fuel system EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 6-speed
Claimed horsepower 133 bhp @ 9400 rpm
Frame Aluminum twin-spar with single-sided swingarm
Front suspension Öhlins 43mm inverted fork with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspension Öhlins shock with adjustable spring preload, compression and rebund damping
Front brake Dual Brembo Monobloc radial four-piston calipers, 320mm discs
Rear brake Brembo two-piston caliper, 255mm disc
Front tire 120/70ZR-17 Pirelli Supercorsa SP
Rear tire 190/55ZR-17 Pirelli Supercorsa SP
Rake/trail 22.8˚/3.6 in.
Seat height 32.5 in.
Wheelbase 56.5 in.
Fuel capacity 4.6 gal.
Claimed curb weight 466 lbs.
Colors White, black
Availability Now
Warranty 24 mo., unlimited mi.
Contact Triumph Motorcycle of America
385 Walt Sanders Memorial Dr.
Newman, GA 30265
678.854.2010
www.triumphmotorcycles.com

Verdict: 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Impeccable performance means this might be the best all-around streetbike.

By : Ari Henning
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