We already showed you leaked photos of the 2016 Triumph Speed Triple, and now the British marque is ready for you to officially see its streetfighter model.
Though Triumph is speaking too much about technical details, we can see that the now-called Triumph Speed Triple S and Speed Triple R don’t deviate too far from the previous iteration of the venerable street-bike model. They do boast some important improvements though.
As is readily apparent, the two Speed Triple models have an updated look, but a closer inspection of the spec-sheet reveals an updated engine as well.
Triumph says that it has made over 100 changes – 104, to be precise – to its 1,050cc three-cylinder power plant, which include a new combustion chamber, new cylinder head, new machined crank, new piston design, and new ‘ride-by-wire’ throttle bodies.
Additional changes include the addition of a slipper clutch, a smaller and more efficient radiator, and an exhaust that flows more freely.
According to Triumph, all of these changes mean more torque across the rev-range, more power at the top-end of the power range (~140 hp), Euro 4 compliance, and a 10% increase in fuel efficiency. Not too shabby.
The addition of ride-by-wire means that user-selectable throttle maps are now possible, with five distinct riding modes available as well (Road, Rain, Sport, Track and a new Rider Configurable mode).
As you would expect, the Speed Triple R model includes tasty pieces like Öhlins suspension (NIX30 front forks and a TTX36 rear shock), carbon fiber body bits for the mudguard and fuel tank insert, and billet-machined bar clamps and risers, swingarm pivot covers, rear wheel finisher, and red-prainted radiator shrouds and rear subframe.
There’s no word yet on US pricing and availability.