17/01/2022
Triumph Speed ​​Triple 1200 RR 2022, Exotic and Radical British Retro Sport

Triumph Speed ​​Triple 1200 RR 2022, Exotic and Radical British Retro Sport

If the Triumph Thruxton made your jaw drop on the floor, the recently unveiled Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR will make it drop even lower! It might be based on the manic naked streetfighter, the Speed Triple 1200 RS, but Triumph has introduced some crucial changes in making it a thoroughbred modern café-racer.

The iconic bug-eyed twin headlamps found on its naked counterpart have made way for a singular, round LED unit that reeks of suaveness. It is a perfect fusion of modern and retro. With the Speed Triple 1200 RS, Triumph has continued its streak of making heart-achingly beautiful machines.

The Speed Triple 1200 RR borrows the 1160cc inline three-cylinder engine from its naked counterpart. This screamer is capable enough to put down 177.6bhp at 10,750rpm and 125Nm torque at 9000rpm.

The Speed Triple 1200 RR sits on the same aluminium twin-spar frame with a bolt-on aluminium rear subframe chassis. Triumph has blessed this gorgeous beauty with Ohlins Smart EC 2.0 electronically adjustable semi-active suspension.

The front gets fully adjustable 43mm USD forks while the rear gets a monoshock.  Braking department is handled by twin 320mm floating discs up front with Brembo’s Stylema monobloc calipers, and a single 220mm disc at the rear which is held by a Brembo twin-piston caliper.

Triumph has included a full-colour 5-inch TFT display into the mix with the brand’s My Triumph connectivity system fitted as standard. It also gets Android connectivity and GoPro control

The 2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR has been priced at GBP 17,950 and will go on sale from January 2022 in Europe. So far, there’s no confirmation if the Speed Triple RR will be launched in India.