2015 Triumph Speed Triple Rx SE ABS Review

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2015 Triumph Speed Triple Rx SE ABS
2015 Triumph Speed Triple Rx SE ABS

2015 Triumph Speed Triple Rx SE ABS Review

2015 Triumph Speed Triple Rx SE ABS on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

The approach to our roadsters is simple. If it doesn’t enhance the power, handling, feel or sound of the bike it doesn’t go on it.

Street life doesn’t get more stimulating than this. The Street Triple Rx combines aggressive style and devilish good looks to create an extreme, eye-catching machine, borrowing inspiration from its TT and Daytona 200 winning supersports sibling, the Daytona 675R.

The highest-spec variant Triumph’s Street Triple R, its unique visual features include a new razor-sharp rear profile, a new Matt Aluminium Silver paint scheme and revised graphics.

The angular seat unit is transplanted from the Daytona, further emphasizing the Street Triple’s already aggressive stance. The crisp lines are accented by the new Matt Aluminum Silver paint and deep Diablo Red details, complimented by the striking hand painted finish on the front and rear lightweight race inspired wheels. Triumph’s seat cowl, belly pan and fly screen complete the aesthetics to round off the purposeful intent of the Rx.

At the heart of the Street Triple RX is Triumph’s signature triple engine. The 675cc, 12-valve unit is derived from the legendary Triumph Daytona 675 sportsbike, but is carefully retuned to deliver a punchy 106PS and magnificently linear 68Nm of torque for effortless drive and acceleration. Combined with a slick, close-ratio six-speed gearbox, Triumph’s quickshifter and flawless throttle control, the powerplant delivers an exhilarating ride. All accompanied by a soulful, characteristic growling exhaust note, one of the most distinctive and charismatic sounds in motorcycling.

The Street Triple Rx’s ability to satisfy anyone from novice rider to the most experienced thrill-seeker doesn’t just come from its engine. The expertly crafted riding position spreads rider effort perfectly between its tapered flat bars, sculpted seat and slightly rear-set alloy footpegs, delivering maximum comfort and control. The refined chassis and dynamic balance features a distinctive eight-piece, aluminium twin spar frame and two-piece die cast rear subframe, mated to 41mm KYB inverted front forks fully adjustable for preload, rebound and compression damping, giving complete freedom to set the front end up to suit riding styles and conditions, and that can be easily configured to suit track or road riding.

Braking from twin 310mm floating discs is assisted by a sophisticated, standard-fitment anti-lock brake system, with the option to be switched off if required. A low-slung stainless steel exhaust minimises the effect of the already minimal weight. And, together with a painstakingly calibrated chassis geometry, the Street Triple Rx exudes a flowing, natural confidence in its handling, providing both stability and agility whatever the road speed or riding conditions.

Although one of the Street Triple Rx’s strengths is its elegant simplicity and practicality, it comes with a high level of equipment as standard. This includes an engine immobilizer, while further security can be found via a Triumph D lock accessory that stows under the seat.

Comprehensive LCD digital instrumentation includes a built-in lap timer, programmable gear shift lights, fuel gauge, clock and gear position indicator, as well as a large, clear tachometer and digital speedo. The clocks can also display front and rear tyre pressures when the optional Triumph Tyre Pressure Monitoring System is fitted.

The Street Triple Rx fuses the style and attitude of a naked streetbike with the handling and performance of a sportsbike, with beautiful styling to complete the package. An extensive range of Triumph genuine accessories allow owners to further personalise their bike.

The Street Triple Rx comes with an unlimited mileage, two year factory warranty. Service intervals are every 6000 miles, or one year, whichever is soonest.

The Street Triple Rx – a true powerhouse street performer.

2015 Triumph Speed Triple Rx SE ABS www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Special edition version of Triumph’s class defining Street Triple R

Red rear subframe styling enhancements courtesy of the Daytona 675

Diablo Red wheels, special decals, seat cowl, belly pan and fly screen

Race inspired quickshifter as standard

Striking Matt Aluminium Silver paint scheme

675cc inline three-cylinder engine with 106PS and 68Nm of torque

Twin beam aluminium frame and carefully refined geometry for extraordinary handling, agility and precision

Efficient mass centralisation with under-slung 3-in-1 exhaust

Nissin radial 4-piston calipers with switchable ABS

Fully adjustable KYB forks and rear monoshock

Two year unlimited mileage warranty as standard




2015 Triumph Speed Triple Rx SE ABS www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits


The engine is the same muscle-packed 1050cc triple that powers the Speed Triple. And it delivers a huge punch. But every real rider knows, the key to its real world performance is the broad spread of torque and instant throttle response.

With 135PS maximum there’s enough high-end performance to satisfy you on a serious track day. Then there’s the Speed Triple R’s 111Nm of peak torque, with lots more thrust on tap lower down the rev range no matter what the gear and a seemingly endless flow of power that’s predictable and easy to use.

We matched the transmission carefully to the engine, with six ratios in the gearbox to make sure there’s always one that’s perfect at any moment of your ride. While the wet, multi-plate clutch has a lightweight and predictable lever action to make fast getaways easy and town riding effortless.

The twin silencers, wrapped in black exaust heat shields, sitbeneath the short, stubby tail section of the Speed Triple R and leave the rear wheel fully exposed on the right by the cool, single-sided swingarm.

Not for looks, for real world sports bike riding. It just happens to look great.



Choosing the suspension wasn’t just a case of looking for the best and bolting it on.

Extensive testing by our own and Öhlins highly experienced development riders on road and track means the internals were developed specifically for Triumph and the Speed Triple R.

In the NIX30 forks and TTX36 shock, the rebound and compression damping functions are completely separated to give you more precise damping control and both offer a huge range of settings to suit your ride.

The frame is the same doubled-tube, twin spar design recognisable from the 1997 model. Although the current version was updated in 2011, so it now uses the engine as a crucial frame component, making the chassis stiffer and lighter for a more focussed ride.

We’ve added Brembo Monobloc callipers to the R for 5 per cent more stopping power than the standard Speed Triple’s Brembos. And their single-piece construction helps reduce distortion at extreme pressures for more accurate feedback.

The optional electronic ABS makes 100 calculations per second to prevent wheel lock up at either end.
Wheels and Tyres

We fitted lightweight cast aluminium wheels and a wide 6 inch rim on the back to take the grippiest, sports-focused rubber the Speed Triple R deserves

The swingarm is aluminium and features an eccentric chain adjuster so that the rear wheel stays perfectly in line with the front for a focussed, precise handling.
Riding Position

The Speed Triple R is pure sports bike with a real world edge. So we designed the riding position for accurate control and aggressive performance in everyday riding situations. We set the bars low, the footrests in a rear set position and the seat is deeply shaped to keep you in position during hard use but still allows you to slide off the sides of the bike.

It’s a forward biased stance essential for keeping weight over the front of the bike, so you can feel exactly what the forks and tyre are doing and explore cornering limits, shifting weight to keep the front end in contact with the ground.

All from a road-going motorcycle that you can use in heavy traffic, slow speed town riding and occasional long distance trips.




2015 Triumph Speed Triple Rx SE ABS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ USD



2015 Triumph Speed Triple Rx SE ABS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN




2015 Triumph Speed Triple Rx SE ABS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine and Transmission

typeLiquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
systemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
exhaustStainless Steel 3 into 1 into 2, twin high level stainless steel silencers
final driveX-Ring-Chain
oil capacity3.8L

Chassis, Running Gear and Displays

frameAluminium beam twin-spar
swingarmSingle-sided, aluminium alloy with eccentric chain adjuster
Front WheelsCast aluminium alloy multi-spoke 17 x 3.5in
Rear WheelsCast aluminium alloy multi-spoke 17 x 6.0in
Front Tyres120/70 ZR 17
Rear Tyres190/55 ZR 17
Front SuspensionÖhlins 43mm NIX30 upside down forks with adjustable rebound and compression damping, 120mm travel
Rear SuspensionÖhlins TTX36 twin tube Monoshock with rebound and compression damping, 130mm rear wheel travel
brakes frontTwin 320mm floating discs, Brembo 4-piston Monobloc radial calipers , Switchable ABS
brakes rearSingle 255mm disc, Nissin single 2-piston sliding caliper, Switchable ABS
instrument display and functionsLCD multi-functional instrument pack with digital speedometer, fuel gauge, trip computer, analogue tachometer, programmable gear change lights, lap timer, service interval announcement and TPMS ready, switchable ABS.

Dimensions and Capacities

width handlebars795mm
height without mirror1110mm
seat height825mm
tank capacity17.5l
wet weight214 kg
dry weight186 kg


max power ec133BHP @ 9400
max torque ec111NM @ 7750

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