2018 Triumph Speed Triple R Review

2018 Triumph Speed Triple R

2018 Triumph Speed Triple R 2018 Triumph Speed Triple R 2018 Triumph Speed Triple R 2018 Triumph Speed Triple R

 

AGGRESSIVE BUT STLYISH.

2018 Triumph Speed Triple R: 

The Speed Triple R will satisfy even the largest appetite for real-world riding thrills. It comes complete with premium 43mm Öhlins NIX30 fully adjustable upside down forks and an Öhlins TTX36 twin tube fully adjustable rear monoshock, providing the perfect level of feedback to build your confidence to new levels. Race-specification Brembo monobloc radial calipers bring extreme, fade-free braking for high-performance road and track-based riding. The styling of the Speed Triple R makes sure everyone on the street knows exactly what they’re up against.

Speed Triple Range

The character of a streetfighter and an aggressive hunkered down stance displays its intentions. The rich characterful unique burble of the all-new 1050 triple engine at idle hints at what’s in store. “Track” rider mode is set… You snap open the throttle, drop the slip assist clutch and unleash the speed triple’s wall of torque… #UNLEASH THE THRILL

 

 

2018 Triumph Speed Triple R Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

•Lighter weight carbon fibre body panels
•Higher specification Öhlins suspension
•Billet machined handlebar clamps, risers, swingarm pivot covers and rear wheel cover
•Red ‘R’ detailing on seat stitching, rear subframe and wheel pinstripes

 

 

2018 Triumph Speed Triple R Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

THE LEGEND COMES OF AGE

In 1994 we launched a bike that ignited a segment, defined a category and gave birth to the term ‘Streetfighter’. Over the past 21 years it has evolved but stayed true to its roots through its brooding minimalist stance encasing a thrilling Triumph Triple engine delivering a perfect balance of POWER, PRECISION, CHARACTER AND PERFORMANCE.

So how to make the new generation even better… with eye catching lines, billet machined components, stick-to-the-road Öhlins suspension on the R , incredible stopping performance from Brembo Monobloc brakes… add to that cutting-edge rider-aid technology combined with fistfuls of torque and real world power from the all-new 1050cc Triple engine, tuned for ultimate performance…we believe that’s how.

 

Configuration

A wall of pure linear torque and real world riding power is in your grasp and the Speed Triple’s new engine is tuned to deliver more than ever. When you wind on the power the all new free flowing under seat exhaust system unleashes the rich characterful roar unique to a Triumph triple engine… for all around you to hear.

The three-cylinder all new 1050cc engine in the Speed Triple delivers the ultimate real world riding experience. The delivery of the acres of full range torque is controlled by you. For the first time, five selectable rider modes have been added that allow you to select how the power is delivered in conjunction with the very latest rider focused technology that includes: throttle mapping, traction control and ABS. The modes include: Rain, Road, Sport, a map that is configurable by you and a fifth, Track mode for well…the Track.

The all new under seat exhaust system is not just a thing of beauty, it is lighter than its predecessor, 70% freer-flowing and tuned to unleash the rich characterful roar unique to a Triumph triple engine.

 

Engine

Our all new 1050cc triple engine incorporates 104 new developments that deliver More Power, More Torque and More Responsiveness, where the merest twist of the ride by wire throttle delivers an instantaneous wave of torque and a truly heart thumping surge of acceleration.

New ride by wire throttle bodies, new ECU, new cylinder head design, new combustion chamber, new header design, new fuel delivery system, new slip assist clutch, new crankshaft, new airbox… equals an all-new engine with a smaller, narrower profile and delivering the ultimate road riding experience. A guaranteed thrill for anyone who rides it.

 

Configuration

A wall of pure linear torque and real world riding power is in your grasp and the Speed Triple’s new engine is tuned to deliver more than ever. When you wind on the power the all new free flowing under seat exhaust system unleashes the rich characterful roar unique to a Triumph triple engine… for all around you to hear.

The three-cylinder all new 1050cc engine in the Speed Triple delivers the ultimate real world riding experience. The delivery of the acres of full range torque is controlled by you. For the first time, five selectable rider modes have been added that allow you to select how the power is delivered in conjunction with the very latest rider focused technology that includes: throttle mapping, traction control and ABS. The modes include: Rain, Road, Sport, a map that is configurable by you and a fifth, Track mode for well…the Track.

The all new under seat exhaust system is not just a thing of beauty, it is lighter than its predecessor, 70% freer-flowing and tuned to unleash the rich characterful roar unique to a Triumph triple engine.

 

Technology

LED Indicators

Highlighting the attention to detail of the Triumph Speed Triple, slim-line LED indicators are fitted (in applicable markets). Featuring a crafted polished aluminium body, the indicators add a finishing touch to the new slim profile styling.

 

RBW Throttle

The new Triumph Speed Triple features a ride-by-wire throttle that interprets grip position for more instant and accurate throttle response and control. It also has the added benefit of improving engine efficiency and fuel economy.

 

Single Sided Swingarm

More than just a signature styling characteristic, the new Speed Triple’s single-sided swingarm is engineered to optimise handling stability – not to mention making it easier to clean the rear wheel, or remove it when changing the rear tyre.

 

Riding Modes

The new Speed Triple features five selectable riding modes – Rain, Road, Sport, Track and a Rider-configurable mode. Each mode varies throttle response, ABS settings and traction control levels. Rain provides a softer throttle response, whilst Sport and Track provide a sharper, more aggressive throttle map. The riding modes can be quickly changed via new handlebar switchgear during riding, you can flip between road and track whenever the conditions or the mood takes you… or better still if the twisties come calling.

 

Twin Silencers

The under seat exhaust on the new Triumph Speed Triple, with black wrap and shot-blasted and anodised aluminium heat shields, are lightweight and incredibly efficient, but best of all, they sound incredible.

 

Styling

With its bold, distinctive looks, the Speed Triple is one of the most instantly recognisable silhouettes. The new Speed Triple takes this to the next level; aggressive and hunkered nose down, new low profile stance, more focused, more athletic, more streamlined. New twin headlights, single-sided swingarm and underseat exhaust are its signature. The new Speed Triple redefines the look and iconic style.

 

Handlebar Clamps and Risers

Exclusive to the new Speed Triple R, outstanding attention to high quality detail is evident immediately when you reach for its handlebars. The wide alloy bars are held by a pair of clamps and risers exquisitely machined from a solid aluminium billet, designed for style, engineered for substance.

 

Mudguard and Tank Infill Panels

Saving every ounce of weight makes a big difference in performance. That’s why the Speed Triple R features an exclusive, lightweight carbon fibre front mudguard and a pair of carbon fibre tank infill panels, both for that high-performance style and to save weight.

 

Rear Wheel Finisher

The smallest details can make the biggest impact, which is why the new Triumph Speed Triple R comes with a rear wheel finisher made from machined billet of aluminium. A true reflection of our attention to detail.

 

‘R’ Styling Features

The dynamics of the Triumph Speed Triple front end is epitomised by a pair of signature profiled headlights and fly screen that incorporates its air intake scoop between the lights, giving a lower more aggressive look.

 

Fly Screen

The new dynamics of the Triumph Speed Triple front end is epitomised by a pair of signature profiled headlights and fly screen that incorporates its air intake scoop between the lights, giving a lower more aggressive look.

 

Bar End Mirrors

The new Speed Triple features a pair of aluminium bar-end mirrors that not only give an improved rearward view but add to the sleek and aggressive profile of the bike.

 

Fuel Tank

The new Speed Triple features a sleek fuel tank with a low side profile for a fully integrated design. Ergonomically styled for its streamlined athletic appearance, it’s also made from magnetic tankbag-friendly steel.

 

Radiator Shrouds

A narrow radiator gives the Speed Triple a slim front end profile. The sleek radiator cowls and a bellypan (standard fit on the R version) adds to the distinctive design silhouette.

 

Twin Seat

The new Triumph Speed Triple’s seat is a separate two-piece design, focussed to deliver the best individual shape for comfort. The rider’s seat has 20mm narrower front profile which aids control and improves ‘stand-over’, but is also now wider and more supportive at the back making it even more comfortable. The Triumph logo is embossed on the leading edge of the pillion seat, giving added detail.

 

Twin Silencers

The under seat exhaust on the new Triumph Speed Triple, with black wrap and shot-blasted and anodised aluminium heat shields, are lightweight and incredibly efficient, but best of all, they sound incredible.

 

Styling

With its bold, distinctive looks, the Speed Triple is one of the most instantly recognisable silhouettes. The new Speed Triple takes this to the next level; aggressive and hunkered nose down, new low profile stance, more focused, more athletic, more streamlined. New twin headlights, single-sided swingarm and underseat exhaust are its signature. The new Speed Triple redefines the look and iconic style.

 

Riding and Handling

The Triumph Speed Triple is defined by its ability to deliver dynamic handling in all riding conditions and the new Speed Triple builds on that reputation. A forward, aggressive riding position ensures total control, total confidence, whether you’re forging a path through urban sprawl, sweeping at speed across the countryside or hitting the apex at a race track.

 

Suspension

The new Speed Triple S has preload, compression and rebound damping-adjustable 43mm upside-down Showa forks and Showa monoshock rear suspension unit, utilising factory honed settings. The Speed Triple R uses 43mm Öhlins NIX30 upside down forks and Öhlins TTX36 twin tube rear monoshock both fully adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping. This all means it sticks to the road when the throttle is open and the bends are calling.

 

Wheels, Brakes and Tyres

For the ultimate in stopping power, the new Triumph Speed Triple S and Speed Triple R both use radial Brembo monobloc calipers, gripping 320mm discs, in conjunction with switchable, variable ABS. Adding to all-round braking performance and balanced high-grip and durability, both Speed Triple S and Speed Triple R use Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa tyres running on light, cast aluminium wheels.

 

Frame

With heritage drawn from the ground-breaking 1995 Triumph Daytona T595 superbike, the new Speed Triple has a twin spar tubular aluminium frame bringing its perfect blend of rigidity and feel.

 

Chassis overview

The new Triumph Speed Triple has agility, stability and engagement at the heart of its handling characteristics. With its dynamic and refined ride balanced by a bold, aggressive attitude you will find yourself looking for excuses to take the long way home for maximum fun and maximum thrills.

 

 

 

2018 Triumph Speed Triple R – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $11200 – $11450 
USD

Type Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity 765 cc
Bore Stroke 3.07 in (77.99 mm) / 2.10 in (53.38 mm)
Compression 12.65:1
Max Power EC 116 hp (86.8 kW) @ 12,000 rpm 57 lbf ft (77 Nm) @ 9,400 rpm
Max Torque EC 77Nm @ 9400rpm
System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI. Electronic throttle control
Exhaust Stainless steel 3 into 1 exhaust system low single sided stainless steel silencer
Final drive O ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate, slip-assisted
Gearbox 6-speed
Frame Front – Aluminium beam twin spar. Rear – 2 piece high pressure die cast
Swingarm Twin-sided, cast aluminium alloy
Front Wheels Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 17 x 3.5in
Rear Wheels Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 17 x 5.5in
Front Tires 120/70ZR17
Rear Tires 180/55ZR17
Front Suspension Showa 41mm upside down separate function big piston forks (SF-BPF), 115mm front wheel travel. Adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and adjustable preload
Rear Suspension Showa piggyback reservoir monoshock, 134mm rear wheel travel. Adjustable spring preload (lock-rings), compression damping and rebound damping.
Brakes Front Twin 310mm floating discs, Brembo M4.32 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, switchable ABS
Brakes Rear Single 220mm fixed disc, Brembo single piston sliding caliper, switchable ABS
Instrument Display and Functions Full-colour, 5″ TFT instrument pack with 3x styles and high/low contrast options
Width Handlebars 29 in (735 mm)
Height Without Mirror 43 in (1085 mm)
Seat Height 32 in (825 mm)
Wheelbase 56 in (1410 mm)
Rake 23.9º
Trail 3.9 in (100 mm)
Dry Weight 366 Lbs (166 kg)
Tank Capacity 4.6 gal (17.4 l)
Fuel Consumption ** 49 mpg (4.8 l/100 km) (GTR2)
CO2 figures ** EURO 4 Standard: 112 g/km **CO2 and fuel consumption are measured according to regulation 168/2013/EC. Figures on fuel consumption are derived from specific test conditions and are for comparative purposes only. They may not reflect real driving results.

 

 

 

2018 Triumph Speed Triple R – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $12600 – $12850 CDN

Type Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity 765 cc
Bore Stroke 3.07 in (77.99 mm) / 2.10 in (53.38 mm)
Compression 12.65:1
Max Power EC 116 hp (86.8 kW) @ 12,000 rpm 57 lbf ft (77 Nm) @ 9,400 rpm
Max Torque EC 77Nm @ 9400rpm
System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI. Electronic throttle control
Exhaust Stainless steel 3 into 1 exhaust system low single sided stainless steel silencer
Final drive O ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate, slip-assisted
Gearbox 6-speed
Frame Front – Aluminium beam twin spar. Rear – 2 piece high pressure die cast
Swingarm Twin-sided, cast aluminium alloy
Front Wheels Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 17 x 3.5in
Rear Wheels Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 17 x 5.5in
Front Tires 120/70ZR17
Rear Tires 180/55ZR17
Front Suspension Showa 41mm upside down separate function big piston forks (SF-BPF), 115mm front wheel travel. Adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and adjustable preload
Rear Suspension Showa piggyback reservoir monoshock, 134mm rear wheel travel. Adjustable spring preload (lock-rings), compression damping and rebound damping.
Brakes Front Twin 310mm floating discs, Brembo M4.32 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, switchable ABS
Brakes Rear Single 220mm fixed disc, Brembo single piston sliding caliper, switchable ABS
Instrument Display and Functions Full-colour, 5″ TFT instrument pack with 3x styles and high/low contrast options
Width Handlebars 29 in (735 mm)
Height Without Mirror 43 in (1085 mm)
Seat Height 32 in (825 mm)
Wheelbase 56 in (1410 mm)
Rake 23.9º
Trail 3.9 in (100 mm)
Dry Weight 366 Lbs (166 kg)
Tank Capacity 4.6 gal (17.4 l)
Fuel Consumption ** 49 mpg (4.8 l/100 km) (GTR2)
CO2 figures ** EURO 4 Standard: 112 g/km **CO2 and fuel consumption are measured according to regulation 168/2013/EC. Figures on fuel consumption are derived from specific test conditions and are for comparative purposes only. They may not reflect real driving results.

 

 

 

2018 Triumph Speed Triple R – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £12100 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Type      Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder

Capacity               1050 cc

Bore Stroke        79 mm / 71.4 mm

Compression      12.25:1

Max Power EC   140 PS / 138 Bhp (103 kW) @ 9500rpm

Max Torque EC 112 Nm @ 7850rpm

System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI

Exhaust                Stainless Steel 3 into 1 into 2, twin high level stainless steel silencers

Final drive           X ring chain

Clutch   Wet, multi-plate slip assist cltuch

Gearbox               6-speed

Frame   Aluminium beam twin-spar

Swingarm            Single-sided, aluminium alloy with eccentric chain adjuster

Front Wheels     Cast aluminium alloy multi-spoke 17 x 3.5 in

Rear Wheels       Cast aluminium alloy multi-spoke 17 x 6.0 in

Front Tyres         120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyres           190/55 ZR17

Front Suspension             Ohlins 43mm NIX30 upside down forks with adjustable rebound and compression damping, 120mm travel

Rear Suspension               Öhlins TTX36 twin tube Monoshock with rebound and compression damping, 130mm rear wheel travel

Brakes Front       Twin 320mm floating discs, Brembo 4-piston Monobloc radial calipers. Switchable ABS

Brakes Rear        Single 255mm disc, Nissin single 2-piston sliding caliper. Switchable ABS

Instrument Display and Functions             LCD multi-functional instrument pack with digital speedometer, fuel gauge, trip computer, analogue tachometer, lap timer, programmable gear change lights, service interval announcement display, TPMS ready, switchable ABS, Riding Modes setting display

Width Handlebars            780 mm

Height Without Mirror   1070 mm

Seat Height         825 mm

Wheelbase         1435 mm

Rake      22.9º

Trail       91.3 mm

Dry Weight         192 Kg

Tank Capacity    15.5 L

Fuel Consumption **     5.4 l/100km (52 MPG)

CO2 figures **   EUR4 Standard: CO2 – 119.0 g/km **CO2 and fuel consumption are measured according to regulation 168/2013/EC.  Figures on fuel consumption are derived from specific test conditions and are for comparative purposes only. They may not reflect real driving results.

 

 

 

 

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