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TRIPLE The SPEED--Triumph Speed Triple RS


TRIPLE SPEED--Triumph’s Speed Triple staple has to be doing something right.To learn the beginnings of this beast you have to go back to the noughties when it was known as the smaller, tamer T309.Back then it only possessed 100 horsepower (74kW), so it’s unfair to compare it to today’s big-bore bikes, where 140 horses (104kW) don’t even make the cut. Forward to 2019 and there are new, tougher valve springs,and the engine now redlines 1000rpm higher than the previous model, with 110kW under its belt.  

All this with an assist from the drive gear which makes the engine spin up quicker than before. Tech updates of note include the TFT dash display and the five riding modes including the new Track and Rider modes. RiderMode allows you to custom the ride to your liking, RainMode puts a dampener on power (74kW), while all other modes have the full juice on tap.

The brakes of course are top-notch;Radial Brembos up front, and the single Nissin out back. These are common amongst these type of bikes so no need for back flips just yet. There are over 50 accessories available, from luggage to bling, and being an RS,
BIKE: Triumph Speed Triple RS
ENGINE: 1050cc liquid-cooled, 3 cylinder
TRANSMISSION: 6 speed final drive chain
POWER: 110kW
TORQUE: 117Nm @7150rpm
FUEL CAPACITY: 15.5 litres
SEAT: 825mm


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