Triumph Motorcycles India launched the 2021 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS in India just a couple of days after the global unveil. It is priced at ? 16.95 lakh (ex-showroom, India) and the first launch from the company in 2021. The Speed Triple nameplate makes a comeback in Triumph's India line-up after a few years. The 2021 Speed Triple 1200 RS is an all new model ground-up and it will be positioned above the Street Triple RS as the company's flagship performance naked motorcycle.
The new Speed Triple 1200 RS features an all-new 1,160 cc triple-cylinder engine which is 7 kg lighter than before. It makes 178 bhp at 10,750 rpm along with 125 Nm of peak torque coming in at 9,000 rpm. The new engine makes 30 bhp and 8 Nm more than the previous model. The company says that the performance is best yet among any sport naked from Triumph till date. With 12 per cent lesser powertrain inertia, the new Speed Triple is said to have solid acceleration as well. The engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox with a bi-directional quick-shifter which is a standard fitment.
The motorcycle is built on a new all-new lightweight cast-Aluminium frame and is 10 kg lighter overall than the previous generation model. The weight distribution is further forward and lower. The wet weight of the motorcycle is 198 kg. The bike gets top-spec Ohlins NIX30 upside down forks which are adjustable for preload, rebound and compression damping. At the rear is a Ohlins TTX36 twin-tube monoshock which is also fully adjustable for preload, rebound and compression damping. In terms of braking, the front end gets twin 320 mm discs gripped by Brembo Stylema radial Monobloc front callipers and a Brembo twin-piston calliper at the rear with a 270 mm disc. The front brake lever is adjustable as well. The motorcycle is shod with Metzeler Racetec RR tyres as standard and can be optionally specified with Pirelli Diablo SuperCorsa SC2 tyres as well.
The 2021 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS is loaded with electronics and new features as well. It gets a new 5-inch fully TFT instrument console with different layouts. The switchgear is new too and Triumph says it offers better functionality while riding. Then there is a comprehensive electronics suite which consists of a 6-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU), ABS, cornering ABS, traction control, front wheel lift control and 5 riding modes which are road, rain, sport, track and rider. All modes are configurable and have varying settings for electronic intervention. Other features include My Triumph Connectivity System, full LED lighting, keyless ignition and integrated GoPro controls.