Triumph has just launched its highly anticipated liter-class naked bike in the form of the revived Speed Triple RS. Now sporting a massive bump in displacement as opposed to its last iteration which sported a 1,050cc engine, the 2021 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS is now equipped with a powerful 1,160cc engine making it one of the fastest motorcycles in the British manufacturer’s model range.
This beast of a naked bike is surely coming to the Philippines in the coming months. That said, here’s what you can expect if you’re in the market for this top of the line naked sportbike. The Speed Triple 1200 RS comes with a few defining features which make it stand out as compared to the Street Triple RS. For starters, it features revised body work with a carbon fiber front fender, body colored belly pan, and a seat cowl which can be swapped out for a rear passenger seat. It gets sporty cast aluminum wheels and a gorgeous single-sided swingarm.
In the global market, the Speed Triple 1200 RS is offered in two colorways: Sapphire Black with red and silver accents, and Matt Silver Ice with silver and yellow accents. Lighting consists of an all-LED unit up front, as well as similarly styled DRLs as that of the Street Triple RS. The tail light, and self-cancelling turn signals are all LED, as well. Rounding off the Speed Triple’s premium componentry, of course, is a 5-inch full-color TFT display which displays a slew of vital information, and serves as the means by which the rider can configure the bike’s various settings. Equipped with a six-axis IMU, the Speed Triple is outfitted with cornering traction control, cornering ABS, and 5 riding modes. It even gets wheelie control, cruise control, and the My Triumph Connectivity System for you to pair your smartphone with the bike’s advanced computer system.
Moving on to the heart of the beast, the 2021 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS is powered by a 1,160cc inline triple derived from Triumph’s Moto2 race engine. The engine is rated for 180 hp and 125 Nm of torque. These massive power gains are afforded thanks to a revised ignition system that makes use of twin-tip spark plugs. A lighter and more efficient cooling system has also been developed, consisting of an integrated oil circuit heat exchanger. As far as pricing is concerned, the Speed Triple 1200 RS has been pegged at P1,195,000. Triumph Philippines has already opened reservations for this bike. That said, we can expect this bike to begin deliveries in the coming months.