2016 Triumph Speed Triple R and Speed Triple S revealed
Triumph has gone out and revealed the 2016 editions of the Speed Triple series. The Speed Triple R and Speed Triple S look very similar to each other. The first model will be available in Crustal White and Matte Graphite colours, while the latter S model will come with Diablo Red and Phantom Black.
Both the motorcycles will be powered by a three-cylinder, 1050cc engine that has a total of 104 changes when compared to the outgoing model. These changes helps the bikes output more power and torque figures and the ability to return an enhanced fuel efficiency of 10 percent. Changes comes in the form of a new cylinder head, new pistons and a new crankshaft.
When it comes to styling, the Speed Triple R and S models gets narrow looking, aggressive styling elements. The new body work is sleeker and the tail piece is completely new featuring a Daytona 675R-inspired unit. The radiator, muffler, front fender and fuel tank design is new. Triumph has also given the bikes carbon fibre body panels to help keep weight at minimum.
The new Speed Triples feature new rider-focussed technologies including five riding modes – Road, Rain, Sport, Track, and Rider; switchable traction control and switchable ABS. Speed Triple’s performance and capabilities are enhanced by a new ECU that is coupled to a new adjustable Ride-by-Wire throttle with selectable throttle maps that helps in increasing the responsiveness, feel and control of the motorcycle.
The Speed Triple R gets 43mm Ohlins NIX30 upside down forks and Ohlins TTX36 twin tube monoshocks at the rear. The 2016 Triumph Speed Triple S on the other hand gets an improved suspension setup with adjustable 43mm upside down Showa forks and Showa monoshocks. All the mentioned suspensions can be adjusted for compression, preload and rebound damping. The bikes run on Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa tyres that are offered as standard.
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[News Source – Triumph]