2016 Triumph Speed Triple Spied With No Camouflage
Super sport motorcycles from different manufacturers are battling it out to put out more than 200 BHP, however, their naked counterparts are only making it past the 180 BHP mark. Triumph Motorcycles does not seem to care too much about these battles which engages famous manufacturers like Aprilia, BMW and KTM. One of the most famous naked bikes to come from the British bike maker, the Speed Triple is now due for an update which is due to launch in the market next year.
The new Speed Triple has been caught testing for the first time ever. It seems that Triumph is giving the litre class naked bike a major overhaul in terms of technology and mechanical upgrades. According to a few reports, the motorcycle will get multiple engine modes, traction control and an electronic throttle. These very same additions were seen on the Tiger 800 model this year. Power figures are also likely to be bumped up, with the 1050 cc liquid-cooled, in-line three-cylinder engine expected to output 140 HP. With engine emissions most likely to reduce, we sincerely hope that Triumph does more to improve the power figures and take the 2016 Speed Triple to the Aprilia Tuono V4, BMW S1000R and KTM 1290 Super duke’s 180 HP league.
The 2016 Speed Triple is expected to feature Brembo brakes, Showa forks and three riding modes as standard, whereas the R badged top-of-the-line model will get a special Ohlins suspension and five riding modes.
The Triumph Speed Triple is not considered a benchmark in the naked roadster market mainly due to its lagging performance figures. Powerful engines are the main factors that attract buyers towards a particular motorcycle and Triumph needs to step up its game if it does not want to get left behind in the naked bike race.
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