Triumph Speed Triple 1050 R imported to India for homologation, to launch soon
Triumph has had an amazing run in the country so far selling a decent number of premium motorcycles since setting up shop here. The British motorcycle manufacturer is not planning to sit idle and is planning to bring in more models soon. One of these models will be the Triumph Speed Triple 1050 R, because one unit of the same bike was recently imported to our country for homologation purposes.
The standard Speed Triple is different from the ‘R’ variant only on the mechanical front per say. In international markets, the Speed Triple R derives a good 137 PS of power and 111 Nm of twisting force from a 1050cc in-line three-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine. When launched, the motorcycle will be brought in via the CBU route only and will most likely get the same power figures as mentioned above.
Save for high-performance Öhlins shock absorbers, the Street Triple R is basically the same motorcycle as the standard Street Triple, which comes with a Showa suspension instead. The front end gets 43mm NIX30 upside down forks, while the rear comes fitted with a TTX36 twin tube monoshock. The amazing pair of suspensions get the added convenience of compression and rebound damping and controllable ABS, which can be switched on or off as per the rider’s wishes.
When launched in India, the more powerful Street Triple 1050 R will go head on with the likes of the Suzuki GSX-S1000, Kawasaki Z1000, Honda CB1000R and the likes. The R is a very potent machine having a big fan following across the globe, but its fate in India will only be based on its pricing. Given the Street Triple is priced at Rs. 11.49 lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi), the R variant will be slotted not so high above the first. If tucked under Rs. 14 lakhs (ex-showroom), then the upcoming motorcycle should be able to perform well for the British two-wheeler manufacturer.
Check out the Speed Triple 1050 R in the below video.