Triumph is all set to showcase their new Speed Triple 1200 RR which could be the brand’s new caferacer based on the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS. Global unveil, next week!
Triumph motorcycles will unveil its upcoming Speed Triple 1200 RR on September 14, 2021. Now, by the name of it, this new motorcycle will largely be based on the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS, but with a fairing. Now the bits on the new motorcycle will not only be a quick bodywork job. With the addition of a fairing, Triumph will rework the steering geometry, retune the suspension, and further tweak the rider’s triangle.
The rider will sit more crouched and have to lean over more to reach the handlebars making it a more aggressive posture compared to the Speed Triple 1200 RS. The footpegs will be set further behind and higher as well. The overall rider stance will be more in line with a caferacer.
The teasers that are released, confirm that the new Speed Triple 1200 RR will have a round headlamp housed in a caferacer like fairing. The engine will be the same unit as the Speed Triple 1200 RS but with a different state of tune. The 1,160cc in-line three-cylinder makes 178bhp and 125Nm in the Speed Triple 1200 RS, however, the same unit is likely to produce close to 150bhp in the Speed Triple 1200 RR. The six-speed gearbox from the Speed Triple 1200 RS will be carried forward, however, with a tweaked final drive ratio. The list of electronics onboard will be identical to that of the Speed Triple 1200 RS.
While the global unveiling has been scheduled for September 14, the India launch of the new caferacer is likely to happen in the first quarter of 2022. The pricing will be more or less in the same ballpark as the pricing of the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS. Speaking of the pricing of the Speed Triple 1200 RS, Triumph India has silently hiked the price of the Speed Triple 1200 RS by Rs 1 lakh, and currently, the street-naked motorcycle costs Rs 17.95 lakh (ex-showroom).