The purest, hardest performing and most rewarding naked sports motorcycle available today. We took the Speed Triple, the world's first and best factory streetfighter with its head-turning, angry style and its 135PS three-cylinder engine. Then added the best components the motorcycle industry can offer, from Öhlins, Pirelli and Brembo. A plethora of exquisitely designed accessories complete the R transformation – fly screen, belly pan and seat cowl, whilst the Diablo Red radiator shrouds further boast of the R’s pedigree.
The result is the Speed Triple R, cutting edge real world performance to thrill the most committed rider.
Based on the already high performing and agile Speed Triple. The R gives you sharper steering and even better feedback for the most intense, tactile and satisfying ride from any Triumph ever made.
The Speed Triple never tried to hide what it was, a cutting edge sports bike with performance honed for the street. But the R screams it.
The engine is the same muscle-packed 1050cc triple that powers the Speed Triple. And it delivers a huge punch. But every real rider knows, the key to its real world performance is the broad spread of torque and instant throttle response.
With 135PS maximum there’s enough high-end performance to satisfy you on a serious track day. Then there’s the Speed Triple R’s 111Nm of peak torque, with lots more thrust on tap lower down the rev range no matter what the gear and a seemingly endless flow of power that's predictable and easy to use.
We matched the transmission carefully to the engine, with six ratios in the gearbox to make sure there's always one that's perfect at any moment of your ride. While the wet, multi-plate clutch has a lightweight and predictable lever action to make fast getaways easy and town riding effortless.
The twin silencers, wrapped in black exaust heat shields, sitbeneath the short, stubby tail section of the Speed Triple R and leave the rear wheel fully exposed on the right by the cool, single-sided swingarm.
Not for looks, for real world sports bike riding. It just happens to look great.
Choosing the suspension wasn't just a case of looking for the best and bolting it on.
Extensive testing by our own and Öhlins highly experienced development riders on road and track means the internals were developed specifically for Triumph and the Speed Triple R.
In the NIX30 forks and TTX36 shock, the rebound and compression damping functions are completely separated to give you more precise damping control and both offer a huge range of settings to suit your ride.
The frame is the same doubled-tube, twin spar design recognisable from the 1997 model. Although the current version was updated in 2011, so it now uses the engine as a crucial frame component, making the chassis stiffer and lighter for a more focussed ride.
We’ve added Brembo Monobloc callipers to the R for 5 per cent more stopping power than the standard Speed Triple's Brembos. And their single-piece construction helps reduce distortion at extreme pressures for more accurate feedback.
The optional electronic ABS makes 100 calculations per second to prevent wheel lock up at either end.
Wheels and Tyres
We fitted lightweight cast aluminium wheels and a wide 6 inch rim on the back to take the grippiest, sports-focused rubber the Speed Triple R deserves
The swingarm is aluminium and features an eccentric chain adjuster so that the rear wheel stays perfectly in line with the front for a focussed, precise handling.
The Speed Triple R is pure sports bike with a real world edge. So we designed the riding position for accurate control and aggressive performance in everyday riding situations. We set the bars low, the footrests in a rear set position and the seat is deeply shaped to keep you in position during hard use but still allows you to slide off the sides of the bike.
It's a forward biased stance essential for keeping weight over the front of the bike, so you can feel exactly what the forks and tyre are doing and explore cornering limits, shifting weight to keep the front end in contact with the ground.
All from a road-going motorcycle that you can use in heavy traffic, slow speed town riding and occasional long distance trips.
The four piston, radially mounted Brembo front callipers, with optional electronic ABS make 100 calculations per second to prevent wheel lock up at either end.
We’ve made sure your bike is protected by a coded key immobiliser system, should your Speed Triple R attract the wrong kind of attention. It disables the ignition if it detects an attempt to turn or force the ignition switch without the presence of the electronically coded correct key.
Instruments and Computer
We added all the instrumentation a rider needs. Including programmable gear change lights, service interval reminder, lap timer, trip computer and fuel gauge.
All designed to be used by the performance rider, it's part digital, part analogue and laid out in a highly intuitive fashion to make absorbing the array of information as easy and quick as possible.
Factory colour match seat cowl offers a quick, easy change of look for solo riding.
Alloy LED Indicators
Gloss Black LED indicator units act as a direct replacement for the standard parts.
Features include cast alloy body, with rubberised mounting foot and Triumph logo branding.
Bar End Mirror
Sold singularly the bar end mirror is a stylish alternative to the standard equipment. CNC machined and available in a clear or black anodised finish this option features laser etched Triumph logo detailing with tinted Mirror glass.
Our confidence provides you with a two-year unlimited mileage warranty on your new Triumph and Genuine Accessories. Alongside the knowledge that we give you a 12 month unlimited mileage warranty on replacement parts.
The Speed Triple R carries 6,000 mile (10,000km) service intervals.
Engine and Transmission
- typeLiquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
- systemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
- exhaustStainless Steel 3 into 1 into 2, twin high level stainless steel silencers
- final driveX-Ring-Chain
- oil capacity3.8L
Chassis, Running Gear and Displays
- frameAluminium beam twin-spar
- swingarmSingle-sided, aluminium alloy with eccentric chain adjuster
- Front WheelsForged aluminium alloy 5 spoke 17 x 3.5in
- Rear WheelsForged aluminium alloy 5 spoke 17 x 6.0in
- Front Tyres120/70 ZR 17
- Rear Tyres190/55 ZR 17
- Front SuspensionÖhlins 43mm NIX30 upside down forks with adjustable rebound and compression damping, 120mm travel
- Rear SuspensionÖhlins TTX36 twin tube Monoshock with rebound and compression damping, 130mm rear wheel travel
- brakes frontTwin 320mm floating discs, Brembo 4-piston Monobloc radial calipers , Switchable ABS
- brakes rearSingle 255mm disc, Nissin single 2-piston sliding caliper, Switchable ABS
- instrument display and functionsLCD multi-functional instrument pack with digital speedometer, fuel gauge, trip computer, analogue tachometer, programmable gear change lights, lap timer, service interval announcement and TPMS ready, switchable ABS.
Dimensions and Capacities
- width handlebars795mm
- height without mirror1110mm
- seat height825mm
- tank capacity17.5l
- wet weight212 kg
- dry weight186 kilo
- max power ec135BHP @ 9400
- max torque ec111NM @ 7750