2021 Triumph Bonneville Bobber
Along with several feature and colour updates, the biggest change on the 2021 Bonneville Bobber is its BS6 compliant 1200cc high torque engine
Triumph Motorcycles has updated its 2021 lineup of the Bonneville series and the Bonneville Bobber is a part of this update. The new Bobber gets enhanced features, new colour schemes and most of all an updated engine that now complies with the latest (Euro5 and BS6) emission norms worldwide.
Triumph Bonneville Bobber is priced at Rs 11.75 lakh pan India. The Bobber is being sold in three colours of Matte Strom Grey with Matte Ironstone (Rs 12.05 lakh), Cordovan Red (Rs 11.88 lakh), and Jet Black (Rs 11.75 lakh) along with updated equipment and technology that sets it apart from its earlier counterpart.
Features and Instrumentation
2021 Triumph Bonneville Bobber gets blacked out elements and updated features that will allow for worldwide acceptance. These include steel fenders with a central ridge and return edge, flat bars and adjustable levers, a sculpted top yolk, rubber gaiters and a side mounted ignition barrel. It also gets blacked out bar end mirrors, LED bullet indicators and a new full LED headlamp and LED DRLs.
Ride position is comfortable as it is adjustable with the seat being moved up and forward or down and backwards depending on rider choices. The instruments are also adjustable for better accessibility. Blacked out engine cover, cam cover and sprocket cover also enhance the looks of the new Bobber. It now sports a 12 liter fuel tank thereby resulting in 33 percent added range.
2021 Triumph Bonneville Bobber
The instrument cluster with a multi-function display unit is controlled via a handlebar mounted scroll button. It gets a new dial face with silver markings and integrated warning lights.
The new Triumph Bobber rides on 16 inch fat wheel in the front and 47mm front fork with a wider rear wheel set up with Avon Cobra tyres that have been specially designed for the Bobber consisting of lightweight material for better manoeuvrability and best in class stability.
Engine, Transmission and Braking
2021 Bobber is powered by a 1200cc twin engine. This new engine offers 78 hp power at 6,100 rpm and 106 Nm torque at 4,000 rpm mated to a 6 speed gearbox. The engine complies with Euro 5 standard with lower levels of emission and higher fuel efficiency. It gets ride by wire system and two riding modes of Road and Rain and adjustable throttle response and traction control settings.
Braking is via premium Brembo 2 piston calipers and twin discs in the front and single disc set up at the rear. ABS along with switchable traction control are also on offer for added rider’s safety. Triumph has also offered the Bobber with a longer service interval of 10,000 miles or 16,000 kms relating to a lower cost of ownership. More
2021 Triumph Bonneville Bobber
Triumph Trident is locally assembledFirst unveiled as a concept prototype for the London Design Museum in August of 2020, Triumph Trident 660 has quickly transitioned to its production-spec version
After officially launching the Bonneville range, Triumph has launched the entry-entry level naked bike- Trident 660 for the Indian market. The naked streetfighter which was recently launched in Malaysia has been priced at INR 6.95 lakh (ex-showroom, India). This is the same price tag which got leaked last month.
Pre-bookings of the Trident 660 started in November last year at a token amount of Rs 50,000, shortly after it made its India debut. Since then, it has launched in various international markets across the world. The bike will be available as a CKD unit in India. This entry-level Triumph has been designed and developed keeping in mind the younger section of riders.
Styling & Features
Starting with its design, the Trident 660 commands a sporty and muscular stance with a neo-classic stance. With this motorcycle, the British automaker has paid tribute to the original Trident of 1968 which kickstarted the era of three-cylinder motors.
The prominent design highlights include a retro-style round LED headlamp, a curvy dual-tone fuel tank with knee pads, an under-belly exhaust, and a single-piece seat with a sleek and stubby tail section. It can also be fitted with a host of optional accessories.
Mr. Shoeb Farooq, Business Head, Triumph Motorcycles India
The new Trident comes with a bunch of rider assist features such as full LED lighting, a single-pod TFT instrument console, smartphone connectivity, ride-by-wire throttle, two riding modes (Road and Rain) and switchable traction control. It rides on 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped around by Michelin Road 5 tyres.
Stopping duties are taken care of by dual-disc brakes at front and a single disc at rear and which are powered by Nissin sliding piston calipers while safety net is provided by dual-channel ABS as standard fitment.
It is built on a tubular steel perimeter frame which is equipped with an aluminium swing-arm. Suspension duties are handled by Showa 41mm upside-down forks at front and a preload-adjustable mono-shock at rear. As far as performance is concerned, it draws its power from a 660cc liquid-cooled, in-line, 3-cylinder engine which pushes out an impressive 80 bhp at 10,250rpm and 64 Nm of peak torque at 6,250rpm. This unit is paired with a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch.
Trident 660 has been made available in four colour options namely Silver Ice and Diablo Red, Matt Jet Black and Matt Silver Ice, Crystal White and Sapphire Black. Triumph is offering a 2-year unlimited kilometer warranty in addition to attractive finance schemes with a minimum EMI of Rs 9,999. In India, it directly competes against Kawasaki Z650. More
2021 Triumph Bonneville T120Triumph has launched its 2021 Bonneville range in India today
Triumph Motorcycle India has launched 6 motorcycles today. These include the variants of Street Twin, T100, T120, Speedmaster. It will also include a limited-edition Street Twin ‘Gold Line’ of which only 1000 examples will be built globally.
The updated Bonneville range will retain their classic styling but will get some cosmetic updates, new color options and body graphics while they will all now comply with Euro 5 / BS6 emission norms. Prices in India start from Rs 7.95 lakhs, ex-sh. Below are the detailed prices.
2021 Triumph Bonneville Range Price List
2021 Triumph Street Twin
This is the highest selling model in the company’s Modern Classic lineup. For 2021, it gets updated with new cast aluminum wheels measuring 18 inch front and 17 inch rear with machined spoke accents and a new ribbed bench seat with 10mm thicker seat foam while saddle height has been increased by 5mm to now 765mm. It also gets new side panels, new decals, a throttle body finisher and brushed aluminum headlamp assembly.
The 2021 Triumph Street Twin will not see any colour changes and will be offered in three shades of Cobalt Blue, Matt Ironstone, and Jet Black. The first two colour options receive grey-and-white striped decals. The Street Twin will be powered by a 900cc parallel twin HT engine offering 65 hp power at 7,500 rpm and 80 Nm torque at 3,800 rpm while mated to a 5 speed transmission with slip and assist clutch. It gets two riding modes of Rain and Road, switchable traction control and dual channel ABS.
2021 Street Twin
2021 Street Twin Gold Line
Limited to just 1,000 units of which only 100 will be reserved for UK markets, the Gold Line edition gets a unique paint scheme Matte Sapphire Black with hand painted gold lining and the Triumph heritage logo. It will also get brushed aluminum decal on the side of the fuel tank and custom details will also be seen on the it wheels with gold detailing. The Bonneville Twin Gold Line will be powered by the same engine as seen on the Street Twin.
2021 Street Twin Gold
2021 Bonneville T100
It will gain in terms of design with aluminum wheel rims and crank with thin walled clutch cover and magnesium cam cover all of which relate to a lighter weight by 4 kgs over its older counterpart. Colour options will include a Lucerne Blue and Fusion White scheme, along with hand painted silver coach lines and a single Jet Black colour option or a dual tone of Carnival Red and Fusion White, with hand painted silver coach lines.
The T100 will get an updated Euro5 compliant 900 cc engine that offers 65 hp power at 7,400 and 80 Nm torque at 3,750 rpm which is 10 hp more than that offered on its earlier engine. Fuel efficiency is pegged at 24.3 km/l. Brembo brakes, traction control and ABS will also be a part of the updates.
2021 Bonneville T120 And T120 Black
The biggest change in the Bonneville T100, T120 and T120 Black lies in its engine. The T120 also sees its engine mass reduced thanks to use of a lighter crankshaft, clutch and balancer shafts. It also receives new aluminum wheel rims thus relating to an overall reduction in weight by 7 kgs to a total of 228 kgs. This weight loss along with the lower internal inertia offered by the engine results in better response.
Triumph has also fitted the 2021 Bonneville T120 with more premium Brembo 2 piston front brake as against the Nissin unit seen on its earlier counterpart. The T120 is powered by a 1200cc, parallel twin, liquid cooled engine offering 80 hp power at 6,550 rpm and increased torque that goes up from 104 Nm to 105 Nm at 3,500 rpm. Fuel efficiency is set at 21.2 km/l.
The T120 Black gets blacked out finishes on its engine cover, rear view mirror housing, rims and exhausts in a choice of Jet Black or sophisticated Matte Jet Black with Matte Graphite with a hand painted silver coach lining, while all other features and engine specs remain the same as seen on the T120
2021 Bonneville Speedmaster
Feature updates will see a new split seat setup with comfort seats for rider and pillion with 11 mm thicker foam and lumbar support, an updated instrument cluster and two new colour schemes of Red and Dual-Tone Black-and-White. It will also get 47mm Showa fork over the 41mm seen on its earlier model and brakes get updated to offer and smoother and better delivery. The updated Speedmaster will be powered by a 1200cc Euro5 engine offering 77 hp power and 106 Nm torque.
2021 Bonneville Bobber
To be launched at a later date, it gets a larger 12 liter fuel tank as against the 9 liter units seen on its previous model. It also receives higher spec Brembo brakes, 47mm Showa forks and new 16 inch wheels while black color scheme is seen across its engine, cam and sprocket covers.
It gets a new LED headlamp unit, switchable ABS, traction control and cruise control offered as standard. Offered in three color options of Matt Storm grey and Matt Ironstone scheme along with a new Cordovan Red and Classic Jet Black option. The Bonneville Bobber will be powered by the same engine as seen on the Speedmaster. More
Triumph Electric Motorcycle Prototype – Project TE-1The Triumph TE-1 project’s innovative AC motor produces 180 hp and weights only 10 kg
Back in May 2019, Triumph Motorcycles announced that it is working on an electric sportsbike project called TE-1 as a part of a joint research project funded by the Office For Zero Emission Vehicles, Government of the UK. Fast forward to the present day, phase 2 of the 4-phase project has reached completion, and the British marque has unveiled the electric powertrain prototype in addition to design sketches of the Triumph TE-1 electric motorcycle.
Triumph TE-1 – An Overview
The Triumph TE-1 project is being developed in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering, Integral Powertrain Ltd, and WMG of University of Warwick. The project is is a part of Innovate UK program run by the government, has already exceeded the targets set by the UK Automotive Council for 2025.
Triumph Electric Motorcycle Prototype
The phase 2 involves developing and testing the critical components of the motorcycle such as the battery, motor and vehicle control units. The end of phase 3 will involve realizing a full functional prototype of the motorcycle which will be used in phase 4 for final validation process.
Puny Yet Powerful AC Motor
While detailed specifications of the powertrain are still under wraps, we know that the new innovative AC motor developed by Integral Powertrain’s e-Division weights only 10 kg and produces a staggering 180 hp (130 kW), making it one of the best units in the motorcycle business in terms of power density. The company has worked on integrating the motor and inverter into a single unit so as to improve packaging and reduce mass.
Triumph Electric Motorcycle Prototype
Compact Battery Pack
Williams Advanced Engineering spearheaded the development of the Triumph TE-1 project’s battery module, battery management system and vehicle control unit. The system is heavily optimized for mass, performance, ideal location of center of gravity to enable sharp handling, and ease of recharging. The performance specifications of the battery is still under wraps but Williams says that the unit offers the best-in-class power and energy density, and has been successfully validated on test bench.
Triumph Electric Motorcycle Prototype
Advanced Modelling and Simulation
WMG at the University of Warwick brings its academic might to this joint research and development program. The university team has been working on model-based engineering techniques to aid the whole development process.
During phase 1 various models simulating the behaviors of motor, battery, control systems, etc., were developed to aid in selection and sizing of right kind of critical systems. The fidelity of the models of each sub-systems were improved during the second phase to aid the partners in optimizing the performance of the high-performance pure electric powertrain. The university also realized a Hardware-in-loop (HIL) test rig to validate the motorcycle’s various control units.
Triumph Motorcycles focuses on developing a new chassis and rear sub-frame to underpin the modern electric motorcycle in addition to coming up with a fitting design. The company also developed the fully digital colour instrument console and software for the vehicle control unit by integrating functional safety measures that is required for the final version to be homologated for road use.
The styling is an evolution of the brand’s street fighter design with the quintessential two-piece headlamp design. The Triumph TE-1 project is expected to be completed sometime in 2023. More details are expected to be released as the joint research project reaches the end of phase 3. More
Triumph Trident India Price
The Triumph Trident 660 will be assembled locally out of CKD kits
Shortly after its international debut, Triumph Motorcycle’s new entry level model, the Trident 660 street fighter, is about to be launched in India soon. One of our readers happened to come across the starting price listed on the official website, possibly during a test run, but it has been taken down since. Here is how much it is going to cost in India.
Triumph Trident 660
The Triumph Trident 660 will have a starting price of INR 6.95 lakh (ex-showroom), as per the leaked photo. It remains to be seen if this is the actual launch price of the motorcycle or not, as Triumph India is yet to announce the prices officially. If the leaked prices are indeed correct, this makes it the most affordable model in the British marque’s lineup. At the time of its global unveil, the company revealed that the motorcycle will be imported into India in the form of CKD kits and assembled locally at its Manesar facility.
Triumph Trident India Price Leak. Hat Tip – Ram
The Trident 660 pays tribute to the original 1968 namesake which was the origin of the brand’s famous triple-cylinder family. The styling has a neo-classic appeal to it with a simple circular LED headlamp, a prominent fuel tank with padded knee indents and a cantilevered tailpiece with minimal bodywork. The underbelly exhaust, generously proportioned tyres, alloy swingarm, digital instrument console and alloy wheels add a modern touch.
The medium displacement motorcycle is based on a steel tubular frame which sits on Showa inverted telescopic front forks and rear monoshock with preload adjustment. The 17-inch alloy wheels are wrapped in Michelin Road 5 tyres measuring 120/70-R17 at the front and 180/55-R17 at the rear. The Nissin braking system comprises of 310 mm twin discs with two-piston calipers at the front and a single disc with one-piston caliper at the rear. Of course, ABS is a standard equipment.
The Triumph Trident 660 also gets ride-by-wire system which enables road and rain riding modes. Other highlights include adjustable traction control, colour TFT instrument console with white-on-black LCD unit, and so on.
Powering the naked motorcycle is a 660 cc in-line three-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine which is not entirely new but it incorporates as many as 67 new components to comply with the latest emission standards. Mated to a 6-speed transmission by means of a slipper and assist clutch, the engine pumps out 81 hp and 64 Nm of torque. Triumph claims that 90% of the torque is available almost throughout the rev range.
Three color themes are available namely Matt Jet Black and Matt Silver Ice, Silver Ice and Diablo Red, and Crystal White and Sapphire Black. Internationally, the motorcycle is offered with a 2 year / unlimited km warranty package and we expect the same in India as well.
To be introduced in the coming days, the Triumph Trident 660 will take on the likes of Kawasaki Z650 and Ducati Scrambler Icon. The pricing puts it in the sweet-spot right in the middle of of its cheaper and more expensive rivals. More
2021 Triumph Bonneville Teaser
Bonneville range of motorcycles for 2021 is expected to feature updates in its styling and equipment
Triumph Motorcycles is on a spree to update its product lineup for 2021. In a matter of a few days, it has introduced two important bikes- Speed Triple 1200 RS and Tiger 850 Sport in India and globally. This is going to be followed by the brand’s new entry-level naked motorcycle Trident 660.
Amidst all this, Triumph hasn’t forgotten its classic range of roadsters which has helped it earn a household name in retro motorcycles across the globe. The British bikemaker has teased the upcoming Bonneville brand of motorcycles for the year 2021. The company has shared a teaser on YouTube announcing its global launch on February 23, 2021.
From the teaser video, one could gather that the updated Bonneville lineup is slated to feature six different models. These bikes are likely to include Street Twin, Bonneville T100, Bonneville T120, Speed Twin, Bonneville Speedmaster and Bonneville Bobber.
Seeing past updates from Triumph, we expect Triumph to make updates to Bonnie’s cosmetics and feature list along with the mandatory emission update to make engines breathe cleaner. Although these updates are not likely to be something major. Take a look at the teaser video below.
As part of the update, we expect the updated Bonnie lineup to receive new colour schemes, updated styling and a few additional features. These could include an updated instrument console, a host of electronic aids and slightly different body graphics. Apart from cleaner Euro-5/BS6 emission, there is less likelihood of any mechanical changes. Clearly, this updated Bonneville series is expected to be more of an evolution than a revolution.
Bonneville India Lineup
In India though, the British brand is likely to trim down the Bonneville range and offer only a select few models. The India lineup is likely to miss out on Speedmaster and Bobber along with Thruxton R cafe racer.
Launch of the updated Bonnies are expected to take place soon after the global unveil as the brand would like to increase its sales on an urgent basis. All updates are likely to come at a price and therefore the 2021 Bonnies are expected to be offered at a premium over their predecessors.
Tiger 850 Sport
The company recently launched an affordable variant of its Tiger 900 adventure bike- Tiger 850 Sport at a price of Rs 11.95 lakh (ex-showroom). It is powered by the same 888cc, liquid-cooled, in-line triple petrol engine which performs duties in the former, however, it is slightly detuned to return an output of 84 bhp and 82 Nm of peak torque. This unit is mated to a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper and assist clutch for smoother and quicker gear shifts. More
2021 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport
Triumph Tiger 850 Sport sits below Tiger 900 GT to become the new entry level model of the range
Triumph Motorcycle India has launched the new Tiger 850 Sport in the country replacing the base Tiger 900 in the company lineup. It is a more road focused model and gets its power from a 888cc in-line triple engine. It is priced from Rs 11.95 lakhs ex-sh. Bookings are open online, as well as at dealers for Rs 50k deposit.
Dual Colour Options and Riding Modes
Triumph Tiger 850 Sport will be the company’s entry-level offering in the adventure motorcycle segment. It was revealed globally in November 2020 and detailed recently on the company’s Indian website. Tiger 850 Sport will be seen in dual colour options of Graphite and Diablo Red and Graphite and Caspian Blue.
The adventure tourer offers two riding modes namely Rain and Road. Tiger 850 Sport also gets a switchable traction control system. Underpinned by a lightweight modular frame, bolt on aluminum sub frame the new base variant weighs a total of 192 kg.
On board features include LED lighting at the front and rear, a 5 inch full TFT screen, 19 inch front and 17 inch rear blacked out alloy wheels best suited for mild off-roading and highway rides, and dual channel ABS. The adventure tourer also sports a large fuel tank, and for better on-board ergonomics and rider comfort, a generously proportioned seat and swept back handlebars.
2021 Triumph Tiger 850 Sport Specs
Triumph Tiger 850 Sport Engine
Triumph Tiger 850 Sport is powered by a 888cc, liquid cooled, in-line triple engine offering 85 hp power at 8,500 rpm and 82 Nm torque at 6,500 rpm. Transmission duties are handled by a 6 speed unit with slip and assist clutch. This engine claims to offer smooth and linear power at lower engine speeds and across rev range.
Suspension setup includes 45mm Marzocchi USD fork in the front and gas charged monoshock at the rear with manual preload adjustment. Braking is taken care of by Brembo Stylema system measuring 320 mm in the front and 255 mm at the rear. The entry level Triumph Tiger 850 Sport will compete against the BMW F 750 GS in its segment and with the upcoming KTM 890 Adventure that is slated to launch later this year.
Triumph India In 2021
Mr. Shoeb Farooq, Business Head – Triumph Motorcycles India said: “We are excited to introduce the new member of the Tiger family; Triumph Motorcycles have been dominating the premium adventure segment in the country since the first Tiger made its way to the Indian shores and now with the launch of the new Tiger 850 sport, we extend the Tiger portfolio to 4 purposefully different motorcycles, at the same time strengthening our commitment to catering to premium adventure motorcyclists in the country.”
Triumph Motorcycle entered 2021 with the launch of the Speed Triple 1200 RS on 26th Jan at INR 16.95 lakhs. The 1200RS is limited to just 30 units and bookings are on first-come-first-serve basis. Deliveries will commence by March end. The company also plans to bring in the more affordable Trident 660 by March 2021. Pre-bookings for Trident 660 are open at all Triumph India dealerships at an initial amount of INR 50,000. More
2021 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS
Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS is based on a brand new chassis, receives new features and gets a new 1160cc 180 hp engine
Triumph Motorcycles India have launched the 2021 Speed Triple 1200 RS today, at a starting price of Rs 16.95 lakhs, ex-sh. It is priced at £15,100 in the UK, which when converted is about Rs. 15.11 lakhs.
Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS receives several improvements over its predecessor Speed Triple 1050. For starters, it is 10 kgs lighter than its earlier counterpart, weighing 198 kgs and sports a slimmer look with a compact frame and sleek LED headlamps. It also sees some change in its fuel tank which is of 15.5 liter capacity while the tail lamp has increased in size.
High mounted twin exhausts seen in the Triple 1050 now change to a single exhaust canister on the 1200 RS while ergonomics are improved with its handlebar now 13mm wider and more forward positioned foot pegs. Perch is set at a height of 830 mm.
The Triple 1200 RS sits on 17 inch light weight, case aluminum, V-spoke wheels with Metzeler RACETEC RR tyres while Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SC2 tyres can also be fitted as a factory approved track option.
2021 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS
Triple 1200 RS gets fully adjustable Ohlins suspension and Brembo Stylema brakes. Performance also gets augmented with Optimized Cornering ABS and switchable Optimized Cornering Traction Control with IMU. This 6 axis IMU consists of 5 ride modes of Rain, Road, Sport, Track and Rider and lean sensitive traction control and cornering ABS.
The feature list goes on to include a 5 inch TFT display with user interface, Triumph’s ‘My Connectivity’ system with turn by turn navigation and GoPro controls, keyless ignition, steering lock and keyless fuel filler cap.
Street Triple 1200 RS gets color options of Sapphire Black, with red and silver graphics, or Matt Silver Ice, with black, silver and yellow graphics. The accessory list has also been enhanced with a total of 35 accessories for better styling, technology, luggage, protection and care.
2021 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS
These include body coloured fly screen, tinted visor, machined sports bar end mirrors, front and rear brake reservoirs and accessory luggage with water resistant tank and tail bags, frame protectors, all weather covers and accessory battery charger.
Triumph Triple 1200 RS is powered by a completely redesigned engine. It is more compact but of higher capacity with every element designed for increased performance and better control and delivering the highest power-to-weight ratio ever seen on a Speed Triple. This 1160cc, inline, triple engine makes 180 hp power at 10,750 rpm and 125 Nm torque at 9,000 rpm which is around 30 hp and 8 Nm more than that offered by the engine on its predecessor.
This makes the Speed Triple more powerful and faster making the 1200 RS the most powerful and torque rich Speed Triple ever. The engine gets mated to a 6 speed gearbox.
It also receives a new lithium-ion battery which is 60 percent lighter than a lead acid battery thus reducing overall weight by 2.3 kgs. The battery charger offered is suited for both lithium ion battery and lead acid batteries. The Triumph Street Triple 1200 RS comes in with 10,000 miles (16k kms) service interval and 2 years unlimited mileage warranty. More
2021 Triumph Speed Triple RS
Triumph will soon launch Tiger 850 Sport and Trident 660 in India
Triumph Motorcycles has officially revealed its India-bound hyper naked motorcycle Speed Triple 1200 RS today. Earlier this month, the British two-wheeler brand has teased the upcoming bike through a video which barely revealed it in its actual form.
However, with this global unveil, the company has revealed each and every detail regarding naked street racer barring its price. First introduced in 1994, Speed Triple has been one of the most capable litre-class naked motorcycles in its segment. Last iteration of the naked streetfighter, Speed Triple 1050, has not received any updates as of late, thus making it a bit outdated.
Hence, an updated Speed Triple would certainly help Triumph reclaim its prosperity in the litre-class naked segment. The bike gets a new twin-headlamp setup is which is complemented nicely by integrated eyebrow-shaped LED DRLs which give it an angry-looking face. The LED headlamps are similar to the ones present in Street Triple R/RS which are currently on sale in India.
Another design highlight is the new LED taillight which is starkly different from the one in Speed Triple 1050 RS. What remains to be seen is whether or not this new Triumph Speed Triple will feature a high mount with twin exhaust setup which will add a sense of distinction to it. Although we do know that this naked speedster is going to be equipped with a carbon fibre mudguard and gold-finished USD forks at front from Ohlins that should be fully adjustable.
2021 Triumph Speed Triple RS
Rear mono-shock too has been sourced from Ohlins and offers preload and damping movability. A single-sided swingarm should also find its presence in the new Speed Triple RS. Triumph has ditched the last generation Speed Triple’s steel Trellis frame in favour of a cast aluminium chassis. The British bikemaker has also opted for freshly designed 17-inch lightweight alloy wheels.
Features on offer
Since it is a flagship product, Triumph has equipped the new-gen Speed Triple RS with loads of gizmos and electronic aids. This includes a fully-digital 5-inch TFT instrument cluster with Bluetooth as well as MyTriumph connectivity suite. The electronic package comprises throttle-by-wire, multiple ride modes, cruise control, traction control, GoPro controls and navigation. Other features on offer include full LED lighting, full keyless system and a quick-shifter.
Coming to its most crucial aspect- performance, the ‘1200’ moniker clearly indicates a larger powertrain is employed. The latest iteration of Speed Triple RS is powered by a 1160cc triple-cylinder which delivers an output of 178 bhp at 10,750 rpm and 125 Nm of peak torque at 9,000 rpm. This unit is mated to a six-speed gearbox with a silp and assist clutch for quicker and smoother shifts.
2021 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS
For reference, the older 1050cc triple-cylinder motor churned out 148 bhp at 10,500rpm and a peak torque of 117 Nm at 7,150rpm. Surprisingly, this new 1160cc unit is lighter than the older 1050cc unit by 7kg which results in an incredible jump of 25% in its power to weight ratio.
2021 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS
Prices of the naked streetfighter are yet to be announced although one can expect the new Speed Triple 1200 RS to be priced at a slight premium over Speed Triple 1050 RS. This motorcycle will find its way to India later this week. The British brand is also focussed on the launch of Tiger 850 Sport and Trident 660 in the country, bookings of which have started already. More