Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR designed to get the heart racing
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DISTINGUISHED, stylish and stunning. Triumph have unveiled the 2022 Speed Triple 1200 RR; a pure timeless statement of beauty and sophistication with just the right amount of attitude. The best bit, it should be on dealer floors in December.
Everything about the freshly unveiled Triumph transpires into performance, with an aesthetic that features pure flowing lines and a more sports-focused, nose-down riding position and silhouette.
The RR brings a committed and arresting new look while still paying homage to Triumph’s modern roadster icon. The stunning new cockpit fairing, sculpted to incorporate the single round headlight set-up, gives the bike an instantly recognisable look.
Attention to detail is key to this beautiful machine, and so the whole cockpit area has been kept clean and uncluttered through the clever use of hidden cabling and hoses, while premium carbon-fibre infill panels add an extra level of detailing to the tank.
The combination, paired with a beautifully made carbon-fibre front mudguard, makes the RR feels exquisitely crafted. The package combines with a lightweight and compact chassis with a cast aluminium frame.
The new Speed Triple 1200 RR was designed to deliver all the incredible agility and pinpoint precise handling of a 765 Street Triple RS, but takes its specification to an even higher level, with new ergonomics and more advanced track-derived equipment.
That makes it the most exhilarating and sport-focused ride ever, offering an engaging experience, delivered without compromising comfort. Updates include new focused clip-on handlebars.
These are set 135mm lower and 50mm further forward than the Speed Triple 1200 RS, and paired with a tailored foot peg position. When combined with an 830mm seat height, narrow tank and sculpted seat profile, the RR delivers maximum comfort and control.
The sports edge to the RR is underlined by premium equipment levels. Instrumental to this is new Öhlins SmartEC 2.0 electronically adjustable, semi-active front and rear suspension, which is the most advanced setup available from Öhlins.
This new system has been specifically tuned to suit the RR’s geometry, to deliver the optimum balance of performance, comfort and control. It’s fully adjustable, even while riding, via the TFT instruments, and uses a highly-advanced suspension control unit.
The 2022 Speed Triple 1200 RR also benefits from lightweight track-spec twin Brembo Stylema monobloc front callipers and lightweight 320mm floating front discs, providing precise braking performance.
These are controlled via a Brembo front brake lever with multi-click for span and ratio adjustability, to allow the rider to tailor the balance for maximum control. On the rear, stopping power is provided by a Brembo twin-piston calliper and 220mm single disc.
The 17-inch cast aluminium wheels are extremely lightweight and are fitted with the new high performance Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V3 tyres, unique to the RR, delivering incredible response, stability and grip on both racetrack and road.
Impressive performance and distinctive character come naturally to the Speed Triple RR’s 1160cc triple engine, the same lightweight, efficient and high performing engine that already powers the RS model.
With every component optimised for power, torque and response, the powertrain delivers an impressive 132kW (177HP) peak power, and 125Nm peak torque. Now add to that a wet weight of 199kg and you have one hell of an exciting machine.
Characteristic of all Triumph triple engines, the torque curve is smooth and strong from lowdown, right through the mid-range and all the way up to peak revs for incredible punch and acceleration.
The stacked six-speed gearbox is compact and light weight, with optimised ratio progression to precisely match the power curve, guaranteeing super-slick gear changes.
As with the Speed Triple 1200 RS, the RR comes with a full suite of state-of-the-art rider aids, electronics and convenience features designed to not only make the ride easier and safer, but also deliver a tailored set-up for different riding scenarios.
Key to the RR's premium specification is the full-colour 5.0-inch TFT instrument cluster, with the My Triumph connectivity system fitted as standard. Android and IOS compatible, this enables phone call and music operation, and turn-by-turn navigation.
The latter was developed in partnership with Google, and there's also GoPro control. The RR is also equipped with Triumph’s most-advanced cornering ABS and switchable cornering traction control.
These use an inertial measurement unit to measure roll, pitch, yaw and acceleration rate. The RR also features five riding modes, Road, Rain, Sport, Rider-configurable, and a Track mode, which has minimal ABS and traction control intervention.
Other nice rider touches include Triumph shift assist quick-shifter, which has been developed using insights gained from World Moto2, and a full LED lighting package. There's also a full keyless system and adaptive cruise control.
The 2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR is available in either Red Hopper and Storm Grey, or Crystal White and Storm Grey. As with all Triumph motorcycles, personalisation is at the heart of the new RR, with more than 30 genuine accessories.
Australian Pricing will start at $32,490 ride away and will include a 2-year unlimited kilometre warranty. For further details, please contact your local Triumph Motorcycles dealer.
This article was first published on Exhaust Notes Australia.