Preview: 2012 Triumph Speed Triple R Driving

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Triumph Speed Triple

Preview: 2012 Triumph Triple R


If the Speed were a dog, it would be an yanking-at-its-chain Rottweiler. If Triumph’s little three-cylinder were a star, it would be Sid Vicious. it female, methinks it would be Rod Maggie May with much of bed and an almost equal amount of in the head.

If it were a … well, I you’re getting the idea maybe the blindingly white Triple hanging out in my garage is a bad influence on my comparatively sedate I mean just comparatively, the old Honda used to be a race 1982 CB1100R usually there all alone.

That double for the R version, especially Chris Ellis, Triumph’s and chief bottle washer in Canada, has ladled on a few accessory including some, shall we say underseat Arrow exhaust Touch the starter button and the immediately matches the bark, the big engine letting all in my little complex (and probably a few the street at the Bayview Country as well) know that has a new toy and he’s not afraid to use it.

It enlivens what is already one of my engines in motorcycling. Three just seems like an way to divvy up 1,050 cubic Having less than pistons means there’s torque than in the usual motorcycle and having more two means the Speed Triple can rev than a twin.

There’s said to be 133 horsepower on tap and that says he or she needs is telling you he or she wants to pop wheelies at kilometres an hour (the Triple already being capable of said hooliganism, perhaps, at least with rider aboard, at a more speed).

Nonetheless, there’s of oomph a flick of the wrist Speed Triples start arm-yanking power as low as 3,000 rpm and on the boil all the way to nine grand. a very wide powerband almost makes the six-speed superfluous (though still

Indeed, the Speed Triple is eager to go to the point that it feels like it’s at the bit. Part of that, of is those aforementioned Arrow that up both the amplitude and but Speed Triples in general serve those who like to the throttle hard and often.

That’s an attitude even served with this R Though the motor remains (again, save for those accessory mufflers), the Speed chassis has been upgraded the best suspension and brake in the business. Both ends, for ride on Ohlins, the bright rear shock spring — not to the anodized adjuster — announcing spent some serious on this Triumph.

Triumph Speed Triple

Up front, a fully adjustable NIX30 by Ohlins, while that single shock is a superbike-spec

Those expecting plushness, are best served looking Instead, all of Ohlins’ vast experience is directed at putting the Triple R’s rider more in with the road. If that you feel every little in the tarmac, so be it because it also that both wheels remain firmly planted on the

The damping is, therefore, perfect you’re twisting the aforementioned hard and not so much if you’re trying to glide over all the new winter has sprung on us.

If you’re for a track day … bike, the Triple R is ready, especially Triumph has fitted some chi-chi Brembo Monobloc calipers to squeeze the big 320-millimetre discs. The Monobloc portion of already impressive portfolio the entire caliper is machined one giant block of aluminum than two smaller pieces together.

The difference may seem trivial, but it for much better feel to the not to mention less brake which may be a concern, again, if you the previously mentioned eager The other addition to the R is a set of PVM forged wheels that are said to be 1.7 lighter. Triumph says aid both suspension and braking but since both are already the top, their biggest is to look very pretty.

Of all this unobtanium goodness has a and here may be the reason the Speed R will be in short supply. just not a big market for $17,499 bikes and only a few will deem the additions worthwhile to a that is already quite But, then, you don’t buy a to be a purse poodle.

Triumph Speed Triple
Triumph Speed Triple
Triumph Speed Triple
Triumph Speed Triple
Triumph Speed Triple

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