Video road test: Triumph Speed Triple R

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Triumph Speed Triple

Video road test: Speed Triple R

Triumph’s Triple R

There’s nothing to point out on the Triumph Speed R’s spec sheet. Its figures are quite modest to the big guns in this day and age, it look particularly special, and it come loaded with rider aid technology like a lot of the we’ve reviewed lately. And I’ve never had so much fun on two or fallen so hard for a bike so

So what is it about this British bad boy that makes it a compelling ride?

I am an unashamed fan. In my garage you’ll one stock … and three faired motorcycles that chopped and hacked into streetfighters. I love the stripped look, the meaty engine freely in the air. I love the and the riding position and the fact fast feels faster you’re not hiding behind a

The first bike I ever clicked with was a Honda 919.

I mention these to demonstrate why you’re not going to get a objective review from me if I was to sit down with a motorcycle and custom build a bike the ground up just for me, it would end up much exactly like the Triple R. Usually I’m far-flung reaches of the motorcycle with our Gizmag reviews – not time. I loved this to bits 10 seconds into my ride. For the rest of this I’ll be barely restraining from gushing superlatives.

The has a big, smooth, grunty inline triple engine perfectly bridges the gap between a twin and a revvy inline It’s injected, of course, but the mapping is spot on – smooth on gentle and manageable on a squeeze, and torquey on a grab.

It only makes 135 horsepower, isn’t a lot next to monster like the BMW K1300R (172hp) – and yet it feels underpowered on the road. at least partially due to the totally gearing (first gear take you much over Efficiency isn’t bad – the fuel came on for me after 165km of riding, but according to my calculations, it on very early and there was more than 40 or 50km left in it.

The Speed Triple is the of a nakedbike to me – it’s as simple and a bike as I’ve ever It does exactly what told at all times, whether trundling slowly and smoothly town (try that on an twin!), ripping through country roads or performing a of one-wheeled shenanigans that get to later.

It’s the kind of that disappears underneath leaving just you and the road and the Like all good nakeds, minimal to look at from the seat, which only to amplify the magic carpet

Our test bike was the R version – means it comes with front and rear suspension, monobloc brake callipers, a few of carbon fiber and ABS. it handled and stopped beautifully – but if it was my dollar buying, I’d a few thousand dollars and go for the standard

Pillion comfort has definitely since the previous model (2005-2011), which had a passenger pad the of a CD case. The new Triple is far from but it’s a bigger and more seat than the older The rider’s seat felt home to me immediately – I love the … feeling, head up to see further over traffic, out wide for huge leverage on the

It puts me straight into mode on the road.

Triumph Speed Triple

And that’s where I stayed for the 10 days I had it – the Speed Triple is so so easy to ride and so full of that I quickly found commutes turning into backstreet fangs. I just want to get off the thing. I felt and stupid and impulsive again, it was the Speed Triple transported me to my first few years of riding.

a big thing to say – I get to ride some of the damn metal in the business in job, some really bikes. But at the end of the day, this one my switch more than any of

We have to briefly mention – you can’t get away from the Triple’s amazing capabilities on one I’ve always been to a cheeky wheelstand, but I think our editor Noel who summed the up best. He took the Speed around the track twice, came back and said never done a wheelie in my

I just did six wheelies without meaning to.

Open the taps on the big and it will rear up like it was and bred to operate without a wheel. It’s part big motor, part short part beautifully responsive and part riding position. The is extraordinary, I’ve never anything that feels so and controllable to wheelie.

In fact, may be the Speed Triple’s greatest and its greatest flaw. Riding it, you like an unstoppable stunt god of the order – and as a result, you have to weigh the excitement of an extraordinary against the chance of losing license to ride altogether.

I guess it comes down to sort of rider you are. bike can certainly be ridden – it has exceptional manners, in fact – but if riding habits tend the naughty side, the Speed will probably bring out the and the worst in you.

Personally, I it one of the most engaging, simple and rides I’ve ever I’m not sure if I ever to ride anything else I’m in love.

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


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