2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR is launched: modern and sporty café racer for the road

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Triumph launched in Europe its new sports bike, the 2022 Speed Triple 1200 RR, a fairing model based on the ‘supernaked’ Speed Triple 1200 RS, launched in January 2021.

The Speed Triple 1200 RR is practically a modern and sporty street café racer, but with equipment and configurations for the track.

It comes prepared for the track, with fully adjustable Öhlins suspensions, Brembo Stylema brakes, and Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V3 tires, among others.

Design

The 2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR has a fluid and simple design with the traditional café racer style front fairing. The ensemble is complemented by the single round headlight, which adds character to the new model.

speed triple 1200 rr red and white at dusk

According to the company, the new bike has been designed to reflect the UK automotive world’s proud tradition of combining distinctive British elegance with exhilarating real-world performance.

The sides doesn’t have fairings, leaving the triple engine on display. The cockpit is clean and tidy, with most cables hidden.

Finally, the riding position is very sporty, with clip-on handlebars, low front (nose-down) and new foot peg position.

speed triple 1200 rr red on track

Engine and gearbox

The new 2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR comes with a triple engine (inline 3-cylinders) and 1160 cc with liquid cooling, capable of generating up to 180 HP (132.4 kW) of maximum power @ 10,750 rpm and 125 Nm (12.7 kgfm) of torque @ 9,000 rpm.

It is combined with a 6-speed gearbox with assist and slip clutch, as well as a quick shifting system, the Triumph Shift Assist.

Chassis

The Speed Triple 1200 RR is equipped with a light and compact chassis with a cast aluminum frame. As mentioned, the clip-on handlebars is sporty, 135mm lower and 50mm further than the Speed Triple 1200 RS, and the pedals are in a more rearward position.

The suspensions has premium specification, and it is the new electronically adjustable Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 model, semi-active front and rear, which is the most advanced suspension system available from Öhlins.

In terms of braking, it’s not bad either. It is equipped with Brembo Stylema monobloc brake calipers and 320 mm floating discs at the front. These are controlled via a Brembo front brake lever with multi-click system for span and ratio adjustability.

Finally, the 17″ wheels are made of extremely light cast aluminum and are equipped with the new high-performance Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V3 tires. For even more track-focused use, there is also an approved track-only specification: the Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SC2 V3.

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Technology

In terms of technology, the new 2022 Triumph Speed Triple RR comes with optimized cornering ABS, switchable optimized cornering traction control, 5 riding modes, Triumph Shift Assist up and down quickshifter, and connection to smartphone ‘My Triumph Connectivity System’.

The panel is a 5″ fully digital color TFT, which is available in two different themes that change the color scheme of the screen. In addition, the rider can access turn-by-turn navigation through the free My Triumph app, control the GoPro, control the phone and music apps.

The lighting is Full-LED, that is, the round headlight, flashlights and turn signals rely on this technology. The headlight has an external LED ring for daytime running lighting (DRL).

Finally, it is also equipped with a keyless starting system (incorporating a keyless ignition, steering lock and fuel tank cap) and fully adjustable cruise control.

The new 2022 Triumph Speed Triple RR is sold in the UK starting at £17.950.00 (approximately US$ 24,857).

For more info, access https://www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk/.

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