The clever boffins at Triumph have been teasing images of the new RR for a few weeks now, but today the wait is over. The new 2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR is here, and it’s pretty bloody special.
Something tells us that Triumph have hit upon a winner here. Whilst some may be disappointed that the RR is not the 1000cc Daytona they’ve been waiting for, more are going to be genuinely excited at the elegant and sophisticated machine before us.
Whilst the 1160cc triple is pure UK engineering, the front fairing and rear tail section could easily be confused for high-end Italian exotica. The single LED headlight looks stunning and is perfectly housed inside that gorgeous cockpit fairing.
Once you get past the fairings, the RR is still a Speed Triple at heart, however there have been some fairly substantial changes to its geometry. The clip-on bars are a full 135 mm lower and 50 mm further forward than the RS, and the foot-peg positioning has also been shifted up and back slightly. This change in rider ergonomics lends itself to a far more aggressive and committed position for more ‘spirited’ riding.
Suspension is another area where the RR is a step above its Speed Triple progeny, with Öhlins Smart EC 2.0 electronically adjustable semi-active suspension front and rear. The Metzeler Racetec RR K3’s also take a backseat on the RR, which is instead shod in Pirelli’s Diablo Supercorsa SP V3 tyres. A spicy combination for sure.
When can I get my hands on one?
Stock is expected to arrive in Australian dealers by December. Just in time for Christmas.
Whilst pricing is yet to be confirmed at this stage, expect to pay a touch over $30,000 plus on-roads. Fair coin in our opinion for a bike specced as well at the RR, and only a $3,000 premium on the RS released earlier in the year.
We hope to get our hands on one when they arrive later in the year to put it through its paces, so stay tuned for more details.
|ENGINE & TRANSMISSION|
|Type||Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder|
|Maximum Power||180PS / 177.6bhp (132.4kW) @ 10,750rpm|
|Maximum Torque||125Nm @ 9,000rpm|
|Fuel System||Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with electronic throttle control|
|Exhaust||Stainless steel 3-into-1 header system with underslung primary silencer and side mounted secondary silencer|
|Final Drive||X-ring chain|
|Clutch||Wet, multi-plate, slip & assist|
|Frame||Aluminium twin spar frame, bolt-on aluminium rear subframe|
|Front Wheel||Cast aluminium, 17 x 3.5-inch|
|Rear Wheel||Cast aluminium, 17 x 6.0-inch|
|Front Tyre||120/70 ZR 17 (58W)|
|Rear Tyre||190/55 ZR 17 (75W)|
|Front Suspension||Öhlins 43mm fully adjustable USD forks, 120mm travel. Öhlins S-EC 2.0 OBTi system electronic compression / rebound damping|
|Rear Suspension||Öhlins monoshock RSU with linkage, 120mm rear wheel travel. Öhlins S-EC 2.0 OBTi system electronic compression / rebound damping|
|Front Brakes||Twin 320mm floating discs. Brembo Stylema monobloc calipers, OC-ABS, radial master cylinder with separate reservoir, span & ratio adjustable|
|Rear Brakes||Single 220mm disc. Brembo twin piston caliper, OC-ABS. Rear master cylinder with separate reservoir|
|Instruments||Full-colour 5.0-inch TFT instruments|
|DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS|
|Height Without Mirrors||1120mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||15.5 litres|