Triumph Motorcycles have released a teaser video of the new Speed Triple 1200 RS. The new Triumph street-naked motorcycle is all set to be unveiled on January 26, 2021.
Expected to feature a bigger, more powerful engine
Gets shaper LED headlamps
Expected to go on sale in India
Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS: Design
The teaser video barely gives a glimpse of the bike, but what's clearly visible is the new twin-headlamp setup, replete with the angry DRL eyebrows. In fact, the new LED headlamps look similar to the ones on the Street Triple R/RS that were updated in 2019.
The Speed Triple 1200 RS also gets a carbon fibre mudguard and gold USD forks (possibly Ohlins), which should be fully-adjustable. Expect the rear monoshock to offer spring preload and damping adjustability as well.
Another design element that's quite apparent is the new T-shaped LED tail-lamp that looks markedly different from the one on the current Speed Triple 1050 RS. What isn't clear is whether the Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS will feature the same high mount, twin exhaust setup that added a sense of distinction to the Speed Triple. The single-sided swingarm, is another feature that we hope gets carried forward to the Speed Triple 1200 RS.
Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS: Engine and electronics
Triumph has been quite tight-lipped about the details of the Speed Triple 1200 RS, and we will only get to know about the power and torque figures on January 26.
However, considering the 1200 moniker, we expect the motorcycle to feature a larger engine than the one in the Speed Triple 1050 RS. A bump in engine displacement should also mean more power and torque. For reference, the three-cylinder engine in the 1050 produces 150hp at 10,500rpm and 117Nm at 7,150rpm.
As far as electronics are concerned, the Speed Triple 1200 RS is expected to feature the latest generation. And as with most modern day Triumphs, the TFT display should feature Bluetooth connectivity, navigation and Go Pro controls.
Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS: Chassis
Details about the frame, suspension and brakes are yet to be revealed, however, going by the level of kit on the Speed Triple 1050 RS, expect similar or better components on the new 1200 RS.
Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS: Price and availability
The current Speed Triple 1050 RS is priced at GBP 13,600 (about Rs 13.59 lakh) in the UK. The new Speed Triple 1200 RS is expected to cost a little more than the 1050. While the heavily updated Speed Triple 1050 never made it to India, expect Triumph to launch the Speed Triple 1200 RS in the latter half of the year, following the launch of the new Triumph Trident 660 and the Tiger 850 Sport.