I knew it was coming and now it’s finally here – sort of. Triumph has just released a teaser video for the all-new Speed Triple 1200 RS. The current Speed Triple was starting to get long in the tooth, so we had a feeling an updated version was on the way. But at the time of the Most Anticipated article Triumph hadn’t let any information loose about the new bike.
The 22-second video (embedded below) doesn’t tell us much, but it does give us a silhouette of the new bike, which looks like… basically every other Speed Triple. That’s the point, I suppose, as the Speed Triple has garnered a reputation for its signature look, including (especially?) the bug-eye headlights. Skip forward about 10 seconds into the video and we see the angular lights remain, with distinctive LED daytime running lights (DRLs) in the “furled brow” position to exhibit a mean and aggressive look.
Otherwise, there’s not much more we know about the bike. Obviously, it will be a three-cylinder. But will it be a true 1200cc Triple, or has Triumph simply taken some liberties and rounded up? What about suspension, brakes, or electronics?
We’ll know for sure during the global live launch of the Speed Triple 1200 RS on January 26 at noon GMT. Unfortunately, for most of the California-based MO staff, that means 4 o’clock in the morning. Nonetheless, we’ll bring news of the new Speed Triple as soon as we get it.