2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS Street Bike Review Specs Price

2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS Street Bike

Motorcycle designers always think outside the box to create new and exciting forms, colors, and patterns. Similarly, designers are expanding on the motorcycle’s eye-catching aesthetic to make it a reality. The 2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS Street Bike is an excellent example of this method being implemented.

In terms of design, features, and handling, the new 1200 RR stands out from its Triumph brethren. The elegant Red Hopper/Storm Grey color scheme with many tastefully placed carbon accents is the first thing a rider will notice. The cast aluminum twin-spar frame, the single-sided swing arm, and the hlins Smart-EC semi-active suspension are the technological aspects that catch the observer’s attention. We want you to feel this Triumph in all one of your senses.

2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS Street Bike

2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS Street Bike – Features and Specs


The clip-on handlebars and circular LED headlamps of the nose-down “cockpit” half-fairing evoke the style popular in the 1960s and 1970s. Once you get beyond that, however, the 1200 RR is loaded to the gills with state-of-the-art technology and software, with only the finest components and performance-boosting electronics.

As for the convenience electronics, they have all the standard features like navigation and messaging built-in on a 5-inch full-color screen that takes its sweet time to load up. But Triumph has gone above and beyond; there is a massive amount of programmability here to meet the preferences of very much any rider, and enough to keep riders entertained as they fiddle with the bike on wet days in the garage. There is an excess of personalization options; the multifunction turn indicators may even be programmed. Fortunately, cruise control is one of the most user-friendly features since it can be turned on and activated with two buttons and offers effortless, one-touch acceleration and deceleration.

2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS Street Bike


However, if you get over the complications, it’s impossible to have too many transportation choices. The Speed Triple RR is an enjoyable motorcycle to ride for long distances. The placement and rider triangle lay between a hyper-naked and a sharp-edged superbike, making for a close yet comfortable fit. My 5-foot-10 frame had no problems with the 32.7-inch seat height or the clip-on handlebar height, even after logging 300-mile days that included both motorway and winding roads in the highlands.

Also, the rider may hang off the bars a little for more aggressive turning without getting too out of the relatively tiny windscreen. With its low engine heat transfer and well-balanced straight-line comfort, and rider stance for backroads, the 1200 RR is a formidable street bike.

However, there is a trade-off on track days due to this open rider triangle. During the track section of last year’s First Ride review in Spain, our European reporter noticed that he was making greater use of his toe sliders than usual. I had no trouble at all pulling things over the pavement.

The Speed Triple 1200 RR was never designed to be a show-stopper on the racecourse. That’s great and all, but the Triumph’s greatest strength is the joy it brings its riders. It’s a great street bike, performing a great job in the city, the highlands, and the twistiness of the canyons.

Although the Triumph wasn’t designed to be a racing superstar, it has a lap timer and a semi-active suspension system with compression and rebound damping on the 43mm fork and the rear reservoir shock from hlins smart electronically controlled 2.0. Both ends of the spring have simple, manual adjustments for preload.


Depending on the mode, the S-EC 2.0 hlins suspension may use one of many different predefined damping levels. The rider may pick from a variety of dampening settings that are specific to the mode they’ve chosen. Want to tweak your suspension to your exact specifications? Simply choose between the two Rider modes to access a menu where you can fine-tune the damping across a wide range by adjusting the compression and rebound independently. So that you don’t have to re-adjust the suspension every time you go between, for example, the straight-line highway, the twistiness, and two-up riding, the various suspension programming choices include three “fixed” options that are stored separately.

2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS Street Bike

Riding Modes

If you want to keep things simple, Triumph can do that, too. The defaults for the four preset modes—Rain, Road, Sport, and Track—are all reasonably practical. Rider’s two ways, Road and Track, provide a wide range of customization. You have an option of using one of four predefined modes or switching to the Dynamic mode, which automatically adjusts to changing road conditions.

Brake Support, Corner Support (in Dynamic mode), and Acceleration Support are more electronically programmed features available in all RR suspension settings. (Also in Dynamic mode only). For each Support mode, the rider can adjust the amount of damping assistance received during braking, cornering, and acceleration to mitigate front dive, maintain a constant 23.9 degrees of rake and 104.7mm (4.1 inches) of the trail, and lessen rear squat based on information from a six-axis inertial measurement unit.

Finding the sweet spot for engine braking makes tiny throttle adjustments through corners far less jarring on the chassis. When you turn down the engine braking, the RR doesn’t nosedive as much during deceleration, but you’ll have to apply more pressure to the Brembo Stylema brakes.


Brembo radial MCS adjustable master cylinder including a piston diameter range of 19-21mm, is used for front brake tasks. It works relatively smoothly, and riders may adjust the lever’s softness or stiffness to suit their braking preferences. In the Track ABS mode, the twin radial-mounted four-piston Monoblock Brembo Stylema calipers can raise the rear wheel relatively high during 0-60 mph braking testing. The brake fluid is pushed from the MCS master cylinder by steel-braided lines. The aluminum single-sided swing arm houses a Brembo twin-piston caliper and 220mm rotor for the rear brakes.

In addition, the RR’s Road mode ABS and Track mode ABS, as well as its cornering ABS, are capable of various functions depending on the driving circumstances. For instance, the brakes include a connected braking mechanism that is highly stealthy in Road mode but is deactivated in Track mode. Anti-stop pie and cornering ABS “progressive brake applications” are also deactivated in Track mode.

Do you find that too complicated? Does it impress you? Indeed, that is true. And if you’re wondering how much better the ride is now after you have everything set up and dialed in, the RR’s handles everything the road can throw at it exceptionally well.

2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS Street Bike

2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS Street Bike – Price

With its cutting-edge electronics, rider aids, and top-tier suspension, the 2022 Triumph Speed Triple RR opens you to a world of customization options. When you add in the effortless power delivery, distinctive triple exhaust noise, and comfortable riding posture, you have everything you need for carefree, all-day rides. The suggested retail price of $21,275 certainly makes it seem costly. It’s still a one-of-a-kind motorbike, however, with a distinct character and an unusually high degree of polish and panache.

2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS Street Bike – Technical Specifications


Type: DOHC, liquid-cooled, inline 3-cylinder; 12 valves
Displacement: 1,160cc
Bore x Stroke: 90.0 x 60.8mm
Compression Ratio: 13.2:1
Transmission/Final Drive: 6-speed/chain
Fuel System: Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection w/ electronic throttle control
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate, slipper/assist function

2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS Street Bike


Frame: Aluminum twin-spar, bolt-on aluminum rear subframe
Front Suspension: Öhlins 43mm fully adjustable USD fork; S-EC 2.0 OBTi system electronic compression and rebound damping; 4.7 in. travel
Rear Suspension: Öhlins mono-shock RSU w/ linkage; S-EC 2.0 OBTi system electronic compression and rebound damping; 4.7 in. travel
Front Brake: Brembo Stylema Monoblock 4-piston calipers, dual 320mm floating discs w/ OC-ABS
Rear Brake: Brembo 2-piston caliper, 220mm disc w/ OC-ABS
Wheels, Front/Rear: Cast aluminum; 17 x 3.5 in. / 17 x 6.0 in.
Tires, Front/Rear: 120/70ZR-17 / 190/55ZR-17


Rake/Trail: 23.9º/4.1 in.
Wheelbase: 56.7 in. (1,439mm)
Seat Height: 32.7 in. (830mm)
Fuel Capacity: 4.1 gal.
Average MPG: 35.1 mpg