Triumph 2020 Speed Triple RS Roadster Review Specs

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Triumph 2020 Speed Triple RS Roadster

The legendary Triumph Speed Triple, aggressive, agile, and purposeful, launched the naked performance category in 1994 and coined the term “factory streetfighter.” The highly advanced and powerful Speed Triple ever built, the latest generation of Triumph’s modern motorcycle icon builds on the Speed Triple’s perfect balance of power, handling, and capability. The new S and RS models are better in every way, with the RS having the highest level of specification ever to match its new name and heritage. The new models have all-new high-gloss ten-spoke wheels for a more premium and contemporary look while still maintaining the Speed Triple’s instantly recognizable aggressive, nose-down, focused attitude. The Speed Triple S’s new race-style upswept twin silencers have a larger bore, aluminum heat shields, a black-painted body, and a more slender stainless-steel end cap.

The Triumph 2020 Speed Triple RS Roadster comes standard with lightweight sports silencers that significantly improve the roar of the Triple engine, making the latest model the best-sounding Speed Triple ever. The new Speed Triple S and RS models feature significant engine development and advanced engineering for improved performance and weight savings. Each of the 105 new engine components contributes to more power and torque across the rev range, as well as a smoother, more linear power delivery. Peak power is up 7% to 150 PS, and peak torque is up 4% to 117 Nm compared to the previous generation.

Triumph 2020 Speed Triple RS Roadster

Triumph 2020 Speed Triple RS Roadster – Features

The Legend Comes of Age

We introduced a bike in 1994 that sparked a segment, defined a category, and gave rise to the term “street fighter.” Its brooding minimalist stance enclosing a thrilling Triumph 2020 Speed Triple RS Roadster engine delivering a perfect balance of Power, Character, Precision, And Performance has evolved over the past 21 years while remaining true to its roots. So, how can we improve the new generation? With eye-catching lines, billet machined components, Ohlins suspension that sticks to the road on the R, and incredible stopping power from Bemba Monobloc brakes. Add cutting-edge rider-assistance technology, fistfuls of torque, and real-world management from the all-new 1050cc Triple engine, tuned for maximum performance. That, we believe, is how.

Configuration

The Triumph 2020 Speed Triple RS Roadster’s new engine is tuned to deliver more than ever in pure linear torque and real world riding power. The all-new free-flowing under-seat exhaust system unleashes the rich characterful roar unique to a Triumph triple engine for all to hear when you crank up the intensity. The Speed Triple’s three-cylinder, all-new 1050cc engine provides the ultimate real-world riding experience. You are in charge of delivering acres of full-range torque. Five selectable rider modes have been added for the first time, allowing you to choose how the power is given in conjunction with the most up-to-date rider-focused technology, such as throttle mapping, traction control, and ABS. Rain, Road, Sport, a map that you can customize, and a fifth, Track mode for, well, the Track, are among the methods available. The all-new under-seat exhaust system is beautiful, but it’s also lighter, 70 percent freer-flowing, and tuned to unleash the rich, characterful roar that only a Triumph triple engine can produce.

Triumph 2020 Speed Triple RS Roadster

Engine

The 104 new developments in our all-new 1050cc triple engine deliver More Power, More Torque, and More Responsiveness, with the slightest twist of the ride by wire throttle giving an instantaneous wave of torque and a genuinely heart-pounding surge of acceleration.

An all-new ECU, cylinder head design, combustion chamber, header design, fuel delivery system, slip assist clutch, crankshaft, and airbox equals an all-new engine with a reduced, narrower profile for the best road riding experience. Anyone who rides it is guaranteed a thrill.

Configuration

The Speed Triple RS’s new engine is tuned to deliver more than ever in pure linear torque and real-world riding power. The all-new free-flowing under-seat exhaust system unleashes the rich characterful roar unique to a Triumph triple engine for all to hear when you crank up the intensity. The Speed Triple’s three-cylinder, all-new 1050cc engine provides the ultimate real-world riding experience. You are in charge of delivering acres of full-range torque. Five selectable rider modes have been added for the first time, allowing you to choose how the power is given in conjunction with the most up-to-date rider-focused technology, such as throttle mapping, traction control, and ABS. Rain, Road, Sport, a map that you can customize, and a fifth, Track mode for, well, the Track, are among the methods available. The all-new under-seat exhaust system is not only beautiful, but it’s also lighter, 70 percent freer-flowing, and adjusted to unleash the rich, characterful roar that only a Triumph triple engine can produce.

Triumph 2020 Speed Triple RS Roadster

LED Indicators

Slim-line LED indicators are fitted to the Triumph 2020 Speed Triple RS Roadster to emphasize attention to detail (in applicable markets). The indicators, which have a crafted polished aluminum body, complete the new slim profile styling.

Single-Sided Swingarm

The new Speed Triple’s single-sided swingarm is designed to improve handling stability, as well as make it extremely easy to clean the rear wheel or altogether remove it when changing the rear tire.

Riding Modes

Rain, Road, Track, Sport, and a Rider-configurable mode are among the five riding methods available on the new Speed Triple. The throttle response, ABS settings, and traction control levels differ in each way. Rain has a softer throttle response, whereas Sport and Track have a more aggressive response. Using new handlebar switchgear, you can quickly switch between road and track modes while riding, depending on the conditions or your mood or, better yet, if the twisties come calling.

Triumph 2020 Speed Triple RS Roadster

Styling

The Triumph 2020 Speed Triple RS Roadster is one of the most instantly recognizable silhouettes, thanks to its bold, distinctive looks. The new Speed Triple takes this to the next level, with a more aggressive and hunkered nose, a new low profile stance, and a more focused, athletic, and streamlined appearance. It has new twin headlights, a single-sided swingarm, and an undersea exhaust. The new Speed Triple redefines the iconic style and look.

Fuel Tank

For a fully integrated design, the new Speed Triple has a sleek fuel tank with a low side profile. It’s made of magnetic tank bag-friendly steel and is ergonomically styled for a streamlined athletic appearance.

Styling

The Triumph 2020 Speed Triple RS Roadster is one of the most instantly recognizable silhouettes, thanks to its bold, distinctive looks. The new Speed Triple takes this to the next level, with a more aggressive and hunkered nose, a new low profile stance, and a more focused, athletic, and streamlined appearance. It has new twin headlights, a single-sided swingarm, and an undersea exhaust. The new Speed Triple redefines the iconic style and look.

Riding and Handling

The Triumph Speed Triple is known for its dynamic handling in all riding conditions, and the new Speed Triple lives up to that legacy. Whether you’re carving a path through urban sprawl, sweeping through the countryside, or hitting the apex at a race track, a forward, aggressive riding position ensures total control and confidence.

Suspension

The new Speed Triple S features 43mm upside-down Showa forks with preload, compression, and rebound damping adjustments, as well as a Showa mono-shock rear suspension unit with factory-honed settings. The Ohlins NIX30 upside-down forks and the Ohlins TTX36 twin tube rear mono-shock are fully adjustable for preload, rebound, and compression damping on the Speed Triple R. throttle is opened and the bends are calling; it sticks to the road.

Triumph 2020 Speed Triple RS Roadster

Wheels, Brakes, and Tires

The new Triumph Speed Triple S and Speed Triple R use radial Bemba monobloc calipers with 320mm discs and switchable, variable ABS for the ultimate stopping power. The Speed Triple S and Speed Triple R use Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa tires mounted on light, cast-aluminum wheels to improve all-around braking performance and balanced high-grip and durability.

Frame

The new Speed Triple has a twin-spar tubular aluminum frame with the perfect blend of rigidity and feel, drawing inspiration from the ground-breaking 1995 Triumph Daytona T595 superbike.

Chassis Overview

Agility, stability, and engagement are at the heart of the new Triumph Speed Triple’s handling characteristics. You’ll be looking for excuses to take a long way home for maximum fun and maximum thrills, thanks to its dynamic and refined ride balanced by a bold, aggressive attitude.

Triumph 2020 Speed Triple RS Roadster – Price

The new Triumph 2020 Speed Triple RS is available at $16,350 only.

Triumph 2020 Speed Triple RS Roadster

Triumph 2020 Speed Triple RS Roadster – Technical Specifications

Engine & Transmission

Type Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder
Capacity 1,050 cc
Bore 3.11 in (79 mm)
Stroke 2.81 in (71.4 mm)
Compression 12.92:1
Max Power EC 148 Hp (110 kW) @ 10,500 rpm
Max Torque EC 86 FT-lbs @ 7,150 rpm
System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection having SAI
Exhaust Stainless Steel 3-into-1-into-2 high-level stainless steel mufflers
Final Drive X ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate slip-assist clutch
Gearbox 6-speed

Chassis

Frame Aluminum beam twin-spar
Swingarm Single-sided, aluminum alloy with eccentric chain adjuster
Front Wheel Cast aluminum alloy multi-spoke 17 in x 3.5 in
Rear Wheel Cast aluminum alloy multi-spoke 17 in x 6.0 in
Front Tire 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire 190/55 ZR17
Front Suspension Ohlins 43 mm NIX30 upside-down forks with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping, 120 mm travel
Rear Suspension Öhlins TTX36 twin tube mono-shock with preload, rebound and compression damping, 130 mm rear wheel travel
Front Brakes Twin 12.6 in (320 mm) floating discs, Brembo 4-piston Monobloc radial calipers Switchable ABS
Rear Brakes Single 10.04 in (255 mm) disc, 2-piston sliding caliper Switchable ABS
Instrument Display and Functions Full-color 5″ TFT instruments

Dimensions & Weights

Width Handlebars 30.51 in (775 mm)
Height Without Mirror 42.13 in (1,070 mm)
Seat Height 32.48 in (825 mm)
Wheelbase 56.89 in (1,445 mm)
Rake 22.9 º
Trail 3.59 in (91.3 mm)
Dry Weight 416 lbs (189 Kg)
Tank Capacity 4.1 US gallons (15.5 L)

Fuel Consumption

Fuel Consumption 45.2 mpg (5.2 L/100km)