Tri­umph’s new Speed Triple S on test

We an­swer your hot ques­tions about Tri­umph’s new naked triple

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his year Tri­umph have in­tro­duced the most ad­vanced and pow­er­ful Speed Triple in the model’s 24-year life­span in the shape of the RS. And while the RS grabbed the head­lines, a low­er­spec S model was also un­veiled.

Pow­ered by the same up­dated triple mo­tor, which boasts a 10bhp power gain, and us­ing the same chas­sis, swingarm and Brembo brakes, the S model lacks a few of the RS’S premium parts to keep costs down.

You don’t get an IMU, so its trac­tion con­trol and ABS aren’t lean an­gle-sen­si­tive, the twin ex­haust end cans are masspro­duced and not Ar­row ti­ta­nium units, the sus­pen­sion is Showa rather than Öh­lins and the S lacks car­bon body pan­els and a belly pan and there is no track rid­ing mode. But it’s a healthy £1900 less than the RS. MCN grabbed the key (lit­er­ally, as the S also lacks the RS’S key­less ig­ni­tion) to a Speed Triple S to an­swer your burn­ing ques­tions.


It might be the cheap­est Speed Triple but it still looks cool The re­vamped en­gine is a peach with 148bhp on tap The S does not get the RS’S lovely Ar­row end cans

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