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Per­for­mance and weight have both been im­proved by 105 new en­gine com­po­nents in the RS, in­clud­ing a lighter crank, new pro­file pis­tons and a new cylin­der head. The three­cylin­der 1050cc mo­tor also has a new sump, low­er­ing the oil level in the en­gine, re­duc­ing drag and im­prov­ing weight dis­tri­bu­tion. Claim­ing 148bhp and 117Nm of torque, the new model is no­tice­ably pok­ier than its pre­de­ces­sor but still of­fers smooth and linear power through­out its rev range. For added con­trol you get Tri­umph’s new Slip As­sist Clutch and for a lit­tle bit more bark fancy Ar­row end cans come as stan­dard on the RS, which make it sound bet­ter than ever.

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