The 2016 Triumph Street Triple gets 104 changes to the engine for improved power and torque output along with a plethora of electronics added to the package.
Ahead of its public debut at the EICMA Show in Milan next week, Triumph has officially revealed the 2016 Speed Triple S and R models with a comprehensive list of updates for improved performance. Spied testing on a number of occasions, the British manufacturer has revised almost every element of the litre-class motorcycle introducing more power and electronics to the package while the styling has improved for a more aerodynamic design.
To begin with, the 2016 Triumph Speed Triple S gets new styling and bodywork. The headlight cluster continues with the signature styling but looks sharper now and a lot more aggressive. The twin headlights feature a single air intake monobrow for increased airflow to the engine and also incorporates daytime running lights. The side profile is sleeker with the Daytona 675R inspired tail section while the seat is all-new. The twin under seat exhausts have been retained and continue to quench those acoustic needs.
In terms of mechanicals, the new Triumph Speed Triple gets 104 changes to its 1050cc engine with the biggest update being the motor complying with Euro 4 emission norms. The engine is also narrower now by 20 mm while torque has increased and is available throughout the rev range. Triumph has not revealed the figures yet, but power is attributed to be close to 140 HP. Furthermore, the new Speed Triple gets a new combustion chamber and cylinder head, new machined crank, new piston design and ride-by-wire throttle bodies. The fuel efficiency has also gone up 10 percent.
Spicing things up, the 2016 Triumph Speed Triple comes loaded with a slipper clutch, new and smaller radiator and exhaust system with 70 percent improved flow rate. The model is also loaded on electronics for better consumption of power and comes with a new ECU, adjustable ride-by-wire throttle and changeable throttle maps. The bike comes with five riding modes including road, rain, sport, track and a programmable riding mode. You get switchable ABS and traction control while braking performance comes from Brembo’s monobloc calipers at the front.
In addition, Triumph has spruced up the 2016 Speed Triple R that gets even more aggressive bits and sophisticated equipment including a carbon fibre mudguard, carbon tank inserts and belly pan. The new Speed Triple R comes with an Ohlins suspension with NIX30 forks at the front and a TTX36 rear shock setup along with billet-machined bar clamps and risers, swingarm pivot covers and rear wheel finisher. Differentiating the R from the S model are the red radiator cowls and a red subframe. Prices are yet to be announced on the 2016 Speed Triple while sales will commence early next year.