2021 Triumph Speed Triple Spied Testing, Gets Bigger Engine
Speed Triple will take on the super naked class with more power and top equipment.
The new Triumph Speed Triple has been spied testing and the 2021 model will come with some significant changes compared to the outgoing model.
The twin headlamps get a new design that look more aggressive, similar to the ones used on the new-gen Street Triple RS. The super naked is expected to get a brand new dash with Google Maps integrated to it.
Now come the biggest changes on the new Triumph Speed Triple. The 3-cylinder, liquid-cooled set up is expected to be 1160cc in capacity, will be Euro 5 compliant.
It will produce around 175 BHP when launched with good low-end torque. More importantly, internals of the motor could be copied from the new Street Triple to shed some weight.
The bike comes with a quickshifter and a higher clutch that reveals a vertical stacked gearbox for better packaging.
Suspension has also been overhauled, especially at the rear, where the shock is mounted directly to the swingarm. The units seen are Ohlins, thus it is likely that the test mule is that of Speed Triple RS variant.
These changes will provide room for the low-mounted exhaust set up, unlike the previous model, where the exhaust was bolted to the subframe. Speaking of which, the main frame of the Triumph Speed Triple is now cast aluminium.
Triumph would do everything in their powers to keep the weight of the super naked down and the wheels seem to be lightweight ones. Braking duties are taken care of by Brembo units, like in many other super nakeds.
Expect the bike to make an official appearance overseas by year-end. India launch is likely to happen soon after.
The new Triumph Speed Triple will compete with other top super nakeds such as the BMW S1000R, KTM 1290 Super Duke R and the Ducati Streetfighter V4 globally.
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