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  • A new Triumph Speed Triple 1160 is rumoured.

  • The new bike will challenge the streetfighter segment.

  • The larger capacity is also in preparation for Euro5.

Triumph is on the roll with a whole line of new models. Now, we hear rumours of a new Triumph Speed Triple 1160.

It was the Speed Triple which began the factory-built streetfighter and hooligan bike segment, and the current Speed Triple 1050 is the best handling streetfighter, hands down. However, her rivals have taken the capacity war up the scale. Think Aprilia Tuono 1100 V4, BMW S 1000 R, Ducati Monster 1200, upcoming Ducati Streetfighter V4, KTM 1290 Super Duke R. So, it’s only natural that the Speed Triple goes big-bo’-hospowah’.

But Triumph always build bikes that are sensible and well-rounded, hence 1160cc, instead of going completely bonkers like 1300cc. Well, they’ve got the new 2500cc Rocket 3 for that, anyway.

To arrive at 1160cc, the current bore will be increased by 4mm to 83mm while retaining the 71.4mm stroke. The current 1050cc engine produces 148 hp, hence the upgrade should see 160 to 170 hp.

The capacity hike is also likely to counter any loss of performance resulting from Euro5 compliance.

We can should be other upgrades/revisions, as well. First revision ought to be the frame which has stayed the same since 2011 (that shows you how far forward Triumph’s chassis designers er… design their stuff). We’re confident that the new frame will retain the Speed Triple’s nimble and confidence-inspiring handling whatever comes out.

Electronics will be upgraded, of course. One could look forward to IMU-assisted lean angle sensitive traction control and ABS. Also, an instrument console with GoPro controls and navigation similar to the one on the Scrambler 1200 XC/XE will definitely be there.

Apart from that, there ought to be different variants such as the Street Triple 765, although we wouldn’t know if they’re going to be two or three versions.

Anyway, we’re looking forward to seeing the new bike at EICMA 2019.

New and revised 2016 Triumph Speed shows its metal in new promotional video. (more…)

After treating fans worldwide with the debut of the all-new Bonneville classic, Triumph has kept its momentum going by revealing the new and improved 2016 Triumph Speed Triple streetfighter range ahead of this month’s EICMA 2015 expo.


We’ve already seen spyshots and reported of the possible updates the new Speed Triple would get, and the result is this heavily revised version for 2016. Firstly, the new models carries new Speed Triple S and Speed Triple R naming schemes for 2016.

Crucially, both versions retain the outgoing model’s chassis but does gain with an extensive update package revolving around its on board electronics and powertrain. Complementing that are a host of mild cosmetic enhancements comprised of sleeker bodywork inspired from the Daytona 675R and a new seat design as well.


For the 2016 model, the Speed Triple gains with a revised 1,050cc triple-cylinder heart that boasts 104 new development. It now offers more power and torque across its entire rev range with fuel efficiency improved by 10%. Highlights here are a new combustion chamber and cylinder head, new machined crank, redesigned pistons and the adoption of new ride-by-wire throttle bodies.

The engine and radiator has been narrowed down in size too with Triumph says grants the entire package with a 20mm narrower standover. Other new bits include a slipper clutch, a smaller new radiator, as well as a revised exhaust system that Triumph claims to have an improved flow rate of 70%.


Triumph has yet to release the official power and torque figures, but sources believe the 2016 Triumph Speed Triple’s revised heart will have at least 140hp.
Perhaps the biggest improvement incorporated in the 2016 Speed Triple is its heavily revamped electronics suite. The update primes the 2016 model with a new ECU and an adjustable ride-by-wire throttle with changeable throttle maps. As a result, the new bike now offers five selectable riding modes: Road, Rain, Sport, Track and a Custom rider-programmable mode. Next up comes the uprated ABS and Traction Control suites that grants riders with selectable levels with both being linked to the riding modes as well.

Updates with the chassis hardware are mild, but there are several notable new bits starting with Brembo monobloc calipers. Next up comes the full compliment of Öhlins suspension all round exclusively for the Speed Triple R, which is comprised of the brand’s NIX30 front forks and TTX36 rear shock.

Also exclusive to the Speed Triple R are several unique and racy exterior trims. These include a carbon-fibre front mudguard, carbon tank inserts and a bellypan. Completing its premium racy looks, the R also boasts new billet-machined bar clamps and risers, swingarm pivot covers and rear wheel finisher, plus a red radiator cowls and a red subframe.


Completing the update are a set of new colour schemes starting with the Speed Triple S model’s ‘Diablo Red’ and ‘Phantom Black’ followed by the R’s ‘Crystal White’ and ‘Matt Graphite’.

We can expect more details surrounding the revised 2016 Triumph Speed Triple range as soon as they make their public debuts at the annual EICMA show in Milan, Italy later this month.

Sources: Asphaltandrubber, Visordown and MorBikes

First images of the upgraded 2016 Triumph Speed Triple that’s coming sometime next year.


Next generation Triumph Speed Triple model being developed to have better electronics and new features.


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