Triumph Speed Triple RIt was probably inevitable that at some point Triumph would introduce a higher spec ‘R’ version of its 1,050 cc Speed Triple.
Now, just over a year since the basic version of the streetfighter was revamped, it’s here.
The 133 bhp (99 kW / 135PS) three-cylinder engine may be unchanged, but the Speed Triple R gets upgraded Öhlins suspension, lightweight PVM five-spoke forged aluminium wheels and better Brembo brakes, which feature four-piston radial monoblock calipers.
Distinguishing the ‘R’ are gold-coloured front forks, a red subframe and a choice of Phantom Black or Crystal White paintwork.
The 2012 Triumph Speed Triple R will officially be unveiled at next month’s EICMA show in Milan. Prices and on-sale dates are to be confirmed.