We love this part of the year, close home the festive season is always is at its peak around this time and then, we have EICMA, the world’s biggest two wheeler show that is held in November every year. This year too, the excitement levels are high for the event and a every manufacturer starts showing off and teasing what they have to present at the show, things are already getting hotter day by day, just like the recently spied Ducati Scrambler 400!
Now, to make sure that the iconic British mark, Triumph Motorcycle doesn’t get left behind, Triumph has already set the game moving with the release of the 2016 range of its modern classic legend, the Triumph Bonneville and the Thruxton Models and yes they are absolutely gorgeous to behold!
Now after a series of spy shots, Triumph has finally revealed it’s 2016 version of the monstrous and beastly Speed Triple and Triumph has just continued to make us go weak on our knees with another drool worthy set of machines. The designers at Triumph are definitely taking in right stuff these days!
Coming in two versions, the 2016 Speed Triple range is now called Triumph Speed Triple S and Speed Triple R. While they do not deviate too far from the previous iteration of the madly powerful street-bike model, but the way Triumph has given the bikes a more organic flow makes them look sportier, meaner and more stunning than the ones they replace for 2016. The engines have also been updated fro 2016, and Triumph is quoting that they have made a staggering 104 changes to the 1050cc triple that powers the 2016 Speed Triple, including a new combustion chamber, new cylinder head, new machined crank, new piston design, and new ‘ride-by-wire’ throttle bodies, among others.
For 2016, the Speed Triple siblings also get the following - a slipper clutch, a smaller and more efficient radiator, and an exhaust that flows more freely. All these changes as per Triumph means that the 2016 Speed Triple’s get more torque across the rev range,and add to that the bikes get more power at the top-end of the power range which is now 140bhp, while being Euro 4 compliant, and along all this a lovely 10% increase in fuel efficiency. Wow!
And this is not all, an addition of ride-by-wire technology would means that user-selectable throttle maps are now at rider disposal, with five distinct riding modes available to choose from, such as - Road, Rain, Sport, Track and a new Rider Configurable mode. Moving towards the sportier Speed Triple R model, as usual the bikes gets the tastier equipment listing like like Öhlins suspension for front and back, as well as carbon fiber body bits for the mudguard and fuel tank insert.
Triumph India – BRING it here already!!!