Having already treated fans worldwide with the debut of the all-new Bonneville classic, Triumph has continued with its momentum by revealing the revised new 2016 Triumph Speed Triple streetfighter range ahead of the EICMA 2015 expo happening this month.
Firstly, the new models now carry new Speed Triple S and Speed Triple R naming scheme for 2016. An overview reveals that the most substantial of updates have been made towards the streetfighter’s powertrain and electronics whilst Daytona 675R-ispired cosmetic changes are mild but sleek. Retained though is the outgoing model’s chassis, but it does gain with several new hardware.
The first major change lies in the powertrain as the 2016 Speed Triple gains with a revised 1,050cc triple-cylinder heart that boasts 104 new development. Now offering increased power and torque across its entire rev range, fuel efficiency has also improved by 10%. Highlights include 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 it granting the entire package with a 20mm narrower standover. Other new bits include a slipper clutch, a smaller but more efficient new radiator plus a revised exhaust system with an improved flow rate of 70%. Triumph hasn’t released official power and torque figures yet, but sources believe the 2016 Triumph Speed Triple’s revised heart will have at least 140hp.
The next big change comes from the heavily revised electronics suite incorporated in the 2016 Speed Triple. The update consists of a new ECU and an adjustable ride-by-wire throttle with changeable throttle maps. Furthermore, 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 suite with selectable levels with both being linked to the selectable riding modes as well.
Though the chassis is retained, there are several notable new bits starting with Brembo monobloc calipers. Next up comes the full compliment of Öhlins suspension all round primed exclusively for the Speed Triple R model. That package isis 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, namely the carbon-fibre front mudguard, carbon tank inserts and a bellypan. Completing those are the R’s 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 is a range of new paint schemes starting with the Speed Triple S model’s ‘Diablo Red’ and ‘Phantom Black’, followed by the R’s ‘Crystal White’ and ‘Matt Graphite’.
More details surrounding the revised 2016 Triumph Speed Triple range will be announced as soon as they make their public debuts at the annual EICMA show in Milan, Italy later this month.