October 04, 2021 By Miguel C. Bichara Photos by Triumph and Author

Bike Review: 2021 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS

1200cc, 3 cylinders and 180hp? Recipe for Fun!! This all new 2021 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS is bonkers. It borders close to hooliganism in the right hands. It’s fast yet docile for cruising. It’s demonic low down torque makes this bike the motor you will crave, for day to day point and shoot type riding! Simply amazing package. I enjoy using this bike.

Front wheel simply wants to lift skyward all the time when I accelerate hard. If not for the wheelie control, this bike would be a great stunt bike!

It’s got this super sweet nimble Handling that’s telepathic and torque is simply evil! I tell you, those of you who own the “regular” inline-4 cylinder naked bikes, sell them! (except Yamaha’s MT10 due to the cross-plane firing order motor). Try this 1200cc Triple and Slap on a derestricted exhaust system to enjoy the kick ass performance of this British Streetfighter.

 

You guys on 4 cylinder “Inline” naked bikes have to make the switch to this 1200, 3 cylinder motor. Simply gives you the low down torque of a V-twin and the top end kick of a 4 cylinder.

Now I know why these Triumph triple motors in 765cc’s were chosen and currently being used by all The Moto2 race teams. They are simply exceptional 3 cylinder engines. This 1200cc triple actually makes more torque down low than my current hypersport naked street bike.

Incidentally, this bike is very well equipped with bi- directional quick shifter which is so smooth and seemless, Manual Type – non electronic Ohlins suspension, Keyless ignition, 5 ride modes, IMU powered lean sensitive ABS, traction control, a nice 5-inch TFT dash, a carbon fiber front fender and latest brick wall stopping Brembo Stylema Calipers. Oh… that single swingarm! Gorgeous!

With an SRP or PhP1.225M? C’mon…this simply makes it the best priced premium 2021 Euro hypersport naked bike in the market today.


Specifications: 

Displacement:  1160cc

Engine : efi, liquid-cooled, inline-3 cylinder, dohc, 4 stroke, 12 valves

Max. Power: 177.5 bhp @ 10750 rpm 

Max. Torque:  92.18 lb-ft @ 9000 rpm

Transmission: 6-speed w/bi-directional quick shifter

Seat Height: 830 mm

Fuel Capacity: 15.5 liters

Curb Weight: 198 kg

Tire Front: 120/70-ZR17

Tire Rear: 190/55-ZR17

Brakes F/R: 2 Disc/Disc 

Price: PhP 1,225,000

 

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