Word on the street is that apart from a new street racer, Triumph is also updating some of its existing models and the Speed Triple is possibly one of them.
The muscular mean and aggressive looking bike with its liquid cooled, three cylinder 1,050 cc DOHC engine produces 133 bhp of power at 9,400 rpm and 111 Nm of torque at 7,750 rpm (European edition) in its current avatar. The Indian version with the same engine produces 125 bhp of power at 9,301 rpm and 104.82 Nm of torque at 7,797 rpm. The new Speed Triple is not expected to gain any significant boost to these figures but may get more electronic aids.
A report on Visor Down, which talks about the new Speed Triple, goes on to say that the Tiger Sport, which is not sold in India, will also be getting a similar update. The Tiger Sport uses the same 1,050 cc engine but in a lower power output which is in tandem with Speed Triple’s Indian specification.
The Roadster will most probably be gaining a traction control to help in handling prowess, multiple engine modes to make riding the bike in different riding conditions a lot easier, and keyless ignition. The 214 kg (wet) weight may also be reduced to make it faster and an overall more efficient bike.