Triumph has updated its edgy model Speed Triple R for the year 2013-14. The changes aren’t radical in nature, with the basic exterior outline of the bike remaining almost the same. Triumph has just handed over a few cosmetic additions to it.
First and foremost change is the paint scheme that adorns the maverick of a bike. There is now a Matt Crystal White color scheme which takes the place of the earlier Caspian White option. The other available choice is the Phantom Black livery. There are a few other color changes as well.
The color of the radiator cover is now a gleaming red. Red stripes adorn the wheel rims, too. The Speed Triple R now includes a color matched flyscreen for both the livery options i.e. the matte Crystal White bike gets a similarly painted flyscreen. The phantom black version gets a black, matching flyscreen. The color-matching scheme is not only for the flyscreen, though, it extends to the belly pan and the rear cowl as well, thus creating a cohesive visual package.
There are, however, no engine or power upgrades. The Speed Triple R is powered by the familiar 1050 cc, 133 bhp powerplant. Front and Rear suspension comes from Öhlins, creating a monster that is quite keen to dive into corners. The monster appears to be pretty controllable too, courtesy the Brembo mono-bloc brakes both at front and rear.
The mouth-watering fact is that the price has been slashed as compared to the earlier edition, with only a change in the wheels of the bike. The earlier forged aluminium wheels are now replaced by cast-aluminium wheels. Even more interesting is the fact that the new model includes switchable-ABS as a standard offering. The older model provided ABS as an option for an extra charge of £600.
Triumph India has been sending feelers out to the Indian media as well as the motorbiking populace. Their Facebook page is quite active, and provides a hint of the legacy behind the brand. The 2014 Speed Triple R costs £10,999 and that’s with extras and ABS as standard. The original Speed Triple R with ABS was £11,949. Again, the uncertainty over the Rupee exchange rate prevents us from providing an estimate.
This bike is already available in UK dealerships, and we wonder if this upgraded Speed Triple R is headed over to India, we wish!
- Official: Triumph Motorcycles Coming to India in November 2013
- Take a Look at Triumph’s Stall at Auto Expo 2012 With Models, Details & Pricing
Source : VisorDown