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Triumph Motorcycles has teased the 2018 Triumph Speed Triple in its latest YouTube video. The iconic motorcycle manufacturer will unveil the new Speed Triple on January 29, 2018. Seven times World Champion Carl Fogarty and two times Isle Of Man TT winner Gary Johnson are seen riding a 2018 Triumph Speed Triple in the teaser video.
The 2018 Speed Triple teaser reveals that there could be two variants: standard and a performance-oriented version. Another probability is that those bikes could be unaltered, and the 2018 Triumph Speed Triple is a higher-spec ‘RS' version similar to the smaller Street Triple's line up.
The new Triumph Speed Triple will debut with updates including a TFT dashboard and improved performance and handling. From the teaser video, it appears the TFT colour LCD dashboard features odometer, a gear indicator, air temperature, time, mileage, range, fuel level and speed displays on a single screen.
Also seen are the new five-spoke alloy wheels, replacing the ten-spoke design seen in the current model. While there is not much that can be seen, the exhaust design has been revised. Apart from these changes, the headlight including the fly screen design and the frame is similar to the outgoing model.
The current Triumph Speed Triple model S is powered by a 1050cc inline 3-cylinder DOHC, liquid-cooled engine. The unit produces 138bhp @ 9500rpm and 112Nm of peak torque @ 7850rpm. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox with slipper clutch.
The present model features 43 mm Showa adjustable upside-down front fork and adjustable Showa mono shock at the rear. Braking duties are carried out by twin 320mm discs with Brembo radial callipers at the front, and single 255mm rear disc with Nissin calliper at the back. It's to be seen if Triumph has overhauled the entire bike or if it's just a cosmetic upgrade.
Thoughts On The 2018 Triumph Speed Triple
We expect Triumph to increase the performance of the 2018 Speed Triple along with upgrades to the suspension and braking. These updates are expected to improve the ride and handling compared to the outgoing model. However, all will be known on January 29, 2018, so, stay tuned to DriveSpark as we bring the complete details of the 2018 Triumph Speed Triple unveil.