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2014 Triumph Speed Triple R ABS

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The Triumph Speed Triple R raises the performance bar even higher than the base Speed Triple model, featuring a series of modifications which make it one of the most agile Triumphs ever made. The bike is fitted with first class components signed by famous brands such as Ohlins, Pirelli or Brembo. Moreover, the Triumph Speed Triple R also comes with a fly screen, a belly pan, a seat cowl and Diablo Red radiator shrouds.

The motorcycle’s center piece is a 1050cc, liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder engine which generates a maximum power of 135PS at 9400 rpm and 111NM of torque at 7750 rpm. All this power is kept under control by a six speed transmission which returns an average fuel consumption of 50 mpg.

As far as prices are concerned, the Triumph Speed Triple R ABS can be yours for no less than $14,699.

Hit the jump for more information on the Triumph Speed Triple R ABS.

Overview

Triumph Speed Triple R ABS

The purest, hardest performing and most rewarding naked sports motorcycle available today. Triumph took the Speed Triple, the world’s first and best factory streetfighter with its head-turning, angry style and its 135PS three-cylinder engine. Then added the best components the motorcycle industry can offer, from Öhlins, Pirelli and Brembo. A variety of exquisitely designed accessories complete the R transformation – fly screen, belly pan and seat cowl,while the Diablo Red radiator shrouds further boast of the R’s pedigree.

The result is the Speed Triple R, cutting edge real world performance to thrill the most committed rider.

Based on the already high performing and agile Speed Triple. The R gives you sharper steering and even better feedback for the most intense, tactile and satisfying ride from any Triumph ever made.

The Speed Triple never tried to hide what it was, a cutting edge sports bike with performance honed for the street. But the R screams it.

2014 Triumph Speed Triple R ABS Features and Benefits:

Triumph Speed Triple R ABS

Engine:

Triumph Speed Triple R ABS

Performance
The engine is the same muscle-packed 1050cc triple that powers the Speed Triple. And it delivers a huge punch. But every real rider knows, the key to its real world performance is the broad spread of torque and instant throttle response.

With 135PS maximum there’s enough high-end performance to satisfy you on a serious track day. Then there’s the Speed Triple R’s 111Nm of peak torque, with lots more thrust on tap lower down the rev range no matter what the gear and a seemingly endless flow of power that’s predictable and easy to use.

Configuration
Triumph matched the transmission carefully to the engine, with six ratios in the gearbox to make sure there’s always one that’s perfect at any moment of your ride. While the wet, multi-plate clutch has a lightweight and predictable lever action to make fast getaways easy and town riding effortless.

Exhaust
The twin silencers, wrapped in black exhaust heat shields, sit beneath the short, stubby tail section of the Speed Triple R and leave the rear wheel fully exposed on the right by the cool, single-sided swingarm.

Not for looks, for real world sports bike riding. It just happens to look great.

Chassis:

Triumph Speed Triple R ABS

Suspension
Choosing the suspension wasn’t just a case of looking for the best and bolting it on.

Extensive testing by Triumph own and Öhlins highly experienced development riders on road and track means the internals were developed specifically for Triumph and the Speed Triple R.

In the NIX30 forks and TTX36 shock, the rebound and compression damping functions are completely separated to give you more precise damping control and both offer a huge range of settings to suit your ride.

Frame
The frame is the same doubled-tube, twin spar design recognisable from the 1997 model. Although the current version was updated in 2011, so it now uses the engine as a crucial frame component, making the chassis stiffer and lighter for a more focussed ride.

Brakes
Triumph has added Brembo Monobloc callipers to the R for 5 per cent more stopping power than the standard Speed Triple’s Brembos. And their single-piece construction helps reduce distortion at extreme pressures for more accurate feedback.

The optional electronic ABS makes 100 calculations per second to prevent wheel lock up at either end.

Wheels and Tires
Triumph fitted lightweight cast aluminium wheels and a wide 6 inch rim on the back to take the grippiest, sports-focused rubber the Speed Triple R deserves

Swingarm
The swingarm is aluminium and features an eccentric chain adjuster so that the rear wheel stays perfectly in line with the front for a focussed, precise handling.

Riding Position
The Speed Triple R is pure sports bike with a real world edge. So Triumph designed the riding position for accurate control and aggressive performance in everyday riding situations. Triumph set the bars low, the footrests in a rear set position and the seat is deeply shaped to keep you in position during hard use but still allows you to slide off the sides of the bike.

It’s a forward biased stance essential for keeping weight over the front of the bike, so you can feel feeling exactly what the forks and tire are doing and explore cornering limits, shifting weight to keep the front end in contact with the ground.

All from a road-going motorcycle that you can use in heavy traffic, slow speed town riding and occasional long distance trips.

Features:

Triumph Speed Triple R ABS

Carbon Fiber
Triumph has added high quality carbon fiber components - radiator inner shrouds, mudguard and tank cover.

ABS
The four piston, radially mounted Brembo front callipers, with optional electronic ABS make 100 calculations per second to prevent wheel lock up at either end.

Immobiliser
Triumph has made sure your bike is protected by a coded key immobiliser system, should your Speed Triple R attract the wrong kind of attention. It disables the ignition if it detects an attempt to turn or force the ignition switch without the presence of the electronically coded correct key.

Instruments and Computer
Triumph added all the instrumentation a rider needs. Including programmable gear change lights, service interval reminder, lap timer, trip computer and fuel gauge.

All designed to be used by the performance rider, it’s part digital, part analogue and laid out in a highly intuitive fashion to make absorbing the array of information as easy and quick as possible.

Key Accessories:

Triumph Speed Triple R ABS

Alloy LED Indicators
Gloss Black LED indicator units designed act as a direct replacement for the standard parts.

Features include cast alloy body, with rubberised mounting foot and Triumph logo branding.

Bar End Mirror
Sold singularly the bar end mirror is a stylish alternative to the standard equipment. CNC machined and available in a clear or black anodised finish this option features laser etched Triumph logo detailing with tinted Mirror glass.

Warranty and Service:

Triumph Speed Triple R ABS

Overview
Triumph confidence provides you with a two-year unlimited mileage warranty on your new Triumph and Genuine Accessories. Alongside the knowledge that Triumph give you a 12 month unlimited mileage warranty on replacement parts.

The Speed Triple R carries 6,000 mile (10,000km) service intervals.

Specifications

Engine typeLiquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity1050cc
Bore79.0mm
Stroke71.4mm
Fuel systemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
ExhaustStainless Steel 3 into 1 into 2, twin high level stainless steel silencers
Final driveX-Ring-Chain
ClutchWet,Multi-Plate
Gearbox6-Speed
Oil capacity1.0US Gallon
FrameAluminium beam twin-spar
SwingarmSingle-sided, aluminium alloy with eccentric chain adjuster
Front WheelsForged aluminium alloy 5 spoke 17 x 3.5in
Rear WheelsForged aluminium alloy 5 spoke 17 x 6.0in
Front Tires120/70 ZR 17
Rear Tires190/55 ZR 17
Front SuspensionÖhlins 43mm NIX30 upside down forks with adjustable rebound and compression damping, 120mm travel
Rear SuspensionÖhlins TTX36 twin tube Monoshock with rebound and compression damping, 130mm rear wheel travel
Brakes frontTwin 320mm floating discs, Brembo 4-piston Monobloc radial calipers , Switchable ABS
Brakes rearSingle 255mm disc, Nissin single 2-piston sliding caliper, Switchable ABS
Instrument display and functionsLCD multi-functional instrument pack with digital speedometer, fuel gauge, trip computer, analogue tachometer, programmable gear change lights, lap timer, service interval announcement and TPMS ready, switchable ABS.
Length2100mm
Width handlebars795mm
Height without mirror1110mm
Seat height825mm
Wheelbase1435mm
Rake22.8°
Trail90.9mm
Tank capacity4.6us gallon
Wet weight212 kilo
Max power ec135PS @ 9400
Max torque ec111NM @ 7750
Fuel consumption urban34us mpg
Fuel consumption 56mph/90kph50us mpg
Color OptionsMatt Crystal White, Phantom Black
Price$14,699


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