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November 10th, 2015

We all had some big hints in the past that the 2016 Speed Triple was up for an update. Before, we showed you a few leaked photos here of the new machines. And now, Triumph has officially unveiled the new motorcycle for 2016 confirming most of the expectations.

2016 Triumph Speed Triple R and Speed Triple S Front Right Three Quarters

The biggest change on the Speed Triple apart from its slightly different headlight and visor shape is the engine. While no official figures have been released at this moment, autoevolution reports that the new in-line triple twins are rumored to have gained quite a bit of grunt. A long list of changes have been done to the motorcycle’s 1050 cc, liquid-cooled engine that aid in this achievement. There are redesigned intake and exhaust ports, a new crank, new pistons, combustion chamber, cylinder heads and a new exhaust that allows 70% more free flow.

2016 Triumph Speed Triple R and Speed Triple S Right Side Profile 02

To add conformation of what we have been hearing from quite long, finally the Triumph flagship naked bike will receive a slew of new electronic features that include ABS, traction control and ride-by-wire that gives the engine five- different maps to work with. The modes include Rain, Road, Sport, Track and one that can be set as per the rider’s wish. For more mature hooliganism, these features can all be turned off at will all the way down to zero.

2016 Triumph Speed Triple R and Speed Triple S Right Side Profile

The major differentiator between the Speed Triple S and the Speed Triple R is the the presence of high-spec Ohlins NIX30 and TTX36 on the later, while the “S” model gets equipped with 43 Showa forks upfront and a matching mono at the rear.

The Triumph Speed Triple R and Speed Triple S will be officially unveil in flesh (along with detail specs) at the upcoming EICMA motor show in Milan between Nov 19 – Nov 22. For the video, scroll below the photo gallery.

2016 Triumph Speed Triple S and Speed Triple R – Image Gallery

Watch the video – Unleash The Thrill:

Source: Autoevolution

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