Latest reports suggest that Triumph is silently working on a new Speed Triple 1160 which could be the most powerful Speed Triple yet. Although there are no spy shots to support this news, because Triumph is actively testing new Tiger 800, Bonneville Bobber, and Street Triple, chances of an updated Speed Triple is a possibility.
The current Speed Triple is powered by a 1,050cc 3-cylinder engine that produces 148hp and 117Nm of torque. The new model is expected to have a more powerful 1,160cc engine. The higher displacement here has been achieved by increasing the bore by 4mm. This engine should produce around 160-165hp. It will also be Euro 5 compliant.
Apart from the engine, Triumph would also make changes to the chassis of the new Speed Triple to enhance handling and stability. It would also add a revised electronics package which would include ABS, stability control, and different riding modes. We wonder whether we’d be able to see the inclusion of high-tech features, like Bluetooth-enabled TFT screen with navigation support, GoPro camera control, of the recently launched Rocket 3 and Rocket 3 GT.
Triumph would also play around with the aesthetics of the new bike to keep things fresh. Perhaps, it would let go of the bug-eyed front headlamps and use the Rocket’s new modern-classic twin headlamps. Features like these could be implemented in the higher-end RS variant.
We are expecting to see spy shots of the new Speed Triple 1160 soon. And perhaps Triumph would showcase the bike at this year’s EICMA show. When launched, it would compete against Brutale 1000 Serie Oro, upcoming Ducati Streetfighter V4, and the likes.