In an unexpected move, Triumph has released a teaser video of the new Speed Triple 1200 RR. The new superbike is going to be a faired sibling of Triumph’s naked flagship, the Speed Triple 1200 RS and will mark the British brand’s return to superbike production.
The teaser video does not reveal much, however, a few details can be figured out. For example, the tail section of the Speed Triple 1200 RR appears to have been borrowed directly from the Speed Triple 1200 RS. Although the rear seat seems to be carrying a cowl, there would indeed be space for a pillion getting onboard.
The fuel tank design could be similar to that of the Speed Triple 1200 RS. The rider in the teaser video does not seem to be sitting in a too aggressive position. This hints that the new Speed Triple 1200 RR would not be a fully-fledged, track-oriented motorcycle and rather be a street-friendly superbike.
And, of course, there is the front fairing. It is expected to rock a single-piece LED headlamp. Perhaps, somewhat similar to what we have seen the MV Agustas.
As for the engine, powering the new Speed Triple 1200 RR will be the same 1160cc inline 3-cylinder motor that’s being used in the naked Speed Triple 1200 RS in which it produces 178 BHP. Triumph might tune it to suit the sportbike character of the 1200 RR. We also expect to see electronics and hardware being borrowed from the naked flagship.