The Speed Triple is Triumph’s flagship naked streetfighter, which sits above the middle-weight Street Triple series. While the current ‘1050’ iteration of the motorcycle is available in the international markets, the bike maker is reportedly planning to launch its successor, the Speed Triple 1160.
As the name of the motorcycle suggests, the biggest change it will receive is the hike in its displacement. The 1050cc motor will see a bump of 110cc, a result of increase in bore size from 79mm to 83mm. Meanwhile, the stroke will remain unchanged at 71.4mm. This new 1160cc inline triple cylinder motor is expected to churn out around 160-165bhp of power, up from the existing 148bhp. Notably, this motor will be Euro 5 compliant.
The new Speed Triple is likely to be updated in the hardware department as well, especially in terms of chassis which could become lighter and stiffer. Furthermore, Triumph is also expected to update the bike’s feature list by adding gizmos like cornering ABS, stability control, up and down quickshifter along with Bluetooth-enabled full colour TFT display. Similar to the current iteration of the bike, the upcoming model could also be available in a standard trim and a higher-spec RS variant.
Triumph is expected to introduce the Speed Triple 1160 in the international markets in the second half of 2020. As for the Indian market, considering the fact that Triumph never launched the current iteration of the bike owing to the mellow response to its predecessor, the new 1160 may or may not enter our shores.