Triumph confirms Speed Triple 1050 prices and specs

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Triumph have officially confirmed prices and specs of the heavily-revised 2016 Speed Triple S 1050 and Speed Triple R models.

The information has just been released at the same time the official press launch of the bike is happening in southern Spain with MCN’s Emma Franklin testing the bike.

The new Speed Triple S will cost £10,200 on the road and the Speed Triple R is priced at £11,500. Both will be available in Triumph dealerships from Spring 2016.

Triumph’s press release states:


  • New 1050cc triple engine, with 104 changes
  • Improved drivetrain, featuring a new slip assist clutch
  • Lighter, better sounding, performance-improving exhaust
  • Ride-by-Wire throttle, enabling five selectable Rider Modes and selectable throttle maps
  • Rider-selectable traction control for rain, road, track and off as standard
  • Athletic, aggressive styling including new twin headlights with integral daytime running lights


The all new 1050cc triple engine that powers the new Speed Triple incorporates 104 new developments resulting in more torque across the entire rev range and an increase in peak power.

Engine developments include: 

  • New piston and crankshaft design
  • New ECU
  • New combustion chamber design
  • Modified cylinder head design
  • Increased flow intake ports
  • New exhaust header design
  • New Ride-by-Wire throttle bodies
  • Re-designed airbox
  • Revised fuel system
  • More efficient radiator


The drivetrain also features updates including new gear linkages, new balancer gears with new geometry and a new slip assist clutch.


Along with the new engine and drivetrain is a new exhaust system, with silencers that are 70.2% more free-flowing and 139g lighter on either side than the previous model. It works in conjunction with the new airbox to reduce emissions, ensure compliance with Euro legislation and increase power.


The new Ride-by-Wire throttle system, working with the new ECU and throttle bodies and featuring selectable throttle maps, gives improved throttle control, while delivering improved fuel efficiency.

The choice of five different Rider Modes – Rain, Road, Sport, Track and a unique Rider-Configurable Mode – give the rider distinctly different pre-set combinations of throttle map, ABS and Traction Control settings. The Rider-Configurable Mode, as its name suggests, allows the rider to individually set all of these performance parameters to suit their own style of riding. They all allow the rider to get the most out of their Speed Triple S or Speed Triple R ride in a wide variety of conditions.

When the Rider-Configurable Mode is selected, the rider has the ability to select their preferred combination of throttle map, ABS and traction control settings. Traction control options are: Rain, Road, Track or Off. Three ABS settings are provided: Road, Track or Off. There are three throttle maps that can be selected to complete the performance personalisation – Rain, Road or Sport.

All of the five Rider Modes are monitored and controlled, along with the engine, through a new ECU, the same unit that is used in the race-winning Triumph Daytona 675. In addition, the new Speed Triple has a gear position indicator as standard, completing the rider information system.


Similar focus has been applied to the chassis and suspension of the two new Speed Triple models, heightening the feel that the rider experiences during their ride.

No expense has been spared in giving the new Speed Triple S and Speed Triple R class-leading chassis and suspension componentry. Both models feature Brembo M4.32 radial monobloc brakes and fully-adjustable suspension as standard, while the Speed Triple R also comes with Öhlins NIX30 upside down front forks, as well as an Öhlins TTX36 RSU. The Speed Triple R also features a billet machined handlebar clamp and risers, together with machined swingarm spindle finishers and rear wheel finisher.


In what can be described as a return to the ‘hooligan bike’ looks of the original Speed Triple and echoing the sporty styling of the Daytona 675 and Street Triple RX, the two new models are more focused and assertive in their styling.

They feature striking lines through the fuel tank and tail unit, creating a more hunkered down, aggressive look. Both have a 20mm narrower seat head, giving them improved stand-over and contributing to a lower profile and a more athletic, streamlined look.

The new Speed Triple S and Speed Triple R are instantly recognisable by the new DRL headlights, set low, and integrated with a new fly screen and distinctive intake duct.

The new styling also embraces a sleeker, more sculpted fuel tank, seat, and new bodywork, that includes the front mudguard, tank infills, seat unit, lower profile bar end mirrors, rear bodywork, heel guards and silencer heat shields.

On the Speed Triple R, subtle but high-value differentiators come in the form of carbon fibre front mudguard and tank infills, a new belly pan, Diablo Red rear subframe, red wheel pinstripes and red seat stitching.




Speed Triple S

Speed Triple R


140PS @9,500rpm

140PS @ 9,500rpm


112Nm @ 7850rpm

112Nm @ 7850rpm


Liquid-cooled, in-line, 3 cylinder

Liquid-cooled, in-line, 3 cylinder








43MM USD forks with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping

43mm Öhlins NIX30 fully adjustable USD front forks with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping


Showa monoshock with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping

Öhlins TTX36 RSU twin tube monoshock with adjustable preload,  rebound and compression damping


Dual 320mm floating disc, 4-piston Brembo radial monobloc calipers

Dual 320mm floating disc, 4-piston Brembo radial monobloc calipers


Single 255mm disc, single Nissin 2-piston sliding caliper

Single 255mm disc, single Nissin 2-piston sliding caliper








Diablo Red

Phantom Black

Crystal White

Matt Graphite


Standard Equipment

  • New triple engine with 104 new components
  • Improved peak power and torque spread across entire rev range
  • Ride-by-Wire throttle
  • 5 Rider Modes
  • Rider-selectable traction control
  • Slip assist clutch
  • Switchable ABS
  • Switchable traction control
  • DRL headlights
  • Brembo monobloc calipers


Additional to the Speed Triple S

  • Lighter weight carbon fibre body panels
    • Higher specification Öhlins suspension
    • Billet machined handlebar clamps, risers, swingarm pivot covers and rear wheel cover
    • Red ‘R’ detailing on seat stitching, rear subframe and wheel pinstripes


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Andy Downes

By Andy Downes

Former MCN Senior Reporter