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2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS: The Original Streetfighter in Its Latest Avatar Is a Beast
The updated Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS was introduced in early 2021 as a successor to the successful Speed Triple 1050. The new Speed Triple 1200 RS is the British manufacturer’s flagship street-naked offering and sits alongside its fully-faired sibling, the Speed Triple 1200 RR, in the 2022 Triumph lineup.
The Speed Triple name began the “Streetnaked” revolution way back in 1994, and the latest iteration of the motorcycle is currently one of the strongest contenders in the segment. The Speed Triple 1200 RS’ 1,160cc inline-triple makes 177.5 hp and 92 lb-ft of torque, which is 30hp and 5.9 lb-ft of torque more than the predecessor’s engine. This is a seriously quick motorcycle and demands a steady wrist to operate safely.
The motorcycle comes with a 6-axis IMU-assisted system that aids traction control and ABS intervention to manage all that power. There are five ride modes — Rain, Road, Sport, Track, and a Rider-customizable mode — that alter power delivery, traction control, and ABS. You can toggle through all these modes via a 5-inch TFT display that also offers the Triumph Motorcycle ‘My Connectivity’ system, with turn-by-turn navigation, GoPro controls, and more.
The Speed Triple 1200 RS comes shod with grippy Metzeler Racetec RR and gets fully adjustable Ohlins suspension at either end. Braking hardware comprises Brembo Stylema calipers at the front and a twin-piston Brembo caliper at the rear.
This is a motorcycle that looks as good as it goes. The new Speed Triple is a lot more aggressive-looking than its predecessor, largely thanks to the more compact build and sharp LED headlamp. It also lost the high-mounted twin exhausts in place of a conventional single-canister unit that beautifully accentuates the Speed Triple’s single-sided swingarm setup.
The 2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS starts at $18,500 USD / $20,500 CAD.
On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS in one place.
- Price: $18,500 USD / $20,500 CAD
- Key Features:
- 1160cc, inline-triple produces 177.5 hp and 92 lb-ft of torque
- Keyless ignition and fuel filler cap
- Fully-adjustable Ohlins suspension
- Lightest Speed Triple ever
- Engine: 1,160cc inline-triple
- Power: 177.5 hp
- Torque: 92 lb-ft
- Wet Weight: 437 lbs (198kg)
- Seat Height: 32.7 inches (830 mm)
2022 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS Specifications