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First Ride: The new Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR

Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR review

Triumph wowed us with their updated Speed Triple 1200 RS last year—a sharper, lighter and more powerful version of their iconic streetfighter. Then someone at Hinkley had the bright idea to slap a fairing and clip-ons on it, up the spec even more and call it the Speed Triple 1200 RR. Bless them, because this is the bonkers triple-cylinder sportbike-slash-café-racer we didn’t know we wanted.

Let’s settle one thing straight out the gate: the Speed Triple 1200 RR is gorgeous. The naked RS is already quite a looker, and they’re mostly the same bike. But the RR ups the ante with classic lines, sleek finishes and a nose-down riding position.

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Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR review