New Speed Triple For 2018?

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  1. waynecoluk

    waynecoluk New Member

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    I have had my Street Triple since new in 2013 and I do love it but thinking of upgrading.
    However I've heard rumours of a new Speed Triple in 2018 on one of the motorcycle channels.
    I don't particularly want to be trading up for a bike that is going to be out of date in 6-12 months.
    The Speed Triple defo needs updating in my opinion but would be a good step up from the Street if no new bike is coming.
    Anybody else heard anything?

    Cheers

    Wayne
     
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  2. Col_C

    Col_C I can't re...Member

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    MCN have rumored there will be a change, personally I would guess they're likely to be mostly of the electronic variety.
    The new dash on the Street Triple has been well received so expect that to migrate to the Speed.
    Possibly upgrades to engine modes/traction control/ABS (cornering)
    Semi-active suspension (similar to Ducati Skyhook) to give a more compliant ride on our crap roads perhaps,..... although not being a tourer the pillion/luggage adjustments side of it are a bit superfluous.
    Full LED headlights may be?
    Can't see them doing much to engine, or bodywork as they've only just been updated.
     
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  3. DANSOME

    DANSOME Active Member

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    I'm with Col_C on this one. Engine changes are unlikely so soon. 2020 is not so far away so it sounds more reasonable to wait until then to make a major engine overhaul and comply with EURO5 in the process.
     
  4. Bomber

    Bomber Member

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    I've heard from an ex journo and triumph employee much the same:
    No significant, of any in real terms changes to engine, suspension, brakes or bodywork, as current model
    Is far too new.
    Most likely changes are Different colour schemes, possible engine re map which is prinanly more to do with the clocks being changed to similar display as the street.
    Personally, I hate digital displays for my speed and revs, prefer clocks with an additional LCD info display.
    Just buy the current model, lots of great nearly new ones for sale and it's a fantastic bike, I love it, makes me grin much more than my ZZR1400
     
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  5. Chester Monty

    Chester Monty Well-Known Member

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    It was in mcn Triumph are working on a new bike for 2019, rumoured to be 1150-1175.
     
  6. DANSOME

    DANSOME Active Member

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    Could it be an updated Sprint or Trophy? Those are aging models and if I'm not mistaken, not EURO4 compliant.
     
  7. Chester Monty

    Chester Monty Well-Known Member

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    Nope, apparently a new speedy. The sprint has been finished.
     
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  8. DANSOME

    DANSOME Active Member

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    Great! Looking forward. I wonder if it will still be made at Hinckley, though.
     
  9. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    First pix of 2018 ST on test show it with a unpainted silver cylinder head, possible reason could be new cams and valve/head work to give it more top end power along with the new 765 dash.
     
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  11. WesSmith

    WesSmith Well-Known Member

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    I understand they are currently made in Thailand.....o_O
     
  12. Col_C

    Col_C I can't re...Member

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    No...Still assembled (and various parts made) at Hinkley.
    See here
     
  13. WesSmith

    WesSmith Well-Known Member

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    I stand corrected :blush:

    Good to know then that both my Speed Triple and Tiger Sport are UK built!
     
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  14. steve59

    steve59 Well-Known Member

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    Happy day when triumph competes with BMW and if they released a new s3 that went head to head with the s1kr I think it would sell as soon as hit the floors.
     
  15. Mumbo Jumbo

    Mumbo Jumbo Well-Known Member

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    I was in my a dealer last month and they said an updated Triple was arriving in 2018 and there would be some very good deals on their demo bikes.
     
  16. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    Of interest the new 2018 Tiger has Triumph shift assist for up n down shifts, anyone have more info on it. I seems its clutchless with auto bliper.
     
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  18. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    As long as it makes 160 BHP then i don't care about anything else :)
     
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  19. Moe

    Moe Senior Member

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    Reckon they will put it on a diet? Less weight and same power would be good.
     
  20. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    RS is a huge possibility, new dash and up down Q shift along with cornering ABS are already being used on other Triumphs so should be on it, lighter wight another possibility but not by much as old engine is so heavy, lighter wheels n exhaust and of course the new cylinder head that shows up in pic's and confirmed by a harder exhaust note could release up to 25 bhp with a raised rev limit :)
     
  21. tcbandituk

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    Wonder if they'll add cruise control...
     
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  22. dilligaf

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    It’ll need a top box of course :p
     
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