New Speed Triple For 2018?

Discussion in 'Speed Triple' started by waynecoluk, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  1. Red Thunder

    Red Thunder Crème de la Crème

    Dec 2, 2014
    2,035
    1,000
    High Wycombe
    My 2016 R (22 month old) is probably worth £8,500 now as it is at 13,500 miles and up to date on all services
    Don't think I can quite afford the difference :(
     
  2. MrTriple

    MrTriple One Cylinder Short

    Jan 23, 2017
    924
    243
    Epping Forest
    Mine is only 3,650 miles, but topping up the price gap is still significant. I can't justify it in any way, but my wife granted planning permission and I parted with the deposit before she changed her mind.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Funny Funny x 1
  3. tcbandituk

    Subscriber

    Apr 8, 2016
    2,733
    1,000
    Reading
    The ones at the factory did have plastic side trims, but they also had heated grips, which seemed out of place and aren't in the brochure pics. It might be that these weren't quite the normal spec that will be sold. With the CF side panels, mudguard, exhaust covers etc, it would be a bit odd if the side trims weren't the same.

    The one thing that impressed me was how quick they spin up, they'll need the 1000rpm higher red line now. Hopefully it won't be at the cost of some torque...
     
    • Useful Useful x 1
  4. MrOrange

    MrOrange Guest

    It's OK, but no Tuono !!!, set of blue wheels might help, but doubt it. :laughing:

    Definitely sound crapper then my Tuono's Akras, even with the Arrows :p
     
    • Useful Useful x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Informative Informative x 1
  5. MrTriple

    MrTriple One Cylinder Short

    Jan 23, 2017
    924
    243
    Epping Forest
    When Triumph revved the RS at their launch event, they were comparing the new Arrow system against the rubbish old superseded Speed (;)) with stock cans - so of course it sounds better!

    I'll have a good look at the new Arrow setup at the show, as I've got this feeling that they represent a stock/aftermarket hybrid (if you get my drift). Perhaps there will be options for the 'ROW' version at extra cost.

    I'm going to hold on to my existing Arrow baffles-removed titanium cans, and refit the stock system when I sell my bike...just in case.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. MrOrange

    MrOrange Guest

    Always keep your cans, get fuck all extra from the stealer, and if they don't fit, you can flog them and help pay for the new one's:p
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  7. MrTriple

    MrTriple One Cylinder Short

    Jan 23, 2017
    924
    243
    Epping Forest
    I thought it was odd to hear the RS described as gaining carbon bodywork - when in reality, they've moved it from one place to another. I've got a carbon tail surround, rear hugger, chain guard and exhaust heat shield that will transfer across - and at least the new plastic tank trims are replaceable if they look 'left out'.

    Good to read your comments about the engine characteristics - and the torque is quoted as being slightly higher too. I wouldn't use the word 'better', because the outgoing bike, in my opinion, has been utterly brilliant.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. tcbandituk

    Subscriber

    Apr 8, 2016
    2,733
    1,000
    Reading
    Can't remember if it's in the video, but they did also compare the new S with std cans as well.
    Sound was a little better than the old model, slightly harsh and crisper, but it was the speed the revs picked up at that was the noticeable difference.
    If the price difference between the S and RS is what I'm hearing bandied about (@£2,300), then I'm thinking about an S with the the Arrows.
     
  9. Tony Rokins

    Tony Rokins Active Member

    Jun 26, 2017
    164
    43
    Reading, U.K.
    #68 Tony Rokins, Feb 10, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2018
    Apparently, I have great presentation skills ! Have also appeared on the Sky1 show "Ducks quacks don't echo" as a technical "expert", pressure mapping Loraine Kelly's stiletto healed shoes.Yea, I know...just speak to my agent :p

    Up until last Saturday, I was looking at a new 1050R. I'd also spotted a "used" one a for sale with the arrow 3/1 with just 6 miles on it for under £11k. Like TC I am now in lust with the RS.......Time to trade in my 2011 model. More importantly the wife has given in..... so I wont have to throw a cover over it every time she decides to get her street out of the garage:cool:
     
    • Like Like x 4
  10. tcbandituk

    Subscriber

    Apr 8, 2016
    2,733
    1,000
    Reading
    Oh dear.......:p
     
  11. PH1969

    PH1969 Well-Known Member

    Jan 6, 2017
    126
    93
    Northampton
    Serious question for the Speed Triple riders.
    Does anyone use their bike to tour on? What's it like?
     
  12. MrOrange

    MrOrange Guest

    My Brother-in-Law did 1000 miles from Northampton and around Scotland, no problem. Used Kriega tailpacks to carry all his gear. Was comfier than my GSX-R 750.
     
  13. Col_C

    Col_C I can't re...Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    1,425
    800
    Cornwall
    Yes, no problem touring solo, and more fun than a conventional tourer, I wouldn't recommend taking a pillion though. :)
    Luggage can be a bit of a problem, I've gone for the Givi semi-rigid panniers which makes the bike as wide as a bus but gives good easy to fit storage (about 50 ltr total) - the rest of the time I just unbolt the frames and pillion pegs so she looks pretty. (wife has the same on her Street Triple but not as wide due to not having high level exhaust)
    If you can keep the volume down then tail packs seem to be popular, just need to be a bit careful strapping down to avoid any damage to bodywork. Also the SW throw-overs work well.
     
  14. PaulSpeedTrip

    PaulSpeedTrip Member

    Aug 7, 2016
    22
    8
    South Yorkshire
    Scotland Aug 17.JPG
    Did a Yorkshire -Scotland 3 night trip with a Triumph Tailpack and a SW Motoech tankbag. No problem!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  15. Angus

    Angus Noble Member

    Mar 19, 2017
    936
    300
    South Africa
    We have to wait another 6 months to get our eyes on the new models, any models for that matter !
     
  16. Tony Rokins

    Tony Rokins Active Member

    Jun 26, 2017
    164
    43
    Reading, U.K.
    Have ridden my 2011 model to the South of France several times with a Jofama 50l tail pack on the pillion seat and a 15l Givi tank bag. I find it reasonably comfortable sitting on the motorway/ autoroute at 80-85mph. 2011_0903_102606.JPG
     
    • Like Like x 2
  17. mikesouthby

    mikesouthby Member

    May 16, 2017
    11
    8
    Swindon, WILTS
  18. oi-nobbie

    oi-nobbie New Member

    Jan 21, 2017
    19
    3
    north london
    tri days in Austria three times, south of France, Italy and more...........as said wouldn't do it two up...30 ltr Kriega tailpack and Baglux tank bag .... i know "photos or it didn't happen".......................you'll just have to take my word for it:)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  19. Red Thunder

    Red Thunder Crème de la Crème

    Dec 2, 2014
    2,035
    1,000
    High Wycombe
    I spoke to the Triumph guy at the Excel bike show this weekend, and the Speed triple RS on display had the Quick Shifter fitter, but he said it is an optional extra.
    I will attach some photos
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  20. tcbandituk

    Subscriber

    Apr 8, 2016
    2,733
    1,000
    Reading
    I've got a QS on my current Speed (just for the upshifts).
    it's great for drag racing (although not as good as an airshifter....:p) and circuits, but not something I'd fit on a road bike again.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  21. Red Thunder

    Red Thunder Crème de la Crème

    Dec 2, 2014
    2,035
    1,000
    High Wycombe
    #79 Red Thunder, Feb 19, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2018
    Triumph Stand 2018 Excel bike show - Speed Triple RS

    Front Headlights large.JPG

    Side tank large.JPG

    Me large.JPG
    The baldy on the bike is me!

    Rear Wheel large.JPG

    Exhaust large.JPG

    Display close larfge.JPG

    Display from rear large.JPG

    Display large.JPG

    Gear Changer large.JPG

    Left buttons large.JPG
     
    • Like Like x 1
  22. Red Thunder

    Red Thunder Crème de la Crème

    Dec 2, 2014
    2,035
    1,000
    High Wycombe
    More pics

    Right buttons 2 large.JPG

    Right buttons 1 large.JPG

    QS close.JPG

    Gear Changer large.JPG

    Accesories large.JPG
     
    • Like Like x 1
Loading...

Share This Page