Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS

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  1. CharlieR85

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    I'd been keeping an eye out for this, was originally supposed to be last year. I'll be interested to see what they've managed to squeeze out of the triple power wise. Apparently they were blowing up plenty on the test bench in development.

    Can't see it'll get near to the inline 4's unless they've done some major development work.
     
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  3. Saqib

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    Looking forward to this one.. I want to test ride it as soon as demos are available.

    Even if it is, say, 160bhp.. that is plenty to hoon about on for a naked bike.

    Although I know everyone wants 200bhp!
     
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    I jumped off my 2018 Blade onto the Speed RS because I didn't want/need the power and riding position any more. I'm hoping with one is around 160ish too.
     
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    170 is the rumoured figure I think. Sounds about right.
     
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    Reminds me - Boris from BikeMe TV said that.......160 ponies was plenty for someone not wearing sponsorship on their leathers :D

    He also said - the horsepower that is not there - who gives a shit - its not like anyone would notice ...:D
     
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    Yeah they said just the same when 100bhp first came in :D
     
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    What are your thoughts? I think it looks awesome, my only complaint would be the colour schemes especially the naff RS logo on the side of the tank. Everything else seems to tick all the boxes. Worth £5k more than the street RS?
     
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    I don't mind the looks, but they could have done more with the schemes and the engine will probably feel and sound great.

    The current bike felt like a bargain at £13.6k, especially with a decent discount. Problem for me is the new one coming in at just over £15k makes it feel less so, even though it's not a huge rise. I'd now be more inclined to go out and ride the Ape, Beemer and KTM beforehand. Where as the 2020 bike felt like it was different and a relative bargain.
     
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