British motorcycle marquee Triumph have unveiled their 2013 Speed Triple lineup and colour options in the UK market.
The Speed Triple has always been one of the brightest jewel in the Triumph crown along with the super sexy Daytona and the monstrous Rocket III. The 2013 lineup includes both the standard and the R versions of the speed triple and both the bikes have been heavily revised. Meanwhile the big-wigs at Triumph are keen on stressing the fact that these are new models and not just mere tweaks of the current versions.
The new version of the Speed Triple has shed weight and is almost 6kg lighter than its previous model. Majority of the weight saving has been done on the rear-end of the bike, which includes shedding-off a whooping 3.6kg from the exhaust system alone! Engineers at Triumph have also claimed to have improved the Speed Triple’s fuel efficiency by almost 30% in urban riding conditions. The new versions also features a new gear box in which the first gear is taller than the previous variants, this has been in order to make the bike more user-friendly and fun to ride.
Triumph have also revealed the 2013 clolours as well, the Street Triple will be available in Phantom Black, Caribbean Blue and Crystal White. The Street Triple R will be available in Matt Graphite, Crystal White and Phantom Black. Meanwhile both the Street Triple and the R versions are also due to have optional ABS, which will cost £350 (INR 30,000) extra. These new bikes will be available at UK dealers by mid-November with the ABS version expected to be released before the end of the year. The Street Triple will be priced at £6,999 (INR 6.10lakh approx) while the Street Triple R will cost £7,699 (INR 6.72lakh approx).