2016 Triumph Speed Triple R and S look largely similar to each other. 2016 Speed Triple S will be offered in color options of Diablo Red and Phantom Black, while its Triple R counterpart will come receive Crystal White and Matte Graphite motifs.
The 1050cc three cylinder engine on board the Speed Triple has been tweaked to offer a total of 104 changes among which are added power and torque combined to achieve 10 percent enhanced fuel efficiency.
These changes also include a new crankshaft, cylinder head and pistons while ride by wire throttle assemble contributes to five riding modes – Road, Rain, Sport, Track, and Rider.
Configurable modes allowing the rider to select throttle response, TC, and ABS levels. Changes and upgrades also include switchable traction control and ABS, slipper assist clutch, new radiator and an exhaust system that allows free flow upto 70 percent more as seen on earlier units.
Both Triumph Speed Triple R and S models receive added styling in the form of Daytona 675R inspired tail section and new radiator and muffler while a host of carbon body panels, front fender and fuel tank are also a part of its makeup.
Suspension is also improved in the 2016 Triumph Speed Triple S with adjustable 43mm upside down Showa forks and Showa monoshocks while Triple R gets 43mm Ohlins NIX30 upside down forks and Ohlins TTX36 twin tube monoshocks at the rear. Both these are fully adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping while super sticky Pirelli Daiblo Supercorsa tyres are also offered as standard.