Triumph Teaser for Speed Triple 1200 RR

Yes, and it will have a fairing for the first time! But will it be a full fairing or just a cockpit/cafe racer style one? Well we should find out in September because although Triumph haven't announced a specific launch date they have said that it will be in September. Will this be more than a faired RS?

Is this as unexpected as Visor Down think? Not really given the way that faired sporty machines have begun to surge in popularity - such as the BMW S1000RS, Ducati Streetfighter V4, and KTM 1290 Super Duke R.

Obviously this is based on the new Speed Triple 1200 RS, however whereas that is a pure naked roadster the RR will feature a fairing of sorts. Though we can't see much in the video, it does look like a half-fairing so don't expect a full-on sports bike, this looks more of a cafe racer with its single headlight. There do seem to be pillion pegs so it will be able to carry a passenger... of sorts... The bars aren't sports bars either so this is still a road-focused machine.

Perhaps we'll see some more gizmos too like electronically adjustable suspension and fully adaptive traction/launch control? We'll find out in September. The thing to bear in mind at this stage is that it will be a "prototype" in the same way the release of the Trident 660 was initially a prototype - to be finished off after looking at the comments on social media.