Triumph Motorcycles India on Thursday launched it’s newest bike, the Speed Triple 1200 RS in the country, for a starting price of 16.95 lakh (ex-showroom, India). According to the company, the new Speed Triple 1200 RS is the most powerful variant of the Speed Triple’ series, period.

In terms of power, the bike has been tweaked heavily. In terms of the engine, the bike gets its power from a completely fresh and higher capacity 1160 cc triple-cylinder powertrain. This engine as per the bike maker has been ‘developed with insights from its Moto2 race engine programme.’

As for the weight, the bike weighs 198 kgs which is approximately 10 kgs lighter than the previous model. As per the Triumph, the new bike can boast the highest power-to-weight ratio ever in the Speed Triple’s history.

In terms of the tech present on the bike, it sports an all-new 5″ TFT instrument screen with multi-display layouts available, a standard My Triumph Connectivity System, a new Cornering ABS, full keyless system, switchable Cornering Traction Control (with IMU), new distinctive full LED lighting, and 5 new riding modes.

The Speed Triple 1200 RS comes with two new paint and graphics schemes, namely Sapphire Black, with red and silver graphics, or Matt Silver Ice, with black, silver and yellow graphics.

It has a service interval period of 16,000 km and is offered with two years unlimited mileage warranty.

What are your thoughts regarding the Speed Triple 1200RS? Is it a bit of an overkill? Let us know in the comments below.

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By Shloke Sarkar

An avid automotive enthusiast, Shloke has been crazy about cars since 2013. He's been into the Indian car market for a long time, having been a Consultant to his friends in all things Auto. Recently having forayed into Formula One, He's aiming to be a proper Motorhead.

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