Kiwi Rider January 2022 Vol.1 - Page 42

It ’ s not often a new Speed Triple comes along . Especially one that ’ s not just an update of the last one , with different lights and some splashes of carbon-fibre . Nope , the 2021 Speed Triple RS was sketched on the drawing boards of the Hinckley design centre as a ground up reinvention of the well-loved Speedy . Completely new bikes sporting the same name as the original can often lose the attitude of that original bike ... but not here , not this bike . Triumph ’ s engineers have birthed an all-new Speedy ... one that ’ s , undeniably , as raw and bullish as its original factory street-fighter predecessor ever was . Ok , so , while the all-new Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RS may not be everyone ’ s cup-of-tea as the best all-around , all-purpose , ride on the market , by crikey , it does not disappoint in the