Like the Triumph Daytona 675R, this new Triumph Speed Triple R comes with top-shelf Ohlins suspension and Brembo Monoblock brake calipers. It’s visually denoted by a red subframe and unique badges. Unlike that full-on sportsbike, the Speed Triple R also gains fancy forged aluminum wheels that shed 1.7kg in unsprung weight and gains ABS as an option. Oh, and it comes in either black or white. The black looks positively evil, especially with those new headlights.

We dig Triumph’s R model formula. On that 675R, it brings over $4k in really nice, really appreciable upgrades for only a $1,500 premium. The NIX30 forks and TTX36 shock and Brembo calipers are literally the best aftermarket performance upgrades you can buy. It helps that, unlike Japanese bikes, Triumph’s come with decent parts like braided brake lines too. These are some of the only showroom stock bikes that you wouldn’t need to modify the second you got them home. Well, with the exception of some crash protection. The only other bike we can say the same thing about? The $24,000 Aprilia RSV4 Factory APRC. And it doesn’t even have that TTX36.

Hell, the Speed Triple R doesn’t even need to have its tires swapped, it comes stock with really, really good Pirelli Supercorse SPs. Those, along with all the other parts, are going to let you ride the Triple R a little harder with a little better communication, elevating an already unique, spectacular bike into something really special.

No word on price yet.

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