I had the Velocity Triple 1200 RS on mortgage final 12 months and I discovered that an enormous grin issue bike so I used to be desirous to see how the RR in contrast. Now, Triumph Bikes describes the RR because the “final sports activities bike for the street”. I used to be to see if this actually is a sports activities bike as it’s not absolutely faired as one would count on a sports activities bike to be.
The Triumph Velocity Triple 1200 RR at a Look:
- Ohlins Good EC 2.0 electronically adjustable semi-active entrance and rear suspension;
- ABS and switchable optimized cornering traction management;
- Cruise management;
- Entrance wheel elevate management;
- Brembo Stylema® monobloc entrance calipers;
- Brembo twin-piston rear caliper and 220mm single disc;
- 6-speed gearbox with the slip and help clutch;
- Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V3 tyres;
- Color 5” TFT devices;
- 5 rider modes;
- 1160 cc liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder engine;
- 180 ps;
- Keyless system.
Let’s get techy lets – and there actually is loads of tech on this bike that might hold you quiet for ages enjoying with all of it.
Triumph Velocity Triple 1200 RR Digital Suspension
We’ll begin with the Ohlins Good EC 2.0 electronically adjustable semi-active entrance and rear suspension. On the time the RR was launched this was Ohlins most superior suspension system out there which has been particularly tuned to go well with the RR’s geometry.
That is absolutely adjustable even whereas driving by way of the TFT devices, and, in response to Triumph, makes use of a highly-advanced suspension management unit to repeatedly monitor the enter acquired, together with driving fashion, velocity and acceleration to robotically regulate each compression and rebound damping in response.
A intelligent little bit of equipment that I discovered to work rather well giving the correct quantity of stiffness and management however on the similar time a fairly snug trip.
A few of the city roads I rode on have been very uneven and at instances fairly bumpy. By way of the intercom, I might hear my o/h telling me in no unsure phrases about how his bike was not liking these roads and the vibrations he was feeling by the bike.
I’ve to say that I used to be not experiencing anyplace close to the extent he was on the Velocity Triple RR. Sure, I might really feel that the street was bumpy in locations however the suspension simply sorted it out and did what it wanted to do to provide me as clean a trip as potential.
Though the digital aids are an excellent addition to fashionable bikes, I do fear about the fee if these have been to go fallacious. Having all these nice aids are sensible till they go fallacious and for some people who find themselves on a restricted funds, might render the bike unfixable. Are they actually wanted in your ‘everyday bike’ or ought to they be reserved extra for monitor bikes?
Triumph Velocity Triple 1200 RR ABS & Traction Management
The RR has optimised cornering ABS and switchable optimised cornering traction management, cruise management and, my favorite, entrance wheel elevate management. I’m an enormous fan of this on a robust bike as I’m not a wheelie fan. I’ve been identified to do the odd unintended wheelie and I swear slightly little bit of pee got here out!
The RR turns into the corners beautiful. The driving place pushes you additional over the entrance wheel which in flip evokes confidence and offers you extra really feel. As I solely rode the RR on public roads on beautiful dry days, it will be nice to see how these digital aids fared on a monitor day.
Triumph Velocity Triple 1200 RR Brakes
Light-weight track-spec twin Brembo Stylema® monobloc entrance calipers and light-weight 320mm floating entrance discs additionally seem on the RR that are managed by way of a Brembo entrance brake lever with multi-click system for span and ratio adjustability. On the rear, there’s a Brembo twin-piston caliper and 220mm single disc.
I actually just like the braking system on this bike, you solely have to the touch the brakes calmly they usually begin reacting. The braking is clean and I’ve each confidence they’ll gradual the bike down or cease it after I want them too.
This was particularly obvious when a automotive determined to vary lanes final minute at a set of site visitors lights and I actually needed to stand on the brakes to cease me going into the automotive. I can affirm that the Brembo brakes are, as all the time, sensible and fade free. I can attest the brakes are positively responsive!
Triumph Velocity Triple 1200 RR Gearbox
The 6-speed gearbox is complimented with an up and down quickshifter. My bikes wouldn’t have this so after I get a motorcycle with a quickshifter it takes me a few rides to recollect I’ve this however as soon as I get into utilizing it, I do discover this a great characteristic.
I discover that it’s higher below medium to arduous acceleration going up the gears and offers a clean change between the gears coming down.
Would I pay further to have this on my bike? No, I don’t assume I might as I benefit from the talent of creating clean gear adjustments myself.
Curiously, the quickshifter has been developed from info gathered by Triumph’s involvement within the World Moto2TM championship. In accordance with Triumph, it options a sophisticated sensor that provides the engine management unit a wealth of knowledge, permitting each up and down gear shifts to be absolutely mapped towards plenty of parameters, precisely because the Moto2TM race groups do.
When up-shifting, the Triumph Shift Help adjusts components reminiscent of ignition, gasoline, and throttle angle, to momentarily relieve the stress on the gears and permit them to slip. It is a way more subtle system than a standard quickshifter, which might merely reduce the ignition. When down-shifting, once more the system screens and adjusts numerous parameters and exactly controls the throttle blips, guaranteeing a clean shift.
Triumph Velocity Triple 1200 RR Tires
The RR comes with Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V3 tyres as commonplace that are distinctive to the RR and are described as avenue authorized monitor tyres. Additionally out there for much more centered monitor use, is an authorised track-only specification, the Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SC2 V3.
Personally I’m not a fan of street authorized monitor tyres for on a regular basis use on the bike. Though the Supercorsa’s are good when the temperature is heat, I trip all 12 months spherical and don’t discover that these work effectively in both the chilly or rain.
On a scorching dry sunny day the Supercorsa’s work extraordinarily effectively and the bike handles rather well on public roads. Nevertheless, in case you stay in a temperate local weather just like the UK, we sadly don’t get that many scorching dry days.
I do know it’s a private alternative, however I might change the tires to a extra all-year driving tire. My favorite tires I wish to have on my bike are the Michelin Highway 6 tires, I’ve had these on my bikes for a few years now. After I get a brand new bike and they don’t include Michelin Highway 6’s, they’re fitted right away.
I discover these tires go well with my driving fashion and provides me the boldness I would like when driving. I like the way in which they make the bike deal with within the corners and the truth that I can trip in all weathers and know that they’ll deal with simply as effectively in rain or shine however nonetheless work rather well within the warmth or dry.
Triumph Velocity Triple 1200 RR TFT Display & Modes
The RR is a few little bit of equipment. Very intelligent and really techy which I do know loads of you want and in case you like techy then you’ll positively like the color 5” TFT devices which comes with the My Triumph connectivity system as commonplace. It’s each android and IOS appropriate, and you can also make cellphone calls, play music and use turn-by-turn navigation which has been developed with Triumph in partnership with Google.
When you go to your App retailer in your cellphone, search My Triumph and obtain this app, register and you’ll pair the bike to your cellphone. Easy. Even I managed that and that’s saying one thing!
I can choose the vacation spot I would like and regulate the settings to keep away from motorways, tolls, ferries and many others. When you’ve obtained your route, press begin and navigation will start.
Within the settings you’ll be able to choose distance to point out in kilometres or miles and gasoline financial system to MPG(UK); MPG (US); 1/100km and km/l. You possibly can mess around within the settings to set the app as much as go well with you and your bike.
The RR has 5 modes – street, rain, sport, rider-configurable, and monitor mode all of which have a number of ranges of intervention you’ll be able to select from and all accomplished by way of the TFT devices. To vary the modes, you merely press the mode button on the left aspect of the bar after which use the toggle to navigate the modes.
To ensure that the bike to be arrange completely for you, you will have to spend a little bit of time with the guide and bike collectively so you’ll be able to mess around.
So in case you love techy, you’ll positively love enjoying with all of the completely different modes.
The TFT display is very easy to learn particularly when glancing down while driving to have a fast have a look at the velocity, time, gasoline and many others. though personally, I would love the clock barely larger.
Due to the design of the cockpit fairing, I didn’t expertise glare on the display while driving, it’s properly shielded from glare.
My Favorite Little bit of Tech!
I’ve to say my private favorite little bit of tech on the RR has obtained to be the self-cancelling indicators that come as commonplace. Why are these not commonplace on each bike! In the event that they have been an non-compulsory further, this might be a particular further for me for my bikes.
Driving the Triumph Velocity Triple 1200 RR
In order that’s loads of the techy stuff coated however what’s it wish to trip I hear you ask.
Properly, after I got here again from my first trip on the bike I used to be a bit achy, my arms and arms particularly. For me, the RR is an excessive driving place with clip-on bars and I’m actually hugging the tank. I’m 5’6” and though my ft sit properly on the ground (the seat peak is 830 mm), I’m actually stretched leaning over the tank to succeed in the bars. I believe a taller individual with longer arms wouldn’t discover this, or actually not as a lot.
The RR solely weighs 199kg so manoeuvring out of the storage is okay (this to me is as essential as driving place, appears, velocity and many others as a result of if I can’t get it out of the storage then I’m not going very far).
I in a short time obtained used to the driving place and as soon as I obtained out of city (let’s face it no sports activities bikes are enjoyable to trip round city) the RR got here alive. It’s prefer it was made for open roads. Not solely does it go like stink, however it handles effectively too. I felt actually snug on the RR when cornering, I had loads of confidence within the bike that it will get me safely around the bends.
I’m discovering that when I’m hugging the tank, knees bent and centered on my driving, I really feel at one with the bike. I like the boldness the bikes provides me.
I’m an actual fan of the cockpit fairing and single spherical LED headlight. Not solely is it completely different, however it’s additionally contemporary and funky wanting. I can think about wanting in my rearview mirror and seeing the RR approaching and pondering ‘Wow, that could be a cool bike’.
The distinctive rear gentle, which is built-in into the tail unit, is so consistent with the styling of the RR however an absolute first buy for me can be a tail tidy. I do know it’s a authorized requirement for all new bikes that the quantity plate is the rearmost a part of the bike, however the again finish is simply crying out for one.
I actually just like the single-sided swing arm styling of the RR and the exhaust, though as commonplace has fairly a classy exhaust, I might decide to vary it out as I desire a noisier and extra aggressive sounding exhaust.
The engine is a 1160 cc liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder which is Euro5 compliant delivering 180PS and 125Nm of energy and torque and ship it does ☺
A full keyless system is in place for this bike so I made positive that I saved the fob in my bike jacket pocket and zipped up always so I wouldn’t neglect it or go away it someplace and trip off with out it! That may positively be an oops second :-O
There may be cruise management on the bike which is very easy to set with the contact of a button on the bars and be accomplished when driving alongside. Very helpful particularly if performing some motorway driving. I discover when performing some long-distance driving, utilizing the cruise management will give your hand a little bit of a relaxation and makes motorway driving simpler.
I actually cherished the mixture of the sound of the engine and the exhaust if you open it up, I might really feel myself grinning from ear to ear below my crash helmet! After a number of days of driving the bike, I discovered the RR to be such enjoyable to trip, it’s gentle and simple and I actually might see this bike as an important addition to the storage.
The Triumph Velocity Triple 1200 RR Is A Robust Contender
With an OTR value from £17,950 ($21,599 USD / $27,799 CAD) it’s on the higher finish of the market however I’ve to say, I do find it irresistible. I like the styling (particularly the only spherical headlight), the acceleration, the cockpit fairing and I particularly love the grin issue the bike gave me. If bikes have been measured on grin issue, it will be a particular 5 out of 5 ☺
The RR is in fact competing with different sportbikes on this market. For instance, the BMW S1000RR pushing out 207bhp with a value of £16,440 ($19,657 USD / $25,319 CAD). The Yamaha R1 with an OTR from £18,200 ($21,761 USD / $28,029 CAD) with 200bhp. The Kawasaki Ninja ZX-10RR with 204bhp and an OTR value from £24,799 ($29,652 USD / $38,193 CAD). All very comparable bikes to the RR with regard to BHP, efficiency, styling, modes and the quantity of tech out there.
I consider the RR is in there with the remainder of the market by way of value and spec however with any bike you’re contemplating buying, the one solution to know if it’s the proper bike for you is to get a take a look at trip and see for your self if it fits your driving fashion and naturally, funds. It could positively be a contender for me.
In conclusion, I might personally say that regardless of the marginally uncommon appears, Triumph are right, it is a sports activities bike for the true world on the street. It has the efficiency and dealing with however with barely extra consolation than you would possibly count on and rang a bell in my memory of all of the enjoyable I used to have on my Yamaha R6.
It was a tragic day after I needed to give the bike again 🙁 however thanks Triumph for the mortgage of the Velocity Triple 1200 RR, it was a privilege to trip ☺
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