• Oct 26, 2011

Triumph has dusted off the specifications for the company's 2012 Speed Triple R as well as next year's Tiger Explorer 1200 and a new Steve McQueen tribute bike.

The 2012 Triumph Tiger Explorer 1200 (pictured above) will receive a full unveil at this year's EICMA show. That means that details are scarce on the BMW GS-fighting bigger brother to the Tiger 800, but we do know that the machine will come equipped with a throttle-by-wire system as well as switchable ABS and traction control as standard equipment... not to mention the 1200cc inline-three engine.

Like the 2012 Explorer, the Speed Triple R boasts a host of improvements over the last iteration, with a new Ohlins NIX30 43mm fork and a TTX36 rear shock as well as a set of PVM five-spoke forged aluminum wheels that are a full 3.5 pounds lighter than the standard Speed Triple hardware. A set of four-piston Brembo monoblock calipers help increase the bike's braking performance by around five percent, and an anti-lock braking system is also available at an additional cost. Unfortunately, the bike will hold onto its painfully-ugly headlight array for at least another year.

Lastly, Triumph is paying homage to Steve McQueen with the fittingly named Triumph Steve McQueen Edition. The Bonneville T100 is inspired by the actor's own Trophy TR6 and wears a matte green paint scheme along with stenciled Triumph logos in black along the bike's tank. Both side covers are adorned with McQueen's signature, while a solo seat and plenty of blacked-out hardware wrap up the changes. Triumph only plans to produce 1,100 examples of the Steve McQueen Edition, and full specs will be unveiled alongside those for the Speed Triple R and Tiger Explorer 1200 at EICMA.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      My god, the Tiger Explorer 1200 and Steve McQueen Edition bikes are stunning. Do want.
      • 3 Years Ago
      LOVE the McQueen bike. I don't and have no plans to own a motorcycle anytime soon (they suck with car seats), but if I did, it'd be that one. Hands down.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Like the McQueen. Wish they would get rid of the kink in the header at the muffler tho.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'll take one in red please.
      • 3 Years Ago
      • 3 Years Ago
      Speed Triple R jumped to the top of my next bike list.
      Kevin Danjou
      • 3 Years Ago
      I can't get my Street Triple R paid off fast enough to pickup that Explorer....I've been drooling over the Tiger 1050 at my local dealer and was sad when I heard they were discontinuing them. But now....look out...lower maintenance shaft drive. Single sided swing arm.... ABS.... Cruise...I am sooo ready for some weekend touring / adventuring on this bike with my wife. Plus I can ride out to the country with no worries about having it on gravel with those tires. Keep it up Triumph!!!