With the success of the 765 Street Triple, Triumph is upping the ante with the impending release of the 2018 Triumph Speed Triple, shown in a teaser. Despite not giving away any real details, what can be seen are the under-seat exhausts, a trait following the previous generation 1050 Speed Triple.

With the tagline “The Ultimate Hooligan”, the video shows seven-time World Superbike Champion Carl Fogarty and two-time Isle of Man TT winner Gaz Johnson facing of in a flurry of smoking rear tyres, wheelies and slides. The headlights still resemble the previous model’s, but we can safely assume LED DRLs will be a feature, as per the 765 Street Triple.

The instrument cluster is now a proper TFT-LCD panel, but the overall dimensions seem to look the same. Going by what Triumph did with the 765, it is very likely the 2018 Speed Triple might clock in at about 1,050 cc, the same as before, but with major improvements in the engine, perhaps with power climbing to the 150 hp mark.

Traction control and ride modes will likely make an appearance, as will ride-by-wire, and perhaps the inclusion of cruise control. From the video, it can be seen that Brembo does the braking, with callipers that look like the Brembo M50 units used on the 765 RS Street Triple.

From the video, there are two Speed Triples, and we are taking a guess there will be a base and ‘R’ version, with suitable upgrades to components like brakes and suspension. The 2018 Triumph Speed Triple will be unveiled on January 29.