After the previous launch of the first teaser video for the 2018 Triumph Speed Triple, the boys from Hinckley have released a second video, this time showing more of the big triple. The resemblance to its smaller sibling the Triumph 765, very striking, with the biggest difference being the under seat exhausts.

The tagline “The Ultimate Hooligan” reappears, and this time champions Carl Fogarty and Gary “Gaz” Johnson slug it out on the tarmac of an aerodrome. Wheelies, rear-wheel skids and screaming tyres are very much in focus, and the two models on the screen give weight that there will be ‘RS’ and ‘R’ versions of the Speed Triple, the black machine carrying the letter R on the flyscreen.

Hoisting monster wheelies, the duo take the Speed Triple through a set of slaloms and acceleration contests, before riding off into the horizon. From the video, the flyscreen fairing on top of the twin LED headlights, and the headlights themselves, look very much like the items used on the Street Triple 765 RS, including the little intake in the centre.

The single-sided swingarm from the previous model Speed Triple is carried over but new for 2018 are Brembo brakes and we can safely assume upgraded suspension. From what we know, the engine has seen a host of modifications and upgrades, and power output has seen a substantial jump, from some sources, up to as much as 150 hp.

As can also been seen from the video, the RS version gets high-end Ohlins suspension components over the R model. The 2018 Triumph Speed Twin will be launched on February 5. We have been informed by Triumph Malaysia that the new Speed Triple is not likely to be brought in due to pricing issues, but special orders might be considered.