Triumph’s flagship naked sports bike is in Malaysia and is priced at RM109,900, excluding road tax, insurance and registration. Taking the existing three-cylinder Triumph engine as a basis, the boys from Hinkley have found an extra 10 PS and 4% more torque and lowered weight by 3 kg from 105 new engine parts.

The inline-triple now pumps out 150 PS at 10,500 rpm and 117 Nm of torque at 7,150, with ride-by-wire and multipoint sequential EFI. A six-speed gearbox and chain final drive gets power to the ground with assist clutch that lowers lever effort.

A new aluminium sub-frame lowers weight on the Speed Triple RS to 189 kg dry, 3 kg down from the 191 kg dry of the previous generation 1050. The single-sided swingarm from the previous model is retained, matched with new 10 spoke gloss finish wheels.

Braking is now done with Brembo 4.32 Monobloc four-piston radial-mount callipers in front, grabbing twin 320 mm floating discs and a single Brembo calliper at the back clamping a 255 mm diameter disc. Suspension on the Speed Triple RS is premium, with Ohlins 43 mm NIX30 upside down forks with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping giving 120 mm travel and fully-adjustable Öhlins TTX36 twin tube monoshock with 130 mm rear wheel travel.

Switchable two-wheel cornering ABS is standard, and traction control mated to a new inertial measurement unit (IMU) along with five ride modes gives the Speed Triple RS rider what Triumph touts as the most advanced Street Triple ever. Inside the cockpit an angle-adjustable full-colour TFT display shows everything the rider needs to know, including six different display modes.

Other rider conveniences include cruise control, DRL headlights and for the Speed Triple RS only, keyless start. Colour options for the 2019 Triumph Speed Triple 1050 RS include Crystal White or Matte Jet Black while the lower specification Speed Triple S with Showa suspension, priced at RM97,900, comes in Jet Black or Crystal White.