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Cycle News Issue 12 March 27

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2018 TRIUMPH SPEED TRIPLE FIRST TEST P78 Still A Brat BY TOM MONTANO PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY I remember my first introduction to Triumph's Speed Triple back in 1994. It was big, it had attitude and it was the first of the true naked roadsters. For that matter, the Speed Triple is pretty much responsible for the whole naked bike market in general. Now, after 24 years of continued success, Triumph is at it again with their new 2018 Speed Triple 1050 S and RS. Both models intend to set the bar even higher with Triumph pronouncing it "the best Speed Triple Ever." That's a bold claim but with a multitude of new design changes and tech- nologies, it might very well be true. Let's have a go and see how they have done.

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