With love from Britain. Meet Triumph Speed Triple RR Bond Edition, celebrating 60 years of Bond films.
October 5, 2023, 007 is special for fans, as it marks the 60th anniversary of the James Bond movies. And now, to help kick-start this rousing anniversary, Triumph Motorcycles has collaborated with the iconic British movie franchise with an exclusive factory-custom speed triplet.
Only 60 of the Triumph Speed Triple RR Bond Editions will be produced worldwide.
Meet the Speed Triple 1200 RR Bond Edition, which is limited to just 60 motorcycles across the world. The Bond edition comes with a custom black paint scheme that includes the James Bond film title, official 007 graphics, and hand-painted gold accents. This speed triple RR Bond version is stealthy, reminiscent of the modern 007 characters.
“All 25 James Bond films, in their original title fonts, feature striking Bond version tank top designs, including the latest film, No Time to Die, which marked the beginning of Triumph’s role as Bond’s official motorcycle partner.” Triumph said in a press release.
Although the official Triumph/Bond partnership began with the final 2021 film No Time to Die, which featured the Tiger 900 and Scrambler 1200 motorcycles in key action sequences, each understands the power of supporting British brands.
What is a special motorcycle without proper suspension, like an Ohlins mono-shock with electronic damping and compression?
Like the new-age Daniel Craig Bond livery, the 178 hp Speed Triple RR keeps its color palette deep. The bike comes with a three-color paint scheme in Black, Granite Gray, and Storm Grey, with the official “60 Years of Bond” commemorative logo on the sides of the tank.
Each 60 Bond variant Speed Triple RR will come with a special number plate. (Triumph Motorcycles/)
Triumph says the bike’s cockpit is designed to mimic a gun barrel and “is probably reminiscent of the most iconic movie opening sequence of all time.” Like other Triumph customs, the bike gets hand-painted gold trim on the cockpit and rear tail. The Bond look is further enhanced with a premium custom-made gold logo that matches the Ohlins forks on the tank and side fairing.
Ohlins’ Smart EC 2.0 Semi-Active Electronic Fork is a perfect complement to custom paint.
The Speed Triple 1200 RR Bond versions are individually numbered 1 to 60 on a handlebar clamp badge, which also bears the official James Bond branding. Each RR will come with a custom 007 indoor bike cover and a unique certificate of authenticity, hand-signed by Triumph CEO Nick Blur.
Gold lining is used throughout the body of the Speed Triple RR Bond Edition. (Triumph Motorcycles/)
Everything else is pure Speed Triple RR, the naked sportbike Triumph launched for 2022, adding a few sportier additions to the Speed Triple RS, including clip-on handlebars, shifted footpegs, a new front fairing, and Ohlins Smart EC 2.0 semi-active electronic Huh. suspension. RR, which is powered by a 1,160cc triple that delivers 178 hp and 92 lb.-ft. Of torque, comes with Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V3 tires, a full-color TFT instrument with My Triumph connectivity, ABS cornering, and switchable cornering traction control.
The cockpit of the Speed Triple RR Bond Edition designed to mimic a gun barrel is “perhaps reminiscent of the most iconic movie opening sequence of all time.” (Triumph Motorcycles/)
Bond exclusivity includes a premium of $4,000 over the base RR. The 2023 Speed Triple RR Bond Edition costs $24,995 and requires special orders.
The Bond Edition Street Triple silhouette delivers powerful spylike imagery. Or, as Bond puts it, “There is a saying in England: Where there is smoke, there is fire.” (Triumph Motorcycles/)
Speaking of Bond exclusivity, the Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE stunt bike used in the filming of No Time to Die was auctioned off to an online bidder for $154,317. All proceeds went to Severn Hospice to celebrate 60 years of James Bond films. Triumph Motorcycles provided the Scrambler 1200 XE that Daniel Craig rode while filming No Time to Die with stunt riders Paul Edmondson and Martin Craven.
Looks, and so is the punch. This Speed Triple RR Bond Edition delivers 178 hp, which Bond would say, “shocking. Positively shocking.” (Triumph Motorcycles/)
2023 Triumph Speed Triple 1200 RR Bond Edition Specifications
|Engine:||DOHC, liquid-cooled, inline 3-cylinder; 12 valves|
|Bore x Stroke:||90.0 x 60.8mm|
|CW Measured Horsepower:||151.5 hp @ 10,500 rpm (2022 Speed Triple 1200 RR)|
|CW Measured Torque:||82.6 lb.-ft. @ 8,500 rpm (2022 Speed Triple 1200 RR)|
|Fuel System:||Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection w/ electronic throttle control|
|Clutch:||Wet, multi-plate, slipper/assist function|
|Frame:||Aluminum twin-spar; bolt-on aluminum rear subframe|
|Front Suspension:||Öhlins 43mm fully adjustable USD fork; S-EC 2.0 OBTi system electronic compression and rebound damping; 4.7 in. travel|
|Rear Suspension:||Öhlins mono-shock RSU w/ linkage; S-EC 2.0 OBTi system electronic compression and rebound damping; 4.7 in. travel|
|Front Brake:||Brembo Stylema Monoblock 4-piston calipers, dual 320mm floating discs w/ OC-ABS|
|Rear Brake:||Brembo 2-piston caliper, 220mm disc w/ OC-ABS|
|Wheels, Front/Rear:||Cast aluminum; 17 x 3.5 in. / 17 x 6.0 in.|
|Tires, Front/Rear:||Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa SP V3; 120/70ZR-17 / 190/55ZR-17|
|Seat Height:||32.7 in.|
|Fuel Capacity:||4.1 gal.|
|Average MPG:||35.1 mpg|
|Claimed Wet Weight:||438 lb.|