Today’s Friday Fun Video comes courtesy of the marketing department at Icon Motorsports. Following the success of their first motorcycle drift video, featuring Nick Brocha on a stretched Kawasaki ZX-10R scorching rubber with Jim Guthrie on a Corvette-powered Mazda RX7, the guys set out to one-up themselves. With this video, I think it’s safe to […]
Top 10 Videos of New Motorcycles from EICMA 2011
10. Triumph Speed Triple R
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It pains us to say this about this video of one of the most kickass motorcycles coming out of a factory, but we feel gypped that it’s so short (less than a minute) and that so little two-wheeled tomfoolery was exhibited. The Speed Triple is the original production-level streetfighter.
Unfortunately this video for the newly announced R version has as its
setting a racetrack, which is fine in part, but the Speed Triple lives primarily as an urban assault weapon. If you’ve even ridden a Speed Triple, or seen one ridden properly, then you know it begs to perform stoppies at numerous street intersections, hoist big wheelies through school zones and roast its back tire in a smokey burnout protest. Little of that happening in this video, not to mention it says nothing of what makes the R version stand apart.
2012 Triumph Speed Triple R Unveiled at EICMA