Trendsetter: A leader of the pack, someone who everyone else follows. So now if I term the Triumph Speed Triple as a trendsetter I wouldn’t be wrong because if we go a little back into the history of motorcycles, it was the first modern sport bike or race replica motorcycle without the aerodynamic plastic fairing or as we call it “Streetfighter” in the motorcycling category. Way back in 1994, the first Triumph Speed Triple was introduced on the basis of the Triumph’s Triple Series Modular Engines. However in late 2016, Triumph made exactly 104 changes to the Speed Triple. Five ride modes, ride by wire & switchable ABS were few important noticeable changes.
Engine: With power of 126.7 hp @ 9301rpm & 104.82 Nm of torque @ 7797 rpm, the numbers might not do justice to the motorcycle but still it’s a bold statement that the bike makes. Below 3500 rpm it is a law abiding motorcycle but once you cross that, it just dances to the tune of the 1050 cc triple cylinder engine to achieve those illegal triple digit speeds. The exhaust does help to set the tone right & with the six speed gear box offering easy shifting, a combination of both makes life more symphonically easier for the rider.
Ride Quality: Though I really wish that the clutch should have been much little lighter to make life easier in city traffic but at the end of the day it doesn’t forget it’s a liter class bike & so it has enough power & torque to give you those wet dreams of triple digit speeds. To support that Speed Triple comes equipped with 320 mm floating twin discs at the front & a single 255 mm disc at the rear which unfortunately doesn’t gives enough confidence to stop this monster.
Build Quality: Triumph’s legacy & product quality is unquestionable & the build of the speed triple is an example of it. Gorgeous paint, beautiful attention to detail and a whole host of different textures, colors and finishes makes the motorcycle a real proud bike. The switchgear, instrument cluster quality is all topnotch & what adds as icing on the cake are those blue shift lights lighting up the system every time you touch the red line.
Value for Money: While the 2017 Speed Triple is already on sale in international market, in India we have to wait a little more to finally lay hands on the same. For INR 11.5 lac (exshowroom Delhi) today we have loads of option like the Suzuki GSX S-1000 for INR 14.55 or the Kawasaki Z 1000 for INR 14.25 lac but soon we expect the 2017 Speed Triple to hit the market & then we will be able to comment more openly on the other options.
|Engine||1050 cc Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder|
|Power||126.7 PS @ 9301rpm|
|Torque||104.82 Nm @ 7797 rpm|
|Price||₹ 11,49,000.00 Ex Showroom Delhi|
Is there something that you can either love or hate, but can’t live without? Physics!
According to Newton’s Law of Motion,
Wondering why Physics class in an auto portal?
Like every other object in the universe, or atleast the world, cars are also controlled by the laws of physics. So, according to Newton’s second law of motion, the heavier your car and faster you go, you create more force i.e more Kinetic Energy.
Imagine yourself in this situation. You are cruising on a highway in your car. You can see a broken-down truck pulled over on the left of the road. When you are just inches closer to crossing the truck, a smartly dressed professional sales guy on his first day of his job, on his brand new bike, comes out of nowhere in front of your car!
Screeeetchhhhh….. Bang! Pufff…… Sssssssshhhhhhhhh……
You wake up to see a tree right where your engine should have been and don’t mistake the white smoke for a fog! Unbuckle yourself from the seats and slowly walk out of the car undamaged, the crowd sees you with wide eyes. How is this even possible?
Airbags are technically called Supplementary Restraint Systems (SRS). You were mistaken if you thought SRS is an Airbag manufacturer. The name says it all, it supplements the seatbelts to restrain your body movement during an impact.
Now think of the same situation without the Airbags. You wouldn’t have seen the tree but just the fog, maybe!
So, a moving car has kinetic energy and the tree brings your car to a sudden stop. An equal and opposite force is created which has to go somewhere. Your car’s crumple zones absorb some of the impact and the rest is transferred to the car and of course you! You are restrained to the car with the seatbelt but your head that has the brain that wanted to save the smartly dressed professional sales guy isn’t!
So, it is the Airbags that saved your life! Ever wondered how an airbag works?
Now I wonder, what if we replace the soft powder with talcum powder and the explosive gas with Nitrous Oxide. After every crash, people would walk out fair and laughing, the world would just become a better place!
Although the system is designed with utmost care, there are some important points to remember:
Buckle up! Drive Safe!
Usually we don’t love Chinese products, but this is one of the much awaited and flagship model which has launched last week in India. The OnePlus 5 is a globally awaited product and already gone on pre-order in select markets including, the US and Europe.
|Display||5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) Optic Amoled Touchscreen – 16M Colours|
|Dimension||154.2 x 74.1 x 7.3 mm|
|SIM||Dual Sim 4G LTE (Nano SIM)|
|OS||Oxygen OS Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835|
|CPU||Octa-core (4x2.45 GHz Kryo & 4x1.9 GHz Kryo)|
|Memory||64 GB, 6 GB RAM or 128 GB, 8 GB RAM (No card slot)|
|Primary Camera||Dual 16 MP, f/1.7, 24mm + 20 MP, f/2.6, 36mm, phase detection autofocus, 1.6x optical zoom, dual-LED flash|
|Secondary Camera||16 MP, f/2.0, 20mm, 1080p, Auto HDR|
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery|
Midnight Black and Slate Gray
The smartphone will be priced at Rs. 32,999 for the 6GB RAM/64GB storage variant and Rs. 37,999 for the 8GB RAM/128GB storage model.