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Triumph releases Speed Triple 1200RR Bond Edition

A motorcycle to complement Aston Martin and Land Rover in a wealthy Bond fan’s garage

If you've ever wanted to feel like Bond without mortgaging your house, this is it. PHOTO FROM TRIUMPH

No, Mister Bond, I expect you to…ride? After Triumph’s successful partnership with the James Bond franchise as first seen in No Time to Ride Die, the British company is keen to leverage on the appeal of the fictional secret agent with a limited-edition Speed Triple 1200RR. Only 60 units will be made, in homage to 60 years of James Bond.

Sporting a unique color scheme that incorporates all 25 Bond film titles, the Speed Triple gets that extra pizzazz that should set it apart from the commoners on bike night. There are no machine guns, flares, or even tasers on the bike, but the standard 1200RR is already quite bonkers anyway.

It may not have the gizmos and the gadgets of a Bondmobile, but it sure looks the part. PHOTO FROM TRIUMPH

Its 1,160cc triple cylinder motor makes 177hp and 125Nm, harnessed by a six-speed with quickshifter technology. It also benefits from top-flight Öhlins fully adjustable electronic suspension, Brembo Stylema brakes, and optimized cornering ABS and traction control through an inertial motor measurement unit.

Full LED lighting with keyless ignition and a TFT dash complete the spec. Each Bond unit will be individually numbered with a personalized 60th anniversary plaque on the top yoke, along with a certificate of authenticity signed by Triumph CEO Nick Bloor.

You'll have to be as clever as 007 to get one of these onto our shores. PHOTO FROM TRIUMPH

In case you were wondering, no, the Philippine market isn’t getting any of the Bond Edition.

Andy Leuterio

Andy is both an avid cyclist and a car enthusiast who has finally made the shift to motorcycles. You've probably seen him on his bicycle or motorbike overtaking your crawling car. He is our motorcycle editor and the author of the ‘Quickshift’ column.