SEMI-ACTIVE ELECTRONIC SUSPENSION 2.0
Bike SA|February 2022
STREET TRIPLE 1200RR
Stuart Wood
Triumph’s engineering chief Stuart Wood is the man who heads the R&D teams responsible for producing each new Triumph model. Who better to explain how the Öhlins semi-active suspension in the Speed Triple 1200 RR actually works?

“Öhlins really understand suspension, but they also really understand customers, so I believe what they’re allowing us to offer here is really useful to a lot of riders. This is something they call ‘Objective Based Tuning Interface’, or OBTI, whereby you can simply select the outcome you want on the suspension, rather than having to know if you must change compression damping or rebound damping or anything else to achieve this - you can literally set ‘firmer’ or ‘softer’ and leave it up to the ECU to work out how it’s going to do that. And in each of the three preset positions – Comfort, Normal and Dynamic - you can make that firmer or softer by five different steps. You can do it on the fly, but when you’ve switched the engine off, it remembers the settings that you’ve chosen. It’s your choice – you can reset to the default position if you prefer.”

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