Triumph Speed Triple | First Ride

Coming of age

By Alan Cathcart, Photography by Alessio Barbanti, Patrick Gosling, Paul Barshon

tech SPEC

Evolution
The Speed Triple receives an all-new frame, revised ergonomics, a gently massaged engine and polarizing headlights.

Rivals
Aprilia Tuono, Ducati Streetfighter, KTM Super Duke, Moto Guzzi Griso, MV Agusta Brutale.

TECH

Price: na
Engine type: l-c triple
Valve train: DOHC, 12v
Displacement: 1050cc
Bore x stroke: 79.0 x 71.4mm
Compression: 12.0:1
Fuel system: EFI
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate
Transmission: 6-speed
Claimed horsepower: 133 bhp @ 9400 rpm
Claimed torque: 82 lb.-ft. @ 7750 rpm
Frame: Aluminum twin-spar
Front suspension: 43mm Showa fork with adjustable spring preload, rebound and compression damping
Rear suspension: Showa shock with adjustable spring preload, rebound and compression damping
Front brake: Dual Brembo four-piston calipers, 320mm discs
Rear brake: Nissin single-piston caliper, 220mm disc
Front tire: 120/70ZR-17 Metzler Racetec Interact
Rear tire: 190/55ZR-17 Metzler Racetec Interact
Rake/trail: 22.8°/3.6 in.
Seat height: 32.5 in.
Wheelbase: 56.5 in.
Fuel capacity: 4.6 gal.
Claimed dry weight: 410 lbs.
Colors: Black, white, red
Available: na
Warranty: 24 mo., unlimited mi.

Contact
Triumph Motorcycles of America, Ltd
385 Walt Sanders Memorial Dr. #100
Newnan, GA 30265
678.854.2010
www.triumphmotorcycles.com

Verdict 4.5 out of 5 stars
Besides those bizarre headlights, the new Speed Triple is a better bike in all respects.

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