Dark, brooding lines and a stripped-down hot-rod essence make the Speedmaster a standout middleweight cruiser. But more can sometimes be more. And while the lean Speedmaster retains its low-slung and nimble street prowler chassis it now has more low-down torque thanks to its new 865cc, air-cooled, twin cylinder engine. And due to the 270 degree firing-interval each power pulse from each piston is delivered in a seamless, languid flow that hooks the fat 170-section rear tyre to the road.
The flat ’drag’ style handlebars, double front discs and wide-set telescopic forks ensure a sporty and controlled ride. As well as flawless function the Speedmaster has an elegant form all its own. A satin-black engine finish and near-solid 15-inch rear wheel add to the show and whether on the move or at a standstill the Speedmaster turns heads, hard.
The Speedmaster has the edge. It’s built for city streets and twisitng roads with an engine that inspires and a chassis that excels.
Cast wheels add style - the 18-inch front wears a 110/80 tyre, the near-solid 15-inch rear a 170/80. The twin shocks and wide-style telescopic forks straighten the curves and iron out the bumps, giving a planted and supple ride. Twin 310mm front discs - gripped by twin-piston calipers - haul the Speedmaster up extremely hard.
As a hot-rodded ’Factory Custom’, the Speedmaster proves the ethos of less is more, and minimalism is key to the bike’s harder edge. The rev-counter is mounted discretely on the fuel-tank nacelle, the large round white-faced speedo perches cleanly in the rider’s line of sight on its top-yoke mounting. The tank itself holds 16.6 litres of fuel, giving a useful range. The Speedmaster’s paint options are plain Jet Black, Jet Black with Sunset Red infill and Jet Black with Neon Blue infill.
If the Speedmaster’s bare bones want a little more flesh on them, the Triumph accessory range features an array of bolt-ons specifically designed to lend even more appeal and individuality.
With its punchy engine, mean looks and souped-up chassis the Speedmaster is the very essence of an old-school street rod, packing performance and style into one very individual motorcycle.
2006 Triumph Speedmaster Specification
- Type Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
- Capacity 865cc
- Bore/Stroke 90 x 68mm
- Compression Ratio 9.2:1
- Fuel System Twin carburettors with throttle position sensor and electric carburettor heaters
- Ignition Digital - inductive type
- Primary Drive Gear
- Final Drive X ring chain
- Clutch Wet, multi-plate
- Gearbox 5-speed
- Frame Tubular steel cradle
- Swingarm Twin-sided, tubular steel
- Wheels Front Alloy 6-spoke, 18 x 2.5in
- Rear Alloy 15 x 3.5in
- Tyres Front 110/80 18
- Rear 170/80 15
- Suspension Front 41mm forks
- Rear Chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload
- Brakes Front Twin 310mm discs, 2 piston calipers
- Rear Single 285mm disc, 2 piston caliper
- Length 2420mm (95.3in)
- Width (Handlebars) 830mm (32.7in)
- Height 1160mm (45.7in)
- Seat Height 720mm (28.3in)
- Wheelbase 1655mm (65.2in)
- Rake/Trail 33.3º/153mm
- Weight (Dry) 229kg (504lbs)
- Fuel Tank Capacity 16.6 litres (4.4 gal US)
- Performance (Measured at crankshaft to DIN 70020)
- Maximum Power 55PS (54bhp) at 6,750 rpm
- Maximum Torque 69Nm (51ft.lbf) at 4,800 rpm
- Jet Black, Jet Black/Sunset Red, Jet Black/Neon Blue
- $8,699 MSRP