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2006 Triumph Speedmaster

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.

Triumph Speedmaster

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.

Triumph Speedmaster

2006 Triumph Speedmaster Specification


Engine

  • 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

Transmission

  • Primary Drive Gear
  • Final Drive X ring chain
  • Clutch Wet, multi-plate
  • Gearbox 5-speed

Cycle Parts

  • 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

Dimensions

  • 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

Colours  

  • Jet Black, Jet Black/Sunset Red, Jet Black/Neon Blue

Price  

  • $8,699 MSRP

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