Triumph revealed its new Speed Triple. The 2013 model is built on an all new chassis and is offered with a new Nissin ABS system which is available as an option.
Power comes from a strong 1050cc triple engine that has been tweaked to offer 7% more torque than the previous unit. As a result the engine delivers a peak torque of 111 Nm at 7750 rpm, and 133bhp at 9400rpm. Power is sent to the rear wheel by means of a six speed transmission.
Other technical highlights include four-piston Brembo brakes, fully-adjustable 43mm upside down forks and a modern instrument panel that includes lap timer and programmable gear shift light.
Apart from its new chassis and the improved engine the bike has also a fresh design with twin headlights, a single sided swing arm, reshaped exhaust pipes, alloy bars and many aggressive lines.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Triumph Speed Triple.
Speed Triple. Real world performance for riders who know. The definitive streetfighter. The benchmark. The best. In a word. Legend.
Triumph has taken all that’s good about the Speed Triple and created a new model. A new chapter in the legacy. All-new chassis is the sharpest tool in the box. All-new optional ABS from Nissin for the greatest stopping power. And that 1050cc triple. Oh yes, the engine. And the look? Short. Stubby. Aggressive. Twin headlights. Single sided swingarm. Alloy bars. Pure Speed Triple. Improved.
All-new chassis and riding position inspires total confidence with light and precise handling that is perfectly balanced for an incredibly planted and stable ride.
Triumph’s trademark twin headlights, single-sided swingarm and high-level exhaust have all been restyled for a more aggressive and contemporary look, as well as improved performance, while the soulful 1050cc triple has been refined and uprated with 7% more torque for an even more engaging experience.
The Speed Triple sports the kind of specification you would expect from a top-of-the-range naked sportster. Track derived specification includes four-piston Brembo brakes for eye-popping stopping power, fat alloy handlebars, fully-adjustable 43mm upside down forks for maximum control and a comprehensive instrumentation that includes lap timer and programmable gear shift light.
The Speed Triple also comes with optional anti-lock brakes for the first time and is available with a host of genuine accessories to personalize the look, performance and practicality of this exciting machine.
Liquid cooled 12-valve DOHC in-line three-cylinder 1,050cc engine. Max torque. Max pulling power. 1050cc triple delivers a punch unlike any other. More torque and greater refinement than ever.
Design and function. All-new twin-tube over engine design is carefully sculpted to accentuate the styling while delivering class leading agility and stability in one package.
Twin headlamps up front are a new interpretation of the classic ‘bug-eye’ look while classic Speed Triple cues remain throughout, including single-sided swingarm, twin pipes and that stubby, aggressive stance.
Security and Safety
Coded key immobiliser comes as standard. Sophisticated ABS and tire pressure monitors are options for first time on a Speed Triple.
Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
79.0 x 71.4mm
Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
Stainless Steel 3 into 1 into 2, twin high level stainless steel silencers.
X ring chain
3.8 liters (1.0 US gals)
Aluminum beam twin-spar
Single-sided, aluminum alloy with eccentric chain adjuster
Cast aluminum alloy multi-spoke 17 x 3.5in
Cast aluminum alloy multi-spoke 17 x 6.0in
120/70 ZR 17
190/55 ZR 17
Showa 43mm upside down forks with adjustable rebound and compression damping, 120mm travel
Showa Monoshock with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping, 130mm rear wheel travel
Single 255mm disc, Nissin single 2-piston sliding caliper (ABS model available)
LCD multi-functional instrument pack with digital speedometer, fuel gauge, trip computer, analogue tachometer, lap timer, programmable gear change lights, service interval announcement display, TPMS ready
Height without mirrors
22.8º / 90.9mm
Fuel Tank Capacity / Efficiency
17.5 liters (4.6 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride)
214 kg (471 lbs)
135PS / 133bhp / 99 kW @ 9400rpm
111Nm / 81.9 ft.lbs @ 7750rpm
34 MPG City / 50 MPG Highway *Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle conducted under ideal laboratory conditions. Actual mileage may vary based upon personal riding habits, weather, vehicle condition, and other factors.
$12,799 (with ABS Standard) *Price is MSRP, and excludes tax, title, license, options, handling, pre-delivery, and destination charges. Specifications and MSRP are subject to change without notice. Actual price determined by dealer.