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2013 Triumph Speedmaster

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The Triumph Speedmaster is one of the classiest bikes in Triumph’s lineup. Featuring a mean-looking design and a strong powerplant, the Speedmaster is ready to reward you with a rush of adrenaline every time you jump on the saddle.

The aggressive design of the bike is underlined by its low slung profile, slash cut pipes, short guards, black engine cases and cast wheels. To offer an even better riding position, the 2013 model received a 690mm seat height, while the handlebar is wider, higher and more pulled back than the previous model, offering a totally different riding experience.

The 2013 Triumph Speedmaster is powered by Triumph’s distinctive parallel-twin, air-cooled, DOHC, 865cc engine which cranks out a maximum power of 60 bhp @ 6800rpm and 72Nm of torque @ 3300rpm.

The 2013 Triumph Speedmaster is offered with a starting price of $8299.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Triumph Speedmaster.

Overview

Triumph Speedmaster

Speedmaster. Stripped down hotrod.

Bad boy good looks. Slash cut pipes. Engine cases in black for real attitude. Black cast wheels with machined detail. The Speedmaster. Air-cooled 865cc parallel-twin, 270 degree crank engine. Unique ’hot rod’ style. The very essence of low-slung, old-school cruiser re-invented for the demands of today’s rider. Short guards, big wheels and a totally new feel. Ready to roll if you’re ready to rock.

The Speedmaster has gained a host of updates to give a new look and feel to this stripped out street rod.

At its heart, the Speedmaster features Triumph’s distinctive parallel-twin power plant, a unique proposition in a sea of V-Twins.

With a 690mm seat height, the Speedmaster is accessible to even more riders than before, while wider, higher and more pulled back handlebars suit perfectly the bike’s style and give a totally different riding experience to its predecessor.

Features

Triumph Speedmaster
  • Engine
    • Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270-degree firing interval 865cc Triumph engine delivers 61PS (60bhp) and peak torque 72Nm at 3300rpm. Loads of character.
  • Chassis
    • Low and lean. Confidence inspiring for new riders, with more than enough character to satisfied experienced cruisers.
  • Styling
    • Stripped down street rod oozes character and evokes memories of specials from yesteryear with the carefully crafted teardrop tank, minimalist mudguards, 19” front wheel and a new and smaller front headlight.

Specifications

Triumph Speedmaster
Engine TypeAir-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270º firing interval
Capacity865cc
Bore/Stroke90 x 68mm
Fuel SystemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
ExhaustStainless steel twin-walled headers, twin chromed silencers
Final DriveX ring chain
ClutchWet, multi-plate
Gearbox5-speed
Oil Capacity4.5 litres (1.2 US gals)
FrameTubular steel cradle
SwingarmTwin-sided, tubular steel
Wheel FrontCast aluminum alloy 5-spoke 19 x 2.5in
Wheel RearCast aluminum alloy 5 spoke 15 x 4in
Tire Front100/90 - R19
Tire Rear170/80 B15
Suspension FrontKYB 41mm forks with black lower fork legs 120mm travel
Suspension RearKYB chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload, 96mm rear wheel travel
Brakes FrontSingle 310mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating calipers
Brakes RearSingle 285mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Instrument Display/FunctionsAnalogue speedometer and tachometer with odometer and trip information
Length2367mm (93.in)
Width (handlebars)825m 32.5in
Height without mirrors1133mm 44.6in
Seat Height690mm (27.1in)
Wheelbase1606mm 63.2in
Rake/Trail33.8º/170.4mm
Fuel Tank Capacity / Efficiency19.3 litres (5.1 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride)250 kg (550 lbs)
Maximum Power61PS / 60bhp / 45 kW @ 6800rpm
Maximum Torque72Nm / 53 ft.lbs @ 3300rpm
Fuel Efficiency48 MPG City / 59 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.
MSRP$8,299

Quotes

Triumph Speedmaster

Cycleworld ---- "It all works. The bike fits my 5-foot-8 chassis very well with room to grow, and the seat’s not much higher than the one on your Big Wheel. The only thing fake about this machine is the fuel-injection throttle bodies, convincingly disguised as carburetors. Fueling is nearly perfect, serving up nice controllable, linear power—and plenty of it compared to its main competitor, the Sportster. The Bonneville topped out at 115 mph. You won’t be going that fast on the laid-back Speedmaster, but you probably could. It negotiates corners without attempting to grind itself into metal shavings. A single 310mm disc brake up front and a 285mm rotor out back stop fine, the five-speed gearbox shifts butterously, and the 41mm fork and twin shocks keep everything in line without sacrificing your sacroiliac to the gods of style."

Visordown ---- "The Speedmaster is aimed at being a bit more brutish than the Bonneville while retaining the good looks. Which it is. New for 2005 the Speedmaster get the Thruxton’s bigger, and more powerful, 865cc engine that gives it a bit more of a kick in the pants. Looks faster than it actually is, which is kind of the point really."

Motorcyclecruiser ---- "We think the Speedmaster, which inherited a name used in the mid-1960s for the T120R by an American importer but not by the factory, is much tidier than the America because pieces like the big plates over the footpeg bracket are blacked out and less conspicuous, and because the black-coated engine looks cleaner. However, we think a few more components, like the carb manifolds, which were left in their natural metal finish, would be better off finished to match the engine. Triumph will offer two color choices, yellow and black or red and black, for the standard $8699, $300 more than the America. However, there are also custom painted pieces available as well as a long list of factory accessories, which includes three saddlebag styles, four windshields, four seat options, a clock to replace the tach, racks, sissybars, floorboards, light bars, different tank badges, and about a dozen chrome replacement parts."



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