The Triumph Speed Triple is one of the most popular sport bikes in Triumph’s lineup and was sold in over 70.000 units since it was launched in 1994. The company decided to raise the bar even higher and launched a sportier version of its iconic model. The new Triumph Speed Triple R is fitted with the best technologies available today, so you can expect to top notch performances.
At the heart of the Triumph Speed Triple R lies a Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder engine with a capacity of 1050cc. The engine is rated at 133bhp / 99 kW @ 9400rpm and 111Nm / 82 ft.lbs of torque @ 7750rpm.
The ride quality is assured by Öhlins suspension which has been developed specifically for the Speed Triple R. Thereby the NIX30 forks, have specific internals to suit the Triumph, as does the TTX36 shock.
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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.
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The Triumph Street Triple R already has some impressive credentials to its name, but just like a lot of things in this world, "impressive" isn’t impressive enough if you can help it become even more so.
That’s exactly what Triumph was thinking of with the new Street Triple R. As the hardcore version of the Street Triple, the Street Triple R comes with a host of detailed changes that improve this already outstanding motorcycle. From the fully adjustable, supersport-specification suspension to the premium graphics and color schemes, the 2012 Triumph Street Triple R is an awesome bike every which way you look at it.
Visually, the bike is the personification of mean. The fat alloy Magura handlebars, the stylish two-tone seat unit, the comprehensive instrumentation including a built-in lap timer, programmable gear change lights, clock, and gear indicator, and the large tachometer and digital speedo, all play their part in the whole set-up. The bike also has new style headlights, new mesh headstock infill panels, brushed finishes on the exhaust canisters, and the Triumph branding on the clutch and alternator covers.
In terms of performance, the Street Triple R comes powered by a 675cc liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder engine that produces an impressive 105 horsepower, providing a lively yet composed ride that few bikes in its class can replicate. After all, there’s a reason why the Street Triple R was once the recipient of numerous accolades, including “Bike of the Year” awards from Bike magazine in the UK and Moto Navi of Japan.
Simply put, this bike is a chrome menace on two wheels.
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Triumph’s most iconic model, the Speed Triple, delivers a new level of handling and composure to the super naked class, something that isn’t all that surprising, especially since we’re dealing with a Triumph.
With the sharpest and most aggressive look yet from a Speed Triple - and more power from the legendary 1050cc triple - the latest Speed Triple builds on a legacy that has seen over 70,000 Speed Triples sold since the model was first introduced in the market back in 1994.
At only 471 lbs. fully fueled, the latest Speed Triple is over six lbs. lighter than the previous model. The front and rear wheels are each two lbs. lighter, while the narrower frame and improved packaging allows for increased ground clearance, making the machine feel incredibly light and nimble. Adding to the superb handling and performance characteristics of the bike are new 43mm forks that offer excellent control and plushness and are fully adjustable for preload, rebound, and compression damping on both legs. Brembo radial caliper brakes grip 320mm rotors, with the option of Triumph’s anti-lock braking system, are also available to the rider.
As far as the design of the bike goes, the aggressive body panels and heavily sculpted seat accentuate the Speed Triple’s street fighting stance and complement the twin headlights. Color-coded radiator cowls are a new feature and sport stylish Speed Triple decals. Three color options are available - Crystal White, Phantom Black and Diablo Red - with color-coded flyscreen, seat cowl, and belly pan as genuine Triumph accessories.
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Very often are we floored by a custom bike that takes the original model and turns it into something that’s better than what we expected. Yet that’s what 27-year-old Benjamin Blanchard was able to accomplish.
The French graphic designer took a Triumph Speed Triple bike and injected some straight up attitude into it. Already sporting a powerful 1,050cc DOHC three-cylinder, fuel injected engine, Blanchard went out of his way to re-model the bike to his liking. Carbon fiber was used on the bodywork of the bike, with incredible detail put on a lot of its parts.
The prevalent use of carbon fiber on the bike drastically reduced its weight, making it lighter and faster than any of the standard Speed Triple’s out there. The light weight of the bike, combined with its powerful engine, has turned an already impressive Speed Triple into the Impoz Speed Racer.
It takes a really impressive presence to catch our attention. Benjamin Blanchard managed to achieve that - and more.
Take a look at this bike and you’ll most likely have troubles recognizing it as being a Triumph Speed Triple (at least we did), much less uncover the special features that made the transformation into custom possible. The bike was customized by Austrian Triumph specialist Julian Schneider for his own use on the twisties of the Austrian Alps.
Schneider, who is actually a fan of New Zealand motorcycle racer and land speed record holder Burt Munro, has actually called his bike the Burt Munro Edition. Although it won’t set any records as it is powered by the original engine, which only got some intake modifications and a Supertrapp exhaust, this Triumph should now handle and feel much sweeter considering the great number of aftermarket parts. It features full Ohlins suspensions and a steering damper, Marchesini magnesium wheels and a Beringer brake system. Also, the LSL bars, footrests and headlight as well as the Magura brake and clutch controls together with the several other Rizoma parts contribute at turning this into a completely different ride.
Overall, the bike looks like a modern café racer and the red/black with gold stripes and rims looks just striking. Full story
This might look like a subtle way to modify the Triumph Speed Triple, but it is actually a production special edition model that the British motorcycle company created and on which a new logo is being introduced. The bike will go on sale in Italy this summer and while technically it is unchanged from the standard Speed Triple, visually it is a whole different story. To begin with, the matte olive drab color gives it that serious appearance and another thing you’ll notice is the different "Triumph" and "Speed Triple" lettering.
This means Triumph gets rid of their traditional logo with the swoopy R in the subtle attempt to approach things in a more modern way and this particular Speed Triple SE shows precisely this. The bike now still looks aggressive and powerful but quite honestly we thing Triumph did just what they thought a customer would ask his tuner to turn his Speed Triple into (visually, of course) and we like it…a lot. Full story
Triumph is aware of the fact that it just isn’t enough to be part of the world’s motorcycle history so they reinvent themselves creating and then carrying on manufacturing unique motorcycles such as the Speed Triple. If some of those models end up determining the creation of other ones, which is definitely the case here (just check out the Street Triple
), it means there’s great demand in that sector and it is also very likely for that first bike to stick around for more action. The 2010 Triumph Speed Triple does so and with not many changes to set it apart from the previous model year. So let’s see what Triumph is betting it will sell their bike.
While this Triumph Speed Triple SE might look like a standard model with a racy look achieved with the use of a flyscreen, seat cowl and a red/white stripe or red/black stripe color scheme, we would have to say that this show bike is actually meant to promote Triumph’s partnership with Ohlins.
The British Speed Triples will come with Swedish suspension components in 2010. The modified internals in the forks and shocks offer greater damping capabilities while the rear shock gains a five percent softer rear spring. The changes will reduce fork dive, offer greater suspension control and also stand for more comfortable rides.
Hmm, this is a rather facile way of upgrading an already great roadster and it doesn’t all fall in the hands of Triumph. Full story
Motorcycles are often referred to as being metal horses, but we never actually thought that someone would actually think at hooking a calash to a brand new Triumph Speed Triple for a very sexy (if personal opinions count) photo shoot.
These babes are apparently into some kind of perverted royalty game, which – as long as it involves motorcycles too and nobody gets injured – we love.