Triumph Speed Triple: history, specs, pictures

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Triumph Speed Triple
Manufacturer
Also called Speed Triple 900
Production 1994 - 2018
Class Naked
Engine
in-line three, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 79.0mm x 71.4mm
Compression ratio 12:1
Top Speed 143 mph (230 km/h)
Horsepower 144.83 HP (108.0 KW) @ 10500RPM
Torque 86.0 ft/lbs (116.6 Nm) @ 7150RPM
Fuel System injection. multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with sai
Air Filter K&N TB-1016[1]
Ignition digital-inductive type via engine management system
Spark Plug NGK CR9EK '03-05
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet, multi-plate slip assist cltuch
Suspension Front: showa 43 mm upside down forks with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping
Rear: showa monoshock with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping
Brakes Front: double disc. brembo 4-piston monobloc radial calipers. switchable abs.
Rear: single disc. single 2-piston sliding caliper. switchable abs.
Front Tire 120/70-zr17
Rear Tire 190/55-zr17
Wheelbase 56.89 inches (1445 mm)
Length 82.13 inches (2086 mm)
Width 30.51 inches (775 mm)
Height 42.13 inches (1070 mm)
Seat Height 32.48 inches (825 mm)
Weight 423.29 pounds (192.0 Kg) (dry), 219.0 kg (wet)
Oil Capacity 1.0 Gallon (3.80 Liters)
Oil Filter K&N KN-204[1]
Fuel Capacity 4.09 Gallon (15.50 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 5.20 liters/100 km (19.2 km/l or 45.23 mpg)
Related Triumph Sprint ST
Triumph Sprint RS
Manuals Service Manual


The Triumph Speed Triple RS was a in-line three, four-stroke Naked motorcycle produced by Triumph between 1994 and 2018. It could reach a top speed of 143 mph (230 km/h). Max torque was 86.0 ft/lbs (116.6 Nm) @ 7150 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 144.83 HP (108.0 KW) @ 10500 RPM.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a liquid cooled in-line three, four-stroke. A 79.0mm bore x 71.4mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1050.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc). Shares the same engine with the Triumph Sprint ST and Triumph Sprint RS.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet, multi-plate slip assist clutch.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 120/70-zr17 front tire and a 190/55-zr17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via double disc. brembo 4-piston monobloc radial calipers. switchable abs. in the front and a single disc. single 2-piston sliding caliper. switchable abs. in the rear. The front suspension was a showa 43 mm upside down forks with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping while the rear was equipped with a showa monoshock with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping. The Speed Triple RS was fitted with a 4.09 Gallon (15.50 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 423.29 pounds (192.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 56.89 inches (1445 mm) long.

1994[edit]

1994 Triumph Speed Triple


1995 Triumph Speed Triple 900[edit]

The 1995 MY Triumph Speed Triple 900 sports a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 885cc, transverse three cylinder engine found on the Trident 900 and the Daytona 900, but, unlike the aforementioned models, it was mated to a five-speed manual transmission, which meant more torque and performance being squeezed out of the dependable engine.

As any other Triumph from that era, it was surprisingly agile considering its 209kg weight. And this was the lightest model ever to exit the factory at that time. Its agility was owed to the well-adjusted suspensions and the rigid frame it came with.


1996 Triumph Speed Triple 900[edit]

The 1996 MY Triumph Speed Triple 900 was based on the Brits' modular design, sharing its engine and chassis with the Trident 900 and Daytona 900, but with a five-speed manual transmission. As a road bike, it cornered well and was easy to ride, although, at sharp, slow turns, a rider with a smaller inseam would have some problems because of its bulk and high rider position.

It had a generous fuel range and it projected a strong British attitude, being kept to a bare minimum of accessories and luxuries. It was a preferred choice for riders who just wanted to spend as much time as possible behind the bars.


1997 Triumph Speed Triple 900[edit]

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For Triumph fans that want performance and durability in a bare-minimum package, the Brits have launched the 1998 MY Speed Triple 900. It sports a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 885cc, transverse three cylinder engine capable of producing 98 horsepower and 80 Nm of torque, all being transferred to the wheel through a specially-designed five-speed manual transmission.

The Speed Triple 900 is based on the Triumph modular design, sharing its powerplant but also the chassis with the Trident 900 and the Daytona 900, but, due to its naked body, it weighs the least of the three, with a dry weight of 209 kg.


1998 Triumph Speed Triple T509[edit]

The 1998 MY Triumph Speed Triple T509 has been frankensteined from the flagship Daytona superbike, "borrowing" its engine and chassis, which is not necessarily a bad thing. The increased power of the engine, as compared to previous reincarnations, and a new, aluminum chassis mean a more fun-to-ride bike, whether on a bendy, mountain road or a track Sunday.

With a simple, minimalist design, the T509's curves are well-drawn, and the black engine accents and the black fork add a nice touch to the overall aesthetics of the two-wheeler.

Also, the T509 is the first Speed Triple to have electronic fuel injection, which means it can eat up the miles even better.


1999 Triumph Speed Triple T509[edit]

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For those riders who prefer British engineering and durability in a sportsbike, but do not want a full-fairing, bulky body, Triumph have launched the 1999MY Speed Triple T509. It sports the same liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 885cc, transverse three cylinder powerplant as the Daytona T595 flagship sportbike, capable of producing 98 horsepower and 85 Nm of torque, and the same, new aluminum chassis, but without the extra weight and hassle, that comes with a full-fairing body.

Feeling at home on the open road, but not disappointing on a track either, the T509 is a great, sporty, naked two-wheeler, which comes with a British badge of durability and excellence.


2000 Triumph Speed Triple[edit]

The Speed Triple is powered by the same engine as the sporty Daytona 955i, and thins means track-worthy performance delivery while the Daytona-derived chassis offers exceptional stability. A bike for more aggressive riding styles, this naked roadster brings superbike performance to the street level and will satisfy even the most demanding of riders.

The 1999 model year brings revised graphics (including wheels), a new ECU and improved gear shifting for smoother transitions.


2001 Triumph Speed Triple[edit]

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The Speed Triple doesn't need too much introduction: we're talking muscular naked bikes here, powered by a nerve-packed 955cc triple and designed as a wheelie-happy asphalt terror machine.

2000 brings a lot of enhancements, such as the new oil cooler, magnesium covers, programmable mappings, and precise, adjustable Showa suspensions. Definitely not a toy for new riders, the 2000 Speed Triple is an aggressive motorcycle made for riding hard.


2002 Triumph Speed Triple[edit]

The 2001 Speed Triple is a naked fighter derived straight from the Triumph Daytona 955i flagship. The engine was tuned for higher revs and produces more horsepower than its predecessor. It now comes with a larger airbox, larger intake and smaller exhaust valves, and with increased compression.

The mill works with a closed-loop injection system, and the chassis it sits in was also revised for 2001. Restyled bodywork and instruments also add a great deal of extra coolness to the machine.


2003 Triumph Speed Triple[edit]

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The Speed Triple is the benchmark for liter-class naked machines as it brings race track-derived performance in a highly-streetable package with killer looks. A classic Triumph powered by a 3-cylinder mill, the 2002 Speed Triple is all about a sporty, compact build with a competitive chassis and powerful, track-derived brakes.

A wide range of accessories is available for the tuning enthusiasts, and it also includes high-performance, racing-grade, track-only parts and upgrades.


2004 Triumph Speed Triple[edit]

Welcome to liter-class naked bike fun with the 2003 Speed Triple being the British machine to set the benchmark for its generation. Based on the 3-cylinder engine of the Daytona 955i, this bike is all about commanding attitude, zero-compromise handling and adrenaline rushing down the veins.

A bare-necessity bike, the compact design sets it apart from the competition: ergonomics have been updated to provide top-notch control and excellent balance, making this machine as great a street prowler as it is good for casual daily rides, say to work or for other city errands.


2005 Triumph Speed Triple[edit]

The 2004 Speed Triple is as evil as it gets: a big, 1050cc triple-cylinder engine with power on tap, and an architecture which allows experienced rider to use pretty much all the bike's nerve on the street. Compact and menacing, this naked bike is all about riding hard and enjoying the time spent on two wheels.

2004 also brings a new chassis, USD forks, radial bakes, a redesigned swingarm and higher pipes, all meant to refine the ride, adding to both stability and comfort.


2006 Triumph Speed Triple[edit]

Powered by the mighty liter-class 3-cylinder engine, the 2005 Speed Triple is one of the elite streetfighters to ride in search of the ultimate thrilling experience. Powerful, extremely agile, compact and loaded with top-notch technology, the Speed Triple might easily be the definitive fighter out there.

Compact and with enhanced rider ergonomics, the 2005 Speed Triple can serve as a daily commuter, as it's slender profile will easily streak through the cluttered urban traffic.


2007 Triumph Speed Triple[edit]

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The 2006 Speed Triple boasts on Triumph's high-tech engineering and relies on the proven 3-cylinder liter-class engine for an explosive power delivery meant to put a big smile on the face of the experienced rider. One of the iconic streetfighters, the Speed Triple now comes with the second generation of Keihin ECUs, providing quicker starts, better fuel management and cleaner running, for Euro 3 poluution regulations compliance.

The new heat shields are now made of steel and a new Roulette Green paint scheme is available. Multiple OEM parts and accessories are also available, both in the aesthetic and the performance zones.


2008 Triumph Speed Triple[edit]

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Some say the Triumph Speed Triple is the definitive streetfighter. While this matter is yet to be judged upon, there no doubt that this bike brings in a "tough as nails" attitude, with plenty of power and torque on tap, ready to serve the rider and provide tons of adrenaline-filled fun.

A true superbike with no fairings, this liter-class beast comes in 2007 with redesigned radiator, a brand new subframe, new LED rear lights, radial Brembo front calipers, anodized forks and bars.


2009 Triumph Speed Triple[edit]

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To put thing bluntly, the 2008 Triumph Speed Triple is evil. You're looking at a naked liter-class beast, engineered to deliver top-drawer performance and show your rivals who's the boss, no matter if you're racing through the canyons, whizzing by city streets or at the track. This machine was built to deliver, and it need a bold, confident rider to squeeze the last of its 130 hp.

Built on the acclaimed 1050 platform, the bike lost all the fairing parts, while retaining an even meaner stance and character. Still usable as an overkill commuter, this bike is loaded with premium parts, such as tapered Magura bars, black cast wheels, anodized, fully-adjustable Showa forks and many more.


2010 Triumph Speed Triple[edit]

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If you liked the Street, you'll most likely love the 2009 Speed Triple. This is a liter-class naked machine which is engineered to deliver extreme sensations both on the streets and on the track. A canyon carver par excellence, the Speed Triple is extremely nimble and comes with tremendous, yet predictable power.

A true sport bike without the full fairing and fancy liveries, the 2009 Speed Triple is a compact beast for riders who know how to handle a wild machine. Add in weight-saving engineering such as the single-sided swing arm and multiple racing-derived parts for a thrilling experience.


2011 Triumph Speed Triple[edit]

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The 2010 Speed Triple carries on the street racing heritage of Triumph's fighter line-up, and brings in modern styling cues meant to please the rider and turn heads, too. A minimalist bodywork and a sporty, slender, single-sided swingarm, aggressive and distinctive twin headlights.

Triumph revised the geometry and weight distribution for the 2010 Speed Triple, with the battery moved in front of the airbox and a relocated engine, as well. Forks and brakes are also new and account for even more control in all riding scenarios.


2012 Triumph Speed Triple[edit]

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Sporting an all-new chassis, the 1050cc 2011 Speed Triple is the latest incarnation of Triumph’s most iconic model. The super naked machine retains the traditional styling cues, but comes with an all-new geometry. Weight distribution, ergonomics, and performance have all been improved. In addition, the 2011 Speed Triple is a whole 3kg lighter than the previous model.

This new model looks set to add further to a legacy that has seen over 65,000 Speed Triples sold since its introduction in 1994.



2013 Triumph Speed Triple[edit]

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Naked, muscular and oozing road terror, the 2012 Triumph Speed Triple is yet another iconic British streetfighter waiting to crown you as the king of the street. The new version was improved and take both performance and rider confidence one step further.

The 2012 Speed Triple boasts an all-new chassis with a more comfortable riding position but which is also providing more control over the bike. Öhlins adjustable USD forks and Brembo race-grade brakes are also standard for this beast. All it lacks is you.


2013 Triumph Speed Triple R[edit]

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Triumph made it easy for everybody to tell and R-spec bike from the base models: the fiery red subframe which is as easily distinguishable as it oozes aggressive sporty design. The 2012 Speed Triple R. Since we're talking racing here, Triumph thought that a new frame with revised engine specs was nowhere near enough.

So the 2012 Speed Triple R also boasts race-ready Öhlins suspensions, top-drawer Brembo brakes and the lightweight wheels have been especially designed for it, too. Carbon fiber parts are also in place, shaving weight and adding brawn for this nifty naked machine.


2014 Triumph Speed Triple R[edit]

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For those who think the Speed Triple is not gritty and aggressive enough, the Brits have launched the 2014 MY Speed Triple R. Easy to distinguish from the base model thanks to its bright red rear subframe, the R-spec from Triumph is more performance oriented and with an edgier look.

Sporting race-inspired Öhlins 43mm NIX30 forks and an Öhlins TTX36 monoshocks, the two-wheeler can take on hairpin turns at track speeds, without breaking a sweat. Plus, for added safety in everyday use, and increased performance on the track, a switchable ABS comes standard.


2014 Triumph Speed Triple[edit]

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For fans of British reliability, in an aggressive, bare, raw package, it doesn't get much better than the 2014 MY Triumph Speed Triple. Consider a 1050cc three-cylinder engine which produces 135 horsepower and 111 Nm of torque pushing a 200 kg naked bike, so you can get the whole streetfighter picture, capable of triggering an adrenaline rush with every twitch of the throttle.

Also, Hinckley's two-wheeler boasts a new chassis which is more comfortable and which improves the overall stability of the bike and its cornering abilities.


2015 Triumph Speed Triple R[edit]

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Easily distinguishable from the Speed Triple base model thanks to the bright red rear subframe, the 2015 MY Triumph Speed Triple R has improved features that increase its performance on the track. Sporting the same four-stroke, liquid-cooled, transverse three cylinder lump as the base model, the R-spec has been fitted with Öhlins 43mm NIX30 upside down forks and an Öhlins TTX36 monoshock which greatly improve handling and rider stability, even at race-like speeds.



2015 Triumph Speed Triple[edit]

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Mean, aggressive, lean and with plenty of grunt! These are the words that spring to mind when you try to describe the 2015 MY Triumph Speed Triple. A transverse three cylinder power plant, mated to a six-speed manual transmission, offers enough power and acceleration to keep the adrenaline pumping for as long as you are behind the bars.

A new chassis, introduced in 2011, makes the two-wheeler more comfortable, but also aids in stability and cornering. Plus, the optional ABS makes the bike safer in everyday scenarios, and helps it give its best on the track.


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In Media[edit]

Triumph Speed Triple 1050
Manufacturer
Production 2008
Class Naked
Engine
Liquid-cooled, four stroke, transverse three cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Bore / Stroke 79.0mm x 79.0mm
Compression ratio 12:1
Horsepower 131.96 HP (98.4 KW) @ 9250RPM
Torque 76.71 ft/lbs (104.0 Nm) @ 7550RPM
Fuel System Electronic Injection
Air Filter K&N TB-1016[1]
Spark Plug NGK CR9EK
Battery YUASA YTX12-BS
Transmission Gear box: 6 Speed
Final Drive: Chain
Final Drive Chain: 530x106
Front Sprocket 18T
Rear Sprocket 42T
Suspension Front: 45mm upside down forks
Rear: Monoshock
Brakes Front: 2x320mm discs 4 piston calipers
Rear: Single 220mm disc 2 piston caliper
Front Tire 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tire 180/55 ZR17
Wheelbase 56.18 inches (1427 mm)
Length 83.31 inches (2116 mm)
Width 30.71 inches (780 mm)
Seat Height 32.09 inches (815 mm)
Weight 189.0 kg (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-204[1]
Fuel Capacity 1.06 Gallon (4.00 Liters)
Manuals Service Manual


The Triumph Speed Triple 1050 was a Liquid-cooled, four stroke, transverse three cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder Naked motorcycle produced by Triumph in 2008. Max torque was 76.71 ft/lbs (104.0 Nm) @ 7550 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 131.96 HP (98.4 KW) @ 9250 RPM.

Engine[edit]

A 79.0mm bore x 79.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 1050.0 cubic centimeters.

Drive[edit]

The bike has a 6 Speed transmission.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 120/70 ZR17 front tire and a 180/55 ZR17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via 2x320mm discs 4 piston calipers in the front and a Single 220mm disc 2 piston caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a 45mm upside down forks while the rear was equipped with a Monoshock. The Speed Triple 1050 was fitted with a 1.06 Gallon (4.00 Liters) fuel tank. The wheelbase was 56.18 inches (1427 mm) long.

2008 Triumph Speed Triple 1050[edit]

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In 2005 the fourth Speed Triple generation was born. The engine was the one used in 1997 but improved a lot, with a displacement of 1050cc which allowed the bike to run with 129 horses. This new Speed Triple, the Sprint ST and the 2007 Triumph Tiger shared the same engine. The 2008 version is a little bit changed.


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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019.