Triumph's Speed Triple has become an iconic model since the launch of the original version in 1994, delivering unparallel attitude in a uniquely styled package.
Over the years it has been consistently developed in order to maintain its position as the definitive factory streetfighter, and the latest Speed Triple is the sharpest yet. The 1050cc fuel-injected three-cylinder engine is key to the Speed Triple's brutish charm, pumping out a great surge of bottom-end torque, followed by a massive mid-range punch and in impressive level of top-end power. Peak power is 130PS at 9,250rpm while peak torque of 103Nm arrives at 7,500rpm. Triumph's second generation Keihin engine control unit offers sophisticated mapping for quicker starting, cleaner running and excellent fuel economy.
A rigid aluminium frame contains the engine and provides massive strength with steering geometry that gives fast-steering neutrality plus great stability. Fully adjustable 43mm upside down forks and rear monoshock give superb levels of quality and control while the evocative single-sided swingarm adds style and substance. Twin-level oval section exhaust pipes enhance the engine's distinctive and addictive induction roar with radial-caliper four-piston Brembo front brakes, Magura tapered bars and multi-spoke wheels adding the finishing touch to this premium machine.
The bug-eyed headlights are a defining characteristic of the Speed Triple's looks, as are the stubby twin exhausts and minimalist style. For 2010 the Speed Triple also has a revised instrument console, with improved looks and usability.
Speed Triples have been famous for being offered in a variety of eye-catching shades over the years and the 2010 model comes in four colours: Jet Black, Fusion White, Blazing Orange and Matt Black.
The Triumph range of accessories for the Speed Triple includes the popular Arrow three-into-one full race system (for circuit use only) as well as a host of other factory-approved parts. The list includes fatter handlebars, belly pan, fly screen and a wealth of carbon fibre parts and other cosmetic components, such as the anodised radiator cowl and heel guards.
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