In 1994 we launched a bike that ignited a segment, defined a category and gave birth to the term 'Streetfighter'. Over the past 21 years it has evolved but stayed true to its roots through its brooding minimalist stance encasing a thrilling Triumph Triple engine delivering a perfect balance of POWER, PRECISION, CHARACTER AND PERFORMANCE.
So how to make the new generation even better… with eye catching lines, billet machined components, stick-to-the-road Öhlins suspension on the R , incredible stopping performance from Brembo Monobloc brakes… add to that cutting-edge rider-aid technology combined with fistfuls of torque and real world power from the all-new 1050cc Triple engine, tuned for ultimate performance…we believe that’s how.
Our all new 1050cc triple engine incorporates 104 new developments that deliver More Power, More Torque and More Responsiveness, where the merest twist of the ride by wire throttle delivers an instantaneous wave of torque and a truly heart thumping surge of acceleration.
New ride by wire throttle bodies, new ECU, new cylinder head design, new combustion chamber, new header design, new fuel delivery system, new slip assist clutch, new crankshaft, new airbox… equals an all-new engine with a smaller, narrower profile and delivering the ultimate road riding experience. A guaranteed thrill for anyone who rides it.
A wall of pure linear torque and real world riding power is in your grasp and the Speed Triple’s new engine is tuned to deliver more than ever. When you wind on the power the all new free flowing under seat exhaust system unleashes the rich characterful roar unique to a Triumph triple engine… for all around you to hear.
The three-cylinder all new 1050cc engine in the Speed Triple delivers the ultimate real world riding experience. The delivery of the acres of full range torque is controlled by you. For the first time, five selectable riding modes have been added that allow you to select how the power is delivered in conjunction with the very latest rider focused technology that includes: throttle mapping, traction control and ABS. The modes include: Rain, Road, Sport, a map that is configurable by you and a fifth, Track mode for well…the Track.
The all new under seat exhaust system is not just a thing of beauty, it is lighter than its predecessor, 70% freer-flowing and tuned to unleash the rich characterful roar unique to a Triumph triple engine.
The new Speed Triple features five selectable riding modes – Rain, Road, Sport, Track and a Rider-configurable mode. Each mode varies throttle response, ABS settings and traction control levels. Rain provides a softer throttle response, whilst Sport and Track provide a sharper, more aggressive throttle map. Rider mode stores your preferred custom combination. The riding modes can be quickly changed via new handlebar switchgear during riding, you can flip between road and track whenever the conditions or the mood takes you… or better still if the twisties come calling.
Highlighting the attention to detail of the Triumph Speed Triple, slim-line LED indicators are fitted (in applicable markets). Featuring a crafted polished aluminium body, the indicators add a finishing touch to the new slim profile styling.
The new Triumph Speed Triple features a ride-by-wire throttle that interprets grip position for more instant and accurate throttle response and control. It also has the added benefit of improving engine efficiency and fuel economy.
The new Triumph Speed Triple has agility, stability and engagement at the heart of its handling characteristics. With its dynamic and refined ride balanced by a bold, aggressive attitude you will find yourself looking for excuses to take the long way home for maximum fun and maximum thrills.
The new Speed Triple S has preload, compression and rebound damping-adjustable 43mm upside-down Showa forks and Showa monoshock rear suspension unit, utilising factory honed settings. The Speed Triple R uses 43mm Öhlins NIX30 upside down forks and Öhlins TTX36 twin tube rear monoshock both fully adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping. This all means it sticks to the road when the throttle is open and the bends are calling.
For the ultimate in stopping power, the new Triumph Speed Triple S and Speed Triple R both use radial Brembo monobloc calipers, gripping 320mm discs, in conjunction with switchable, selectable ABS. Adding to all-round braking performance and balanced high-grip and durability, both Speed Triple S and Speed Triple R use Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa tyres running on light, cast aluminium wheels.
The new Speed Triple has a twin spar aluminium frame giving it a perfect blend of rigidity and feel.
The Triumph Speed Triple is defined by its ability to deliver dynamic handling in all riding conditions and the new Speed Triple builds on that reputation. A forward, aggressive riding position ensures total control, total confidence, whether you’re forging a path through urban sprawl, sweeping at speed across the countryside or hitting the apex at a race track.
With its bold, distinctive looks, the Speed Triple is one of the most instantly recognisable silhouettes. The new Speed Triple takes this to the next level; aggressive and hunkered nose down, new low profile stance, more focused, more athletic, more streamlined. New twin headlights, single-sided swingarm and underseat exhaust are its signature. The new Speed Triple redefines the look and iconic style.
Exclusive to the new Speed Triple R, outstanding attention to high quality detail is evident immediately when you reach for its handlebars. The wide alloy bars are held by a pair of clamps and risers exquisitely machined from a solid aluminium billet, designed for style, engineered for substance.
Saving every ounce of weight makes a big difference in performance. That’s why the Speed Triple R features an exclusive, lightweight carbon fibre front mudguard and a pair of carbon fibre tank infill panels, both for that high-performance style and to save weight.
The smallest details can make the biggest impact, which is why the new Triumph Speed Triple R comes with a rear wheel finisher made from machined billet of aluminium. A true reflection of our attention to detail.
The new Triumph Speed Triple R comes with a red colour-coded theme across the bike to highlight its extra special appeal. It includes red stitching on the new rider and pillion seats, red wheel pin stripes, red-painted subframe and red side cowls.
The new dynamics of the Triumph Speed Triple front end is epitomised by a pair of signature profiled headlights and fly screen that incorporates its air intake scoop between the lights giving a lower, more aggressive look.
The new Speed Triple features a pair of aluminium bar-end mirrors that not only give an improved rearward view but add to the sleek and aggressive profile of the bike.
The new Speed Triple features a sleek fuel tank with a low side profile for a fully integrated design. Ergonomically styled for its streamlined athletic appearance, it’s also made from magnetic tankbag-friendly steel.
A narrow radiator gives the Speed Triple a slim front end profile. The sleek radiator cowls and a bellypan (standard fit on the R version) adds to the distinctive design silhouette.
The new Triumph Speed Triple’s seat is a separate two-piece design, focussed to deliver the best individual shape for comfort. The rider's seat has 20mm narrower front profile which aids control and improves ‘stand-over’ but is also now wider and more supportive at the back making it even more comfortable. The Triumph logo is embossed on the leading edge of the pillion seat, giving added conspicuous detail.