Hanging it rough since 1994

From The Brochure

This page houses, for archive purpose only, the information on the Speed Triple from the respective years official brochure.

Enjoy reminiscing back to time when Triumph brochures cost you a couple of bob but where well worth it.


1994

 

One look at this bike and you’re left in no doubt. Mean, with no frills – it’s a modern-day cafe-racer. Except that no cafe-racer ever looked like this.

Just gaze over the no-nonsense lines of this muscled streetfighter, its tough good looks flanked by twin upswept exhausts and a ‘clip-on’ riding position. Even standing still, the Speed Triple looks as if it’s straining at the leash. This is motorcycling in the original mould. A rorty engine, superb brakes and sure-footed handling – plus a massive rear tyre that leaves you in no doubt of the purpose for which this Triumph was built.
The Speed Triple has never been seen on the streets before. Its chassis is developed from the Daytona and shares its 900 cc long-stoke engine. The bike turns out close to 100 bhp and 83 Nm of torque – yet weighs-in at a trim 209 Kg. The Speed Triple may be simple in its purpose but that doesn’t mean it’s not sophisticated. The front brake is powerful and progressive, being a twin 4-piston caliper fully floating double disc arrangement. Whatever your riding style – from street scratching to straight line flat-out
performance * – you can fully adjust front and rear suspension to match. The handlebar levers can also be set in four different positions. The there’s that tyre. The rear is a massive 180/55 section on a 5.5″ 3-spoke rim, kept in line by the 120/70 section front – both made from super-grip sports compound. Colours? All black, of course. Or in Triumph’s famous Racing Yellow if you prefer.

* Where conditions allow.

 

 


1995

 

 ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION

Triumph’s classic liquid cooled, DOHC Triple in cafe racer form. With a bore and stroke of 76 x 65mm and a compression ration of 10.6:1, triple 36mm flat slide CV carburetors and digital inductive electronic ignition, this muscle delivers nearly a hundred horses – 98PS at 9,000rpm and 83Nm of torque at 6,500rpm. Driving through a wet multiplate clutch and a 5-speed gearbox, and weighing in at just 209kg, it’s quick and responsive. The rev limiter cuts in at 9,700rpm

FRAME AND SUSPENSION

Strength comes from a micro alloyed high tensile steel frame with an aluminum alloy swing arm incorporating an eccentric chain adjuster. Whatever your riding style you can adjust the suspension to suit. The front forks which feature triple rate springs and the rear mono-shock are both adjustable for pre-load and rebound damping. The 43mm front forks are also adjustable for compression damping.

BRAKES AND WHEELS

Stopping power is taken care of by two 310mm floating discs and two 4 piston calipers up front, and one 255mm disc and 2 piston calipers at the rear, with a frame mounted torque arm. Wheels are black 3-spoke alloys, 17″ x 3.52″ on the front fitted with a 120/70 ZR17 and, to help you hand on the rear, a 17″ x 5.5″ rim with meaty 180/55 ZR17 rubber.

DIMENSIONS

Length 2152mm

Width 690mm

Height 1090mm

Seat Height 790mm

Wheelbase 1490mm

Weight (dry) 209kg

Fuel Capacity 25 litres


IT’S TOUGH AND IT’S HOT

To stay the distance you need strength enough to maintain split-second reactions and you need the stamina to keep going, regardless of the heat. The pressure? It’s always on, but the promise of breaking out into cool air, open space, fills your mind with anticipation. The moment, that moment, when you unleash nearly a hundred horses with one twist of the wrist, brings a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘clocking off.’ It’s sweet release at the end of each shift. So take the long way home and leave the rigors of the day far behind.


1996

 

THE FIRM

Don’t say much, don’t need to… Nothing too flashy, just stand there and you’ve made the point. Don’t be heavy handed, a light touch is intimidating enough. Just look and listen. Let others do the talking – they will when they see you – and don’t forget if you need a bit of muscle we’ve got it.

Speed Triple

All Muscle and stripped for action, the Speed Triple is an awesome sight. In the style of the classic cafe racer, it packs a mighty punch – close to 100bhp being produced by a 900cc three cylinder engine that’s now linked to a new 6-speed gearbox. The Daytona-derived frame, all new fully-adjustable aluminum rear suspension unit and 180/55 section rear tyre ensure that the power is put down firmly on the tarmac, a fact that has been conclusively proved on the racetrack. In the UK’s Speed Triple Challenge series, near standard road machines, ridden by some of the world’s top racers, have achieved new lap records at two of the UK’s leading circuits, Thruxton and Outlton Park. With the Speed Triple, what you see is what you get – a bike with a very clear sense of purpose.


1 Comment
  1. Hey dudes,
    I took some effort checking out at the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA) (central register) how much of these pretty MK1s are still registered over here in Germany… and I’m surprised. They were telling me that on Jan. 1st. 2013 still 598 bikes of tpye T300B are still registered.. ok.. that includes the few Super III (from which I know 5 owners here personally).. but that means that a little bit more than one third of all ever produced MK1’s are still alive here in Germany..
    Well.. good old British Steel will last longer than expected! 😉
    Just wanted to let you know… Enjoy and take care!
    Cheers
    Jonas

    æ Silkie: I haven’t found another place were to leave this comment.. You may move it to where it should reside better..

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