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.
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.
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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
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.
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.
Seat Height 790mm
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.
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.
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.