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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:03 am

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2011 Triumph Speed Triple Review

The icon. Redefined.

Speed Triple. Real world performance for riders who know. The definitive streetfighter. The benchmark. The best. In a word. Legend.

New for 2011, Triumph has taken all that’s good about the Speed Triple and created an all new model. A new chapter in the legacy. All-new chassis is the sharpest tool in the box. And that 1050cc triple. Oh yes, the engine. And the look? Short. Stubby. Aggressive. Twin headlights. Single sided swingarm. Alloy bars. Pure Speed Triple. Improved.





Triumph Speed Triple


New for 2011 is the latest incarnation of Triumph's most iconic model . the Speed Triple.
With an all-new chassis, the 1050cc 2011 Speed Triple delivers a new level of handling and composure to the super naked class. With a sharper and even more aggressive look, and more power from the legendary 1050cc triple, 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.


The beautifully sculpted frame retains the traditional Speed Triple styling cues, such as the twin
over-engine spars and single-sided swingarm, but the geometry is all-new. Weight distribution has been improved by moving the engine forward in the frame and relocating the battery in front of the airbox, creating a Speed Triple that sets new standards in handling, stability and agility.


At 214kg fully fuelled, the 2011 Speed Triple is a whole 3kg lighter than the previous model. Front and rear wheels are each over one kilogram lighter, while the narrower frame and improved packaging
allows for increased ground clearance and makes the machine feel incredibly light and nimble.


The new 43mm forks offer excellent control and plushness and are fully-adjustable for preload,
rebound and compression damping on both legs, while Brembo radial caliper brakes grip 320mm
discs which are 0.5mm thinner than the outgoing Speed Triple for further reduction in unsprung
weight. ABS is an option for the first time on the Speed Triple.


All-new body panels and heavily sculpted seat accentuate the Speed Triplefs aggressive street
fighting stance and complement the newly-styled twin headlights. Colour-coded radiator cowls are a
new feature and sport new decals. Three colour options are available: Crystal White, Phantom Black
and Diablo Red, with colour-coded flyscreen, seat cowl and belly pan available as genuine
Triumph accessories.


Ergonomics have been improved and the 820mm seat height is lower than the previous Speed Triple.
The all-new riding position makes the Speed Triple more accessible and comfortable than before,
placing the rider further forward and inspiring much more confidence when carving through twisting
corners.


Triumph's 1050cc triple is just about the only thing that carries over from the previous model, although
even that hasnft remained untouched. The already class-leading torque has been increased by 8%
to 111Nm at 7750rpm, with a 5PS increase in power to give the Speed Triple a mighty 135PS at
the top end. With Triumph's latest generation ECU software and modified exhaust system, the new
Speed Triple delivers its raw power in a satisfyingly refined manner.


The 2011 Speed Triple features a high specification as standard, including fat alloy handlebars,
a coded-key immobiliser and an improved instrumentation which includes digital speedometer,
fuel gauge, trip computer, analogue tachometer, lap timer, programmable gear change lights and
service interval announcement display.


Triumph's accessories division has also developed a full range of official accessories for the new
Speed Triple. Highlights include performance enhancing slip on silencers and a full three-into-one
elow boyf exhaust system developed in conjunction with Arrow Special Parts, while a tyre pressure
sensor kit is available for the first time on the Speed Triple.


A full range of soft luggage and gel comfort seats have also been developed to increase the practicality
of the Speed Triple.


2011 Triumph Speed Triple Specifications


Engine and Transmission
Type Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity 1050cc
Bore/Stroke 79.0 x 71.4mm
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
Exhaust Stainless Steel 3 into 1 into 2, twin high level stainless steel silencers
Final Drive X ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 6-speed
Oil Capacity 3.8 litres (1.0 US gals)




Chassis, Running Gear and Displays
Frame Aluminium beam twin-spar
Swingarm Single-sided, aluminium alloy with eccentric chain adjuster
Wheel Front Cast aluminium alloy multi-spoke 17 x 3.5in
Rear Cast aluminium alloy multi-spoke 17 x 6.0in
Tyre Front 120/70 ZR 17
Rear 190/55 ZR 17
Suspension Front Showa 43mm upside down forks with adjustable rebound and compression damping, 120mm travel
Rear Showa Monoshock with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping, 130mm rear wheel travel
Brakes Front Twin 320mm floating discs, Brembo 4-piston 4-pad radial calipers (ABS model available)
Rear Single 255mm disc, Nissin single 2-piston sliding caliper (ABS model available)
Instrument Display/Functions LCD multi-functional instrument pack with digital speedometer, fuel gauge, trip computer, analogue tachometer, lap timer, programmable gear change lights, service interval announcement display, TPMS ready




Dimensions and Capacities
Length 2086mm (82.1in)
Width (handlebars) 728mm (28.6)
Height without mirrors 1033mm (40.6in)
Seat Height 828mm (32.6in)
Wheelbase 1437mm (56.5in)
Rake/Trail 22.8º / 90.9mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 17.5 litres (4.6 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride) 214 kg (471 lbs)
Performance (measured at crankshaft to 95/1/EC)
Maximum Power 135PS / 133bhp / 99 kW @ 9400rpm
Maximum Torque 111Nm / 82 ft.lbs @ 7750rpm
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Re: 2011 Triumph Speed Triple - COOL WALL VOTE: In progress

Unread post by High_Side » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:03 am

I'm surprised that there is not more interest in the new Speedy. It reminds me of the make-over that Ducati gave the Monster a few years ago and we traded our old model for the new. Mrs. High_Side liked that change (it's her bike - so that's what counts), but in the end I miss the simpler old-school Monster. So for that reason - I voted cool.

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Unread post by waterbuffalo750 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:08 pm

I think I like the 2010 model better, but if I was going to buy a 2nd bike right now, it'd be a speed triple, so I had to vote "awesome"
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Unread post by jstark47 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:08 pm

Speed Triple is getting to be an old bike. 2011 treatment is really just a facelift to get a little more out of an old bike (see Sprint GT). That 1050 mill traces its ancestry back to the 885 mill and is at the end of its road, can't be bored or stroked any more. I think Triumph's working on a new mid-displacement triple - there's supposed to be a new Trophy in 2012 and they need a new motor for that.

All that said, I've always liked any of the Hinckley Triumph streetfighters, so I'll vote cool.
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Unread post by ZRex » Sat Mar 12, 2011 8:52 pm

I voted Awesome (although I like the looks of the old one better) I love naked sport bikes.

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Unread post by Markg1 » Sat Mar 12, 2011 11:09 pm

Looks fast. Gave it a cool vote. Anybody know the 1/4 mile specs?
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:13 am

I gave it a COOL vote.

With the current version I'm happy to see continued improvements with the lighter weight, new chassis, new forks, new seat, new headlight design and increased horsepower as well. Sometimes these improvements can come at a cost to the ridabilty of the motorcycle and it's why this new model just got a cool vote from me and down 1 from the Awesome vote I would have given the previous version.

The new Triumph Speed Triple looks great, it always has. The Speed Triple in my opinion is a true hooligan motorcycle, short wheelbase, small size frame, lots of torque and plenty of power, what isn't there to like?

For cosmetics I really liked the previous headlight design a lot more, the new headlight design looks like it's from a fully faired bike minus the plastic surround. The headlights look a little "insect like" which is fine but they feel less part of the bike now and are tying to be "more" than just a headlight. A sharper and even more aggressive look with a heavily sculpted seat (and lowered seat) doesn't sound that comfortable and it's not (at least for tall riders). The Triple was always a "normal to shorter rider bike" now I fear it's more of a "if you are below the average height this one is for you" bike, thus limiting a truly great motorcycle to even less riders. But I'm bias here as I'm tall and would love to own a Triple but can't fit on the darn thing. :D

For power it's excellent as the torque comes in a little lower than an inline-4 and you get most of the inline-4 horsepower too. A Kawasaki Z1000 is better in stats but I'm sure the Triple would feel more "agressive" on the street in lower RPMs.

Overall, I think it's a nice looking bike, a little Ducati Streetfighter in there, a little Triumph heritage even a little Suzuki (SV1000 comes to mind) in there too. Not a bad mix.

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Re: 2011 Triumph Speed Triple - COOL WALL VOTE: In progress

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:17 am

Markg1 wrote:Looks fast. Gave it a cool vote. Anybody know the 1/4 mile specs?

Previous version, but I can't imagine the new one would be much faster.

MPG 38.00
0-100 km/h 3.60
1/4 Mile 11
Top Speed (KPH) 225
Top Speed (MPH) 140
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Unread post by High_Side » Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:55 am

I`m not one to quote motorcycle magazine articles but to calibrate the quarter mile times Cycle World posted 10.56 at 128mph. Quick enough :P

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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:35 am

High_Side wrote:I`m not one to quote motorcycle magazine articles but to calibrate the quarter mile times Cycle World posted 10.56 at 128mph. Quick enough :P
I think anytime you see sub-11 seconds that is fast in a 1/4 mile. 0.04 of a second quicker than the old model too.

I always enjoy reading the 1/4 mile drag times of a motorcycle or car, even if you never really achieve it in real life, it's kinda neat to know how fast your ride "might go". :D

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Unread post by Grey Thumper » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:12 pm

Just a cool vote, for me. I've always liked the Speed Triple, and admire the evolutionary performance improvements with the 2011 version.

I really dunno about the headlights, though. The previous Speed Triple looked like a crashed open class sportbike with a headlight cobbled together from whatever you could find, which is exactly the streetfighter aesthetic. The new one, particularly with the headlight and those odd "wings" on the side, looks a bit too "designed", IMHO. Granted, this is nitpicking on an otherwise amazing bike.

As an aside, I would've given an awesome vote for the smaller Street Triple (although I think that bike wouldn't provoke enough debate for the Cool Wall).
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:11 am

Grey Thumper wrote:Just a cool vote, for me. I've always liked the Speed Triple, and admire the evolutionary performance improvements with the 2011 version.

I really dunno about the headlights, though. The previous Speed Triple looked like a crashed open class sportbike with a headlight cobbled together from whatever you could find, which is exactly the streetfighter aesthetic. The new one, particularly with the headlight and those odd "wings" on the side, looks a bit too "designed", IMHO. Granted, this is nitpicking on an otherwise amazing bike.

As an aside, I would've given an awesome vote for the smaller Street Triple (although I think that bike wouldn't provoke enough debate for the Cool Wall).
The smaller Street Triple is a great idea from Triumph, although I wish they made it (like the Speed) bigger. Have you ever rode it?
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Unread post by Grey Thumper » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:20 am

totalmotorcycle wrote:The smaller Street Triple is a great idea from Triumph, although I wish they made it (like the Speed) bigger. Have you ever rode it?
Nope, haven't even straddled one at a standstill :( (By the way, I think the Street Triple R has a slightly taller seat because of the slightly different geometry, although I don't know if it'll be enough to make a difference in comfort).

Aside from the Speed and Street triples, there are a ton of interesting middle and open class standards available, and I hope they're all successful. More sales = more choices for everyone.
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totalmotorcycle wrote:The smaller Street Triple is a great idea from Triumph, although I wish they made it (like the Speed) bigger. Have you ever rode it?
Nope, haven't even straddled one at a standstill :( (By the way, I think the Street Triple R has a slightly taller seat because of the slightly different geometry, although I don't know if it'll be enough to make a difference in comfort).

Aside from the Speed and Street triples, there are a ton of interesting middle and open class standards available, and I hope they're all successful. More sales = more choices for everyone.
I'll have to pay more attention in the show room to the Street Triple R...I have sat on the Street Triple and it's a small bike (I don't fit Ducati Monsters either). But you are right, the more middle and open class standards that are available the more choice for all! :D

I have to say this middle weight from Honda was very comfortable: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/2 ... 600ABS.htm

I think the Speed Triple and Street Triple will continue to be a success for Triumph, they are great designs and have been improved over the years. These 2 models are great examples of not following the crowd and thus giving Triumph a much sought after image.

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Unread post by sunshine229 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:33 pm

So unless anyone else votes, I've just broke the tie... :shock:

I had a super hard time deciding with this one. On one hand I absolutely LOVE the looks of this bike, and you guys would know from the Unobtainium thread that I would buy the 2002 "Pink" one they came out with.

But after 2002 (when I couldn't get the "pink" one anymore) I started to like it a little less. When I sit on the Speed Triple in the showroom I find the bike crunched and my back doesn't take too well to the riding position.

Thus, although it is only one small notch down from awesome it ended up as a cool for me. But that's a WICKED COOL vote from me!!!

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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:37 am

Wow, voting is very close!

And so Sunshine229 breaks the voting tie to make this bike Cool rather than awesome. Definately a great debate on a bike that's evolved over the years and is so different to what is out there. It will now be added to the Cool Wall Page: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/coolwall/index.htm

Our next bike will definately have you talking about it, I'm just putting it up now...

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I voted cool because it's British but I'm just not a sport bike fan.

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Kingshead wrote:I voted cool because it's British but I'm just not a sport bike fan.

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Unread post by mogster » Tue Mar 29, 2011 5:46 pm

Much as I love the Speed Triple I had to vote only cool cos ~ I really don't like the new headlights. I agree that they are over designed & Triumph should be proud of the retro look they are known for.

Also although I haven't sat on one yet I suspect it will be too low. I got my '09 SE after trying many bikes & itis the perfect height for me. The Street Triple as too low.

Lighter weight may well feel good & the overall look is still pretty funky. X :party: :uk:
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Kingshead wrote:I voted cool because it's British but I'm just not a sport bike fan.

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