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– 2000 Triumph Speed Triple
While the first Daytona T595 proved Triumph’s technical accomplishments, it was the related T509 Speed Triple that signalled the company’s capacity to produce bold, original designs. The lean, aggressive styling with its stripped down, streetfighter look promises a hard-edged performance which the Daytona-derived engine and chassis are perfectly capable of delivering – frame, suspension, brakes and engine are all to leading edge, supersports standards.
The 110PS (108bhp) version of the Daytona’s acclaimed, liquid-cooled, three-cylinder engine endows the bike with prodigious acceleration even from low down the rev range, while the precision handling and breathtakingly powerful brakes will satisfy even the most demanding sports rider.
Practicality, as always, has remained high on the list of priorities, so despite the uncompromised style the Speed Triple is still a capable machine when it comes to commuting or long distance touring.
But whatever you do with it, you can be sure of one thing – there will be plenty of people watching you do it.
Differences between the Speed Triple and Daytona units are:
Cylinder liners (steel instead of coated aluminium).
Pistons (to match liners).
Camshafts – revised lift and timing to boost midrange power
EFI – engine management system is digitally remapped to match the new characteristics of the engine.
NEW FEATURES FOR 2000
1. Silver coloured wheels
2. Round section, brushed finish silencer
3. Revised graphics
4. Second generation ECM unit
5. Revised gearchange mechanism
1. The new silver finish on the wheels matches that used on the frame, improving the bike’s appearance and visual integrity.
2. The new round-section silencer has a less bulky appearance, although performance is unaffected, and shows off the impressive rear wheel more effectively.
3. The 2000 graphics are designed to underline the Speed Triple’s supersports purpose by being more aggressive and dynamic.
4. The new engine management control unit (ECM) performs identical functions to the previous one but is smaller and lighter.
5. The revised gearchange mechanism provides slicker, more positive gearshifts.
Lightweight, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 3-cylinder engine with DOHC, 12 valves.
Lotus-designed cylinder head ports for optimum efficiency.
Oil cooler for improved engine temperature control.
Spin-on oil filter for easy maintenance.
Low maintenance bucket and shim valve train.
Magnesium cam, clutch, water pump and outlet covers for light weight.
Lightweight polymer sprocket cover.
Cable operated clutch for additional weight saving.
Sagem MC1000 electronic engine management, with automatic cold start compensation and self-diagnostic capability.
Reprogrammable injection mapping to match accessory performance silencer.
Closed loop catalytic converter in some markets.
Individual plug top coils for stronger sparks and reduced weight.
Precise 6-speed transmission to enhance performance and riding pleasure.
Durable stainless steel exhaust headers with balancer designed to boost mid-range power.
Brushed metal finish, round section silencer with ‘Active’ design to minimise back pressure.
Lightweight (12kg, 26lb) tubular aluminium frame using engine as structural member.
Single-sided aluminium alloy swingarm.
Showa rising rate monoshock rear suspension with remote preload adjustment, stepless compression and rebound adjustment.
Showa 45mm inverted telescopic forks with dual rate springs, adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping.
Ultra low profile Bridgestone BT56 radial tyres mounted on lightweight Brembo 3-spoke cast aluminium wheels.
Stainless steel braided front brake lines.
Powerful frame-mounted twin headlights.
Sports style instrumentation including: speedometer with odometer and trip meter, tachometer and temperature gauge, warning lights for engine management, turn signals, main beam, oil pressure, low fuel and neutral gear position.
18 litre (4.0 gal Imp, 4.8 gal US) polymer fuel tank.
2000 Triumph Speed Triple Specifications:
Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Bore/Stroke 79 x 65mm
Compression Ratio 11.2:1
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Ignition Digital – inductive type – via electronic engine management system
Primary Drive Gear
Final Drive O ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Frame Tubular fabricated aluminium perimeter
Swingarm Single sided, aluminium alloy with eccentric chain adjuster
Wheels Front Alloy 3 spoke, 17 x 3.5in
Rear Alloy 3 spoke, 17 x 6.0in
Tyres Front 120/70 ZR 17
Rear 190/50 ZR 17
Suspension Front 45mm cartridge forks with dual rate springs with adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear Monoshock with adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping
Brakes Front Twin 320mm floating discs, 4 piston calipers
Rear Single 220mm disc, 2 piston caliper
Length 2115mm (83.3in)
Width 790mm (31.1in)
Height 1230mm (48.4in)
Seat Height 800mm (31.5in)
Wheelbase 1440mm (56.7in)
Weight (Dry) 196kg (432lb)
Fuel Tank Capacity 18 litres (4.8 gal US)
PERFORMANCE (measured to DIN 70020)
Maximum Power 110PS (108bhp) at 9,200rpm
Maximum Torque 95Nm (71ft-lb) at 5,800 rpm
COLOURS Jet Black, Roulette Green
Service intervals 6000 miles
Warranty 2 years unlimited mileage
Riders Association Triumph membership included
Specifications are subject to change without notice, in accordance with national regulation and legislations.