Click photo to enlarge.
It makes a great desktop image.
– 2001 Triumph Speed Triple
Few motorcycles stand out from the crowd quite like the Speed Triple. Its raw, aggressive styling, built around Triumph’s distinctive 955cc three-cylinder engine, gives the bike a muscular streetfighter look that is perfectly matched by its explosive performance, sharp handling and awesome braking ability.
The motor is based on the Daytona’s 12-valve liquid-cooled unit, tuned for an even broader spread of midrange torque while still producing a maximum of 110PS (108bhp). The fuel-injected power plant gives the Speed Triple brutal acceleration from almost any engine speed, plus the ability to be ridden effortlessly with minimal use of the smooth-shifting six-speed gearbox.
Excellent handling and stopping ability are assured by a blend of Daytona-derived tubular aluminium frame, fully-adjustable suspension components and top-quality brakes with four-piston front calipers. And like all Triumph’s sports bikes, the Speed Triple is a comfortable, practical and well-constructed machine that excels in every situation from high-speed sports riding to city commuting.
This year the Speed Triple comes in two vivid new colour options, Neon Blue and Nuclear Red. Both are bold, unusual hues that perfectly complement the Speed Triple’s extrovert personality.
NEW FEATURES FOR 2001
Neon Blue and Nuclear Red colour options
Lightweight 955cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 3-cylinder engine with DOHC, 12 valves.
Maximum power output 110PS (108bhp) at 9,200rpm. Peak torque 97Nm (72lb.ft) at 6,200rpm, with broad across the rev range.
Lotus-designed cylinder head ports for optimum efficiency.
Oil cooler for improved engine temperature control.
Spin-on oil filter for easy maintenance.
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.
Durable stainless steel exhaust headers with balancer designed to boost mid-range power.
Lightweight (12kg, 26lb) tubular aluminium frame, using engine as a structural member.
Single-sided aluminium alloy swing-arm.
Showa rising rate monoshock rear suspension with remote preload adjustment, compression and rebound damping.
Showa 45mm cartridge 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.
2001 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 X ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Frame Oval section, fabricated aluminium alloy 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)
Rake / Trail 24º / 86mm
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-lbf) at 5,800 rpm
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.