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2002 Triumph Speed Triple
2002 Triumph Speed Triple

2002 Triumph Speed Triple
2002 Triumph Speed Triple

2002 Triumph Speed Triple
2002 Triumph Speed Triple

2002 Triumph Speed Triple
2002 Triumph Speed Triple


– 2002 Triumph Speed Triple

Triumph Speed Triple

From its new chassis and bodywork to the modified new generation Daytona engine, the 2002 Speed Triple takes the concept of the factory streetfighter to new levels. The Speed Triple now offers more performance than any similar machine with arresting styling unlike any other production bike. There’s more power – up by 10bhp to a punchy 120bhp – aggressive new curves from revised bodywork while the handling is as agile and responsive as ever.

Derived from the new 995cc 955cc Daytona 955I motor, the Speed Triple’s powerplant revs higher (up from 10,500 to 11,000rpm),now runs cooler and produces comfortably more power than its predecessor. With high-pressure die-cast crankcases for strength and lightness, the DOHC 12-valve liquid-cooled engine’s new cylinder head contains 1mm larger inlet valves and 1mm smaller exhaust valves, set at a narrower included angle. Both inlet and exhaust ports are redesigned for better gas flow and the new cast pistons run in steel liners. The compression ratio is upped raised from 11.2:1 to 12:1 while crankcase breathing is revised to minimise power loss.

A larger, reshaped airbox feeds the new closed-loop fuel injection system, which features smaller, lighter injectors. The closed-loop system features an oxygen sensor that monitors and adjusts the air:fuel ratio at idle varying engine speeds to optimise engine performance, while compact, light plug-top ignition coils provide high intensity sparks. The injection mapping is tuned for effortless mid-range torque.

As with the new Daytona 955i engine, the alternator and starter motor drive areis now located on the left-hand end of the crankshaft and the starter motor drive is located on the right. This layout, featuring a rare earth magnet (more compact than the previous unit), reduces noise, especially at idle as it eliminates the need for a gear train to drive the alternator. A revised claw-type gear-change mechanism gives a much smoother and more positive shift action.
The exhaust system has new headers and a new silencer. For the German and Californian markets a secondary air injection system is fitted to minimise emissions.

Cooling and lubrication systems have been revised with new circuits for coolant and oil. with oil-jets cooling the undersides of the pistons. An increased 95 percent of the oil now passes through the new extra-capacity oil-cooler, while the coolantThe radiator uses a thinner core, which increases efficiency without adding size or weight. The new engine is a substantial 2.5kg lighter than its predecessor.

The new chassis too isis also lighter, more agile and quicker-steering.
Wheelbase is reduced by 11mm to 1429mm, steering geometry is steepened for increased agility with rake and trail figures of 23.5 degrees and 84mm (previously 24 degrees and 86mm). The rear of the bike is raised to increase ground clearance, which at the same time accentuates the aggressive stance of the new machine.
A new lightweight 17-inch front wheel (same as on the TT600) saves 450g of unsprung weight and further improves steering response. The tubular aluminium frame is unchanged from the previous model but the aluminium subframe is new and the two frames are not interchangeable.has been revised and a new rear subframe has been fitted.

Showa 45mm diameter forks with dual-rate springs and multi-adjustable damping take care of the front suspension, while at the rear, a new aluminium-bodied shock unit with a narrower-diameter spring saves 1kg in weight. whilst at the rear the The single-sided swingarm and multi-adjustable rear shock are is retained.

The front brake discs are now secured by five instead of six mounting bolts but are the same combination of 320mm floating discs and four-piston calipers fitted to the 955i. The rear brake is unchanged.

Available in Neon Blue, Jet Black and the adventurous Nuclear Red, the Speed Triple bodywork has been restyled for a lean, mean, aggressive look. And the new panels are now moulded in-house at Hinckley. The twin headlights are moved closer together for a slimmer, meaner frontal aspect and a new lightweight, slimline digital instrument console mounted on an aluminium subframe cleans up the new front end look even further.

Faster, slimmer, more agile and with its kicked-up tail and new bodywork, the Speed Triple looks even more individualistic and aggressive than ever.

Key changes:
– Second-generation fuel-injected engine delivering 120bhp and masses of midrange torque.
– Closed loop fuel injection system for clean-burning, responsive performance.
– Revised chassis with shorter wheelbase, sharper steering geometry and raised rear ride height.
– Restyled bodywork, digital instruments and more compact twin-headlight arrangement.
– 7kg lighter than last year’s model at 189kg

Colour Options:
– Neon Blue
– Jet Black
– Nuclear Red

Integrated Alarm
– two circuit immobilisation
– ‘fail-safe’ engine immobilisation
– ‘hot-wire’ detection circuit
– internal rechargeable battery
– current draw of less than 5 mA
– Thatcham MC1 approved
– Performance Aftermarket Silencer – Carbon Finish
– 2×2 carbon weave hi-temp carbon fibre wrap
– thermal blanket protection
– nitro-tec hardened bracket
– stainless steel external construction
– bespoke fuel injection mapping
– Performance Aftermarket Silencer – Stainless Steel Finish
– Triumph branding
– thermal blanket protection
– nitro-tec hardened bracket
– stainless steel external construction
– bespoke fuel injection mapping
– Tank Bag
– 16 litres expandable to 24 litres
– removable map pocket
– integral water resistant cover
– shoulder strap
– separate harness
– Soft Throw-over Panniers
– high visibility reflective edging
– 1250 denier polyester construction
– integrated quick release panel protectors (also available separately)
– 24 litres capacity expandable to 48 litres
– integral water resistant covers
– Cast Aluminium Grabrail
– Integral bungee hooks
– Colour Co-ordinated Fly Screen
– Colour Co-ordinated Radiator Cowls
– Colour Co-ordinated Belly Pan
– Colour Co-ordinated Seat Cowl
– Carbon Fibre Side Panels
– Front Mudguard Extension Kit
– Carbon Fibre Tank Pad
– Carbon Print Tank Pad
– Auxiliary Power Plug
– facilitates remote charging of motorcycle battery


Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity 955cc
Bore/Stroke 79 x 65mm
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
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
Gearbox 6-speed

Frame Tubular, fabricated aluminium alloy perimeter
Swingarm Single-sided, aluminium alloy with eccentric chain adjuster
Wheels FrontRear Alloy 3-spoke, 17 x 3.5inAlloy 3-spoke, 17 x 6.0in
Tyres FrontRear 120/70 ZR 17190/50 ZR 17
Suspension FrontRear 45mm forks with dual rate springs and adjustable pre-load, compression and rebound dampingMonoshock with adjustable pre-load, compression and rebound damping
Brakes FrontRear Twin 320mm floating discs, 4 piston calipersSingle 220mm disc, 2 piston caliper

Length 2115mm (83.3in)
Width (handlebars) 780mm (30.7in)
Height 1250mm (49.2in)
Seat Height 815mm (32.1in)
Wheelbase 1429mm (56.2in)
Rake / Trail 23.5º / 84mm
Weight (Dry) 189kg (416lb)
Fuel Tank Capacity 21 litres (5.5 gal US)

(Measured at crankshaft to DIN 70020)
Maximum Power 120PS (118bhp) at 9,100 rpm
Maximum Torque 100Nm (74ft.lbf) at 5,100 rpm

Jet Black, Neon Blue, Nuclear Red

2 years, unlimited mileage

6000 miles or one year, whichever comes first

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