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– 2003 Triumph Speed Triple
There has never been anything quite like the Speed Triple for an exhilarating combination of performance and brutal good looks. Other manufacturers have tried to match it, but have never come close to capturing the magic that makes it one of the Hinckley factory’s most recognisable machines.
The sheer attitude of the bug-eyed twin headlights means there’s no mistaking the aggressive profile of this definitive factory streetfighter. Equipped with the 120bhp second generation three-cylinder engine tuned for towering mid-range performance, the Speed Triple is the most powerful machine in its class by some margin.
The chassis is a typically Triumph blend of lightweight, strength and agility with a compact 1429mm wheelbase and a responsive 23.5 degree steering angle. With fully adjustable suspension front and rear, this machine backs up its arresting looks with an extremely capable chassis performance.
With the same 320mm dis cs and four-piston calipers as the Daytona, the braking performance is nothing short of astonishing and establishes the Speed Triple as much more than just the most visually distinctive motorcycle on the road. This is a machine that delivers a riding edge entirely in character with its unique appearance.
Few bikes ever achieve iconic status, but the Triumph Speed Triple is already one of those rare machines. The unmistakable Roulette Green makes a welcome return to the 2003 colour line-up along with a new Silver option.
Triumph’s extensive range of tailor-made accessories, including performance exhausts, security alarms, luggage and colour co-ordinated body extras, meets the needs of those individuals who want to make their Speed Triples even more unique than they already are.
If ever a motorcycle defined a boldly adventurous approach to building bikes, it’s surely the Speed Triple.
High Level Silencer (for off-road use only)
Carbon Silencer (for off-road use only)
Stainless Steel Silencer (for off-road use only)
Alarm/Immobiliser (Thatcham Category MC1 compliant)
Custom Paint Kit
Colour Co-ordinated Radiator Cowls
Colour Co-ordinated Fly Screen
Colour Co-ordinated Belly Pan
Carbon Fibre Side Panels
Colour Co-ordinated Seat Cowl
Rear Axle Nut Covers
Carbon Fibre Tank Pad
Front Mudguard Extension Kit
98PS Restrictor Kit
Auxiliary Power Plug
Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
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
Frame Tubular, 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 forks with dual rate springs and 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 (Handlebars) 780mm (30.7in)
Height 1250mm (49.2in)
Seat Height 815mm (32.1in)
Wheelbase 1429mm (56.2in)
Dry Weight 189kg (416lb)
Fuel Tank Capacity 21 litres (5.5 gal US)
(Measured at crankshaft to DIN 70020)
Maximum Power 120PS (118bhp) at 9,100rpm
Maximum Torque 100Nm (74ft.lbf) at 5,100rpm
Warranty 2 years, unlimited mileage
Service Intervals 6000 miles or one year, whichever comes first