2003 Triumph Speedmaster

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2003 Triumph Speedmaster
2003 Triumph Speedmaster

2003 Triumph Speedmaster
2003 Triumph Speedmaster

2003 Triumph Speedmaster
2003 Triumph Speedmaster

2003 Triumph Speedmaster
2003 Triumph Speedmaster


– 2003 Triumph Speedmaster


After the phenomenal success of the America, it is no surprise that some riders wanted more of the same – but different. They wanted a tougher look to last year’s cruiser sensation. So here it is. Brand new for 2003: the Speedmaster.

A pared-down, raw-boned, hot-rod version of the bike that’s already swept clean through people’s perceptions of cruisers. Built on the same low-slung chassis and powered by the 790cc twin-cylinder engine that has already captivated legions of new Triumph customers, the Speedmaster is tailored for riders who like their cruisers built for speed, as well as comfort.
Triumph’s celebrated 270 degree crank, DOHC, eight-valve engine provides the power and this time it breathes out via dual, deep-chromed pipes, the off beat engine note reverberating through. The crinkle-black finish on the engine covers and silver finished cylinder head fins emphasise the purposeful nature of the machine.

The riding position too, is slightly more aggressive. Flat bars on risers pull back from the slab top-yoke and matched to heavy-chrome forward pegs, the rider sits snug in a gunfighter-style seat with scalloped support – ready to launch the Speedmaster into the distance with a twist of throttle. And when it’s time to call a halt to things, there are now twin disc brakes up front and at the back a classic machine-turned finish shows off the new cast rear wheel.

The Speedmaster is steeped in the stateside world of speed where minimal decoration and maximum effectiveness are what is respected – where fancy touches give way to sheer function. The rev-counter is housed in the tank nacelle, where it’s visible at a quick glance, directly beneath the white-faced speedo angled back into the rider’s eye view from its top-yoke mounting.

The 16.6 litre fuel tank means the Speedmaster can go the distance and the twin shock rear end and wide-style front suspension is more than capable of ironing out the curves and taking the bumps out of grinding out the miles. And if the Speedmaster’s a bit too minimalist for some, there’s always the ever-expanding Triumph accessory range to put a bit more meat on its bones.

Colour Options

Jet Black with Tornado Red infill
Jet Black with Racing Yellow infill


Triumph Accessories

Chrome Aftermarket Silencers – Short (for off-road use only)
Chrome Aftermarket Silencers – Full Length (for off-road use only)
Alarm/Immobiliser (Thatcham Category MC1 compliant)
Slanted Leather Panniers
Rectangular Leather Panniers
Fabric Panniers
Leather Tank Cover
Summer Screen
Roadster Screen
Colour Co-ordinated Fly Screen
Tinted Fly Screen
Colour Co-ordinated Air Dam
Colour Co-ordinated Side Panel
Knee Pads
Roadster Seat
Solo Seat
Touring Seat
Pillion Touring Pad
Front Seat Rail
Engine Dresser Bar Kit
Analogue Clock
Low Sissy Bar Kit
High Sissy Bar Kit
Sissy Bar & Rack
Chrome Rack (Seat Pad Mount)
Light Bar & Light Kit (Road legal in US only)
Footboard Kit
Chrome Fork Shrouds
Chrome Cam Cover
Chrome Chain Guard
Chrome Foot Control Bar
Chrome Battery Box Cover
Chrome Lower Yoke Cover
Chrome Lifter Arm Cover
Chrome Number Plate Bracket
Chrome Rear Footrest Hangers
Chrome Sprocket Cover
Chrome Luggage Rack
Chrome Rocker Gear Lever
Single Seat Rear Footrest Hanger Finishers
Custom Painted Bodywork
Various Tank Badges
34PS Restrictor Kit
Auxiliary Power Socket


Type Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel twin, 270° firing interval
Capacity 790cc
Bore/Stroke 86 x 68mm
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Fuel System Twin carburettors, with throttle position sensor and electric carburettor heaters
Ignition Digital – inductive type

Primary Drive Gear
Final Drive X ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 5-speed

Frame Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, tubular steel
Wheels Front Spoked, 18 x 2.5in
Rear Spoked, 15 x 3.5in
Tyres Front 110/80 R 18
Rear 170/80 R 15
Suspension Front 41mm forks
Rear Chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload
Brakes Front Twin 310mm discs, 2 piston calipers
Rear Single 285mm disc, 2 piston caliper

Length 2424mm (95.4in)
Width (Handlebars) 844mm (33.2in)
Height 1184mm (46.6in)
Seat Height 720mm (28.3in)
Wheelbase 1655mm (65.2in)
Rake/Trail 33.3°/153mm
Dry Weight 229kg (504lb)
Fuel Tank Capacity 16.6 litres (4.4 gal US)

(Measured at crankshaft to DIN 70020)
Maximum Power 62PS (61bhp) at 7,400rpm
Maximum Torque 60Nm (44.3ft.lbf) at 3,500rpm
Warranty 2 years, unlimited mileage
Service Intervals 4000 miles or one year, whichever comes first

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