The 2006 Triumph Speed Triple
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Changes for 2006:
Bold Fusion White colour option
The Speed Triple mixes a monstrously powerful three-cylinder core with a top quality chassis and an aggressive, stripped-down stance.
The gnarly character of the inline triple is intrinsic to the Speed Triple's brutish charm. Its primal 1050cc DOHC fuel-injected three-cylinder engine pumps out a great surge of bottom-end torque, followed by a massive mid-range punch and impressive level of overall power. Delivering power to the rear wheel is a slick-shifting gearbox fitted with a remote gear change linkage and clutch fitted with a backlash eliminator gear. Crisp-edged engine cases and covers enhance the engine's look, as does the absence of exterior hoses. Peak power is 130PS @ 9,100rpm while peak torque of 105Nm arrives at 5,100rpm.
A rigid aluminium frame contains the engine and provides massive strength with steering geometry that gives fast-steering neutrality plus great stability. The fully adjustable 43mm upside down forks and rear monoshock - specifically developed for the Speed Triple - add superb levels of quality and compliance.
Likewise, the pair of radial four-piston brake calipers and 320mm floating discs provide cutting-edge stopping power and feel. The five-spoke wheels add style and substance, as does the evocative single-sided swingarm. Twin high-level oval-section exhaust pipes add to the engine's distinctive - and addictive - induction roar.
Though the Speed Triple's muscular engine and chiselled chassis are impressive its sawn-off style, underscored with stainless steel and brushed aluminium parts, is impossible to ignore. Inspired by the short, cut-down look so popular on the streets of southern Europe the Speed Triple has the hooligan edge and minimalist appeal of a machine built entirely around its engine. Its heart and soul has struck a chord with riders all over world while its wide-ranging ability ensures outstanding performance in almost every situation, from urban commuting to hard-edged sports riding.
The LED rear light unit and clear-lens indicators complement the twin headlights, themselves very much part of the Speed Triple's unique style. The instruments feature an analogue tachometer, programmable gear change lights, trip computer and digital speedo. Four paint options are available, Jet Black, Neon Blue, Fusion White and Scorched Yellow. A host of factory parts including a high-performance exhaust (for circuit use only), cosmetic additions and soft luggage are available from the Triumph accessories catalogue.
Since its original introduction in 1994 the Speed Triple has become a true two-wheeled icon. Delivering undiluted attitude and a unique presence on the road, it's motorcycling in the most direct, rawest form available, and all the better for it.
Anodised Rad Cowls Black
Anodised Rad Cowls Gold
Anodised Silencer Heat Shields Black
Carbon Tank Pad
Anodised Heel Guards Black
Accessory Silencer (for off road use only)
Anodised Axle Nut Covers Black
All Weather Bike Cover
Tribal Custom Paint
Limited Edition Orange or Jet Black
Engine Type - Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity - 1050cc
Bore/Stroke - 79 x 71.4mm
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 - Front: Alloy 5-spoke, 17 x 3.5in. Rear: Alloy 5-spoke, 17 x 5.5in
Tyres - Front: 120/70 ZR 17. Rear: 180/55 ZR 17
Suspension - Front: 43mm USD forks with dual rate springs and adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping. Rear: Monoshock with adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping
Brakes - Front: Twin 320mm floating discs, 4 piston radial calipers. Rear: Single 220mm disc, 2 piston caliper
Length - 2112mm (83.1in)
Width (Handlebars) - 780mm (30.7in)
Height - 1240mm (48.8in)
Seat Height - 815mm (32.1in)
Wheelbase - 1425mm (56.1in)
Rake/Trail - 23.5º/84mm
Weight (Dry) - 189kg (416lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity - 18 litres (4.7 gal US)
Maximum Power - 130PS (128bhp) at 9,100 rpm
Maximum Torque - 105Nm (78ft.lbf) at 7,500 rpm
Performance Measaured At Crankshaft To Din 70,020