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2008 Triumph Speedmaster

2008 Triumph Speedmaster

Updates for 2008:

  • Fuel injection
  • New fuel tank
  • New 2008 colour: Pacific Blue/Aluminium Silver with gold coach line

MEAN AND MOODY
With its dark, brooding lines and a pared-down hot-rod essence, the Speedmaster is a standout middleweight cruiser from every angle. 

The heart and soul of this motorcycle is the engine and for 2008 the Speedmaster is updated with a fuel injected, 865cc, air-cooled, DOHC, parallel twin engine with a 270º firing interval. This new fuel injection system ensures the Speedmaster is cleaner running and meets the forthcoming Euro 3 emissions legislation. As well as being environmentally friendly the new engine is easier to fire up from a cold start and runs more smoothly. The styling of the Speedmaster remains uncompromised as the fuel injectors have been cleverly concealed by throttle bodies designed to look like carburettors. Peak power of 62PS (61bhp) arrives at 6,800rpm, with maximum torque of 74Nm (55ft.lbf) available at just 3,300rpm. Both cylinders vent through a pair of deep-chromed slash-cut silencers while the satin black engine finish adds a crisp, understated edge to the handsome lines of what is a very distinctive and evocative power plant.

The riding position, which is slightly more aggressive than the usual laid-back cruising stance, supports and ‘cups’ the rider into the gunslinger seat ready to launch at the horizon.  Upper fork shrouds add even more style, while high risers mount the flat ‘drag’ handlebars on the slab-style top yoke and match the chromed forward set footpegs. The revised pillion footrest hangers and chain cover complement the bike’s Spartan simplicity.

The Speedmaster wears a pair of cast wheels, with a crisp look all of their own; the 18 inch front wears a 110/80 tyre, the 15 inch rear a 170/80. The twin shocks and wide-style telescopic forks straighten the curves and iron out the bumps, giving a planted and supple ride. Twin 310mm front discs – gripped by twin-piston calipers – haul the Speedmaster up as hard as you want.

As a hot-rodded ‘Factory Custom’, the Speedmaster proves that less is more, and minimalism is key to the bike’s harder edge. The rev-counter is mounted discretely on the fuel tank nacelle, the large round white-faced speedo perches cleanly in the rider’s line of sight on its top-yoke mounting. The tank itself, which has been redesigned for 2008, holds 19.3 litres of fuel, giving a useful range. Three stunning paint options are available for 2008: Phantom Black, Phantom Black and Tornado Red with a silver coach line and the brand new Pacific Blue and Aluminium Silver with a gold coach line.

If the Speedmaster’s bare bones want a little more flesh on them, the ever-expanding Triumph accessory range features an array of bolt-ons specifically designed to lend even more appeal and individuality.

With its punchy engine, mean looks and souped-up chassis the Speedmaster is the very essence of an old-school street-rod, packing performance and style into one very individual motorcycle.

Colour Options:
Phantom Black
Phantom Black/Tornado Red with a silver coach line
Pacific Blue/Aluminium Silver with a gold coach line

Triumph Accessories:

Roadster Screen
Summer Screen
Fly Screen - Chrome
Fly Screen - Colour Coordinated
Leather Saddlebags - Large
Leather Panniers
Fabric Panniers
Solo Seat - Gel
Roadster Seat
Gunfighter Seat
Touring Seat
Touring Pillion Pad - Gel
Sissy Bar and Rack - Tall
Sissy Bar Only - Tall
Sissy Bar and Rack - Short
Sissy Bar Only – Short
Chrome Silencers - Short
Chrome Silencers - Long
Chrome Wheel Kit
Engine Dresser Bar  
Adjustable Highway Peg Mount
Short Highway Peg Mount
Highway Pegs, Logo - Chrome
Light Bar and Light Kit – Chrome (US only)
Rider Footboard Kit
Rocker Gear Lever Kit - Chrome
Foot Control Bar - Chrome
Sprocket Cover - Chrome
Cam Cover - Chrome
Rear Footrest Hangers – Chrome
Front Spoiler Kit
Mirrors, Oval, Kit
Mirrors, Billet Style, Kit
Fork Shroud Kit - Chrome
Rear Brake Reservoir Cover - Chrome
Chain Guard - Chrome
Battery Box Cover - Chrome
Lower yoke cover - Chrome
Lifter Arm Cover - Chrome
Number Plate Bracket - Chrome
Clutch Cover Finisher
Calliper Covers - Chrome
Levers - Chrome
Axle Nut Covers - Chrome
Engine Mount - Chrome
Single Seat Finisher Kit – Chrome
Analogue Clock
Tacho
Luggage Rack - Chrome
Seat Rail - Chrome
Solo Seat Rack - Chrome
Tank Cover - Leather
Leather Embellisher - Chrome
Embellisher - Chrome
Dustcover
Tank Badges
Service Manual
Aux Power Socket
Alarm and Immobiliser
Chain and Sprocket Kit
Restrictor Kit 34ps

Speedmaster Specification:


 ENGINE:

Type

 

Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270º firing interval

Capacity

 

865cc

Bore/Stroke

 

90 x 68mm

Compression Ratio

 

9.2:1

Fuel System

 

Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection

Exhaust

 

Stainless steel headers, twin chrome silencers

Ignition

 

Digital–inductive type via electronic management system.

TRANSMISSION:

Primary Drive

 

Gear

Final Drive

 

X Ring Chain

Clutch

 

Wet, multi-plate

Gearbox

 

5-speed

Throttle body diameter

 

Æ36.5

Gear Ratios

 

Primary: 108/62
1st: 41/15
2nd: 37/19
3rd: 34/22
4th: 31/24
5th: 29/27
Final: 43/16

Oil Capacity

 

4.5 litres (1.2 US gals)

CYCLE PARTS:

Frame

 

Tubular steel cradle

Swingarm

 

Twin-sided, tubular steel

Wheels

Front

Cast alluminium alloy 5-spoke 18 x 2.5in

 

Rear

Cast alluminium alloy 5 spoke 15 x 3.5in

Tyres

Front

110/80 18

 

Rear

170/80 15

Suspension

Front

Kayaba, 130mm travel, 41mm forks

 

Rear

Kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload, 96mm rear wheel travel

Brakes

Front

Twin 310mm disc, Nissin 2 piston floating calipers

 

Rear

Single 285mm disc, Nissin 2 piston floating caliper

Instrument display/functions

 

Analogue speedometer with odometer, trip information and analogue tachometer

DIMENSIONS:

Length

 

2,420mm (95.3in)

Width (Handlebars)

 

830mm (32.7in)

Height

 

1,160mm (45.7in)

Seat Height

 

720mm (28.3in)

Wheelbase

 

1,655mm (65.2in)

Rake/Trail

 

33.3º/153mm

Weight (Dry)

 

229kg (504lbs)

Fuel Tank Capacity

 

19.3 litres (4.3 gal)

PERFORMANCE:

(MEASURED AT CRANKSHAFT TO DIN 70020)

Maximum Power

 

62PS (61bhp/46kW) at 6,800rpm

Maximum Torque

 

74Nm (55ft.lbf) at 3,300rpm

 

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