Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Pics and specs: 2008 Triumph Speed Triple


The 2008 Speed Triple. It's just perfect!

While the world seems to be going ga-ga over the Street Triple, our absolute no.1 favourite Triumph continues to be the Speed Triple. And for 2008, Triumph seem to have improved the bike even more, making it leaner, meaner and harder edged.

The Speed Triple’s 1050cc, three-cylinder, 131bhp engine remains unchanged, apart from a new radiator for better cooling. But there are various other new bits to keep you entertained. The rear end of the bike has been mildly restyled and now incorporates a new LED taillamp, the handlebars are now anodised aluminium, the wheels have been redesigned (and look hot!) and the bike gets radial-mount four-piston caliper Brembo brakes – twin 320mm discs – at the front.

The Speed Triple’s 43mm USD fork and rear shock are adjustable for preload and compression / rebound damping, and the chassis and single-sided swingarm remain unchanged. ‘Blazing orange,’ which you see here, is the new colour for 2008 and in the UK, the bike carries a price tag of ₤8,000. US prices are yet to be announced.

The bike will also be available with an aftermarket exhaust from Arrow, which will cost extra. Click here to listen to how the bike sounds with this exhaust fitted!

Also see:
British is bigger, British is best...?!
The radical new KTM 690 Stunt prototype...
2008 BMW HP2 Sport: Pics and details...
2008 KTM sportsbike range: Pics and details
2008 Suzuki GSX-R750 and GSX-R600: Pics and details
2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-14: Even more performance than before...
2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-1OR: Fast, but who did that styling...?
First pics: 2008 Kawasaki ZX-6R, ER-6n, Z1000, Z750 and Versys 650!
2008 Yamaha R1 and XT660Z Tenere: The best-looking bikes in 2008?
First pics: 2008 Yamaha R6 and R125...
Video and pics: 2009 Suzuki Stratosphere 1100

External link:
Triumph Street Triple: HUGE hi-res image gallery!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

the speed triple and 690 KTMs? pah! THIS is the bike I want! :-D

Anonymous said...

the speed triple is just gorgeous in that new orange color. after the 2004 zx-10r (my bike, ha!) the speed triple has to be the best thing on 2 wheels. good on ya triumph ;-)

speed_mist01 said...

the bike looks even better with the low-slung motogp-style exhaust. sounds better and won't burn ur bum. time for underseat exhausts to go...

P Diddy said...

I find it ridiculous that as soon as underseat exhausts have become standard (and well-executed) that now it's suddenly "time" to go back to low-slung pipes like the old days... *sigh*

Dr Seuss sure had it right with that story about the "Star-Bellied Sneetches"...

Anonymous said...

im not so sure, some bikes suit an underseat exhaust, some less so. i find the speed triple looks good with arrow aftermarket cans on, or the 3-1 underslung system. personal preference though.

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