Triumph Speed Triple 2008
The Triumph Speed Triple has been significantly Updated for 2008.
Speed Triple Significantly Updated for 2008:
* High-spec Brembo front brake calipers and radial master cylinder
* Restyled alloy multi-spoke wheels
* Black anodised 43mm Showa upside down front forks
* Tapered, anodised aluminium Magura handlebars
* New rear sub-frame and redesigned bodywork
* Redesigned radiator shrouds
* Repositioned aluminium pillion footrests
The Speed Triple, with its mix of a monstrously powerful three-cylinder engine, a top quality chassis and an aggressive, stripped down stance, enters its fourteenth year as part of Triumph’s Urban Sports range. This year it brings with it a host of styling refinements to refresh this iconic motorcycle, helping ensure its status as the definitive factory streetfighter.
Starting from the front of the bike, a redesigned radiator shroud gives the bike a more integrated appearance, while the new tapered anodised aluminium handlebars and the black anodised front forks enhance the aesthetics. The brakes have been upgraded to high-spec twin Brembo radial front caliper four pad, four piston units with a radial master cylinder for outstanding braking performance. The alloy multi-spoke wheels have been completely restyled too.
The rear-end of the Speed Triple takes on a completely new design, with a brand new subframe, polished stainless steel heat shields and new ball burnished aluminium pillion footrests to give the pillion rider more leg room. The clear-lensed LED rear light is taken from the award-winning Daytona 675 and, thanks to the rear-end redesign, the bike looks great from the back, which fellow riders can admire as you leave them behind…
The 1,050cc, DOHC, fuel-injected, three-cylinder engine that powers the Speed Triple remains unchanged for 2008, and for good reason – the gnarly character of the inline triple is intrinsic to the Speed Triple’s brutish charm. The engine pumps out a great surge of bottom-end torque, followed by a massive mid-range punch and an impressive level of overall power, all of which is delivered to the rear wheel via a slick shifting six-speed gearbox. Peak power is 132PS (131bhp) at 9,250rpm while peak torque of 105Nm (77ft.lbf) arrives at 7,500rpm.
Triumph’s second generation Keihin Engine Control Unit offers sophisticated mapping for quicker starting, cleaner running and fuel economic engine.
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 control. The evocative single-sided swingarm adds style and substance while the twin-level oval section exhaust pipes enhance the engine’s distinctive and addictive induction roar.
The Triumph Accessory range for the Speed Triple includes the popular Arrow 3 – into – 1 full race system (for circuit use only), as well as a host of other factory-approved parts. The list includes fat handlebars, high performance silencers (for circuit use only), belly pan, rear hugger and a wealth of carbon fibre goodies and other cosmetic additions, such as the anodised radiator cowl and heel guards.
Three colour options are available for 2008; Jet Black, Fusion White and Blazing Orange. Delivering undiluted attitude and a unique presence on the road, the Speed Triple has always been synonymous with motorcycling in its most direct, rawest form available, and all the better for it.
Triumph Speed Triple 2008 Specifications:
|Type||Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder|
|Bore/Stroke||79 x 71.4mm|
|Fuel System||Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection|
|Exhaust||3 into 1 into 2 stainless steel, twin high level silencer catalyst insecondaries.|
|Ignition||Digital–inductive type via electronic engine management system|
|Gear, back lash eliminator|
|Final Drive||X ring chain|
|Throttle body diameter||46.0mm|
1st 2.733:1 (15/41) 2nd 1.947:1 (19/37) 3rd 1.545:1 (22/34) 4th 1.292:1 (24/31) 5th 1.154:1 (26/30) 6th 1.074:1 (27/29) Final drive ratio 2.333:1 (18/42)
|Oil Capacity||3.5L (0.9 US gals)|
|Frame||Aluminium beam perimeter|
|Swingarm||Single-sided, aluminium alloy with eccentric chain adjuster|
|Wheels||Front||Cast aluminium alloy multi-spoke 17 x 3.5in|
Cast aluminium alloy multi-spoke 17 x 5.5in
|Tyres||Front||120/70 ZR 17|
|Rear||180/55 ZR 17|
|Front||Showa 43mm upside down forks with dual rate springs and adjustable preload, rebound and compression damping. 120mm travel|
|Rear||Showa Monoshock with adjustable preload and rebound and compression damping. 141mm travel|
|Brakes||Front||Twin 320mm floating discs, Twin Brembo 4 Piston 4 pad radial calipers. Radial master cylinder|
|Rear||Single 220mm disc, Single Nissin 2 piston sliding caliper|
|Instrument display/functions||LCD multi-function speedometer, trip computer, analogue tachometer and programmable gear change lights.|
|Width (Handlebars)||780mm (30.7in)|
|Seat Height||815mm (32.1in)|
|Rake/Trail||23.5º / 84mm|
|Weight (Dry)||189kg (416lbs)|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||18 litres (4.0 gal)|
|PERFORMANCE: (MEASURED AT CRANKSHAFT TO DIN 70020)|
|132PS (131bhp/97kW) at 9,250rpm|
|Maximum Torque||105Nm (77ft.lbf) at 7,500rpm|