2011 Triumph Speed Triple First Ride — Motorcycle USA

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Triumph Speed Triple

2011 Triumph Speed First Ride

Watch of the 2011 Triumph Speed in action in our 2011 Triumph Triple Video Review .

We are familiar with the Triumph Triple. Over the years it has a fixture in our Streetfighter Shootouts and has one of the most popular … of all time. In fact, it is the original OEM if you want to get serious about

Well, Triumph just got a more serious after for an in-depth redesign of its iconic for 2011.

Starting with the the Speed Triple retains its stubby stance and muscular The … single-sided swingarm is as are the sweet multi-spoke aluminum wheels. The bodywork has been a bit with the addition of side that skirt along the edge of the radiators plus a sculpted tank and minimal that looks like a tail section on the backside.

The dual exhaust caps off the by allowing that swingarm to be I don’t know why any OEM that through the effort of building a component would insist on it anyway. Triumph did right no doubt.

You are looking at a trio of Triumph Speed Triple motorcycles. The chassis is better, the is stronger and it looks like the it is. If you cross a rider on one of these in the you had better beware.

Despite all the aesthetics there is one, no two changes that are sure to opinion among Triumph The dual headlamps. Gone are the of round bug-eye lamps. been replaced by more looking twin reflector laps that are slanted and bellicose in appearance. Triumph to shake things up and give the triple a new attitude and they did it this simple modification.

I personally think they bad-…, so I’m all for the change. I folks will … it but this bike is sick and the really round out the package. Get it?

out the packagenever mind.

The new Speed 1050 is more than pretty face. It retains its three-cylinder engine and that howl from the twin This bike always had a mill but now it’s a bit better. A airbox and sump plus new EFI a smaller header and high radiator combine to churn out an five horsepower and a claimed 8% in torque.

Of course we will to verify this on our own dyno the road but for now, Triumph that the 2011 Speed 1050 churns out 133 horsepower at rpm. Torque is supposed to be 82 at 7750 rpm. What means is when it comes to rip-off some rolling at bike-night, the Speed Triple have you covered.

Oh, and you want to the chicks with the sick wheelies yeah, it does too.

Our seat of the pants of these figures can only that the new bike hauls-…. On the the engine is damn near It has gobs of mid-range power comes on strong as you row through the

This bike is fast and the from the exhaust makes it more difficult to resist like a jack-…. One of the biggest

On the the 2011 Triumph Speed 1050 is one of the most legendary bikes of all time so you might be to learn that it is very and easy to over ride distances. Oh, plus it’s fun too.

limiting factors is that it like you’re going to get off the bike at triple-digit speeds of the wind blast. Another I noticed is that the transmission seem as clunky as it has in years It turns out Triumph made an to improve shift feel in the Speed Triple and Daytona so kudos on that engineering

There’s more to this than smoke clouds and though, the chassis feels improved. We spent the first day on the and dirty California Highway 243 Banning and Mountain Center the infamous Highway 74 to Palm That’s where the Ten-Fiddy its hat and got us thinking that these had really paid dividends. We that ride with a day at Valley Raceway and the proof was

We didn’t get to mob the canyons like we had so when it came time to pegs at the race track it was the opportunity to see how much better the new was. Well, it is much The Speed Triple no longer flighty or unstable at track

The front end gives decent and stays planted under braking and hard charging, a needed improvement.

Even the 2011 Triumph Speed 1050 engine did not receive upgrades it now has a chassis to compliment it. makes it feel faster there.

You can look at a few key changes in the that helped turn the Triple into a respectable weapon. The swingarm is three-quarters of an longer, 2.2 pounds lighter and the wheel is another 3.3 pounds despite being a half-inch This helps put power to the and un-sprung weight is never a bad

Linkage rates are more and the rear shock is much capable at high speeds last year’s unit, so Triumph’s team had the bike in we were ready to sign up for SportBike and give Jason a run for his money. Hold on. Is this legal in DSB?

Moving up to the end, there’s a 43mm fork with rebound and damping adjustability now too.

But the new frame dimensions and front-biased position that are likely pays the biggest dividends. has been increased from to 90.9mm and rake made more acute from to 22.8 degrees, which the front end a while still a sporty rake. The front is just over 3 pounds as well, complementing the chassis

The engine is 3mm closer to the front and tilted 7-degrees further and the battery is now in front of the fuel too. Resulting changes in distribution between the 2010 and models according to Triumph is (front to rear) on the ’10 and 50.9/49.1 on the 2011. Moving all of weight forward in the layout in a much lighter handling that takes less to turn in and flick from

The Arrow Slip-On Mufflers the Speed Triple a nasty and make the back side even better. The instrument is minimal but full of info. An tach is easy to read and the lights across the top are still

The LCD screen offers a lot of information as The rear seat cowling finishes off the back, especially paired with the Arrow

On the track this was apparent so than on the street. It always pretty good on the road but we put it to task under track its shortcoming had been detrimental to it in battles. Those weaknesses be a thing of the past now.

Triumph Speed Triple

serious fun to carve up the super-sport Chuckwalla layout on the 1050. You can corners pretty hard and not upset the chassis which was a strong point of the previous The radial-mount Brembo calipers and discs are a potent combination could be called overkill if weren’t such a good

Add into the mix a very stable at speed, especially when a leg through the ultra-fast Turn 13 and what you have is a fun track that doubles as a sweet bike. Or is that the other way Either way the 2011 Speed has some chutzpah again.

is it perfect on the track? Not exactly: The is more suited for the street so you are quite a bit even though the CVR doesn’t have long This short gearing is on the street when you’re wheelies and knifing through It feels like it’s in the power until you’re at the where there’s room to its legs.

The riding position is and quite comfortable on the street. I thinking that this be a

Triumph claims that the Speed Triple 1050 out 133 horsepower at 9400 rpm, 82 lb-ft at 7750 rpm. All we is this bike kicks and we enjoyed riding it.

great bike to tour on but at the the wide upright bars allow you to move around as as I would like to and no wind means you get fatigued quicker riding at full throttle for 20 Then again, this is a bike so I will quit my now.

Those trackday are part of what make it a fun street machine. The riding and bar placement are great after a day in the seat which, by the way, a saddle-like design that the rider in place and provides a of support. The way the rider’s arms lay from the upright riding allows for an elbow-free view in the and the instrument cluster is placed in a position.

The foot pegs are and sort of high even they can drag on the track, so my were a bit cramped on the street. A rider may want slightly pegs. In addition, the gauges, are nearly identical to the Daytona includes a fuel gauge as as speedo, tach, trip programmable shift indicator and lap

The optional fly screen would be a piece of standard equipment but it Triumph knows what doing, so who am I to second guess stuff? The switchgear and levers all nice and sturdy and I noticed the welds on the frame are really too. We bitched about lack of pride in the craftsmanship a few back.

Whatever lit a fire Triumph’s … this year should be mandatory for all We’ve seen significant to two motorcycles that the company have very well alone. Weaknesses were head on and rather than the status quo Triumph upped the and gave the iconic Speed a long overdue facelift to go with that swift in the ….

For 2011 the Triumph Speed is lighter, faster, handles and is better looking. What can you ask for in this day and age?

The new-look Triumph Speed Triple lamps are no longer round. they are cat-eye and modern in We like the way they look if you don’t.

On the street is where the Triple is at its best but thanks to a few the bike is capable on the track Radial-mount Brembo monoblock get the job done on both road and

All that’s left now is to put it head to with the other half-dozen bikes and conduct the ultimate Shootout. I wonder how hard it be to get a tire supplier to step up and us a few sets of tires for this We promise we won’t do many burnouts this time.

us, we swear we’ll behave.

Triumph Speed Triple
Triumph Speed Triple
Triumph Speed Triple
Triumph Speed Triple
Triumph Speed Triple


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