Triumph Speed Triple 1050 (2005 — 2010) review — Naked — Motorcycles — Visordown

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Triumph Speed Triple 1050

Triumph Speed Triple (2005 — 2010)

excited. Well, I think excitement I’m feeling. It be terror. The French taxi is doing about 100mph and the carrier appears to have made from sponge Not that the continual pitching side to side appears to be him.

Oh no, he’s too busy the volume of the moody jazz CD playing over the car’s to be distracted by what the car is actually Or where it’s going. Or the we are gently wobbling our way towards the in the centre of the dual carriageway.

No, definitely excitement. I’ve in hire cars and taxis the over and, having a trip through Kathmandu in the of a particularly psychotically driven it takes a fair amount to me. Excitement it is then. And the cause?

about to ride the new Triumph Triple. I’ve been forward to getting a go on this ever since I first saw it at a last September. If it went as well as it looked then it was to be very special. Then I one of the test riders during the story we ran a few issues ago, who me it did.

By which point I was fairly at the mouth at the thought of swinging a leg it. And now I’m going to get the chance.

15 of the new bikes are lined up outside our in the south of France the next in a variety of costumes. There are the colour options, yellow it’s more of a goldy-yellow), blue and black, and some are with the optional extra front fairing (which I looks a bit naff). Some colour matched belly to boot.

Standing next to the it looks small, but perfectly The painted black engine has steel engine bolts make it look like been peppered with the black frame looks the stumpy under-seat pipes the five-spoke wheels stylish and the new forks with their tubes and black base great in contrast with the radial calipers. The whole is mean, moody and purposeful.

what Triumph is aiming

The press conference the night was full of words such as ‘passion’ and ‘primal’, and talk of back to the original 1994 Triple’s aggressive look and rather than the softened-down that have superseded it. The Triple is a bike designed to emotions with both its and character. We want you to feel you are sitting on an engine with a at each end, a Triumph man me.

The clocks and lights are especially low so blocks the view. Just you and the ahead. Which is exactly it feels like. The seating is typical Speed Triple, and any … bike for that

You sit upright with the pegs higher than the old model’s and arms at a comfortable distance on the flat bars. Not too spread not too close together, just a riding position. It’s and, surprisingly, the seat is well padded. Although the ‘seat’ looks like a waste of time.

It’s too and the pillion pegs must be for vertically-challenged midgets.

Pulling out of the and still in first gear, I the throttle open quickly to see what would happen. The wheel shot up into the air as the engine delivered instant Although the new Speed Triple the same next-generation triple as the new Sprint ST, Triumph has tuned the motor and fuel injection on the tourer for a smooth, linear

On the … Speed Triple the is for instant power. In first this is quite aggressive, is also due to Triumph dropping the on the new Speed Triple, but get it into and, rather than power, you just get instant, acceleration. But it’s wonderfully as well. That’s the beauty of the engine.

The latest generation of really is fantastic. It doesn’t do all that amazing, but it is just a motor to use. The torque feels like more of a line; it’s very from low down, meaning is always acceleration when you it, and gear shifting is kept to a

Which is a good thing I reckon there is something of a mark over the gearbox.

I three different Speed during the day and none of them had good gearboxes. The change was stiff and clunky, which I strange as the Sprint ST I rode a few weeks before had an excellent and the two bikes share the the same It could be down to the engines new and needing a few more miles in, but it’s still worth

Despite the fact Triumph has the same geometry as the outgoing Triple, the new-style swingarm has the wheelbase slightly and with it the steering. Triumph admits it aimed at trackday riders and has for stable, quick road rather than out-and-out performance, but it’s still impressive. On a twisty French the Triple was excellent fun and demolished the

The benefit of big, wide bike bars is the extra they offer, helping you the bike into corners and of compensating for the lack of otherwise sporty geometry. On the smooth the new inverted forks offered better feedback and a more ride than the old ‘right way jobbies but felt slightly giving a slightly firmer

Where the old model absorbed jolts, the new one tends to transmit through to the rider slightly but they make the bike better, which is the trade off going to get. A bit of comfort in for sporty ability, a fair for a bike that Triumph is aimed at riders who are only going to go for short blats on it.

Which probably explains why of the Speed Triple’s practical are, well, simply The mirrors are next to useless and nothing but elbow, while the with their digital tucked away in the bottom of the rev are set so low they are very hard to The actual information display is like the Sprint ST, the Triple has a economy meter, clock, in tank, trip and top speed and even a set of rev-warning lights.

just that the one thing you want to see — the speedo is almost hidden. Which is a bit But there is a trick to reading the hoik a massive wheelie.

The Triple is quite simply the wheelie bike I have ridden. I admit to being crap at mono-wheeled antics, but me a Triple and I am king. It’s brilliant at them. Second dab of clutch and you’re up, up and away.

If you to learn to wheelie get a Triple don’t try it in first gear). So, waiting in anticipation for nearly months to ride the Speed was it worth the wait? Oh yes.

Despite its faults, I really one. The mirrors are crap, the useless and the radial brakes as good as the current bike’s but I loved the Speed Triple. got so much character, a simply engine and looks stunning. fallen in love with it. lucky enough to ride new bike made, and every now and one simply blows my mind.

year it was Ducati’s 749R. year it’s the Speed If you have any interest in buying a bike try the Speed Triple. bloody marvellous.

A stonking of British beef. Minor overshadowed by storming motor, but it hands down on looks

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