Monday, October 18

2011 SPEED TRIPLE + PICS

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Here are the images and the official press release below.



Triumph Speed Triple

• Brand new for 2011
• All-new chassis delivers class-leading handling
• More power and torque from iconic 1050cc three-cylinder engine
• Sharp new styling for most aggressive look yet
• 3kg lighter than previous Speed Triple
• Standard fit key-coded immobiliser for added security
• ABS option for first time on Speed Triple
• Full range of performance accessories available
• Two-year unlimited mileage warranty

New for 2011 is the latest incarnation of Triumph’s most iconic model – the Speed Triple.

With an all-new chassis, the 1050cc 2011 Speed Triple delivers a new level of handling and composure to the super naked class. With a sharper and even more aggressive look, and more power from the legendary 1050cc triple, this new model looks set to add further to a legacy that has seen over 65,000 Speed Triples sold since its introduction in 1994.

The beautifully sculpted frame retains the traditional Speed Triple styling cues, such as the twin over-engine spars and single-sided swingarm, but the geometry is all-new. Weight distribution has been improved by moving the engine forward in the frame and relocating the battery in front of the airbox, creating a Speed Triple that sets new standards in handling, stability and agility.

At 214kg fully fuelled, the 2011 Speed Triple is a whole 3kg lighter than the previous model. Front and rear wheels are each over one kilogram lighter, while the narrower frame and improved packaging allows for increased ground clearance and makes the machine feel incredibly light and nimble.

The new 43mm forks offer excellent control and plushness and are fully-adjustable for preload, rebound and compression damping on both legs, while Brembo radial caliper brakes grip 320mm discs which are 0.5mm thinner than the outgoing Speed Triple for further reduction in unsprung weight. ABS is an option for the first time on the Speed Triple.

All-new body panels and heavily sculpted seat accentuate the Speed Triple’s aggressive street fighting stance and complement the newly-styled twin headlights. Colour-coded radiator cowls are a new feature and sport new decals. Three colour options are available: Crystal White, Phantom Black and Diablo Red, with colour-coded flyscreen, seat cowl and belly pan available as genuine Triumph accessories.

Ergonomics have been improved and the 820mm seat height is lower than the previous Speed Triple. The all-new riding position makes the Speed Triple more accessible and comfortable than before, placing the rider further forward and inspiring much more confidence when carving through twisting corners.

Triumph’s 1050cc triple is just about the only thing that carries over from the previous model, although even that hasn’t remained untouched. The already class-leading torque has been increased by 8% to 111Nm at 7750rpm, with a 5PS increase in power to give the Speed Triple a mighty 135PS at the top end. With Triumph’s latest generation ECU software and modified exhaust system, the new Speed Triple delivers its raw power in a satisfyingly refined manner.

The 2011 Speed Triple features a high specification as standard, including fat alloy handlebars, a coded-key immobiliser and an improved instrumentation which includes digital speedometer, fuel gauge, trip computer, analogue tachometer, lap timer, programmable gear change lights and service interval announcement display.

Triumph’s accessories division has also developed a full range of official accessories for the new Speed Triple. Highlights include performance enhancing slip on silencers and a full three-into-one ‘low boy’ exhaust system developed in conjunction with Arrow Special Parts, while a tyre pressure sensor kit is available for the first time on the Speed Triple.

A full range of soft luggage and gel comfort seats have also been developed to increase the practicality of the Speed Triple.

Source: TriumphNZ