New aluminium chassis to feature on Triumph's new naked
PHOTOS on Triumph's own website have confirmed the rumours of an all-new Speed Triple for 2011.Although there's been no official announcement of the bike, details including the facts the 2011 machine will be some 20kg lighter than its predecessor leaked out through emissions documents last week. Now we know how they've managed such significant weight savings.The images have appeared in the accessories section of Triumph's website, in a new category entitled “2011 Speed Triple”. Although none show the entire bike, they do reveal styling details including redesigned headlights, with a more angular shape similar to those on the forthcoming Tiger 800. They also show that, as suspected, there's an entirely new chassis, made using cast aluminium, which is where the majority of the weight savings come from.Styling cues like the twin, high-mounted exhausts continue, albeit with the option of a single, low-slung end can instead. Other options shown include a bellypan, seat cowl and two types of fly screen.The engine retains its 1050cc capacity despite rumours of an all-new 1200cc motor, although modifications are expected to boost power significantly over the current bike – the emissions documents for the new machine show it's actually dirtier than the old bike, suggesting it's been much more heavily tuned.Of course, given Triumph's endless leaks of the new Tiger 800, there's a good chance these Speed Triple pictures haven't appeared by accident – although since the firm plans to continue selling the old model at least in the early part of 2011, it may be a genuine mistake. Either way, the pictures leave little doubt about either the bike's existence nor its final appearance.
This is great news!!
I have wanted a street for over 2 years now and I have finally got something to look foward to a tasty Speed Triple...
Lets hope its not hugely expensive...
Posted: 27/09/2010 at 13:59
Posted: 27/09/2010 at 15:40
Posted: 27/09/2010 at 15:59
Posted: 27/09/2010 at 16:20
Screw this LAME PLASTICS & "Not so LAME" FRAME REFRESH and slap in the new 1.2L Triple
Posted: 27/09/2010 at 19:57
Posted: 28/09/2010 at 02:52
Those headlights are minging just like every other crap looking jap 'super' bike out there.
Posted: 28/09/2010 at 13:19
Are you sure of that 20 kg ?
I think 2 kg is the true number, which is non significant.
The actual bike weights 189 kg.
Posted: 28/09/2010 at 14:40
189 Kg is for a street triple.
217 Kg is for a speed triple.
So the new speed triple could weight 197 Kg, which is plausible and desirable.
Posted: 28/09/2010 at 14:43
ok heres the scoop...
straight from Triumph
Diablo Red Crystal White Phantom Black At this moment i have no deposits as it's been a well kept secret ( until now) There will be some built in October with more in Nov/Dec so no 9 months waiting!
That's this year ( spoke to my guy @ the factory yesterday) some made in October with a majority in Nov/Dec ABS is an option but as yet no pricing - although it won't be long. If you placed a deposit today I'm estimating at around 6-8 weeks for delivery."
Posted: 28/09/2010 at 14:52
Posted: 28/09/2010 at 18:04
An iconic and cracking bike made even better! What else does anyone want for pity's sake. I'll always prefer the Bug-Eyes on my 1050 but that's just personal preference.
Having 1200cc instead of 1050 doesn't make anyone a better rider, and let's face it the overwhelming majority of us can't properly exploit the 1050cc it has already ... of course I suppose it gives us more brownie points at the pub and no doubt will entice that blonde to jump in the sack with you a bit quicker too ... dream on. Triumph seem to know exactly what they are doing these days.
What interests me is what plans they have to use the 800cc motor in anything other than the new Tiger ... a Suzuki GSX-R750 challenge by way of a Daytona 800 perhaps? A Tiger Tourer along the lines of the KTM 990SM-T.
I'm looking forward to seing the Thunderbird Roadster
Bring them on!
Posted: 29/09/2010 at 15:23
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