Triumph's Speed Triple SE

A blue frame and swingarm and a bundle of cosmetic extras for this special edition Triumph

Posted: 1 March 2013
by Visordown News
Triumph Speed Triple SE

TRIUMPH have revealed their Special Edition Speed Triple.

Based on the current model, the SE offers no power or performance gains but does feature a blue frame and swingarm, carbon fibre front mudguard side pods, tank cover panel and inner radiator panels.

The colour-matched fly screen, belly pan and seat cowl all come as standard. It also features small details like a clear brake light cover and a tank pad. The newly styled clutch, alternator and sprocket cover, pin-striped wheels, black silencer heat shields, handlebars and yokes complete further distinguish this from a standard Speed Triple.

Callus greedy but we'd like to see a set of Arrow cans in there too.

The Speed Triple SE will retail at £9,999 OTR and will be available in dealers now.

Last week, we reported on the new Triumph Bonneville SE, Triumph's other recent special edition model.

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I like it, pity I can't afford this just yet, never mind!

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 10:08

When is a special not-special ? Hmmm...

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 10:31

>When is a special not-special ? Hmmm...<

That's a good question... Maybe we can ask Harley that question, as they seem to specialize in annual "anniversary" and "special" editions...

I fear that Triumph are headed down the same road a bit.

If "special editions" are so common as to fill your catalog, are they really special?

One problem though is that most bike makers have "R" versions so well kitted out from the start, what do you do to top those? Maybe they shouldn't even try.

Posted: 01/03/2013 at 12:03

If they wanted to make it special...round headlights!!!

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 21:37

Not sure about those headlights myself :-/

Posted: 02/03/2013 at 21:46

I love it.

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 19:32

Although it should have included a set of Arrows, yes.

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 19:33

Nearly 10 grand for something that could mistaken for a Gladius at 20 metres ;-)

Special Edition = Crap paint job apparently.

Posted: 05/03/2013 at 23:08

SE my sweet granny-lovin' A$$! - Since when did didfferent frame paint qualify as a new model for gods sake? (Since the 675 Daytona I hear you say!) - Same old girl as it ever was - Competent enough in the twisties but ultimately a boring bike to own unfortunately - You can kid yourself for a year or so (I did - But you will move on and be glad you did - And the megan fox headlights are the best of it in my opinion.. Those stupid old round things were so far out of date it was ridiculous.. Not entirely out of step with the power plant for all that tho of course.. Just cut to the chase and go Italian whatever you do

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 01:07

bimota - special, Voxan - special, other niche hand made/low numbers creations - special.

bloke in the toybox with a spanner, a hammer and insperation can create a special.

paint and marketing dont make a "special"

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 10:52

What it needs is those underseat pipes ditching an Arrow lowrider can fitted. I had one on my S3 and it looked and sounded the bollox

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 14:44

oh yeah! thats specical alright. special said in a very sarcastic tone!

here is an idea triumph, let bikers design what they want or update an older models and submit the ideas on line.

when the bike goes into production you give the "biker" designer a free version of that bike, thats fair payment i think.

then sell em cheaper cos there are no arty-farty design costs or beardy-weirdy none bikers in black turtle neck jumpers telling us what they think we want.

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 17:04

if i have miss-judged the character of any arty-farty or beardy-weirdy folks i am sorry, its not a good idea to stereotype folks.

barnsley hairy ar$ed, greasy, poor spelling, smelly biker

Posted: 06/03/2013 at 17:09

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