2008 Triumph Speed Triple launch

Jon Urry checks in from Triumph's launch of their tweaked 2008 model

‘New Speed Triple for 2008?’ I hear you say. ‘What’s different?’ Well on the face of it not a lot.

The Speed Triple has received its first update since it went all funky in 2005 with underseat pipes. It’s more of a response to customer feedback so the pillion seat is 20mm longer, brakes updated and the wheels get a cool new look.

Apart from that it’s basically the same 1050 machine as before. Or is it? I’m riding it today so I’ll let you know later, keep an eye on

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