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2010 Triumph Speed Triple SE Released

Wednesday, April 22, 2009
There are very few motorcycles that truly break through and shift design for the entire sport. The Speed Triple is one of those motorcycles
“There are very few motorcycles that truly break through and shift design for the entire sport. The Speed Triple is one of those motorcycles,”
Triumph is celebrating 15 years of the Speed Triple, the most successful motorcycle of the company’s modern Hinckley era, with a distinctive limited edition model. 

Triumph pioneered the now-famous “streetfighter” style in the early 1990s by pulling inspiration from a growing group of enthusiasts that were modifying their track-based motorcycles for a more menacing look on the street. The “streetfighter” or “naked” category of motorcycles was born and the Speed Triple has maintained a strong hold on the category ever since.

The limited edition 15th Anniversary Speed Triple, which is being offered as a 2010 model, stays true to the bike’s original inspiration by featuring unique Phantom Black metallic paint, hand-finished red pinstriped wheels and ‘15th Anniversary Special Edition’ decals on the flyscreen and rear bodywork. A number of Genuine Triumph accessories available as options for the regular Speed Triple come as standard equipment to complete the custom look of the 15th Anniversary model, including a gel seat and a color-matched flyscreen and bellypan.
This anniversary has prompted John Bloor to authorize the use of his signature on a production model for the very first time.
This anniversary has prompted John Bloor to authorize the use of his signature on a production model for the very first time.

This anniversary has prompted John Bloor, the British entrepreneur who rescued Triumph and rebuilt the marque to become one of the fastest growing motorcycle manufacturers in the world, to authorize the use of his signature on a production model for the very first time.

“There are very few motorcycles that truly break through and shift design for the entire sport. The Speed Triple is one of those motorcycles,” said Jim Callahan, North American Marketing Manager for Triumph Motorcycles. “The Speed Triple has been refined over the years for even better styling and performance, but the bike has always remained true to the original concept and has always been one of the most recognized streetfighter style motorcycles. It is one of Triumph’s greatest success stories.”

This high quality  marine grade timepiece takes its styling cues from the motorcycle itself with stylish red and black detailing  and is only available to those who purchase the anniversary edition motorcycle.
This high quality, marine grade
timepiece is only available to
those who purchase the
anniversary edition motorcycle.
Each new owner also will receive an exclusive Speed Triple 15th Anniversary watch as a special gift. This high quality, marine grade timepiece takes its styling cues from the motorcycle itself with stylish red and black detailing, and is only available to those who purchase the anniversary edition motorcycle. The watch is custom designed with a stainless steel case, crown and pusher buttons. It has a tachymeter on the bezel, high-precision three-hand movement with date, and is water resistant up to 328 feet. The timepiece’s integrated leather strap sports a stainless steel buckle with engraved logo.

More than 35,000 Speed Triples have been sold since the model was introduced. First hitting the showrooms in February 1994, the three-cylinder Speed Triple embodies Triumph’s British bulldog spirit. Drawing heavily on the influence of the stripped down café racers of the 1960s, the first models were powered by a 97hp version of Triumph’s modular engine and were a regular sight on British race tracks in the thrilling Speed Triple Challenge racing series.

The limited edition 15th Anniversary Speed Triple is available at authorized Triumph dealers throughout North America.
The Speed Triple embodies Triumph’s British bulldog spirit. Drawing heavily on the influence of the stripped down café racers of the 1960s.
Over the years, the Speed Triple evolved to become the definitive factory streetfighter. The arrival of the fuel-injected T509 Speed Triple in 1996 saw the introduction of the radical twin bug-eyed headlights, single-sided swing arm and oval section frame that have since become Speed Triple trademarks. In 1998 the streetfighter look was completed with the switch from low-slung clip-on handlebars to the classic tall and wide handlebars. The Speed Triple also hit Hollywood, first in the Matrix and then alongside Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible 2. With each generation, the Speed Triple has become lighter, more powerful and brimming with even more attitude.

Weighing in at 416 lbs. and developing 130hp and 77 ft. lbs. of torque, the 2009 Speed Triple and 1020 15th Ammiversary Speed Triple are the lightest and most powerful versions to date. The bike’s distinctive triple sound is accompanied by a smooth and muscular power curve that pulls strongly from idle to red line. Handling is agile and precise and is augmented by powerful Brembo radial front caliper brakes.

The limited edition 15th Anniversary Speed Triple is available at authorized Triumph dealers throughout North America. To find your local Triumph dealer, please visit www.TriumphMotorcycles.com.
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Rob Chandler -Triumph Motorcycle dealer,South Africa  September 11, 2010 03:07 AM
I own a Speed Triple SE,1 of only 4 in S.A. I had the previous model[2005]too.The new Speed is a much smoother ride,with an updated ECU gives the bike longer gearing and takes away the jerky throttle feeling.Wheelies are still for free!
The scoop is that Triumph are releasing the new 2011 Speed soon.It is a completely re-designed bike from top to toe,more modern lines but still based on the old bike.Same motor,more horses,upgraded suspension.The handling has been improved and will now handle like the Street Triple!They have gone back to the shorter seat aswell.
Say what you like,The Speed Triple is still the king of nakeds!! Ride the other naked bikes and nothing compares to the triple motor.The other manufacturers only make stripped down superbikes.Triumph is still the only pure factory built original street fighter!
ian -mr  May 3, 2010 01:23 PM
speed triple is fab all rounder , have had zx10, aprilia tuono and gsxr 750 , the triple is the business

Morten R -The coolest bike  April 20, 2010 04:28 AM
I bought the 2009 black SE yesterday, and WHAT a ride this is! I have not had a bike in 20 years and so my basis for comparison is poor as such, but the handling and power of this bike is just incredible. I guess this is a bike one either likes or not, but on my way home to Bergen from the retailer in Stavanger, people gathered up around it on the ferries and expressed their admiration for the style of the bike. The coolest bike there is, in my view :-)
Oleh S. -2010 S3 SE is really a 2009  January 28, 2010 09:56 PM
To correct my previous post, http://www.triumphmotorcycles.com/usa/2009%20Triumph%20Speed%20Triple_10552.aspx?page=5 indicates that the 2010 SE is really a 2009. It would therefore not have the shock fixes that will be in the real 2010's. I'll just order a regular 2010 instead of the SE.
Oleh S. -I like it as it is  January 28, 2010 09:27 PM
I'm about to buy a 2010 SE precisely because these bikes have NOT changed much since 2005. There has been no reason to change this very solid design. If it ain't broke, don't fix it! If they threw in some performance candy into this edition, as some posts suggested here, I would not be interested, as it would potentially risk the quality of an otherwise well-proven platform. From what I've been able to determine so far, the only mechanical change for 2010 is the introduction of Ohlins components, to help with some complaints of diving. To me, this means that all the other stuff is about as good as can be. Given the 5-year revision cycle of this bike's history, you might expect more major changes in 2011, so if you're eager for a change, just wait a little while longer.
Luke Chara -Dated  January 21, 2010 02:18 PM
I get the feeling that this bike is really trading on it's reputation now. The design and technology are getting a little long in the tooth considering what else is out there in the same class for similar dollars. I think it's a fine bike and not dissing it. IMHO it needs some fresh chromosomes in the gene pool. It's been rooting it's cousins for too long.
DUDE -RICK  December 29, 2009 03:11 PM
RICK i'M 6'4, 285 LBS. COUNTRY STRONG.. tHE SPEED TRIPLE IS PROBABLY THE MOST COMFORTABLE BIKE I HAVE EVER OWNED. I HAVE ONWED THE R1, CBR1000 AND HD DYNA.. SPEED IS THE MOST COMFI AND FUN...
Rick -street vs. speed  December 28, 2009 12:11 PM
Im considering the purchase of a Speed Triple or Street Triple once the spring thaw happens. I just don't know how well I will fit on them, I've read different things. I'm 6'3 with a 34+ inseam. Anyone my size ride one of these bikes? Find a dealer that allows test rides can be tough.
elio -speed triple accessories  August 28, 2009 05:26 AM
Am looking for a bikini style front faring for my white triple and a belly pan....Can any help or suggest anywher to look???
Brian Ridge -ST SE 09  July 4, 2009 06:23 PM
Bought one, this is my second Speed Triple, great bike and miles of smiles. Need many aftermarket parts tho' to make it stand out from the crowd. What's the standard tail all about, it looks pig ugly!! Cheap and nasty looking watch tho'
Skank -Not special enough.  June 8, 2009 10:13 PM
Great bike. Not so special in this form. Upgrade the cams, suspension, and exhaust from the standard version. Then it will be special.
Hey Franklin! -Can't chya read?  May 13, 2009 07:16 PM
Your statement is an implication of Jesse's. Dictionary.com may help you understand.
Garry -Meh...  May 5, 2009 06:30 AM
Looks nice, but special paint and John Bloor's signature doesn't make it very special to me. How about including the Arrow exhaust, lots of CF bits, maybe even special cams or something to bump the HP up a bit. Make it more of an "R" version...
EJB -Triumph Speed Triple  May 2, 2009 01:27 AM
This is one Bad ass bike. Power and Beauty
Double Clutch Hutch -Needs an update...  April 23, 2009 01:29 PM
As someone who's owned three of S3's (is that bad luck?) , my last being an '07, I wish they update the styling of this bike. Just my opinion, I feel the other brands of streetfighters are moving on and leaving the Triumph behind. More power, slipper clutch, fresh styling, maybe a GP style exhaust, just my opinion....love the bike tho!
JesseW. -Lightest  April 23, 2009 09:01 AM
read the article!!! it said "lightest most powerful version to date" not class.
Franklin Caballero -Is not the ligthest  April 23, 2009 04:11 AM
THe speed triple is not the ligthest and most powerful in its class.