Triumph celebrates 21 years of Speed Triple with new special edition

By Marc Potter
marcpotter Tested every new bike since 1994, loves anything on two wheels, runs Potski Media, ex-BikeSocial boss. Recently discovered elbow-down riding - likely to end in tears.

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Triumph celebrates 21 years of Speed Triple with new special editions.

21 years after Triumph redefined the modern naked bike with the launch of the Speed Triple, they’re about to launch a new version.

Well, when we say new, it’s actually two new editions built to celebrate 21-years of the iconic Triumph Speed Triple – the Speed 94 and Speed 94R. Both are based on the current 1050cc Speed Triple three-cylinder engine and chassis.

For an all-new bike we’ll have to wait for next year when the much-rumoured new 1100cc Speed Triple is set to be released.


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We initially heard it was due for sale this year, but now looks like it will be unveiled at the Milan Show this year.

For now we get these new editions.

Available in either yellow or black tribute paint

The new Speed 94 and Speed 94 R get either yellow or black tribute paint mixed to the same specification as the original bikes, original Speed Triple decals, and blacked-out parts to echo the classic Speed Triple look.

Like the standard bike, the Speed 94 makes 133bhp and 81.8ft-lb of torque from its fuel-injected 1050cc motor, while the original Speed Triple made 96bhp and 54ft-lb of torque.

Interestingly, the original Speed Triple weighed a claimed 209kg dry, which equates to around 230kg when fuelled up and ready to go. By contrast, the 2015 model weighs 215kg wet. In 21 years, the Speed Triple has lost 15kg and gained 37bhp. Result.

The chassis on the Speed 94 standard too with 43mm upside-down Showa forks and a monoshock rear, with Brembo radial calipers and ABS. The subframe is painted in Graphite to match the frame and the side panels colour-balanced to match the look of the first Speed Triple.

Other enhancements include black exhaust silencer wraps, a black filler cap, a colour-matched fly screen, seat cowl and belly pan, yellow pin-striping (Racing Yellow colour option only), and a commemorative Speed Triple 94 tank-mounted plaque.

Commemorative tank-mounted plaque

The higher-spec Speed 94 R is available in black or yellow and also gets uprated, black-anodized, fully-adjustable Ohlins NIX30 43mm forks, and Ohlins TTX36 rear shock, Brembo Monobloc radial calipers and grippier Pirelli Supercorsa SP tyres.

Both models come with an unlimited mileage and two-year factory warranty. The standard Speed 94 is £9749, the R version is £10,999, or the same as the standard Speed Triple R.

Both bikes are available to buy now.

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