Questions and answers

Is the Triumph Speed Triple T509 a rare bike?

Is the Triumph Speed Triple T509 a rare bike?

Short-lived but a really great machine (and one that starred in the Mission Impossible film) the T509 brought with it the iconic ‘bug eye’ headlights, flat bars and a single sided swingarm. Surprisingly rare, they are brimming with a raw spirit.

Is the Triumph Speed Triple comfortable?

First thing I noticed was how comfortable it was. The thick, wide seat offered a great deal of comfort for even me being 6’1 and 95kg at the time. The adjustable front and rear suspension fitted by a company in Brisbane called Shock Treatment was very firm and held up very well going through the corners.

Why is it called a Speed Triple?

The initial model was first released to the public in 1994, and was called the Speed Triple as an acknowledgement to the 1938 Speed Twin. It was based on the Triumph Triple series of modular engines, which also powered the Triumph Trident, Daytona sport bike, and the Thunderbird retro bike.

What CC is the Speed Triple?

1,050 cc
Engine & Transmission

Feature Details
Engine & Transmission
Type Liquid-cooled, 12 valve, DOHC, inline 3-cylinder
Capacity 1,050 cc
Bore 3.11 in (79 mm)

Is the speed triple any good for touring?

Comfort over distance and touring Sure, it’s no bike for a two-week, two-up touring holiday, but if your demands are less great a weekend away with the missus, or similar, certainly isn’t beyond its abilities.

How much horsepower does a Triumph Speed Triple have?

140 hp
The new Speed Triple has a wet weight of 212 kg (467 lb) and a claimed dry weight of 192 kg (423 lb). The new Speed Triple’s power is allegedly 140 hp (100 kW) at 9,500 rpm, and 82.6 lb⋅ft (112.0 N⋅m) at 7,850 rpm.

How old is the Triumph Speed Triple 955i?

There’s always been a lot to love about the Speed Triple 955i – the grunt, the handling, the looks, the sound – and that’s as true for a well cared-for 20 year-old example as it was when they were new. But the key is that ‘well cared-for’ tag. A neglected Speed Triple can be a swift pathway to depression and an empty wallet.

When did triumph replace the 1050 Speed Triple?

Replaced late in year by 955i engined version. 2001: Numerous engine modifications, restyled seat, new exhaust. 2004: Model discontinued, replaced by new 1050 Speed Triple. Speed Triple Special Edition: All black paintwork, 2004 only. 13 owners have reviewed their TRIUMPH SPEED TRIPLE 955I (1997 – 2004) and rated it in a number of areas.

How much does a Triumph Speed Triple cost?

The Speed Triple 955i is still a great used choice – here’s what you need to know if you’re looking to buy one. Back in 1999, a new Speed Triple would have rushed you a not inconsequential £7699 on the road (about £13,500 in today’s money!).

When did the Triumph Daytona 955i special edition come out?

Triumph Daytona 955i Special Edition: 2003-2004. All black paintwork, frame and wheels. 53 owners have reviewed their TRIUMPH DAYTONA 955I (1997 – 2006) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.