Written by Motorcycle-USA
We are very familiar with the Triumph
Speed Triple. Over the years it has been a fixture in our Streetfighter Shootouts and has been one of the most popular naked bikes of all time. In fact, it is the original OEM Streetfighter if you want to get serious about things. Well, Triumph just got a little more serious after going for an in-depth redesign of its iconic model for 2011.
Starting with the appearance, the Speed Triple retains its aggressive, stubby stance and muscular persona. The sexy single-sided swingarm is back as are the sweet multi-spoke aluminum alloy wheels. The bodywork has been slicked-up a bit with the addition of side cowling that skirt along the trailing edge of the radiators plus a nicely sculpted tank and minimal bodywork that looks like a supersport tail section on the backside. The up-swept dual exhaust caps off the look by allowing that swingarm to be exposed. I don’t know why any OEM that goes through the effort of building such a component would insist on concealing it anyway. Triumph did right here, no doubt. Read On: http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/255/9854/Motorcycle-Article/2011-Triumph-Speed-Triple-First-Ride.aspx