Speed Triple The raw, pared-to-the-bone Speed Triple is Triumph's daring and original entry in the roadster category, and already it's won a committed following appreciative of its combination of bold and brutal styling allied to the performance of a cutting edge sports machine. For 1999 the Speed Triple loses its T509 tag but gains 70cc, 2PS and a much increased spread of torque, courtesy of its new engine based on the Daytona 955i's awesome power plant. Like the Sprint ST, the Speed Triple's engine has been retuned to produce 110PS (108bhp) and 97Nm (72lb.ft) of torque, endowing it with prodigious acceleration even from low down in the rev range. The T509's acclaimed cycle parts, from the same thoroughbred stable as the 955i, have been retained, ensuring precision handling and breathtaking stopping power, while the unique style remains as uncompromising as ever without sacrificing practicality. The 1999 Speed Triple is as much a real world motorcycle as ever, as capable at back road sports riding as it is at long distance touring or urban commuting. But the engine is stronger than ever, and the style... out of this world.
NEW FEATURES FOR 1999 1. New engine 2. New radiator capacity 3. Revised throttle bodies 4. New air bypass system 5. Improved fuel consumption 6. New airbox 7. Revised wiring and hoses 8. Closed loop catalytic converter for some markets 9. Sealed battery 10. New frame finish 11. New decals 12. New exhaust system
1. The lightweight, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 955cc three cylinder motor is based on the Daytona 955i's unit, but has been retuned to produce 110PS (108bhp) at 9,200rpm and 97Nm (72lb.ft) at 5,800rpm, with a huge spread of torque across the rev range. These figures compare with the outgoing T509 Speed Triple's 108PS (106bhp) and 85Nm (63lb.ft). Changes to the engine from the Daytona's unit are: Cylinder liners. Pistons. Camshafts - revised lift and timing to boost midrange power EFI - engine management system is digitally remapped to match the new characteristics of the engine. 2. The radiator has been made narrower to reduce the frontal profile, cutting down on drag and improving the looks, at the same time as increasing the capacity for increased cooling ability to suit the new engine. 3. The throttle bodies have been changed and now use 5 degree butterflies in place of the previous 12 degree items, to provide the rider with more precise control at very small throttle openings. These have resulted in a liquid smooth power delivery that enhances low speed riding particularly. 4. A new stepper motor in the air bypass system eliminates hunting at idle, giving the bike a more reliable tickover speed. 5. A key benefit of the revised engine management tune is significantly improved fuel consumption. 6. The airbox of the 1999 Speed Triple is constructed of screwed together components rather than welded to improve quality and ease maintenance, further enhanced by its new snap-on fit. 7. The electrical wiring and coolant hoses have been redesigned and re-routed in another move to simplify maintenance. 8. For even cleaner exhaust emissions a closed catalytic converter is fitted in some markets. 9. The sealed battery is fitted as standard for ease of maintenance. 10. Like the Daytona 955i, which shares the Speed Triple's frame, a new gunmetal finish has been applied for improved looks. 11. The Speed Triple features the new decals of Triumphs 1999 range. 12. The exhaust header pipes are new to match the 955cc engine.
Lightweight, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected 3-cylinder engine with DOHC, 12 valves. Lotus-designed cylinder head ports for optimum efficiency. Oil cooler for improved engine temperature control. Spin-on oil filter for easy maintenance. Low maintenance bucket and shim valve train. Magnesium cam, clutch, water pump and outlet covers for light weight. Lightweight polymer sprocket cover. Cable operated clutch for additional weight saving. Sagem MC2000 electronic engine management, with automatic cold start compensation and self diagnostic capability. Reprogrammable injection mapping to match accessory performance silencer. Closed loop catalytic converter in some markets. Individual plug top coils for stronger sparks and reduced weight. Sealed battery. Precise 6-speed transmission to enhance performance and riding pleasure. Durable stainless steel exhaust headers with balancer designed to boost mid-range power. Oval section anodised aluminium silencer with 'Active' design to minimise back pressure.
Changes to the engine from the Daytona's unit are: Cylinder liners (steel instead of coated aluminium). Pistons (to match liners). Camshafts - revised lift and timing to boost midrange power EFI - engine management system is digitally remapped to match the new characteristics of the engine.
Chassis: Lightweight (12kg, 26lb) tubular aluminium frame using engine as structural member. Single-sided aluminium alloy swingarm. Showa rising rate monoshock rear suspension with remote preload adjustment, stepless compression and rebound adjustment. Showa 45mm inverted telescopic forks with dual rate springs, adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping. Ultra low profile Bridgestone BT56 radial tyres mounted on lightweight Brembo 3-spoke cast aluminium wheels. Stainless steel braided front brake lines. Powerful frame-mounted twin headlights. Sports style instrumentation including: speedometer with odometer and trip meter, tachometer and temperature gauge, warning lights for engine management, turn signals, main beam, oil pressure, low fuel and neutral gear position. 18 litre (4.0 gal Imp., 4.8 gal US) polymer fuel tank.
Colour options Roulette Green with Black/Silver decal Jet Black with Silver decal
Triumph Accessories Performance aftermarket silencers Colour-coordinated fly screen Colour-coordinated fly screen with sidelight Solo seat cowl Low bar conversion Carbon fibre front mudguard Rear hugger Tankbag Cast aluminium grabrail Cast aluminium rack Soft rear luggage Front mudguard extension kit Rear mudguard extension kit Integrated alarm Fork protector kit Carbon fibre tank pad Paddock stand Colour-coordinated radiator cowls
SPECIFICATIONS Engine Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3 cylinder Capacity 955cc Bore/stroke 79 x 65mm Compression ratio 11.2:1 Fuel system Multipoint sequential EFI Throttle bodies 41mm diameter
Transmission Primary drive Gear Clutch Wet, multi-plate Gearbox 6-speed
Electrics Ignition Digital-inductive type via electronic engine Management system Headlight 2 x 12V 60/55W halogen H4
Cycle parts Frame Fabricated tubular aluminium alloy perimeter Swingarm Aluminium alloy single sided with eccentric chain adjuster Wheels Front: Brembo alloy 3-spoke, 17" x 3.5" Rear: Brembo alloy 3-spoke, 17" x 6.0" Tyres Front: Bridgestone BT56, 120/70 ZR17 Rear: Bridgestone BT56, 190/50 ZR17 Suspension Front: Showa 45mm cartridge inverted telescopic forks with dual rate springs adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping Rear: Showa rising rate monoshock with adjustable preload, compression and rebound damping Brakes Front: 2 x 320mm floating discs, 4-piston calipers Rear: Single 220mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Dimensions Length 2115mm (83.3in) Width 720mm (28.3in) Height 1230mm (48.4in) Seat height 800mm (31.5in) Wheelbase 1440mm (56.7in) Weight (dry) 196kg (432lb)
Performance (measured to DIN 70020) Maximum power 110PS (108bhp) at 9,200rpm Maximum torque 97Nm (72lb.ft) at 5,800rpm Maximum revs 9,700rpm
Service intervals 6000 miles
Warranty 2 years unlimited mileage
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