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Triumph Speed Triple ABS

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Key specs
  • Displacement1,050 cc
  • Transmission6 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight214 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 11,94,215

Triumph Speed Triple ABS is now discontinued in India.

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Triumph Speed Triple ABS Summary

Speed Triple ABS key highlights

Engine Capacity 1,050 cc
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 214 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 17.5 litres
Seat Height 825 mm
Max Power 133 bhp

About Speed Triple ABS

The Speed Triple is one of the most recognisable motorcycles from Triumph. The 2011 model of the naked streetfighter is more powerful, lighter, sharper and most importantly, wilder than its predecessors. Despite the way it looks, the Triumph Speed Triple is a very refined machine with well-balanced characteristics, making it feel at home on a track as well as the real world.

The Triumph Speed Triple ABS is a light weight motorcycle with loads of power. A new twin-tube, twin spar frame chassis makes the bike much leaner and agile. The Speed Triple has been styled very aggressively lending it a muscular look, though it is more ergonomic than the previous version. The restyled bodywork is minimalist and stripped down. The handle bars are set low giving the rider a forward leaning position. The 2011 model ditches the chrome round headlamps in favour of pentagonal black ones.

The Speed Triple ABS is powered by a liquid-cooled three-cylinder 1050cc engine, which churns out 133bhp and 111Nm of torque. The fuel-injected unit is connected to a six-speed manual gearbox with a wet multiplate clutch and a light weight three-into-two exhaust system.

The Speed Triple ABS is very much a raw machine with very few electronic rider aids including ABS. It gets a part digital, part analogue instrument cluster which houses gear change lights, service interval reminder, lap timer, trip computer and a fuel gauge.

The Triumph Speed Triple ABS is available in three colour schemes - crystal white, matt caspian blue and goes up against the Yamaha FZ1, Honda CB1000R and the Kawasaki Z1000.

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Triumph Speed Triple ABS Review

The Speed Triple 1050 is Triumph’s only litre-class naked motorcycle that is sold in India as well as in the rest of the world. It is also one of the few Triumph motorcycles that hasn’t been updated since a long time. The Indian market got this motorcycle at a time when its Japanese competitors got their latest machines to India. The Japs brought in safer and better equipped products.The Speed Triple, unfortunately, got lost in the world of litre-class nakeds. While the bike has been priced really well, it failed to appeal to the Indian buyers. The Speed Triple has almost the same power output like its Japanese counterparts and looks and feels like a big bike. But, it shares the design and styling with the Street Triple and that’s a problem (we’ll talk about this later).

What is it?

The Speed Triple 1050 is Triumph’s only litre-class naked motorcycle that is sold in India as well as in the rest of the world. It is also one of the few Triumph motorcycles that hasn’t been updated since a long time. The Indian market got this motorcycle at a time when its Japanese competitors got their latest machines to India. The Japs brought in safer and better equipped products.The Speed Triple, unfortunately, got lost in the world of litre-class nakeds. While the bike has been priced really well, it failed to appeal to the Indian buyers. The Speed Triple has almost the same power output like its Japanese counterparts and looks and feels like a big bike. But, it shares the design and styling with the Street Triple and that’s a problem (we’ll talk about this later).

How does it ride?

The Speed Triple’s 1050cc inline-three cylinder produces 133bhp at 9400rpm and 111Nm at 7750rpm. While these figures are less than the Speed Triple’s segment competitors, for not even a single moment I felt the need for more. This British motorcycle is civilised, but only when you’re below 4000rpm, making it a super friendly city motorcycle. Post that, the surge in power left me with a grin that I carried throughout the ride. Twist the throttle and chances are you’ll reach some illegal speeds in the blink of an eye. This is when the front suddenly feels light, the numbers on the speedo starts to increase rapidly and the loud bass from the dual exhaust sounds incredible. Redlining the Speed Triple feels addictive, thanks to the sound and the flashing blue shift lights. This engine feels refined and is mated to a six-speed gearbox that offers precise shifts. But I wish the Speed Triple came with a lighter clutch. It would’ve made a big difference in city commute.

The moment I sat on the Speed Triple I figured this bike was little different from the others. It only looks big in size. Behind those wide handlebars, I felt at home and not like someone struggling to mount a litre-class bike. And that’s what I like the most about the Speed Triple - its ability to make a rider feel comfortable and at ease in the first instance itself. The wide handlebar, slightly rear set footpegs and more than enough knee grabbing area on the fuel tank makes the Speed Triple fairly comfortable. There’s a bit of sporty stance but not enough to compromise on riding comfort. But for long distance, the Speed Triple gets little uncomfortable. The seat height too is a tad on the higher side (825mm). The 6’2’’ me didn’t face any problem but it’ll bother anyone who is short.

The suspension setup on the Speed is on the firmer side but it’s not a back breaker. It absorbs small potholes, bumps with ease but when it comes to big ones, standing up and riding is the best way to save your back. Accessible low-end power and upright position, makes it a very friendly bike to ride in the city. In the corners, it isn’t sharp as its competitors but I did have some fun. It doesn’t feel scary, has the room to push your limits and at the same time feels confident. It doesn’t turn as quick as the Z1000 but is good enough to enjoy the twisties. The Speed Triple is equipped with ABS as standard and they perform brilliantly.

Anything else should I know?

Yes! The styling of the Speed Triple isn’t an exclusive one. The same design language is seen on the smaller Street Triple and that’s why a lot of Indian buyers don’t get attracted towards this litre-class Triumph.  You should also know that the Speed Triple is inadequately equipped. It doesn’t get rider modes nor does it get traction control. Interestingly, there’s an upgraded version on sale internationally but we continue to get an old bike.

The Speed Triple is high on quality, especially the switchgear. The instrument cluster looks terrific and the glowing blue shift lights adds to the entire experience. The Metzeler tyres offer good grip. 

Should I buy one?

The Speed Triple is quite an old motorcycle. In fact, the bike is due for a major upgrade and rumours suggest that there will be a new Speed Triple in 2017. The Speed Triple behaves like a litre-class bike should. It has more than enough power and torque to quench your thirst, it’s very easy to ride in the city and is the most affordable naked-litre class sold in India. But it feels little outdated in terms of technology and design. Buying the Speed Triple will save you quite a bit of money – say close to Rs 1.3 lakh over its Japanese competitors. But if I were you, I would spend little more and get the Suzuki GSX-S1000 home. The extra money is really worth it.

Where does it fit in?

The Triumph Speed Triple retails for Rs 13.26 lakh (on-road Mumbai). There’s the Kawasaki Z1000 at Rs 14.25 lakh (on-road Mumbai) and the Suzuki GSX-S1000 at Rs 14.55 lakh (on-road Mumbai). The Speed Triple is assembled in India, whereas the rest of the two bikes are imported as completely-built-up (CBU) units from Japan. 

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Triumph Speed Triple ABS mileage

As per ARAI, the average of Speed Triple ABS is 17 kmpl.

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Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 133 bhp @ 9,400 rpm

    Max Torque 111 Nm @ 7,750 rpm

    Cooling System Liquid Cooled

    Transmission 6 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard --

    Displacement 1,050 cc

    Cylinders 3

    Bore 79 mm

    Stroke 71 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio --

    Ignition Digital CDI

    Spark Plugs 1 Per Cylinder

    Clutch Wet, multi-plate

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection with SAI

    Fuel Tank Capacity 17.5 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity 2 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 297.5 Km

    Mileage - ARAI 17 kmpl

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. --

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated --

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 320 mm

    Rear Tyre Size 190/55 ZR 17

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Yes

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 255 mm

    Calliper Type Brembo 4-piston 4-pad radial calipers

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size --

    Front Tyre Size 120/70 ZR 17

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider) --

    Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion) --

    Front Suspension 43mm upside down forks with adjustable rebound

    Rear Suspension Monoshock with adjustable preload

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 214 kg

    Overall Length 2,100 mm

    Overall Width 795 mm

    Wheelbase 1,435 mm

    Ground Clearance 165 mm

    Seat Height 825 mm

    Overall Height 1,110 mm

    Chassis Type Aluminium beam twin-spar

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Features

Odometer --

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation --

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Analogue

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Low Battery Indicator Yes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo

KillswitchNo

ClockYes

Electric System12V DC

BatteryMaintenance Free

Headlight TypeMulti-Reflector Type

Headlight Bulb Type55/60 W

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

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3.5 4 ratings 2 reviews
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  •  1Worst bike 1 year ago by Santhosh, Bangalore

    This bike breaks down every time you take out. In 10,500 kms which i have done it had broke down more than 20 times and they do not have a fix for it. Not a stable bike at all. My friend and i bought almost together he also faced the same problem. He got frustrated and

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      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

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      7 kmpl

  •  5Performance 4 years ago by Hitesh Anand, Mumbai

    Lead time is bit longer but it's worth to wait for dream machine...Riding on triumph is nothing less than ride mid on road 10 on 10 for looks n performance the best in it class servicing n maintenance...In short this is the machine , i have waited since my collage days

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    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

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