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Jul 11

Posts: 12

clockhouse says:

speed triple 1050 sports

Hello all. I’m looking at having a new bike in the next year or two. i set my eyes on the triumph speed triple 1050. So I invited my good wife and kids to a drive to triumph dealers. the thing is i saw this bike on a web site with the handle bars dropped or adjustable clip-ons. And the usual add on s. and it had a black paint job. For me it looked stunning a work of art to look at. i said to myself i just got to have one of them. with picture of the bike in hand, I promptly take wife to a speed triple on show. i said to dealer. can you sell me a bike like the one on this picture. And with a smile he said yes. i was in heaven. But it did not last long. the wife said you’re not having that, it’s not finished off. You wouldn’t buy a car with no bonnet. All the engine is showing, you want a bike like the one next to it. That black and gold one. it was the 675 Daytona. Then she said to dealer. Can you put the 1050 engine in that Daytona frame and just tweak the engine a bit. Dealer said no. she said to me on way home. The designer either ran out of ink or fell asleep. But has she got a point. Will there be a Daytona 1050 or 800 or both. With full fairing and half fairing. is the 675 a test bed for better things to come. are triumph brave enough to take on the litre sports / track  bikes. and a road version one with plenty of pad for bums and practability built in. some people are now saying sports tourer, i say no. more sports then tourer. but i do believe the 1050cc engine has a lot of un tapped bang still to come out. I read the kawasaki 636 may come back a nice neat package. but i still want that bike in that picture. now what about a new sv 1000, were is it. That’s another story. Your views.


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Sep 08

Posts: 9

Dialyser says:

1050 Daytona

I have a Daytona 955i, I have had it for fours years now and have to say I love it.
I know from being on various forums that the Daytona 1050 is a often asked question and there is certainly a market for it (although Triumph don't seem to think it is big enough). If such a bike was to come out it would be one the few bikes I would consider trading my 955i in for.
Meantime why don't you take a test ride on a 955i, they make great road bikes for little money.

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Apr 04

Posts: 154

crustybiker says:


get the sv a far better bike than that triumph crap

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Feb 03

Posts: 95

baldspot says:

Crusty has a point

get the SV and watch it dissolve before your eyes

The triumph is a great bike, loved the 675 when I hired one in Spain, brilliant bike. A mate changed his R1 for a speed trip and loves it, wouldn't go back to the R1*





* has a track bike though as well for the added adrenaline

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Nov 09

Posts: 98

tsuki32 says:

have you considered

the Sprint ST? 1050 engine and your wife won't be able to see all those annoying enginey bits! :winkie:

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Jan 09

Posts: 845

v1nn1e says:

New 1200

Whilst the 1050 engine will live on for a bit, Triumph now have a new 1200 engine.

However, it is no sports-bike engine. I guess there'll be a Speed Triple version eventually and maybe a sports-tourer/reverse naked version like the Kawasaki Z1000SX, but I guess that depends on demand.

Triumph won't ever do a litre sports bike, IMHO.

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Feb 08

Posts: 6535

StealthSV says:

1050 Speed Triple

You wanna get a ride on one before you too excited about it!

I did....... Dull as dishwater!!! :ph43r:

Maybe I got a duff one but I wouldn't recommend one!!

Now the SV on the other hand was grrrrrrreat!!! No rust, fur or corrosion in 3 years/15000ish miles!! Brilliant bike! :biggrin::biggrin:

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Apr 07

Posts: 339

denzil z9 says:


got a 955i two months ago and have to admit to being well chuffed with it. Nice price to:wink:

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Aug 07

Posts: 4229

used2bfast says:

Not a sports bike?

Maybe your just not a sports rider:winkie:

Troll alert!

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Jul 11

Posts: 59

Matt83 says:


tsuki32 has a point - get a Sprint, I have one and I love it!

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Aug 02

Posts: 2760

spondonste says:

Triumph large capacity sportsbike. Nice idea but I can't see it.

A significant proportion of people buy large capacity sportsbikes based on magazine reviews. Bike magazines dwell on track ability for sportsbike such that if its not the most powerful, lightest, highest power to weight ratio, got the most electronic gizmo features etc then its an also ran. This is potentially a market that has limited rewards unless you're head and tails better than everyone else but fairly high development costs.


Why should Triumph try to compete against that (maybe that sector of the market is already saturated) when the rewards could be so low if they happen to miss the bulls eye by a small amount?

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