The Triumph Speed Triple 1050 is a motorcycle you need to test ride before you buy it. Not everyone likes the slightly lairy handling, which has a suspension set up on the firm side - you could do trackdays on the Triumph Speed Triple 1050 and acquit yourself respectably, but road riding is harder work because of that firmness and precision. It isn't that comfortable on long rides, but if hard charging cornering and braking are your thing, then the Triumph Speed Triple 1050 delivers a sporty ride that can cope.
Loads of stomp, real kick-sand-in-yer-face power from the 1050cc three cylinder motor, pretty much lifted straight from the Sprint ST and retuned slightly to make even more gobby amounts of torque. The Triumph Speed Triple 1050 makes serious oomph between 3000-8000rpm and you can just rocket past cars on congested A roads anytime you feel like it. Lovely even power delivery from the fuel injection too.
The Triumph Speed Triple 1050's overall build quality is good, but it could be better in places and again, odd details stick out on what is generally a brutally handsome looking motorbike. No worries over the reliability of the Trumpet in the long term, but the exhaust system looks a bit exposed, and so vulnerable to possible corrosion.
The Triumph Speed Triple 1050 is a great weekend bike, a real hooligan's machine, but it costs nearly eight grand, or the same as as a Gixer 1000, and some of its naked roadster 1000cc sized rivals can be had for less if you shop around. You have to really want to buy British to own the Speed Triple 1050, and then fork out for some extras like a belly pan, fly screen, sexy exhausts etc. on top of the RRP. Find a Triumph Speed Triple 1050 for sale
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Hey, Triumph Speed Triple 1050 is a naked roadster - what d'you want, a teasmade and heated grips? What you can't deny is that the massive brakes, the beefy USD forks and fully adjustable monoshock do the biz on the Triumph Speed Triple 1050, but odd details like the 90s style headlights, or the little indicators, detract a little bit from the overall package. For the money, it could have a funky flyscreen, modern lights and nicer mirrors as standard.