Triumph has accidentally unveiled its 2011 Speed Triple on the Triumph Accessories website ahead of the official launch next week.
There is no official information about the machine but from the pictures it’s clear the iconic naked bike has been given a complete makeover to include new lights, new lighter cast alloy chassis, new wheels, swingarm and clocks.
Even the 1050cc inline three-cylinder engine has been given a performance boost, too, according to American certification papers recently filed.
We also know the new bike has shed more than 5kg from its overall weight – much of which comes from the new cast alloy chassis.
MCN managed to speak to one insider who did not want to be named who has ridden the new bike. Obviously he had a pro-Triumph slant but was glowing about the riding impressions. He said: “They’ve made it feel like a big Street Triple. It’s as flickable as the smaller bike but with considerably more power and it feels great to ride.”
MCN also understands the new bike’s price will be around £8500 OTR when it goes on sale early next year, only £300 more than the current model.
Follow the link below, click ‘View the Accessory Range’ blue button on the right, and then select ‘2011 Speed Triple' from the drop down menu (although it’s likely Triumph will disable the link soon)