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Triumph's Speed Triple turns 21 with two special models
In 1994 Triumph released the Speed Triple 900, now Triumph are releasing two special models to commemorate 21 years of success.
The heritage and passion of 21 years of the Speed Triple family is reflected in the two special editions: the Speed 94 and Speed 94 R. With styling cues, paint schemes, decals and cosmetic additions designed to hark back to the original classic, the Speed 94 and Speed 94 R combine the handling prowess, performance refinements and convenience of the modern Speed Triple and Speed Triple R with the celebrated history of an icon.
Available in two colours, Jet Black and Racing Yellow (pictured) and based on the current crop of Speed Triple the Speed 94 and Speed 94 make full use of 21 years of unbroken development to deliver the pinnacle of nake bike performance and handling.
The heart of the Speed 94 is, as it was 21 years ago, an exceptionally torque-rich inline three-cylinder engine. Benefitting today from cutting-edge advances in materials and design technology, the Speed 94’s 1050cc motor produces 135PS and 111Nm of torque with a broad power delivery specifically tuned to generate explosive low-down propulsion in any gear. Alongside Triumph’s world-class electronic fuel injection system and engine management, this guarantees colossal thrust whenever and however the rider needs it, and delivers knockout-punch power to back up the Speed 94’s tough good looks.
Controlling the Speed 94’s performance is a well-established chassis set-up consisting of an aluminium trellis frame, beefy single-sided swingarm, fully adjustable 43mm upside-down Showa forks and monoshock, and Brembo radial calipers equipped with Triumph’s anti-lock brake system. So from cutting through an urban jungle to carving lines along countryside roads, the Speed 94 always has the motive force and responsive handling needed to stamp its authority on the ride.
SPEED 94 SPECIAL FEATURES
The Speed 94 unveils a host of styling and design cues to echo the original 1994 Mk1 Speed Triple. Available in striking Racing Yellow or menacing Jet Black, both colours are specially re-formulated mixes created to match the very first Speed Triple paint schemes, and instantly tie Speed 94 back to the iconic machines.
In addition, the Speed 94 features carefully considered colour enhancements to further reflect its lineage, with the subframe painted in Graphite to match the frame and the side panels colour-balanced to match the look of the first Speed Triple. Other enhancements include black exhaust silencer wraps, a black filler cap, a colour-matched fly screen, seat cowl and belly pan, yellow pin-striping (Racing Yellow colour option only), Speed Triple logos in the original 1994 typeface, and a commemorative Speed Triple 94 tank-mounted plaque.
SPEED 94 R
A high-spec R version of the Speed 94, the Speed 94 R, takes the concept to the ultimate level of chassis performance. Coming in the same colours with the same styling enhancements as the Speed 94, the 94 R adds uprated, black-anodized, fully-adjustable Öhlins NIX30 43mm forks, Öhlins TTX36 rear shock, Brembo Monobloc radial calipers, and is shod with Pirelli Supercorsa SP tyres. The Speed 94 R really is the last word in raw, naked, streetbike performance matched to classic styling.