2004 Triumph Speed Triple

If you are looking for a fun and different bike that will
stand out in any crowd, check out the reviews of this

"So that leaves the Speed Triple as the winner of 4-3-2-Won! Back
in 2003, the Speed Triple's MSRP was $10,899, putting it in a
different league than the Asian bikes. But for 2004, Triumph
lowered the price by a whopping $2000, making the somewhat
exotic Speed Triple attainable even by K-Mart shoppers, and
clearly the bargain of the bunch.

Though its clothes are getting a bit dated, its bad-ass-ness still
cuts through as clear as ever. It fully looks the part of a
streetfighter, but its beauty is deeper than fashion. Also worthy of
note is its top-ranked suspension.

But the real splendor of the Speed Triple lies in its name, for we
are huge fans of Triumph's three-cylinder lump. It's not just the
distinctiveness of the Triple's wail that makes it so intoxicating to
our ears, though we're sure that is part of the appeal; it's in the way
its torque and horsepower curves interweave as the revs rise,
hurtling the bike forward while sending forth a mellifluous
crescendo of an exhaust note.

It not only has the best engine in this group, it's the best bike too. "

This is the last year of this body style and is credited as
the first true hooligan bike.

2004 Speed Triple vs. VTR vs. Z1000

2003 Speed Triple Review

Triumph's Best Kept Secret

Type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, in-line 3-cylinder
Capacity 955cc
Bore/Stroke 79 x 65mm
Compression Ratio 12.0:1
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Ignition Digital - inductive type - via electronic engine
management system
Primary Drive Gear
Final Drive Chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 6-speed
Frame Tubular, fabricated aluminium alloy perimeter
Swingarm Single-sided, aluminium alloy with eccentric
chain adjuster
Front Wheel Alloy 3-spoke, 17 x 3.5in
Rear Wheel Alloy 3-spoke, 17 x 6.0in
Front Tyre 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tyre 190/50 ZR17
Front Suspension 45mm cartridge forks with dual rate
springs and adjustable preload, compression and
rebound damping
Rear Suspension Monoshock with adjustable preload,
compression and rebound damping
Front Brakes Twin 320mm floating discs, 4 piston
Rear Brakes Single 220mm disc, 2 piston caliper
Length 2115mm (83.3in)
Width 780mm (30.7in)
Height 1250mm (49.2in)
Seat Height 815mm (32.1in)
Wheelbase 1429mm (56.2in)
Rake/Trail 23.5 degrees / 84mm
Weight (Dry) 189kg (416lbs)
Fuel Capacity 21 litres (5.5 gal US)
Maximum Power 120PS (118bhp) at 9,100 rpm
Maximum Torque 100Nm (74ft.lbf) at 5,100 rpm