She’s been a great companion for the past 6 years but it was time to upgrade to the newest model and we’re running out of garage space… Oil, spark plugs, coolant, and tires are new — and the bike comes with the 2013 Speed Triple headlights (check out the pics).
Displacement: 1050 ccm
Engine type: Three in-line cylinders, four-stroke
Power: 132 HP (at 9250 RPM)
Dry Weight: 416 pounds
Seat height: 32.1 inches
Asking price: $5,000 OBO (cash or cashier’s check only; no PayPal, etc)
The Speed Triple is the mother of all naked bikes: mean, aggressive and a lot of fun to ride through town, on the track, and in the mountains. With its higher-than-usual seat height, this is the perfect bike for average-height as well as tall people.
It’s been so much fun to ride, we put a lot of miles on it riding all over the East Coast, including an epic 4,000-mile trip to Newfoundland in 2011. We did all of the maintenance ourselves, using only top quality parts. And we’ve done some performance upgrades as well: To add some oomph to the lower RPMs, we put a bigger rear sprocket on the Triple (+3 teeth), accompanied by a top-notch chain. The bike also has a K&N air filter that comes with a lifetime warranty and has noticeably improved the bike’s performance.
And because Triumphs are known for their electrical issues, we replaced the OEM stator and regulator/rectifier with much better aftermarket parts. It has always been kept in a cozy barn in Montgomery County, MD.
We also replaced a lot of other OEM parts with LSL aftermarket parts (LSL is a German manufacturer that specializes in high quality Triumph parts), including the handlebar (black!), hand grips, front brake fluid reservoir, brake and clutch levers.
The bike has some minor scratches on the tank and stator cover from an unfortunate drop on gravel, and the seat has a small hole (from leaning it against the hot engine) but other than that, it’s in great shape considering its age and mileage.