Triumph Speed Triple 1050 Bike Overview
Triumph’s Speed Triple 1050 is fast – in fact, you can probably hit 150mph on this bike. It feels great when you’re on it, although it is quite heavy especially around corners.
You’ll definitely want to test drive this number before buying it. Not everyone likes the way it handles, and the suspension is a little too firm for others. It also isn’t that comfortable on longer rides, but it is a sporty ride if you’re into that sort of thing. So take careful consideration before purchasing this bike. It can also be a little costly but for some, it really is worth it.
The engine on this bike has real power. You’ll get a 1050cc three cylinder motor, similar to that on the Sprint ST and you’ll get lots of torque out of that. You’ll get good, even power on this bike whatever road you’re on.
The Triumph Speed Triple 1050’s overall build quality is good and you can rely on the Triumph name. Only negative points are that the exhaust system looks vulnerable to corrosion, so keep an eye on this.
You may need to fork out for some extras on this bike, like a fly screen or a better exhaust. Overall though, this bike is sure to impress.
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Triumph Speed Triple 1050 Bike Spec
- Top speed150mph
- Average fuel consumption40mpg
- Seat height815mm
- EngineFour stroke, DOHC, 4v, Liquid cooled
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Seat is hard
Can’t knock it 6 yr bike 20k on clock and looks like new
Brembo smooth and positive
Slightly heavier than some so have to push into corners.
No arm ripping but smooth
Don’t really know £ 14-16 ish 130 ish miles
It's a nimble bike to ride, very flickable in the corners and always feels planted.
I love the torque from the three cylinder motor, it's also very docile in town or slow traffic, best of both world's.
The running cost is similar to the Yamaha FZ1 I owned previously, fuel depends on how you ride it.
The build quality is as good as any other bike I've owned from various manufacturers.
The rear brake was a bit vague when I first bought it but an overhaul sorted that out, the front is Brembo...enough said, it's the first bike I've owned with ABS, I was at first cynical of it but it's earned it's keep on one occasion and no complaints generally.
The cornering of the bike is great and very fun to ride
Could be a little more powerful for the size of the engine
Tends to be a little bit thirsty. Other than that, average running costs
No problems so far. Touch wood
Brakes are good but abs could be better for wet conditions
Smooth, rides well, less hard than a superbike but still handles nicely.
Grunty, flexible triple but lacks top end if you're used to superbike power.
Not up to the modern Triumph standard (the new one is substantially better/class leading) but reasonable. A few cosmetic bits have broken like indicator stalks.
Brembo even on the standard version are strong and have plenty of feel.
Good handling and reasonably light. Firm suspension but not harsh.
A tremendous engine. Smooth, torquey and sounds delicious. It's powerful enough for me.
Not great for carrying luggage, so touring isn't that practical, but then it wasn't designed as a tourer.
No problems in ten years of ownership. Still looks great.
Brakes are good enough for the performance and have good feel. Not as powerful as the latest stuff but good.
Best on smooth surfaces
Better than most
Ride is quite hard, engine and box are very smooth. Corners like its on rails.
Very powerful torque engine, gearing could with fewer teeth on rear sprocket from new as its very revy in top gear
Definitely the gear ratio need improving and a little more adjustment on the suspension!
Built very well using some top notch stuff
Deadly brakes, very very responsive
Very smooth in all aspects, power delivery, cruising speed, or trundling through traffic, it's almost effortless to keep it under control and make it behave. It's a tad overweight in the corners compared to it's little brother, the Street Triple, but it's no slouch either and no whale. It's nimble and smooth through the corners too.
I couldn't ask for more. With the ability to break the speed limit in seconds, overtake just about anything, in any gap and still be able to filter through traffic effortlessly and smoothly, what more could you want from an engine. Also, that triple sound, with the whistle on the way up and the pops, bangs and burbles on the way back down…….bliss.
For a litre bike, it's really quite reasonable on fuel, insurance was less than a ZX6 or an MT-09 and obviously the tax is reasonable too.
The build quality seems to be brilliant! Everything is well put together, nothing feels cheap or like a shortcut has been taken. The bike did actually break down last week, but it turned out just to be the battery.
Front brake is a decent Brembo and behaves as such. If you wanted to you could put it on its nose, but equally you can slow down gently with no snatchiness or jolts coming to a stop. The rear brake, not so much. Almost useless at any kind of speed, but works perfectly well at low speeds, where it is most used anyway.
Good quality suspension. Really holds corners and easy to ride fast. Quite heavy to throw around like more modern machines. Makes it stable though.
Its powerful enough for the road. The way it fires out of corners with the torque helps it keep with much more powerful bikes. Fuel consumption is great. Never drops below 50mpg, and i dont hang about. Easy 150 miles to a tank.
Good on fuel, tyres and chain. Cheapest big bike so far to run.
Really well built. Good quality finish. Only problem has been fork seals.
Great brakes. Brembo with a radial master cylinder and stainless hoses.
I had a street triple before upgrading to the speed, great bike on handling on straight and twisty roads. Suspension has full adjustment in front and rear suspension, also this model has different power modes, which you can shift between. This bike handles corners really well considering it's size.
I find the triple about right on speed etc,It's engine could be tweaked slightly with different mapping and after market exhausts. Overall I find it be about right.
Cost wise on first service is £150, that was from a triumph dealership. Although second service is due in 2018 I will need to see cost to fully reflect value for money with servicing.
The build quality on triumph I have found is second to none, never had any issues with parts, whether they were factory fitted or purchased separately.
This model has ABS braking which believe me can make a difference if you ever need to use it
Great ride, not too heavy
Can’t help yourself with the throttle. Nor is it a cheaper bike to insure
Only marked down as the bar end mirrors aren't very secure and move at high speed
Standard breaks are plenty powerful
Love how easy it is to manipulate over the tight and twisties.
Love the triumph triple series, sing such a sweet note, and the Speed Triple pulls nicely though out the rev range.
Before this I owned an rotary RX8, so yeah…
As always triumph is spot on with their builds, second one I've owned..
Stops on a dime, and enjoy sharp 60-0 just as much as pulling through the gears