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2011 Triumph Speed Triple 1050 Review
 

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2011 Triumph Speed Triple 1050 Review

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pushrod 04-06-2011 12:17 PM

Now it looks even more like a 'pre-crashed' bike!

Always the lead contender for the "Easiest Bike to Lose Your License With."

Maybe someone will come out with a Flyscreen/round headlamp nacelle. It'd look kinda like an upside-down Groucho nose/mask...

ducatidon 04-06-2011 12:25 PM

2011 Speed Triple suspension
 
The downloadable Speed Triple Owners Manual on the Triumph web site contains this statement:

WARNING!
The rear suspension unit spring pre-load is
not rider adjustable. Any attempt to adjust
the spring pre-load could result in a
dangerous riding condition leading to loss
of control and an accident.

This is probably for a 2010 model so I'm wondering if your statement that the 2011 rear suspension is fully adjustable is accurate. The rear suspension was being touted as being "fully adjustable" by the magazines and Triumph's own web site back in 2005 when I bought my "05 Speed Triple. Imagine my chagrin when I tried to move those rear preload rings and found them welded together!

Dr_Sprocket 04-06-2011 01:50 PM

I'm not a huge fan of the new styling. However, it does sound like the changes that were made under the skin were worthwhile.

Totally agree with the recommendation for a round headlight option/accessory.

Kevin_Duke 04-06-2011 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Dr_Sprocket (Post 258270)
I'm not a huge fan of the new styling. However, it does sound like the changes that were made under the skin were worthwhile.

Totally agree with the recommendation for a round headlight option/accessory.

Other than the headlights, I'm jazzed about all the revisions for 2011. Can't wait to ride it.

Dr_Sprocket 04-06-2011 03:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kevin_Duke (Post 258272)
Other than the headlights, I'm jazzed about all the revisions for 2011. Can't wait to ride it.

Kev, I've forgotten. How tall is Troy?

Kevin_Duke 04-06-2011 04:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr_Sprocket (Post 258273)
Kev, I've forgotten. How tall is Troy?

I'll guess 5-foot-9. I'll measure him later...

Trizzle 04-06-2011 05:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dr_Sprocket (Post 258273)
Kev, I've forgotten. How tall is Troy?

I'm 5'8" and 150lbs. Does that make me the giant on staff? ;)

Dr_Sprocket 04-06-2011 05:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trizzle (Post 258278)
I'm 5'8" and 150lbs. Does that make me the giant on staff? ;)

Didn't anyone ever tell you not to talk down to your boss?! ;)

Kevin_Duke 04-06-2011 05:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trizzle (Post 258278)
I'm 5'8" and 150lbs. Does that make me the giant on staff? ;)

No. I too am 5'8, and Pete's probably pushing you on weight! Then if you add in the size of an ego, I'm the clear winner. ;)


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