Friday Forum Foraging: 1996 Triumph Speed Triple

Troy Siahaan
by Troy Siahaan

Grab a piece of history with this first-gen Speed Triple.

These days the Triumph Speed Triple is considered relatively tame compared to the class of big displacement naked bikes, but one could argue the class wouldn't exist if it weren't for the Speed Triple. Originally introduced in 1994, this 1996 version, as found on our sister site, is a rolling piece of history. And now it can be yours for $4000. Judging by the pics and the seller's description, it looks to be in fairly good shape for a 27-year-old bike, though the seller states the fork seals and tires are likey due for replacing soon. The full ad is copied below, but as always, if you're interested in the bike, click the link to go to the original listing and contact the seller.

Hi. I'm selling my beloved 1996 Speed Triple with only 13K miles. I had it for 5 years and it has been inside a garage most of her life. The paint is in great condition. Runs good. It need the fork seals to be serviced and maybe tires for next season, they're good now. I moved and unfortunately I don't have a garage anymore (my main reason to sell it) and it deserves a better home. I have some of the previous records from last owner and me. I had a great time with it. Hope someone takes good care of her. Feel free to reach out if any questions.


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Troy Siahaan
Troy Siahaan

Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.

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