The Triumph Speed Triple is a modern classic, a machine that invented an entire category of motorcycles upon its release and despite coming under increasing pressure, still remains one of the best machines money can buy today. And now, they’ve become a whole lot more desirable thanks to Tony Scott of T3 Racing and Kevin Taggart, Spirit of the Seventies designer. From them has come Project Gemini, a limited release of 100 custom Speed Triples that are absolutely gorgeous.
For British readers, T3 Racing will probably be a recognisable name, having established a one make Speed Triple category in support of the BSBK series until last year. Scott then teamed up with Taggart, the duo having a desire to ride machines that looked as good as they ran. Looking at the pictures below you’d be happy with just a cosmetic overhaul as their designs and colour schemes are fantastic. But instead they went further and improved the bike mechanically as much as they could.
The front suspension gets a revamp, with the new units now contain modified rebound and
compression stacks and brand new T6 Billet Aluminium fork Drop-outs. The centrally mounted, single rear shock has also been upgraded to give the rider full adjustability
for compression, rebound, and pre-load. Stock brakes have been upgraded to include T3’s 6 pot billet calipers and performance pads. Only the best electronic will be fitted to the Gemini bikes,new dashboards, keyless ignition are just some of the refined electrical engineering you can expect to find on these purposefully built machines. The engine gets love too, with power bumped up to 160bhp.
How much? No one knows yet, but only 100 of these machines will be built – 50 Nakeds and 50 Indianapolis. It’s expected that no more than six machines will go to one individual country as well, so if you’re interested you’d better get in quick.