Rumored to be coming for a while now, Triumph Motorcycles has today announced that to mark 21 years of producing the Speed Triple it will be releasing two special editions of the venerable roadster – the Speed Triple 94 and Speed Triple 94R. For lovers of supernaked motorcycles, you pretty much have Triumph to thank for creating the segment.
According to Triumph, the Speed 94 and Speed 94R unite both ends of the Speed Triple story, combining the modern Speed Triple engine and chassis package together with stylistic and visual elements of the very first, original Speed Triple 900 from 1994.
Those hoping for some extra oomph or other mechanical changes for the special edition will be disappointed – this is a cosmetic makeover only. And those controversial headlights still remain – no rounded lights for those reminiscing for yesteryear. The paint scheme directly connects to the first Street Triple machines with the special edition available in racing yellow or jet black along with commemorative decals.
The heart of the Speed 94 and Speed 94R remains the same and we wouldn’t have it any other way. The 1050 cc triple retains output of 133 hp and 111 Nm of torque. The 94 is attached to an aluminium trellis frame, single-sided swingarm, fully adjustable 43mm upside-down Showa forks and monoshock, and Brembo radial calipers equipped with Triumph’s anti-lock brake system. The 94R gets uprated brakes and Ohlins both front and rear.
In the UK, both the 94 and 94R will remain the same price as the ‘normal editions’ and hopefully it will be the same for international markets too. Release for the machine will be within the next couple of weeks.