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Speed Triple difference between 2011-12-13 models?

Discussion in 'Modifications and Projects' at netrider.net.au started by Shori, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. Hi guys,

    Just had a few q’s before I go ahead and buy another Speedy sometime soon. I have a few ideas in mind to customise it and want to be sure that I’m able to the things I want to do on it.

    There is a 2012 speed triple w/t ABS I’m interested in:
    - Is there any difference between 2011, 2012 and 2013 Speed Triple ABS models
    - I have read quite a few threads on the Triumphrat forum on replacing the new head lights with the old round ones. Just want to confirm if anyone has knowledge of that I won’t have a problem putting on the round head lights on a 2012 Speed Triple model.

    I have this in mind, but not exactly like this - http://thebikeshed.cc/2013/09/25/vinces-speed-triple-cafe/

    Any help will be much appreciated.

  2. No real difference, but to be honest unless you're going to be doing a lot of loaded up touring or two up riding, look at the Street Triple R - its a far better bike, and it best in class and then some, the Speed Triple is outclassed by many litre nakeds these days.

    I had a new 2012 Speed Triple, after 2 Street Triples - biggest mistake ever!!
  3. I'm 6'' and my partner is 5'10. Also, she is a pillion most of the time I ride. I had a 2010 Speed Triple before and was happy with it. Anyways, I'm happy w/t the power it delivers compared to other 1000cc bikes and I think it forms a good base for what I'm after. Which is a retro style bike with modern day engineering/ technology. Actually, I'm a Triumph Fan...

    I was considering a Street Triple, but I just find it too skinny now that my previous 2 bikes were a 1000cc. But, I do understand your point about what Street Triple R offers compared to a base Speed Triple...