Best of Bri­tish keeps Speed in the fam­ily

Tri­umph awarded top marks for its lovely big Triple

MCN - - This Week In MCN - Ge­off and Paul Turner, Isle of Man and Barcelona

Here’s our col­lec­tion of 2003, 2010 and 2013 Speed Triple SEs with my father, me and my son in the ap­pro­pri­ate or­der. My father and I were cu­ri­ous to test ride the new 765 and the lat­est Speed Triple. Hav­ing rid­den so many in­car­na­tions of the 885/955/1050 en­gine we both ex­pected the lat­est to be one step too far for the “meat & po­tato power” (as Michael Neeves fondly once de­scribed it). How wrong we were. We couldn’t be­lieve the new Speed’s smooth spread and will­ing­ness to rev. The lads at Hinck­ley have worked some magic to re­duce in­ter­nal in­er­tia. There’s life in the old dog yet and while we both en­joyed the 765 we agreed the new Speed is the bike to go for. Thanks to Ja­son Grif­fith the Isle of Man Tri­umph dealer (and for­mer TT racer) for lend­ing us both bikes.

Three gen­er­a­tions on three gen­er­a­tions of Speed Triples

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