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Dark Matter: A stellar Triumph Speed Triple 1050 from Ernes

Dark Matter: A stellar Speed Triple 1050 from Ernes

We once listed the Triumph Speed Triple 1050 as one of our favorite modern motorcycles. And with good reason: the grunty motor and sharp-edged looks are icons of 21st century motorcycling. Which is probably why the Speed Triple doesn’t get customized too often. But if you have a Triple in your garage, and an itch…

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Triumph Speed Triple by Vilner

Most folks agree that the Triumph Speed Triple is one of the best ‘naked’ bikes you can buy. But there’s always someone, somewhere, who wants to improve on perfection. That’s where companies like Vilner come in. Best known for its custom cars and a client list full of Russian oligarchs, Vilner occasionally turns its hand…

Speed Triple 1050

Speed Triple 1050 drift bike

One of the most eye-catching motorcycle videos of 2011 was a very unusual one: High Plains Drifters, a high-voltage clip that pitted a Kawasaki ZX-10R against a hot-rodded Mazda RX-7 drift car. It was the work of apparel brand Icon; the machine we have here is one of two bikes that Icon has commissioned for…

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‘Weslake’: A red-hot Triumph Speed Triple cafe racer

Most Triumph customs tend to be firmly rooted in the past, being retro throwbacks with varying degrees of success. So it’s good to see a builder capture the sporting spirit of Triumph in a thoroughly contemporary way. ‘Weslake’ is based on a T509-spec Triumph Speed Triple (108 hp, aluminum frame, twin headlamps) and was built…

Triumph Speed Triple custom

Take a brisk hour-and-a-half ride south of Salzburg and you’ll arrive in Oberpinzgau, home of Julian Schneider, one of Austria’s top Triumph specialists. Schneider is…