Triumph Unveils Speed Triple & Bonneville Special Editions

Triumph Bonneville SE

2013 Triumph Bonneville SE and Speed Triple SE

Triumph Motorcycles is known for its Special Edition motorcycles.  The Hinckley-based brand built one in 2012 that attracted much attention across the motorcycle industry – the Triumph Bonneville T100 Steve McQueen Edition.

Building on this tradition, Triumph is at it again for 2013. This week, the British motorcycle manufacturer unveiled two Special Edition models – the Bonneville SE and the Speed Triple SE. Both Special Edition models, which feature upgrades such unique paint and parts, will be available for just a few hundred dollars over the MSRP of the original models.

Following is information on each model courtesy of Triumph.

2013 Triumph Bonneville Special Edition:

The new Special Edition Bonneville – with its characteristic 865cc engine, retro chrome styling and cast aluminum wheels – boasts an array of enhancements to create a hugely distinctive bike.

While the bold red frame and stunning paint job immediately catches the eye, there have been many other styling changes made to the bike.

The front end gets new front indicators and headlight (as per the Thruxton), while the rear end sees the addition of a black pillion grab rail and ‘bash’ plate. Contemporary black mirrors complete the new look.

However, it is the red frame and Matte Black and Cranberry Red color scheme which really grabs the attention. Not to be outdone, and with an eye on function and fashion, the Bonneville SE proudly sports a unique seat design comprising new stitching and vinyl covering.

2013 Triumph Speed Triple Special Edition

The Special Edition Speed Triple is also based on the current model, powered by Triumph’s charismatic 1050cc three cylinder engine. Boasting a distinctive blue frame and swingarm, the Speed Triple SE comes in Matte Graphite with twin Matte Blue decals.

The special edition gets the lightweight treatment with carbon fiber front mudguard, side pods, tank cover panel and inner radiator panels.  The color-matched fly screen, belly pan and seat cowl all come as standard, as well as neat finishing details such as a rubber tank pad and clear rear light. A new styled clutch, alternator and sprocket cover further enhances its distinctive makeover.

Finishing the dynamic look are blue wheel pinstripes, new styled mirrors and black silencer heat shields, handlebars and clamps.

2013 Triumph Bonneville SE and Speed Triple SE MSRP:

The Bonneville SE will have an MSRP of $7,999, and the Speed Triple SE $13,399. Both bikes will be available Triumph’s US dealer network beginning May 1, 2013.