Triumph Speed Triple T309 (885) Motorbikes For Sale

Triumph Speed Triple T309 (885)
Current Prices: £3,650–£2,950
Insurance Costs: 8 of 10

What Is It?

The Triumph Speed Triple T309 is a naked bike and is powered by a liquid cooled 885 cc triple engine, producing 96.7 bhp at 9,000 rpm and maximum torque at 6,500 rpm. It's a stressed member of the frame.

Features include:

  • Steel tubular frame
  • Dual 310 mm discs up front with Nissin two piston calipers
  • 255 mm disc at the rear with two piston caliper
  • Adjustable 43 mm Kayaba fork with 150 mm travel
  • Rear shock with 126 mm travel
  • Three 36 mm Mikuni flat side carbs
  • 3->2 exhaust system with black finish Aluminium mufflers
  • 5 speed gearbox

Triumph's T309 is basically a Daytona 900 without the fairing and shares both the engine and chassis with the Daytona and Trident models.

The 3-spoke 17" wheels take a 120/70 tyre at the front and a 180/55 at the rear.

Colours: Black, yellow (94), orange (95-96)


Capacity: 885 cc (average)

Power: 97 bhp, 72 kW (average)

Red Line: 9,500 rpm (average)

Top Speed: 130 mph, 209 km/h (high)

Fuel Consumption / Gas Mileage: 45 mpg, 6.3 l/100km, 15.9 km/l (average)

Range: 250 miles, 402 km (high)

Fuel Capacity: 25.0 litres, 6.6 US gallons (very high)

Seat Height: 790 mm, 31.1 inches (low)

Dry Weight: 209 kg, 461 pounds

Road Tax (VED): £96 / Year (very high)

Road tax and VED guide

Model History & Updates

1996: 6 speed gearbox and new adjustable shock.

1997: For one year only, Triumph stuck their leftover 89 bhp 749 cc Daytona engines into the chassis, but these are extremely rare.

Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Loads of torque
  • Looks great

Any Downsides?

  • Limited top speed
  • Heavy


More Info

Check out the excellent MK1 Speed Triple site for more info

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