Choosing a Triumph is already a bit of an alternative choice, and now there’s an alternative to the alternative for two of the company’s coolest bikes: The Speed Triple and Bonneville will be offered in Special Edition versions for 2013.
Visual enhancements to the Bonneville include a red frame and fenders, with a fat racing stripe of the same color running down the middle of the matte-black fuel tank. New front turnsignals, plus a headlight lifted from the Thruxton, give the front end of the Bonneville SE a unique look, while a special seat, black mirrors and black passenger grab rails complete the package. Triumph’s familiar 865cc parallel-Twin engine powers the new SE, which is expected at dealers in early May and starts at $7999.
Triumph Speed Triple SE
If the Bonneville represents Triumph’s iconic past, the Speed Triple defines its modern history. The new SE is visually set apart by its blue frame and Matte Graphite swingarm, all wrapped around the same spirited 1050cc three-cylinder as used in the other models. A front fender, side pods, tank cover panel and inner radiator panels made of carbon fiber help keep weight down while adding bling, and standard accessories include a color-matched flyscreen, belly pan and seat cowl. Blue-pinstriped wheels and other blacked-out components finish off the look. The Speed Triple SE will be available in early May for $13,399.