Triumph is bringing two new special editions of its most popular bikes into the US for 2013. The Speed Triple SE gains a blue frame, matte-gray paint and a host of carbon gewgas. The Bonnie’s frame is painted red and there’s a new matte black/red paint scheme to match.
In addition to that paint, Triumph says the Bonneville SE also has these changes: “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.”
There’s also a, “unique seat design comprising new stitching and vinyl covering.”
On the Speed Triple SE, in addition to the paint, there’s carbon “front mudguard, side pods, tank cover panel and inner radiator panels.”
The parts catalog is also heavily raided, “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.”
There’s also a healthy use of newly-black parts, including, “new styled mirrors and black silencer heat shields, handlebars and clamps.”
Both bikes should be in dealers in May. At $13,399, the Speed carries a $600 premium over the standard model while the Bonneville SE is the same price as the stock model, when that bike is equipped with two-tone paint — $7,999.