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The Speed Triple is already one of the most understated bikes on the market, so the addition of matte black paint elevates it to new levels of stealth performance. The paint comes in addition to other midlife tweaks like the new swoopier wheels, Magura handlebars and LED taillight. The seat unit’s plastic has also been tweaked to make it look a little more finished, though this update is less successful than the rest. The 131bhp 1050cc triple remains unchanged.

In typical Triumph fashion, the matte black theme hasn’t found its way to the whole bike, giving it a somewhat unfinished look. The chrome headlights and exhausts, for example, look out of place and needlessly retro amid the rest of the Speed Triple's muscular aggression.

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