No Reserve - 1998 Triumph Speed Triple T509

SOLD FOR: $3,150

Reserve price has been met.

This auction ended on September 8, 2021

Winner: StelioKontos

Winning Bid: $2,900
Buyer Fee: $250
Total: $3,150


Click here for a CycleVIN report on this 1998 Triumph Speed Triple. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

Released in 1997, the second generation of the Triumph Speed Triple (T509) introduced the twin “bug eye” headlamps that have become a Speed Triple trademark, championed by designers John Mockett and Rod Scivyer.

The changes were much more than cosmetic – the 885cc triple engine now produced 108 horsepower/63 ft-lbs and was stuffed inside of a new aluminum chassis with a single sided swingarm and upgraded fully adjustable Showa suspension.

Triumph-branded Nissin brakes handled stopping duties front and rear.

Manufactured in September of 1997, this Speed Triple is VIN: SMT500EE1WJ057113.

The odometer shows 2,690 miles.

The current owner acquired it from the Mecum Las Vegas auction in 2019. Though it was sold as a runner, the bike was not running upon delivery so he asked us to diagnose the issue and we replaced the fuel pump, battery, spark plugs, and one of the injectors.

The bike was also sold with damage to the tail so we replaced the tail section and installed new decals.

Aftermarket grips and bar end mirrors.

Rizoma clip-on handlebars.

Aftermarket front sprocket cover.

Aftermarket chain guard.

The tank has been lined:

Cosmetic Blemishes:

It is riding on new Dunlop Sportmax Q3+ tires from 2017.

The sale includes two keys.

Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Triumph is offered on a clean Colorado title. Have any Speed Triple stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the “Comments” tab!

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Santa Monica, California






Speed Triple







Title State/Country


Private Party/Dealership

Private Party

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Total Bids Placed: 15

Auction has ended.

Highest bidder was: StelioKontos

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
StelioKontos September 7, 2021 11:39 pm $2,900
Evelknievel72 September 7, 2021 4:12 am $2,800 Auto
Hoylemoto September 7, 2021 4:12 am $2,788
Evelknievel72 September 5, 2021 11:32 pm $2,600
Yippyeiho September 5, 2021 11:32 pm $2,500 Auto
Yippyeiho September 5, 2021 11:31 pm $2,100 Auto
Evelknievel72 September 5, 2021 11:31 pm $2,000
Yippyeiho September 3, 2021 12:48 pm $1,400 Auto
Phil September 3, 2021 12:48 pm $1,300
Yippyeiho September 3, 2021 9:27 am $1,200
Emcewen24 September 3, 2021 5:48 am $1,100
Phil September 3, 2021 5:48 am $1,000 Auto
Phil September 2, 2021 8:04 am $600
Larry231 September 2, 2021 8:04 am $500 Auto
Larry231 September 2, 2021 7:59 am $1 Reserve
Auction started September 1, 2021 10:00 am
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