Track Weapon: “Tripla Competizione”
Sergio Giordano, the founder of Italian Dream Motorcycle, runs a team of professional racing mechanics uniquely qualified to build high-performance custom motorcycles.
“Thanks to years of experience in the world of superbikes and MotoGP, ours are not only beautiful bikes to be seen, but also real jewels of mechanics, for construction and performance.”
Earlier this year, we featured IDM’s Tripla 0.0, based on the 675cc Triumph Street Triple. Now the team is back with another build in their Tripla Collection, the Tripla Competizione — a limited-production, track-focused 1050cc Triumph Speed Triple. The bike was picked by EIMCA official photographer Monica Silva to photograph with the president of the expo, and even made it into the Rolling Stone magazine!
Below, we get the full story on this stunning build.
Tripla Competizione: Builder Interview
The Tripla Competizione breathes new soul into the legendary Triumph Triple 1050, making it it a track hungry competitive monster. It comes in a limited series of only 5 examples.
The Tripla Competizione is part of a series of three models of motorcycles. Our first project, the Tripla 0.0, for which we were inspired by the visionary Carlo Talamo, who greatly influenced my work.
What’s the make, model and year of the bike?
This is a Triumph Speed Triple 1050cc 2009.
Why was this bike built?
The Speed Triple 1050 was the first bike in the Speed Triple series to have a dedicated chassis — it is not a coincidence that we wanted to choose this starting point to work on.
The Tripla Competizione series is based on the already powerful Triumph Speed Triple 1050, putting out 130HP straight out of the factory. We put an incredible amount of work to improve the performance of the engine and raised the power output to 140HP. The work began by picking the highest quality components, most of which are used in racing circuits. These parts have been manufactured exclusively for IDM by the world’s leading specialists.
What was the design concept and what influenced the build?
The bike follows the aggressive design of the futuristic Tripla series. Obviously the shapes have grown in proportion to the two apparently similar but very different Street and Speed Triple. The appearance is almost identical if not for two particularities the designs of the paintings change Vents in the carriers, and the bike is always black but with many details anodized or painted in a special way in gold.
What custom work was done to the bike?
Being track focused, the Tripla Competizione received an extensive amount of performance upgrades to maximize its potential. The bike was fitted with Pirelli Diablo Corsa paired to super sport discs that can handle up to 1.3G braking. Both front and rear suspensions are by Öhlins connected to new-gen radial forks.
The mono suspension system offers extensive customization options that can optimize the bike to every kind of track. This will be particularly useful for riders who want to perfect their riding in every lap.
Braking is obviously handled by Brembo gold series with 4 pistons. The bars and knobs are by Accossato Racing who did a custom pushbutton for different controls. Motogadget provided the starting system that uses a proximity sensor for initiation.
Despite performance being a priority, the Tripla Competizione received the perfect cosmetic treatment; a stealthy aggressive look. The dashboard has been cleaned up and upgraded with a multifunctional digital instrument by Motogadget. It sits comfortably atop the handmade aluminium fairings, which expose the special frame, a colorful characteristic of the Tripla Competizione.
Speaking of the frame, it was bathed multiple times and coated with a special paint to obtain its color. The bike comes with two different front fairings, a fully black one that serves as a track plate number; or a fully black fiber fairing that exposes the two crazy eyes, as Carlo Talamo used to call them.
The seat is covered in leather and premium Alcantara.
The bike was recently presented at Eicma, where it was chosen by the official photographer Monica Silva to photograph with the guests of the international expo, including its president for the official photo. The images were used by Sport Mediaset (the Italian television following the WSBK and the MotoGP), Radio Deejay (the most important station in the country), and by Rolling Stone magazine.
The photo on the Track of Varano Circuit is of Max Serra and the rider is me in Total Look Dainese & Agv Anniversario (gold and black like the motorcycle).