All new Triumph Speed Twin, the latest in Triumph’s Bonneville line-up has been revealed. The motorcycle will go on sale in February 2019. Prices, on the other hand, will be made available in January.
The 1200cc Speed Twin, in a way, pays tribute to the original Speed Twin from 1983. The new Triumph Speed Twin manages to merge the best parts of both the Thruxton R and the Bonneville T120. It has the heart of the Thruxton R while maintaining the approachability of a T120.
Triumph Speed Twin Design and Performance:
The new Speed Twin is a looker. It gets a dual tone paint scheme which highlights its performance-oriented nature. The fuel tank is very similar to the one in the T120 though. It also gets a brushed aluminium finish on the mudguards, throttle body covers, side panel finishers, heel plates, and headers. Minor attention to details like bar-end mirrors, blackened 7-spoke alloy wheels etc give the bike a more premium feel
Under the hood, the new Speed Twin runs on a 1200cc straight twin-cylinder engine derived from the Thruxton R. But it comes with a few tweaks which also features a low-inertia crankshaft. The compression ratio is also bumped up slightly. The engine in the speed twin outputs 96 PS 6750 m power and 112 Nm torque at low 4950 rpm. This engine works in conjunction with a 6-speed transmission which features a torque assist clutch.
The motorcycle also gets electronic rider aids to manage all the power available. It comes with three riding modes-Sport, Rain and Road. Dual channel ABS, switchable traction control, and ride-by-wire also make their way on the safety features.
The new Speed Twin sits on a tubular steel aluminium cradle frame with an aluminium swingarm. It gets 41mm KYB telescopic forks up front with cartridge damping and twin KYB shock absorbers at the rear with adjustable preload. Braking is handled by a 305mm front disc with Brembo 4-piston caliper and a 220mm rear disc with Nissin 2-piston caliper. The motorcycle weighs 196kg (dry) and also features a 14-liter fuel tank. It also has an impressive claimed fuel efficiency of 20.83kmpl.
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