Iconic British Premium motorcycling major Triumph Motorcycles today launched its latest performance icon, the Speed Twin in India. The all new Speed Twin is a reincarnation of the original 1938 marque, which was also the world’s first successful parallel twin engine packed in a game changing chassis.
It also re-introduces the renowned Triumph identity to the modern classics line-up, resetting a new standard in class-leading handling, and delivering a new benchmark for modern custom bikes. Its smooth dynamic handling and superb responsive feel established Triumph as the number one motorcycle marque globally for performance and handling, setting the template for all that followed, and earning a global reputation for being the first real ‘riders bike’. The new Speed Twin carries the legacy of the 1938 legendary Street Twin in terms of its contemporary custom style but adds more premium details.
The modern roadster character comes to life through its 1200cc high power 8 valve, parallel twin Bonneville engine, specifically updated for the new Speed Twin. This revised high performance engine features a low inertia crank and high compression head, and is developed from the Thruxton R’s power plant. Engine updates include:
- New magnesium cam cover
- Revised clutch assembly
- New mass optimised engine covers
Together these deliver a unique 2.5kg weight saving versus the Thruxton engine. With 97PS peak power @ 6,750rpm, the new Speed Twin achieves an impressive 76% increase over the 2016/17 Street Twin, and 49% more than the 2018 Street Twin. Additionally the new Speed Twin engine also delivers a strong peak torque figure of 112 Nm @ 4,950rpm – an amazing 40% more than the 2018 Street Twin.
The Speed Twin’s all new distinctive twin upswept silencers, with satin black painted wrap and stainless steel end caps deliver the unmistakable sound of a British Twin, a unique exhaust note that matches its powerful and legendary character – rich, deep and full.
Behind the stylish exterior sits a liquid cooling system, carefully integrated to minimise its visual impact whilst achieving clean emissions and enhancing fuel efficiency. Combined with an extended first major service interval of 16,000km, this contributes to a reduced overall cost of ownership.
Class leading handling & advanced rider technology
The all-new Speed Twin brings a new standard for class leading handling, with a precise, agile and dynamic modern roadster ride, and a confidence inspiring, intuitive feel. The dedicated new frame developed from the Thruxton R delivers comfortable engaged roadster ergonomics, which combined with the high specification cartridge front forks and twin rear suspension units with adjustable spring pre-load, make for a truly unparalleled ride.
The Speed Twin brings in new standards in class leading rider technologies with advancements like high specification cartridge front forks and twin rear suspension units with adjustable spring pre-load; high specification Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres, high specification twin Brembo 4-piston axial calipers on the front with twin discs, and a 2-piston floating caliper and single disc on the rear, provide excellent stopping power, complementing the motorcycle’s modern roadster character. A significant 10-kilogram weight saving compared to the Thruxton, contributes to its class leading handling.
Designed with personalisation in mind, the Speed Twin comes with over 80 accessories to help you add more style, practicality and security.
Mr. Shoeb Farooq, General Manager, Triumph Motorcycles India Pvt. Ltd. said,
“We are proud to launch the 2019 Speed Twin that adds up to our existing modern classics range. The Modern Classic range continues to be the most loved Triumph motorcycles in India and contribute to 55% of total volume. We take pride in offering the widest range of luxury motorcycles for riders in India & We’re focussed on introducing smarter, high-performance machines that will enable us to furthermore strengthen our presence in the country. The Speed Twin has a rich legacy of being the world’s first parallel twin engine motorcycle and established Triumph as number 1 choice for performance. It can arguably be described as the first “riders” bike. With the new Speed Twin the ambition of the company is to build on the success of Street Twin and take it further with a bike that rides & handles more like a proper modern roadster.
The Speed Twin’s technology features include:
The Speed Twin’s technology features include:
|Three Riding Modes||Linked to the ride-by-wire system, the three selectable riding modes-Sport, Road and Rain, each with dedicated throttle maps and traction control settings, providing enhanced rider control and safety, and in ‘Sport’, a more immediate throttle response.|
|ABS||The contemporary safety standard, with minimal visual impact, the ABS is responsive yet unobtrusive.|
|Switchable traction control||Managing the Speed Twin’s high torque delivery when traction is compromised, the switchable system offers increased rider control.|
|LED DRL headlight||Incorporated into the headlight, the LED daytime running light brings excellent visibility and a distinctive light profile (where legislation allows).|
|LED rear light & indicators||Built into the classically inspired minimal tail set-up, the LED rear light and indicators bring a distinctive rear light pattern and excellent power efficiency|
|Ride-by-wire||Enhancing throttle responsiveness, safety and feel.|
|Torque assist clutch||Optimised for a lighter touch and feel to the clutch to make it easier to ride, and ride longer.|
|Switchgear||Elegant switchgear presents simple fingertip controls for easy access to the key features on the new twin clocks.|
|USB charging socket||For maximum rider convenience, the USB charging socket charges riders’ essential devices.|
|Engine Immobilizer||Transponder integrated into the key adds greater security.|
|Stylish Twin Clocks||New twin clocks, beautifully detailed and premium, incorporate a digital menu system accessed by the handlebar mounted scroll button.|
|Class leading handling||Confidence inspiring, precise, agile and dynamic rideDedicated new chassis and suspension set-up 10kg lighter than the Thruxton High specification Brembo brakes and twin discsABS and switchable traction controlComfortable, engaged riding position with accessible |
low seat height and pillion capability
|Thrilling performance||Updated 1200cc HP Bonneville twin engine with ‘Thruxton’ tuneHigh power across the entire rev range, with peak output of 97PS @ 6,750 rpmExhilarating torque delivery, with peak torque of 112 Nm @ 4,950 rpmDistinctive British twin sound from twin black upswept sports silencers|
|Advanced rider technology||Sport, Road and Rain riding modesLED lighting, with DRL headlight (in applicable markets)Torque assist clutchFeature packed twin clocks USB charging socketImmobiliserAccessory TPMS capability|
|Beautifully modern custom style||Triumph’s timeless DNA married to a new standard |
in contemporary Bonneville style Muscular and imposing roadster poise 80+ custom Speed Twin accessories
|Category leading finish and detailing||A host of beautifully designed premium features, finishes and detailsBrushed aluminium mudguards, throttle body covers, side panel |
finishers, heel guards and headers7 spoke aluminium wheels Monza-style fuel capMinimal rear endBar end mirrors
|NEW 2019 SPEED TWIN|
|Engine Type||Liquid cooled, 8-valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin|
|Bore/Stroke||97.6 x 80 mm|
|Maximum Power||97 PS / 96 BHP (71.5 kW) @ 6,750 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||112 Nm @ 4,950 rpm|
|Fuel system||Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection|
|Exhaust||Brushed 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin silencers|
|Clutch||Wet, multi-plate assist clutch|
|Frame||Tubular steel with aluminium cradle|
|Front Wheel||Cast aluminium alloy 7-spoke 17 x 3.5in|
|Rear Wheel||Cast aluminium alloy 7-spoke 17 x 5in|
|Front Tyre||120/70 ZR17|
|Rear Tyre||160/60 ZR17|
|Front Suspension||41mm cartridge forks, 120mm travel|
|Rear Suspension||Twin shocks with adjustable preload, 120mm rear wheel travel|
|Front Brake||Twin 305mm discs, Brembo 4-piston fixed calipers, ABS|
|Rear Brake||Single 220mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS|
|Width (Handlebars)||760 mm|
|Height Without Mirrors||1110 mm|
|Seat Height||807 mm|
|Dry Weight||196 Kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||14.5 L|
|Fuel Consumption||4.8 l/100km (59 mpg)|
|CO2 Emissions||109.0 g/km|
- The all new Speed Twin has an updated 1200cc HP Bonneville twin engine with a ‘Thruxton’ tune
- Dedicated new chassis and suspension set-up
- Distinctive British twin sound from twin black upswept sports silencers
- 3 riding modes: Rain, road and sport
- 10kgs lighter than the Thruxton
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