Triumph Speed Twin India Launch happens at a fantastic price tag in the massive Bonneville line up
Triumph Motorcycles today launched the Speed Twin in India at INR 9,46,000 (ex-showroom). 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. 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.
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.
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 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. 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.