The Speed Twin is a more comfortable alternative to the sporty Thruxton R. A price around Rs 10 lakh (ex showroom) is expected.
The next bike should offer a retro alternative to the Ducati Monster 821 and the Yamaha MT-09.
Triumph is launching the Speed Twin today.
The 1200 cc roadster is based on Triumph’s Thruxton R and offers a more accessible and user-friendly alternative to the dynamic coffee corridor.
Compared to other bikes in the retro-inspired Triumph Bonneville range, the Speed Twin is the most modern. However, it receives the right amount of retro-inspired signals, such as the round headlight and the air-cooled engine, but also receives modernist signals in the form of powerful images and side panels.
You also get LED direction indicators and rear lights. The Speed Twin is not lost on the TFT color board of the Scrambler 1200. Instead, you get an updated version of the Thruxton dual-instrument analog instrument panel with two digital inserts.
The driving position is more vertical compared to the aggressive position of Thruxton R. This is because Speed Twin leaves the handlebar of the Thruxton R to obtain a flat handlebar from a single piece borrowed from the Roadster Speed Triple.
While the footrests are a rearset, they are 38 mm forward and 4 mm lower than the Thruxton R. The seat height is low at 807 mm, but becomes more comfortable and thicker than the Thruxton R.
The Speed Twin works with a double parallel engine of 1200 cc, cooled by liquid, producing 97 hp and 112 Nm of torque, of which 100 Nm are available from 2000 rpm to 6250 rpm. Triumph has succeeded in losing 2.5 kg of the engine thanks to the use of a lighter clutch, magnesium cam covers and lighter engine covers.
The electronics consist of cable riding, three cycling modes (rain, road and sports) and switchable traction control. Receive a 6-speed gearbox with a sliding clutch.
Just like other bicycles in the Bonneville range, the Speed Twin has a tubular frame. To keep things light and sporty, the bike has the cradle section built in aluminum.
The Speed Twin loses the configuration of the Ohlin suspension of the Thruxton R and instead receives a non-adjustable cartridge with KYB telescopic forks and two adjustable KYB shock absorbers. Fortunately, the Speed Twin comes with sticky Pirelli Diablo Rosso III radial tires.
The brake calipers with four pistons axially mounted by Brembo and a rear disc with the caliper of two Nissin pots are responsible for braking. You also get a dual-channel ABS as standard. When it is launched later today, we expect the Speed Twin to cost slightly less than Rs 10 lakh and will compete against the Ducati Monster 821 and the Yamaha MT-09. Stay tuned for the revealed price and more details later this day.