Triumph Motorcycle India has finally launched the most awaited and rumoured Speed Twin in the country with the price sticker of Rs 9.46 lakh (ex-showroom, India). The Triumph Speed Twin (2019) comes under the Bonneville range in the British motorcycle marque. The bike was launched across the world in December 2018. The 2019 Triumph Speed Twin is positioned after the Bonneville T120 but before the Thruxton R i.e. in-between both the bikes. It comes as a contemporary modern classic which offers performance as well as handling and also more upright and ergonomics. These appealing features of the motorcycles will attract the customers who need a performance like the Thruxton R and easy-going like the Street Twin.
Under the hood, the Triumph Speed Twin gets the power from the 1200 cc 'high power' parallel-twin powertrain same like the Thruxton R but with some updates like - a low inertia crank, magnesium cam cover, a high compression head, and a clutch assembly. Because of the mentioned upgrades, the weight of the powertrain of the motorcycle became 2.5kg lesser than the Thruxton R motor. The powertrain produces 96 bhp of peak power @ 6,750 rpm and 112 Nm of peak torque @ 4,950 rpm which is married with a 6-speed gearbox.
In terms of the design, the Triumph Speed Twin has stood up to the expectations by following the legacy of the Bonneville. The motorcycle comes with modern classic styling and design. The bike is covered with maximum dark tone because the powertrain, front forks, headlamp, wheels, exhaust, etc are painted in Black color while in contrast the fuel tank comes in Red, Grey, and Black color options. The company also included a flat single piece seat, bar-end mirrors, and twin-pod instrument console along with two small digital LCD screens which provides a lot of information like selected riding mode, trip meters, clock, and odometer in the motorcycle.
The Speed Twin comes with features like the LED daytime running lamp, LED back lamp as well as LED indicators and a USB charging socket. Additionally, the motorcycle also come with ride-by-wire system, USB power socket, torque assist clutch, and three riding modes like Road, Rain and Sport. Apart from this, it also includes traction control which can be completely switched off, for the riders who wants more adventure with the performance of the Speed Twin.
Suspension and Braking
In terms of the suspension, the bike at the front has 41mm KYB cartridge forks while at the back, it comes with the twin preload adjustable KYB shocks. In terms of the braking, the bike at the front is handled by dual 305 mm discs gripped by Brembo four-piston four-pad axial callipers and at the back, it is handled by a single 220mm disc with a two-piston calliper same like Nissin. The company also included 17-inch, seven-spoke cast Aluminium wheels, covered with the Pirelli Rosso Corsa III tyres in the Triumph Speed Twin.