Image gallery: 2019 Triumph Speed Twin first ride
The new Triumph Speed Twin is the newest member of Triumph's Bonneville family, one that's inspired by the Thruxton and Thruxton R cafe racers but brings a whole lot more practicality to the table without sacrificing the fun element. The bike has taken three years to fruition and the results are rather impressive, something we found out during the first ride review in Mallorca, Spain. Here's a detailed image gallery for you to take a closer look at the India-bound Speed Twin.
The Speed Twin is a retro-styled, modern day roadster that's dripping in style and charisma. From the large fuel tank to the minimal fenders and the bench seat, this motorcycle is designed to make people stop and stare
The materials used as well as the finish is flawless. Bits that catch your eye include the brushed aluminium fenders, aluminium throttle body covers and the machined bracket that connects the headlamp to the headstock area
Triumph chose the minimalist approach at the rear, with a short fender and tiny LED lights accentuating the fat rear tyre and the twin, megaphone exhausts.
The Speed Twin is 10kg lighter than the Thruxton and 7kg lighter than the Thruxton R. This was achieved by using aluminium to form the cradle area of the frame, using magnesium covers and lightweight clutch assembly in the engine and lightweight alloy wheel and brake assembly.
The 1,200cc, liquid cooled, parallel-twin engine produces 97PS at 6,750rpm and 112Nm at 4,950rpm. Over 100Nm of torque comes in from 2,000rpm onwards and stays flat almost through the entire rev range. This translates to superb tractability, ensuring fewer gearshifts while riding in city traffic or even up a canyon road. There's plenty of torque anytime you roll on the throttle
In keeping with the retro design, Triumph ditched the idea of a TFT screen and stuck to a good old analouge-digital instrument cluster. It;s quite detailed and legible, when on the move.
Brushed aluminium throttle body covers and Speed Twin plaque not only look good but also feel premium to the touch
Bar end mirrors are ultra cool and enhance the design of the Speed Twin
Monza style fuel filler cap is reminiscent of yesteryear motorcycles. The lid flips open to expose the lockable fuel cap.
The new bench seat has 10mm more padding than the Thruxton's perch and is surprisingly comfortable over long stints> We covered over 280 km without a sore backside to complain of. Seat height, at 807mm is accessible to riders of varying height
Four-pot Brembo brakes bite onto twin 305mm discs to offer good stopping power. Lightweight wheels and brake disc assembly has resulted in2.9kg weight savings and 28 per cent reduction in inertia, helping the bike turn-in quickly when you tip it into a corner
At 807mm, the seat height is accessible to riders of varying height. The seat foam is 10mm thicker than the Thruxton's perch and is contoured for all-day comfort
The bike has switchable traction control with three riding modes- Rain, Road and Sport
The Speed Twin ships with Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres. Triumph is also offering Rosso II tyres as optional extras
The Speed Twin's lightweight chassis, wheels and suspension setup make it a poised and confident corner carver
The bike also gets a USB charger as standard. In addtion, triumph will sell you up to 80, optional accessories that includes as Vance and Hanes exhaust, tank grip pads, multinational indicators, tyre pressure monitoring system and many more
Images by Kingdom Creative and Triumph Motorcycles
Also see: TRIUMPH SPEED TWIN First Ride Video
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