Triumph Speed Twin revealed with Bonneville engine

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Words: Nile Bijoux
6 Dec 2018

Triumph’s modern classic line-up gets another bolstering for 2019 with the introduction of a new Speed Twin.

It was revealed at a recent event in Paris and will join the Scrambler 1200 at the top of the modern classic range.

Powering the new Twin is the same 1200cc, 8V parallel twin already available in the Bobber, Thruxton, and Speedmaster. This machine gets three ride modes, switchable traction control, a lightened crank, high compression heads and hidden catalytic converters.

The updated mill is good for 74kW and 112Nm, and comes with the now-standard Triumph torque-assist clutch.

Suspension at both ends is built by Kayaba, with 41mm forks up front and a pair of old-school shocks controlling the rear wheel. Twin Brembo calipers bite on 320mm discs at the front wheel, similar to those on the Street Triple range, while a Nissan two-piston unit sits at the back.

Triumph New Zealand told us to expect the Speed Twin in the new year. Pricing is still being finalised but Triumph says “early to mid twenties”.

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