- The Triumph Speed Twin is as sportier as the Thruxton and as cool as the Street Twin
- The modern classic comes with three riding modes to choose from - Rain, Road and Sport
- The Speed Twin's motor has now got magnesium cam cover that has led to a significant weight reduction
- Braking duties are carried by Brembo at the front and Nissin at the rear
Triumph Motorcycles will launch the Speed Twin on April 24 and that will make this motorcycle to sit between the Thruxton and Street Twin. Speaking of these two motorcycles, the Speed Twin can be dubbed as the perfect mix of the Thruxton's power and Street Twin's laid back riding stance. Triumph Motorcycles has given the Speed Twin a number of riding aides and a library of accessories will also be on offer.
Mechanically, the Speed Twin gets its propulsion from a liquid-cooled, 1200 cc parallel twin motor, that belts out 98 bhp of peak power at 6,750 rpm and 112 Nm of max torque at 4,950 rpm. The distinct exhaust note of the Speed Twin is courtesy of the 270-degree firing order. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Triumph has updated this motor with magnesium cam cover resulting in a lot of weight reduction, 10 kgs to be specific.
The Triumph Speed Twin is equipped with Brembos at the front and Nissin at the rear to provide the rider with enough braking power. The motorcycle runs on 17 inchers at both the ends and is shod with Pirelli Diablo Rosso three tyres. ABS with switchable traction control is standard on the Speed Twin. Triumph has also provided three riding modes - Road, Rain and Sport to play with. Triumph can also offer additional features like heated grips and TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) in the Speed Twin.
Triumph Speed Twin is a machine which is capable of keeping the rider engaged and entertained all day, every day. However, there's no official word on the pricing of the Speed Twin, but we expect it to be between Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. 11 lakh. Key rivals of the Speed Twin in the Indian market will be Ducati Scrambler.