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Triumph Speed Twin spied up close, spotted testing for the first time

Snapshot: The captured spy shots reveal that a retro type naked style motorcycle from Triumph is up at the preliminary stages. The spied motorcycle exhibits mechanicals which seem to be adapted from the Thruxton R with a parallel twin 1200cc engine.

The latest spy shots indicate that the Triumph passes indications and speculations that the UK based two wheeler manufacturer is planning to launch a street fighter bike, based on the Thruxton R, which could reincarnate the iconic Speed Twin when it hits the roads.

The captured spy shots reveal that a retro type naked style motorcycle from Triumph is up at the preliminary stages. The spied motorcycle exhibits mechanicals which seem to be adapted from the Thruxton R with a parallel twin 1200cc engine. The chassis seems to be borrowed from the new T120. The twin round headlamps bears similarity with the legendary Triumph Street Triple, dated back at 2007. However, with the gradual production advancements, these body graphics may be changed into a modern design.

Moreover, it can be expected to be fitted with powerful, high performance mechanical parts derived from the Thruxton R. These derivatives may include an adjustable big piston fork in front and an adjustable Ohlins twin shocks at the back. Brembo discs might be seen fulfilling the braking duties. It is also expected to get multiple riding modes, Ride-by-Wire, traction control and Anti-lock Braking System technology.

The has recently re-adopted the Speed Twin nameplate, which was last noticed on the parallel twin cylinder 500cc motorcycles dated back at 1938 and 1966. However, the speculations regarding the moniker on this naked bike still continue to surround.

Triumph might, however, retain the retro design. The riding position, in the spyshots, on the naked motorcycle model looked upright with a hint of aggression. Moreover, in the spyshots, one can even notice that motorcycle has different wheels.

However, this being the first ever spy shot of the Triumph Speed Twin at the prototype stage, many more facts might be unearthed in the days to come.

Image credit: MGN

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