New Speed Twin from Triumph

Triumph has announced that it’s bringing the Speed Twin back in the Bonneville line-up with an all-new 2019 model.

The new Speed Twin looks very much like the popular Street Twin’s big sister: more power, more tech and more premium packaging.

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For power, it uses an updated 1200cc Bonneville twin engine with ‘Thruxton’ tune, pumping out maximum power of 97PS @ 6750rpm, and a torque figure of 112Nm @ 4950rpm.

It’s not all about power though. The new bike is 10kg lighter than the Thruxton, so it should be more accessible, with a more relaxed riding position too.

Brembo brakes, LED lights and USB socket give an idea of the tech level, and 80+ accessories make it possible to really turn the bike into your own.

There’s no word on pricing or availability yet, but here’s all the details from Triumph:

Handling

  • Confidence inspiring, precise, agile and dynamic ride
  • Dedicated new chassis and suspension set-up
  • 10kg lighter than the Thruxton
  • High specification Brembo brakes and twin discs
  • ABS and switchable traction control
  • Comfortable, engaged riding position with accessible low seat height and pillion capability

Performance

  • Updated 1200cc HP Bonneville twin engine with ‘Thruxton’ tune
  • High power across the entire rev range, with peak output of 97PS @ 6,750 rpm
  • Exhilarating torque delivery, with peak torque of 112 Nm @ 4,950 rpm
  • Distinctive British twin sound from twin black upswept sports silencers

Rider technology

  • Sport, Road and Rain riding modes
  • LED lighting, with DRL headlight (in applicable markets)
  • Torque assist clutch
  • Feature packed twin clocks
  • USB charging socket
  • Immobiliser
  • Accessory TPMS capability

Custom style

  • Triumph’s timeless DNA married to a new standard in contemporary Bonneville style
  • Muscular and imposing roadster poise
  • 80+ custom Speed Twin accessories

Finish and detailing

  • A host of beautifully designed premium features, finishes and details
  • Brushed aluminium mudguards, throttle body covers, side panel finishers, heel guards and headers
  • 7 spoke aluminium wheels
  • Monza-style fuel cap
  • Minimal rear end
  • Bar end mirrors

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