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and the engine cases are mass optimized. Its a new emphasis on weight saving that sees the Speed Tw

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The Triumph Speed Twin revealed: specs and images


One of the most famous names in the history of British motorcycling has returned: the Triumph Speed Twin. It first caused a stir in 1938, when Edward Turner’s parallel twin offered unprecedented levels of power for a 500 cc bike.

The original Speed Twin created a template for many other manufacturers to follow, and the lineage is still visible in Triumph’s ‘Modern Classics’ range today.

The Triumph Speed Twin revealed: specs and images

The Triumph Speed Twin revealed: specs and images


But the new Speed Twin is a very different beast. With 1200 cc and almost four times the horsepower of its predecessor, on paper it’s a cracker.

It’s recognizably a Bonneville, but with a pumped-up, muscular style and a very obvious focus on the riding experience. It’s more than a boulevard cruiser, and is likely to trouble bikes such as the established Ducati Monster and BMW R nineT, and the incoming Indian FTR 1200.

The Triumph Speed Twin revealed: specs and images

The Triumph Speed Twin revealed: specs and images


The engine is the 1200cc ‘HP’ version of the Bonneville twin, in the same tune as the Thruxton and with the same 11:1 compression ratio. There have been some updates, including a low inertia crank, so it’s not exactly the same as the Thruxton motor.

The cam cover is now magnesium, and the engine cases are ‘mass optimized.’ It’s a new emphasis on weight saving that sees the Speed Twin tips the scales at ten kilos less than the Thruxton.

The Triumph Speed Twin revealed: specs and images

The Triumph Speed Twin revealed: specs and images


The cooling system is also updated, and the first major service interval is at 10,000 miles (16,000km).

Peak outputs are the same as the Thruxton R: 97PS at 6,750 rpm, with a peak torque of 112 Nm at 4,950 rpm. We’re promised a ‘distinctive British twin sound’ from the pair of black upswept mufflers.

The Triumph Speed Twin revealed: specs and images

The Triumph Speed Twin revealed: specs and images


Those figures are close to the BMW R nineT, which must be considered the benchmark. The Triumph falls short by some 13 horsepower and 4 Nm, but delivers its peaks much lower in the rev range—suggesting that its power will be more accessible.

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