The Triumph Speed Twin is a modern classic motorcycle that belongs to the company's Bonneville line up that contributes to the majority of the sales by the company. The motorcycle gets the same 120cc parallel twin engine that does duty on the Thruxton. With the Triumph Speed Twin, the company aims to combine the performance of the Thruxton R while offering the relaxed nature of the Bonneville T120. The original Speed Twin was introduced first in the year 1938 and it had the world's dirst parallel twin engine on a mass production motorcycle. The modern day Triumph Speed twin gets a comprehensive features list and some noteworthy bits include three riding modes, ride by wire throttle, switchable traction control, LED DRL and more. The Triumph Speed Twin has been launched in India at a price of Rs 9.46 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The motorcycle does not have any direct rival in particular but it feels the heat from the Ducati Scrambler 1100 and BMW R nineT.
Disc brakes all around with standard ABS
LED DRLs, tail lamp and turning blinkers
Twin dial instrument cluster looks both, retro and modern
Take a look at the Triumph Speed Twin and you will notice that this bike has the ingredients of both, a retro bike and a modern one. The overall styling is similar to that of the Street Twin, which is the company's best selling motorcycle. Up front, the motorcycle gets a rounded headlamp with LED DRLs that look stunning in the dark. Overall, the Speed Twin looks muscular but at the same time, it stays away from the aggression in order to promise comfort and a relaxed feel to the rider.
The Triumph Speed Twin combines the performance of the Thruxton and the easiness of the Bonneville T120. The riding position is upright and relaxed and hence, you won't have any trouble riding this motorcycle over long distances. The quality of the switchgear and the material used is top notch and the attention to detail won't disappoint you either.
The Triumph Speed Twin gets power from the same 120cc, parallel twin engine that does duty on the Thruxton R. The engine is good for developing a maximum power output of 96 bhp along with a peak torque of 112 Nm. The engine comes mated to a six-speed transmission. The cam cover on the Speed Twin is made of magnesium and the clutch assembly has been revised too.
The engine on the Triumph Speed Twin is mated to a six-speed gearbox and the transmission system has a one-down, five-up shifting pattern. Just like other Triumph motorcycles, the gearbox on the Speed Twin is also precise and offers smooth gearshifts.
The Triumph Speed Twin gets twin 305mm disc brakes up front along with a single 220mm disc brake at the rear. A dual-channel ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System) comes as standard with the motorcycle for added safety and convenience.
The Triumph Speed Twin has been fitted with a 14.5-litre fuel tank. Under real world riding conditions, the motorcycle should offer a combined fuel economy of 18 kmpl. Having said that, the Triumph Speed Twin should offer you a range of 250 km once you go for a full top up.
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