The much awaited Triumph Speed Twin has finally been launched, priced at Rs 9.46 lakh (ex-showroom), adding yet another motorcycle to the successful Modern Classic line up. The Triumph Speed Twin has the relaxed ergonomics and retro styling as seen on the Street Twin but gets a more powerful 1,200-cc engine from the Thruxton R cafe racer. The 1,200-cc “High Power” parallel-twin produces 97 PS and 112 Nm of peak torque. This motor is known for its wide spread of torque, and delivers a strong forward drive from as low as 2,000 rpm, all the way up to 7,000 rpm. The parallel twin on the Speed Twin weighs about 2 kg less than the one on the Thruxton R, thanks to new bits like the magnesium cam cover, revised clutch assembly and mass optimised engine covers.
The 2019 Triumph Speed Triple gets three riding modes – Rain, Road and Sport, and the overall weight is 10 kg less than the Thruxton R. There are plenty of new components including a lightweight 17-inch cast aluminium alloy wheels, 41-mm cartridge-type front fork and twin shocks at the rear, with adjustable preload. The Triumph Speed Twin is being imported to India via the CBU route from the British bike maker’s manufacturing facility in Thailand. With the price starting at Rs 9.46 lakh, the Triumph Speed Twin is about Rs 2.5 lakh lower than the Thruxton R.
We recently travelled to Spain to ride this motorcycle at its international launch, and you can read our review right here: Triumph Speed Twin First Ride Review