The beautiful new 1200cc Triumph Speed Twin re-introduces a legendary Triumph name and sets a new category benchmark for how a custom roadster should ride and feel, with class
leading handling and thrilling performance.
The original 1938 Triumph Speed Twin was the world’s first successful parallel twin engine packaged into a chassis that changed the way we ride. Its smooth dynamic handling and superb responsive feel established Triumph as the number one motorcycle globally, for performance and handling. It became the first real ‘riders bike’.
For 2019, the all-new 1200cc Triumph Speed Twin re-introduces this illustrious bike and is an addition to Triump’s Modern Classics line-up. The Triumph Speed Twin has the class-leading handling, and delivers a new benchmark for all the modern custom roadster, especially for how they should ride and feel.
The brand new Triumph Speed Twin carries all of the contemporary custom style of the Street Twin with even more beautiful premium details. It delivers all the power, torque and technology of the Thruxton R, in an even more accessible modern set-up. And, it offers all of the confidence inspiring ride and rider comfort of the Bonneville T120 with even more engaged ergonomics.
The result, just like its iconic 20th century namesake, is a new performance icon that sets a whole new standard, with the chassis set-up, riding position, braking ability, suspension, and thrilling power delivery of a truly modern roadster.
Class leading handling
The all-new Triumph Speed Twin brings a new standard for class leading handling, with a precise, agile and dynamic modern roadster ride, and a confidence inspiring, intuitive feel.
The dedicated new frame developed from the Thruxton R delivers comfortable engaged roadster ergonomics. The high specification cartridge front forks and twin rear suspension units with adjustable spring pre-load, make for a truly unparalleled ride.
High specification twin Brembo 4-piston axial calipers on the front with twin discs, and a 2-piston floating caliper and single disc on the rear, provide excellent stopping power, complementing the motorcycle’s modern roadster character.
Adding to the confidence inspiring ride, the new Speed Twin also benefits from:
- 17 inch, lightweight 7 spoke cast aluminium wheels
- High specification Pirelli Rosso Corsa 3 tyres
- ABS and switchable traction control as standard
- Comfortable, upright, engaged riding position
- Tapered handlebars and new upper yoke and risers
- A comfortable new bench seat at a low height of 807mm,
making the bike accessible for all riders
- A significant 10 kilogram weight saving compared to the Thruxton,
contributing to its class leading handling.
The modern roadster character comes to life through its 1200cc High Power 8 valve, parallel twin Bonneville engine, specifically updated for the new Speed Twin.
Together these deliver a unique 2.5kg weight saving versus the Thruxton engine. With 97PS peak power @ 6,750rpm, the new Speed Twin achieves an impressive 76% increase over the 2016/17 Street Twin, and 49% more than the 2018 Street Twin.
Additionally the new Speed Twin engine also delivers a strong peak torque figure of 112 Nm @ 4,950rpm – an amazing 40% more than the 2018 Street Twin.
Behind the stylish exterior sits a liquid cooling system, carefully integrated to minimise its visual impact whilst achieving clean emissions and enhancing fuel efficiency. Combined with an extended first major service interval of 10,000 miles (16,000km), this contributes to a reduced overall cost of ownership.
Advanced rider technology
The new Speed Twin features a full suite of rider-focused technology to deliver advanced rider control and safety, plus enhanced rider confidence – sensitively integrated to maintain its iconic Bonneville style and character.
The Speed Twin’s technology features include:
Three riding modes Linked to the ride-by-wire system, the three selectable riding
modes, Sport, Road and Rain, each with dedicated throttle maps
and traction control settings, providing enhanced rider control
and safety, and in ‘Sport’, a more immediate throttle response.
ABS The contemporary safety standard, with minimal visual impact,
the ABS is responsive yet unobtrusive.
Switchable traction control Managing the Speed Twin’s high torque delivery when traction
is compromised, the switchable system offers increased
LED DRL headlight Incorporated into the headlight, the LED daytime running light
brings excellent visibility and a distinctive light profile
(where legislation allows).
LED rear light & indicators Built into the classically inspired minimal tail set-up, the LED rear
light and indicators bring a distinctive rear light pattern and
excellent power efficiency.
Ride-by-wire Enhancing throttle responsiveness, safety and feel.
Torque assist clutch Optimised for a lighter touch and feel to the clutch to make it
easier to ride, and ride longer.
Switchgear Elegant switchgear presents simple fingertip controls for easy
access to the key features on the new twin clocks.
USB charging socket For maximum rider convenience, the USB charging socket
charges riders’ essential devices.
Engine immobiliser Transponder integrated into the key adds greater security.
Stylish twin clocks New twin clocks, beautifully detailed and premium, incorporate
a digital menu system accessed by the handlebar mounted
Key features include:
– Riding mode setting
– Gear position indicator
– Trip settings
– Service indicator
– Range to empty
– Fuel level
– Average and current fuel consumption
– Access to turn off traction control features
– TPMS indicator (when accessory fitted)
– Heated grips indicator (when accessory fitted)
Beautifully modern custom style
With all of Triumph’s timeless DNA, married to a modern stripped back custom look, muscular poise and a host of beautifully designed premium features, the Speed Twin is the most contemporary styled Bonneville ever.
The new Speed Twin comes in three colour choices:
- Silver Ice and Storm Grey, with hand-painted Graphite coach line and white stripe
- Korosi Red and Storm Grey, with hand-painted Graphite coach line and white stripe
- Jet Black