ALL-NEW 2019 SPEED TWIN

The New Performance Icon

The beautiful new 1200cc 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.

  • Class leading 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 
  • Thrilling 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
  • Advanced 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
  • Beautifully moderncustom style
    • Triumph’s timeless DNA married to a new standard in contemporary Bonneville style
    • Muscular and imposing roadster poise
    • 80+ custom Speed Twin accessories
  • Category leading 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

A legend re-born

Changing the face of motorcycling, the original 1938 Triumph Speed Twin, with the world’s first successful parallel twin engine packaged into a game changing chassis, was a revelation to ride. Its smooth dynamic handling and superb responsive feel established Triumph as the number one motorcycle marque globally for performance and handling, setting the template for all that followed, and earning a global reputation for being the first real ‘riders bike’.

For 2019, the all-new 1200cc Speed Twin re-introduces this illustrious Triumph name to our Modern Classics line-up, setting all over again a new standard in class-leading handling, and delivering a new benchmark for how a modern custom roadster should ride and feel.

The brand new Speed Twin carries all of the contemporary custom style of the Street Twin but adds 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, but 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 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, which combined with 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 Diablo Rosso III 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.

Thrilling performance

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.

This revised high performance engine features a low inertia crank and high compression head, and is developed from the Thruxton R’s powerplant.

Engine updates include:

  • New magnesium cam cover
  • Revised clutch assembly
  • New mass optimised engine covers

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.

The Speed Twin’s all new distinctive twin upswept silencers, with satin black painted wrap and stainless steel end caps deliver the unmistakable sound of a British Twin, a unique exhaust note that matches its powerful and legendary character – rich, deep and full.

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 rider control.
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 scroll button.

Key features include:

- Riding mode setting
- Gear position indicator
- Odometer
- Trip settings
- Service indicator
- Range to empty
- Fuel level
- Average and current fuel consumption
- Access to turn off traction control features
- Clock
- TPMS indicator (when accessory fitted)
- Heated grips indicator (when accessory fitted)

 

Beautifully moderncustom 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.

 Key features include:

  • Signature sculpted 14 litre fuel tank
  • Custom style bench seat
  • Minimal front and rear mudguard set-up with small rear light (and integrated brake and turn signals in the US and Canada)
  • Sculpted side panels with aluminium badge detailing
  • Twin upswept sports silencers
  • Contemporary bar end mirrors

 Category leading finish and detailing

 The new Speed Twin continues the class leading theme of the whole Bonneville family when it comes to its premium level of finish and detailing, including:

  • Brushed aluminium mudguards, throttle body covers, side panel finishers and heel guards
  • Bright anodised forged aluminium headlight brackets
  • Distinctive Monza-style locking fuel cap
  • New 7-spoke aluminium wheels
  • Clear anodised aluminium swingarm
  • Painted headlamp bowl and bezel
  • Handlebar clamp with Speed Twin branding.

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

Building your own Speed Twin custom

Designed with personalisation in mind, the Speed Twin comes with over 80 accessories to help you add even more style, practicality and security.

It’s never been easier to create your own special with a host of custom inspired parts to choose from, including: brushed Vance & Hines silencers, blacked out detailing, quilted seat and Triumph-engineered security additions such as disc locks, ground anchor and locking chain. In addition to these we also have a range of stylish and durable luggage available for travelling further afield.

**Availability of accessories is governed by local market legislation – please check with a Triumph market representative for availability.

Specifications

 

NEW 2019 SPEED TWIN

Engine Type

Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin

Capacity

1200cc

Bore/Stroke

97.6 x 80 mm

Compression Ratio

11.0 : 1

Maximum Power

97 PS / 96 BHP (71.5 kW) @ 6,750 rpm

Maximum Torque

112 Nm @ 4,950 rpm

Fuel system

Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection

Exhaust

Brushed 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin silencers

Final drive

Chain

Clutch

Wet, multi-plate assist clutch

Gearbox

6-speed

Frame

Tubular steel with aluminium cradle

Swingarm

Twin-sided, aluminium

Front Wheel

Cast aluminium alloy 7-spoke 17 x 3.5in

Rear Wheel

Cast aluminium alloy 7-spoke 17 x 5in

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyre

160/60 ZR17

Front Suspension

41mm cartridge forks, 120mm travel

Rear Suspension

Twin shocks with adjustable preload, 120mm rear wheel travel

Front Brake

Twin 305mm discs, Brembo 4-piston fixed calipers, ABS

Rear Brake

Single 220mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS

Width (Handlebars)

760 mm

Height Without Mirrors

1110 mm

Seat Height

807 mm

Wheelbase

1430 mm

Rake

22.8 º

Trail

93.5 mm

Dry Weight

196 Kg

Fuel Tank Capacity

14.5 L

Fuel Consumption

4.8 l/100km (59 mpg)

CO2 Emissions

109.0 g/km        

 

For further information contact Tom Robinson on Tom.Robinson@Triumph.co.uk

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Notes to Editors

  • First established in 1902, Triumph Motorcycles celebrated 110 years of motorcycle manufacture in 2012. For more than two decades, Triumph Motorcycles has been based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and has produced iconic bikes that perfectly blend authentic design, character, charisma and performance.
  • Building around 66,000 bikes per year, Triumph is the largest British motorcycle manufacturer and has over 620 dealers across the world.
  • The Triumph Bonneville famously named to celebrate Triumph’s 1956 land speed record on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA. The original British superbike and a race winner straight out of the crate, was chosen by famous motorcyclists of the past for its legendary handling, style, and character. It’s that handling, character and style, married to modern rider-focused technology that makes the new Bonneville family THE authentic modern classic choice today.
  • At the heart of Triumph’s philosophy is a commitment and passion to develop truly unique motorcycles that offer a blend of distinctive design, intuitive handling and performance to enjoy the perfect ride.
  • This focus, innovation and engineering passion has today created a broad range of bikes suited to all motorcycle riders, including the epic Speed Triple, the game changing Street Triple 765, the class defining Tiger 800, transcontinental Tiger 1200, the iconic Triumph Bonneville family including the stunning Bonneville Bobber, and Bobber Black, the laid back British custom Bonneville Speedmaster, the legendary Thruxton, the accessible Street Twin, the Street Scrambler and class defining Scrambler 1200, the iconic Bonneville T120 and T100, plus an exciting and accessible A2 range of Triumph motorcycles.
  • Triumph currently employs around 2,000 personnel worldwide and has subsidiary operations in the UK, North America, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, Sweden (Scandinavia), Benelux, Brazil, India and Thailand as well as a network of independent distributors. Triumph has manufacturing facilities in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and Thailand plus CKD facilities in Brazil and India.
  • Triumph Motorcycles are the official engine supplier to the Moto2TM Championship from the 2019 season onwards, after agreeing a deal in 2017 with race organiser DORNA. Triumph will supply its new 765cc Triple engine, which powers the award-winning Triumph Street Triple range.

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