Triumph has released details for its new Speed Twin retro naked bike, which is expected to hit local showrooms before year’s end.
The new 2021 Speed Twin gets a Euro 5 engine update to its 1200cc 8-valve parallel twin layout, delivering lower emissions, and importantly, more power. Figures are now 73.6kW at 7250rpm and 112Nm at a lower 4250rpm. Old schoolers will enjoy the conversion that sees the bike delivering precisely 100 horsepower.
There’s a 17 per cent reduction in inertia via a new lightweight crankshaft and alternator. This results in an engine that spins up faster and revs harder with the redline now 500rpm higher up the range. New high compression pistons, revised ports and a new cam profile feature complete the engine mods.
The Speed Twin also offers the practicality of a 16,000km first service interval.
Chassis changes now see the Speed Twin boast higher up-specced 43mm Marzocchi USD forks with cartridge damping, new Brembo M50 radial monobloc calipers and new lightweight cast aluminium wheels.
Technology has come under the designer’s eye with what Triumph is calling ‘Upgraded riding modes’ – Road, Rain and Sport, each has a dedicated traction control setting and new throttle map, LED lighting with DRL headlight, and a torque-assist clutch.
Styling updates include brushed stainless steel upswept exhaust cans, anodised headlight and mudguard mounts, new tank graphics and the bike is available in three colour schemes, Red Hopper, Matt Storm Grey with yellow accents, Jet Black.
Stock will land locally in August this year and pricing will be announced soon. We’ll bring you that the minute it is released.
For reference, the current Triumph Speed Twin is advertised from $20,350 rideaway.
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