At the British 1937 National Motorcycle Show, Triumph launched the Speed Twin. The 500cc OHV vertical twin engine stuffed in a lightweight frame was the first successful British parallel twin, and the motorcycle set the standard for many future twins. The 1937 Speed Twin is considered to have been responsible for the survival of Triumph after WW2.
In 2019 Triumph re-introduced the name to the market, as a bike with the custom style of the Street Twin, but with more shiny details.
Borrowed from the Thruxton R, the beating heart of the new bike was a specifically updated 1,200cc High Power 8 valve, liquid-cooled parallel twin. The engine update includes a new magnesium cam cover, revised clutch assembly, and new mass-optimized engine covers. The engine weight is 2.5 kg (5.5 pounds) lighter than Thruxton’s engine, and can deliver 97 Hp (72 kW) at 6,750 rpm and a torque of 112 Nm (83 lb-ft) at 4,950 rpm. It has a dry weight of 196 kg (432 lb).
The new Triumph Speed Twin comes with three riding modes (Sport, Road, and Rain), ABS, Ride-by-wire, USB charging socket, and new 7-spoke aluminum wheels.
The three color combinations to choose from are Silver Ice and Storm Grey, Korosi Red and Storm Grey, and Jet Black.
At the time of writing (2022), the 2019 Speed Twin has a price tag of $10,500 with decent mileage on the counter.
|engine specs||Type:||Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, Parallel twin||Displacement:||1200 cm3||Bore X Stroke:||3.8x3.1 in OR 97 mm||Compression Ratio:||11.0:1||Horsepower:||97/6750 KW(hp)/RPM||Torque:||83/4950 lb-ft/RPM OR 113/4950 Nm/RPM||Fuel System:||Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection|
|transmission specs||Gearbox:||6-Speed||Clutch:||Wet, multi-plate assist clutch||Primary Drive:||-||Final Drive:||Chain|
|chassis specs||Frame:||Tubular steel with aluminium cradle||Front Suspension:||41 mm cartridge forks, 120mm travel||Rear Suspension:||Twin shocks with adjustable preload, 120 mm rear wheel travel||Front Brake:||Double discs 305 mm||Rear Brake:||Single disc 220 mm|
|dimension specs||Overall Length:||-||Overall Width:||29.9 in OR 759 mm||Seat Height:||31.8 in OR 808 mm||Weelbase:||56.3 in OR 1430 mm||Ground Clearance:||-||Weight:||461 lbs OR 209 kg||Fuel Capacity:||3.8 gallons OR 14.4 L|
|tyres specs||Front:||120/70 ZR17||Rear:||160/60 ZR17|
|power system specs||Power pack:||-||Nominal Capacity:||-||Maximum Capacity:||-||Charger type:||-||Charging time (normal):||-||Charging time (quick):||-||Range:||-|