5th Dec 2018
The 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.
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:
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:
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
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.
Key features include:
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:
The new Speed Twin comes in three colour choices:
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.
|NEW 2019 SPEED TWIN|
|Engine Type||Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin|
|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|
|Clutch||Wet, multi-plate assist clutch|
|Frame||Tubular steel with aluminium cradle|
|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|
|Dry Weight||196 Kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||14.5 L|
|Fuel Consumption||4.8 l/100km (59 mpg)|
|CO2 Emissions||109.0 g/km|
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