2019 Triumph Speed Twin has been launched in India today in Mumbai at the ITC Grand Central for ₹9.46 Lakh (ex-showroom, India) to rival the BMW R nineT and the Ducati Scrambler 1100. The Speed Twin will be offered in three colours namely, Jet Black, and other two colours have a special touch to it with hand painted graphite coachline on Korosi Red and Storm Grey, and other colour option of Silver Ice and Storm Grey.
The 2019 Speed Twin uses an updated version of the 1,200cc parallel-twin from the Thruxton. There are some updates which Triumph has made to the engine. For instance, to reduce the Speed Twin’s weight they have added magnesium cam covers and a revamped clutch assembly. Now, talking about its performance figures of the parallel-twin engine, the Speed Twin churns out 96bhp at 6,750rpm and 112Nm of torque at 4,950rpm. Also, the engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox apart from that there are many more changes to distinguish the Speed Twin from the Triumph Thruxton. These changes include a 10kg weight reduction, as well as a revised chassis and suspension setup. 41mm forks in the front and twin-shocks with adjustable preload at the rear offered by KYB units. The braking setup on the Speed Twin includes twin 305mm discs at the front and four-piston fixed callipers by Brembo and at the rear, it has 220mm twin discs twin by Nissin callipers. The wheels are 17-inch wheels at the front as well as the rear wrapped in Pirelli Diablo Rosso III tyres. The bike features multiple riding modes – Road, Rain and Sport along with switchable traction control. Finally, after all the weight reduction, the Speed Twin weighs in at 196 kilograms and a fuel tank capacity of 14.5 litres. It also features LED light, DRL’s and indicators.
Bookings have already begun for the Speed Twin all over India and deliveries for the Speed Twin should start to begin by the end of April 2019. Only time will tell if the Speed Twin will turn out to be a performance icon against the likes of Ducati’s Scrambler 1100.
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