Triumph Motorcycles has launched the Speed Twin in India. The Triumph Speed Twin price in India is Rs 9.46 lakh, ex-showroom. The new Speed Twin comes in as a CBU and is made in Thailand. Given Triumph’s brilliant pricing strategy, the motorcycle retails for less than Rs 10 lakh. This new addition to the Bonneville family sits alongside the Thruxton R, Bonneville, Street Twin and Speedmaster. Bookings have already started while deliveries will take around a few months. This is Triumph’s third launch for the year with the previous two being the Street Twin and the Tiger 800 XCA.
What’s new on the Triumph Speed Twin?
This is an all-new machine in the Indian market. Triumph never got the Speed Twin to our market before. It sits between the Street Twin and the more racier Thruxton R. Speaking of which, the latter’s 1200cc engine is being used here. However, the motor weighs 2.5kg less than that of the Thruxton’s unit. This engine produces the same power and torque numbers at 97PS/112Nm though. Triumph has also made use of a magnesium cam cover for the engine as well as a new assembly for the gearbox, to ensure weight savings.
Not only this, a significant chunk of steel from the chassis points has been removed to make way for aluminium. As you may be aware, aluminium is lighter and compared to the Thruxton R, this bike weighs 10kg less. In fact, it is one of the lightest in the family at 196kg. While there are no numbers to substantiate the gain in performance, we expect it to be a bit better than the others.
Cycle parts include KYB forks at the front and twin, pre-load adjustable shockers at the rear. Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tyres are being used while the braking hardware consists of twin discs in the front and a double unit at the rear. Of course, dual channel ABS is part of the package too. There is switchable traction control and the bike gets Rain, Road and Sport riding modes too.
There is no direct competition to the Triumph Speed Twin at the moment.