Launched in 2018, the Speed Twin is Triumph’s modern classic performance roadster. Significantly updated for 2021, the Speed Twin’s characterful 1200-cc high power Bonneville twin engine has higher performance, lower emissions, and is Euro 5 compliant. The engine now delivers 3PS more peak power with 100PS at 7,250rpm, plus more power in the mid-range than the previous generation.
The 2021 Speed Twin also has a fuller torque curve, with a peak torque of 112Nm arriving more than 500rpm lower down the rev range compared to the previous generation.
The responsiveness of the Speed Twin engine has also been enhanced, thanks to a 17% reduction in inertia obtained via a new lightweight crankshaft and alternator.
New for 2021, the Speed Twin comes equipped with higher specification upside down 43mm Marzocchi front forks with cartridge damping. These are matched to the twin rear suspension units with adjustable spring preload.
Braking performance is improved with new higher specification Brembo 4-piston M50 radial monobloc front brake calipers and twin 320mm Brembo discs. Alongside the Nissin 2-piston floating rear caliper with 220mm disc, and ABS fitted as standard, these deliver a stronger initial braking-bite, more feel and better fade characteristics.
New Metzeler Racetec RR tyres are fitted as standard for the 2021 model, along with new cast aluminium wheels, 17-inch on both front and rear, with a lightweight 12-spoke design.
In addition to the new 12-spoke cast wheels and twin upswept sporty silencers with brushed stainless-steel headers, the Speed Twin is characterised by its signature-shaped 14.5-litre tank with knee indents, beautiful bar end mirrors, sculpted side panels and stylish bench seat.
Premium details and finishes are harmonised across the bike, including brushed aluminium front and rear mudguards with new mounts, plus brushed aluminium side panel finishers and heel guards. Additional premium touches and details can be found in the new anodised headlamp mounts to compliment the painted headlamp bowl, classic Monza fuel cap and clear anodised aluminium swingarm.
For 2021, the Speed Twin is available in three paint schemes: the new vibrant and lustrous Red Hopper scheme, the sophisticated Matt Storm Grey with subtle yellow accents, or the timeless Jet Black.