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New Triumph Speed Twin specifically tuned to sound like a British classic

But did they pull it off?

2y ago

So Triumph has released it's latest retro model, the Speed Twin. This is actually a new upgraded version of the Bonneville T120 and it is inspired by the original 1937 Speed Twin.

Hinckley basically took all the best bits of their retro bikes, blended them all together and aided the birth of a bike with similar power to the Thruxton R yet the familiar comfort of the Bonneville T120.

The new Speed Twin is said to have also been specifically engineered to sound like a British classic as a beautiful homage to the Triumph heritage.

With its upright riding position and aggressive stance you would imagine the Speed Twin to be rather challenging to control. But, to combat this the bench seat is only 807mm tall which should make it much easier to handle.

The Speed Twin is also pumped full of life with a 1200cc paralell twin engine 96bhp heart and is going to be released in the spring of 2019.

But the real question is, did they succeed in creating a British sounding classic?

What do you think? Does the new Speed Twin sound like a British classic?

Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

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Comments (3)

  • It sounds like a vertical twin with a street exhaust. There's a hint of a 270 crank firing, maybe.

    I'm not getting the riding stance and "aggressive" point at all. A 31.77 inch seat height is not low either. That's .23 inch lower than the Thruxton.

    I like Triumphs. I just found them to be a bit heavy, and a little tall.

      2 years ago
    • I'm 67" tall with a 30" inseam. I can manage a 31" saddle if the motorcycle is narrow and the road is level when I stop.

      Add a weak right side from a previous accident. If a tall, heavy, motorcycle tips to the right - I'm under it. It's not that...

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        2 years ago