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New Triumph Speed Twin 1200 – a closer look

Triumph’s eagerly awaited Speed Twin 1200 has been shown exclusively at a Paris event and it will be positioned as the top-end contemporary classic offering with the Scrambler 1200. The motorcycle sports an 8 valve parallel twin 1200 cc engine already seen in the Bobber, Thruxton and Bobber Black but gets a slight tweak in this motorcycle with lowered internal mass, switchable traction control and three riding modes. With close to 100 HP being dished out along with 112 Nm of peak torque, this Euro-compliant mill also comes with high compression heads like in the Thruxton, a lightened crank, torque assist clutch and hidden catalytic converters.

The front and rear suspension systems are covered by Kayaba 41 mm cartridge forks and twin Kayaba rear shocks which will help in sticking to the retro design template. Triumph has also chosen a front brake system which is quite similar to the Street Triple line-up with 320 mm discs and Twin Brembo calipers. Triumph will be positioning the model in the performance roadster category and will aim to attract buyers upgrading from the 900 cc Street Twin and the Bonneville line-ups.

Triumph Speed Twin 1200 HD wallpaper
Triumph Speed Twin 1200 HD wallpaper

The press launch is expected sometime around mid-February 2018 and this is when prices are likely to be announced. Here are the full specs of the Triumph Speed Twin 1200:

Triumph Speed Twin 1200 specifications

  • Engine Type: Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin
  • Capacity: 1200 cc
  • 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
  • Final drive: Chain
  • Clutch: Wet, multi-plate assist clutch
  • Gearbox: 6-speed
  • Frame: Tubular steel with aluminium cradle
  • Swingarm: Twin-sided, aluminium
  • Front Wheel: Cast aluminium alloy 7-spoke 17 x 3.5 in
  • Rear Wheel: Cast aluminium alloy 7-spoke 17 x 5 in
  • Front Tyre: 120/70 ZR17
  • Rear Tyre: 160/60 ZR17
  • Front Suspension: 41mm cartridge forks, 120 mm travel
  • Rear Suspension: Twin shocks with adjustable preload, 120 mm rear wheel travel
  • Front Brake: Twin 305 mm discs, Brembo 4-piston fixed caliper, ABS
  • Rear Brake: Single 220 mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
  • Width (Handlebars): 760 mm
  • Height Without Mirrors: 1110 mm
  • Seat Height: 807 mm
  • Wheelbase: 1430 mm
  • Rake: 22.8 º
  • Trail: 93.5 mm
  • Dry Weight: 196 Kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 14.5 L
  • Fuel Consumption: 4.8 l/100km (25 km/l)
  • CO2 Emissions: 109.0 g/km
  • 17 inch, lightweight 7 spoke cast aluminium wheels
  • High specification Pirelli Rosso Corsa 3 tyres
  • ABS and switchable traction control as standard
  • Comfortable, upright, engaged riding position
  • Tapered handlebars and new upper yoke and risers
  • A comfortable new bench seat at a low height of 807 mm, making the bike accessible for all riders
  • A significant 10 kilogram weight saving compared to the Thruxton, contributing to its class leading handling.

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