Triumph Motorcycles has officially unveiled its latest 2021 Triumph Speed Twin. The global launch was done online, and the bike is the perfect response for those looking for the ultimate modern-classic power roadster that carries the perfect balance between the high-performing Triumph Thruxton R and the classically adequate Street Twin.
Starting with the looks, the new Speed Twin still carries that iconic Triumph classic yet contemporary design DNA, but with a few enhancements to make things a bit more up to date. There's a new set of 17-inch 12-spoke cast wheels wrapped with new Metzeler Racetec RR rubbers, new twin exhaust silencers, Triumph's signature-shaped 14.5-litre fuel tank with knee indents and new graphics, and three new colour options just to name a few.
Underneath all that classic jazz lies a new Euro5-compliant 1,200cc High Power Bonneville twin engine that now produces 100PS at 7,250rpm (3PS more than its predecessor). Paired with its 112Nm of strong and linear torque delivery, Triumph managed to improve its overall responsiveness by using a new lightweight crankshaft and alternator that helps to reduce its overall inertia by 17%.
Handling-wise has also been dramatically improved with the arrival of higher-spec equipment. Apart from the new cast wheels and grippy Metzeler rubbers, the new Speed Twin also features Marzocchi USD 43mm front forks with cartridge damping and a set of Brembo M50 four-piston monobloc calipers handling the front 320mm disc brakes.
Overall, the riding experience for the new Triumph Speed Twin has been fairly enhanced and paired with already high-spec standard equipment such as a torque-assist clutch, upgraded selectable riding modes (Road, Rain, Sport), ABS, switchable traction control, LED lighting package with Daytime-Running lights, plus many more.
For the Malaysian market, the official retail price will be announced at the end of June 2021, and we can expect to see its arrival on our shores sometime in August. That's fast, but that's also how Triumph Motorcycles Malaysia roll.