Triumph’s Modern Classic range gets another member in the form of the handsome, butch 2019 Speed Twin 1200.

Triumph unveiled the 2019 Speed Twin 1200 at an exclusive event in Paris. The Speed Twin sits at the top of the Modern Classic range alongside the Scrambler. The British motorcycle manufacturer claims that it borrows some DNA from the Street Triple making it a rival to anything else in the class.

2019 Triumph Speed Twin 1200 Dubai UAE

The Speed Twin makes 96hp and 112Nm out of an eight-valve 1200cc parallel-twin motor that also powers the Bobber and Thruxton R. Triumph updated the motor for the new bike with reduced internal mass, three riding modes, and switchable traction control. The Speed Twin now boasts of a lightened crank, high compression heads a la the Thruxton R, hidden catalytic converter and a torque assist clutch.

Suspension duties are handled by Kayaba 41mm cartridge forks up front that look similar to the setup on the Bonneville Bobber Black. out back, the Speed Twin sits on twin gas-charged Kayaba shocks, nailing the retro look. To make sure the bike rides as good as it looks, Triumph has also given it a front brake setup similar to that of the Street Triple: Twin Brembo calipers biting on 320mm discs. A Nissin two-piston caliper sits on the rear disc.

2019 Triumph Speed Twin 1200 Dubai UAEWith the 2019 Speed Twin 1200, Triumph has set bikes like the Ducati Monster 1200, Scrambler 1100, and the Suzuki Katana as its target. Hinckley also wants this bike to be the ideal stepping stone for those moving up from the 900cc Street Twin or 1200cc Triumphs with a milder tune. Pricing details for the Speed Twin are not out yet. The company will disclose them on 18 January 2019. Here is the full specification for the latest classic roadster out of Hinckley.

Triumph Speed Twin 1200 (2019) specs

Engine Type Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270-degree crank angle parallel twin
Capacity 1200cc
Bore/Stroke 97.6 x 80 mm
Compression Ratio 11.0 : 1
Maximum Power 97PS / 96HP (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 3.5in
Rear Wheel Cast aluminium alloy 7-spoke 17 x 5in
Front Tyre 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tyre 160/60 ZR17
Front Suspension 41mm cartridge forks, 120mm travel
Rear Suspension Twin shocks with adjustable preload, 120mm rear wheel travel
Front Brake Twin 305mm discs, Brembo 4-piston fixed calipers, ABS
Rear Brake Single 220mm 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
CO2 Emissions 109.0 g/km

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