The New 2021 Triumph Speed Twin

The New 2021 Triumph Speed Twin

Having recently dropped the new Bonneville and Scrambler lineups for 2021, Triumph today announced the launch of the 2021 Triumph Speed Twin. More than just minor tweaks to achieve Euro-5 compliance, the new Speed Twin has undergone some important changes for 2021. We break down what’s changed and when you should expect to see it in dealers.

With over 11,000 motorcycles built since its launch in 2018, the Speed Twin has been a popular model for Triumph. As a statement from the company on the importance of the Speed Twin within its Modern Classics range, this year’s updates reflect a concerted effort from Triumph to set the Speed Twin apart. Sure it may have started its life as the offspring of the laid back T120 and balls to the wall Thruxton, however the Speed Twin is quickly earning a reputation all of its own.

So what’s changed?

The 2021 Triumph Speed Twin will benefit from improvements to its suspension, braking, tyres, geometry, power output and torque delivery, and a significant reduction in inertia. As we said—more than just minor tweaks for Euro-5.

Performance
  • 3PS (2.2 kW) more peak power, now 100PS (73.6 kW) at 7250 RPM
  • More mid-range power and torque
  • Peak torque now lower down the rev range, with 112 Nm at 4250 RPM (peak torque remains unchanged)
  • More responsive with a 17% reduction in inertia driven by a lighter crankshaft and rare-earth alternator
  • Lower emissions and fully Euro-5 compliant
  • High 16,000 km first major service interval
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Handling
  • More capable Marzocchi USD forks with cartridge damping
  • Bigger and higher specification Brembo M50 radial monobloc calipers
  • Higher specification Metzeler Racetec RR tyres
  • New lightweight cast aluminium wheels
  • A 2 mm reduction in trail and a steeper rake angle (22.8° to 22.3°)
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Technology
  • Upgraded riding modes – Road, Rain and Sport
  • High specification of standard equipment:
    • ABS and switchable traction control
    • LED lighting with DRL headlight (market specific)
    • Torque-assist clutch
    • Under-seat USB charging socket
    • Immobiliser
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When can I get my hands on one?

The 2021 Triumph Speed Twin will be in dealers by August. Final pricing is yet to be confirmed, however it’s expected that the 2021 model will come in at roughly a $300 premium over last year’s model—not bad when you consider the upgrades to performance, handling and other equipment.

Specifications

ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION

Type Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin
Capacity 1200 cc
Maximum Power 100 PS / 98.6 bhp (73.6 kW) @ 7250 rpm
Maximum Torque 112 Nm @ 4250 rpm
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust Brushed stainless steel 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin silencers
Final Drive O ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate torque assist clutch
Gearbox 6-speed

CHASSIS

Frame Tubular steel, with steel cradles
Swingarm Twin sided aluminium
Front Wheel Cast aluminium alloy 17” x 3.5”
Rear Wheel Cast aluminium alloy 17” x 5.0”
Front Tyre 120/70 ZR17
Rear Tyre 160/60 ZR17
Front Suspension 43 mm USD Marzocchi forks, 120 mm travel
Rear Suspension Twin RSUs with adjustable preload, 120 mm rear wheel travel
Front Brakes Twin 320 mm discs, Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, ABS
Rear Brakes Single 220 mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
Instruments Twin dial analogue speedometer and tachometer with LCD multi-functional
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DIMENSIONS & WEIGHTS

Length 2099 mm
Width (handlebars) 778 mm
Height (without mirrors) 1097 mm
Seat Height 809 mm
Wheelbase 1413 mm
Rake 22.3°
Trail 91.5 mm
Weight 216 kg (wet)
Fuel Tank Capacity 14.5 litres


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