Reasons to Ride
The performance icon. An evolution in every dimension.
The award-winning Triumph Speed Twin 1200 has been significantly upgraded to reinforce its position as the benchmark modern classic sports icon.
1. UPDATED 1200CC HP ENGINE
A significant engine update sees an increase in both peak power, now 3PS up at 100PS, and also mid-range power, which up by 5%. With the torque this is also up by 5% in the mid-range, which is where the Bonneville twin engine excels, and better still, there is also a reduction in inertia thanks to a lightweight crankshaft and a rare earth alternator. Combined with high compression pistons, revised ports and a cam profile, the Speed Twin 1200 is even more responsive than before, spinning up faster and revving harder for longer.
Advanced modern technology allows the use of a ride-by-wire throttle, ensuring the perfect throttle response for enhanced rideability, safety and control. Similarly, the torque assist clutch gives a light lever action for superb feel and reduced fatigue in the stop/start scenario of a town commute.
Enhancements to the engine, high-specification Marzocchi suspension, premium radially-mounted monobloc Brembo M50 brakes and lightweight wheels are just a few of the updates that reinforce this stunning stripped-back custom roadster’s position at the top of its class.
Despite these notable increases in performance, the updated engine exceeds EURO 5 emissions regulations making this the cleanest Speed Twin yet. The brushed stainless steel exhaust system has been carefully engineered to keep the cat box hidden while twin upswept megaphone silencers deliver all of the trademark Speed Twin roar.
2. CLASS-LEADING HANDLING
An instant hit with the press, and praised by Triumph fans all over the world, the Speed Twin 1200 has been embraced and awarded for its easy, intuitive, class-leading sports handling.
Delivering the pinnacle in modern classic sports riding experience was a key part of the design team’s brief. The front suspension has been upgraded to higher-specification Marzocchi 43mm USD forks with cartridge damping for an even more precise, agile and dynamic modern sportster ride.
The change to USD forks has also allowed the fitment of higher specification radially-mounted Brembo M50 calipers paired with 320mm discs for phenomenal braking performance.
Lightweight cast aluminium wheels also grace the Speed Twin 1200, with high-specification Metzeler Racetec RR tyres, delivering improved agility, better handling and incredible levels of grip as standard.
From the stunning lightweight cast aluminium 12-spoke wheels to the contemporary paint schemes, even more premium style and detailing has been engineered into the Speed Twin 1200.
Built with all of Triumph’s timeless DNA and beautiful stripped-back modern custom style, now with anodised headlight mounts, mudguard mounts and contemporary graphics, which complement the Speed Twin 1200’s signature 14.5-litre fuel tank.
Premium brushed metal features include the elegant twin upswept stainless steel megaphone silencers, aluminium front and rear mudguards, side panel finishers and heel guards.
Each and every part is designed to be as durable as it is desirable, with anodising used on many metal components, including the swingarm, while features such as the headlamp bowl and bezel are expertly sprayed in the Triumph paint-shop for a long-lasting and lustrous finish.
4. MODERN CAPABILITY
Advanced rider-focused technology for rider safety and enjoyment is sensitively incorporated into the Speed Twin 1200’s clean and minimalist lines.
The three riding modes (Rain, Road and Sport) have been upgraded for the latest generation Speed Twin with a dedicated throttle map and traction control setting for each mode. Easily switchable via a handlebar-mounted button, should riding conditions or rider mood change, the ideal setting is just a touch away.
Easy-to-read twin clocks with contemporary 3D dial faces feature a huge range of useful information from fuel range to gear position, riding mode setting to service indicator, all easily navigated via a handlebar-mounted scroll button.
A handy USB charging point and a built-in immobiliser bring rider convenience, while the latest generation ABS and traction control systems improve safety and rider confidence.
As exhilarating for the seasoned rider as it is confidence-inspiring for the recently enlightened, the Speed Twin 1200 is an incredibly well-balanced, manageable motorcycle.
With a slim waist and an accessible low seat height of 809mm, together with tapered handlebars and a comfortable footpeg position, the Speed Twin 1200’s relaxed, upright riding position fits riders of all sizes, and has the perfect poise for every ride, from the urban commute or to the weekend blast.