Continuing their policy of using model names from Meriden’s history, the Hinckley Triumph concern now reflects upon the first model to feature Edward Turner’s parallel twin engine in 1938 and has, 80 years since the launch of the original, recently announced a new-for-2019 version of the Speed Twin.
Increasing power by nearly half as much again compared to the 2018 Street Twin, the new bike is powered by the 1200cc twin that features in the sports-oriented Thruxton Bonneville, although the Speed Twin has roadster styling.
It is actually 10kg lighter than its sportier brethren, with the water-cooled 95bhp powerplant (that itself has shed 2.5kg) in a chassis and style that is a blend of T120 Bonneville and Street Twin, upgraded with the use of high quality components like the aluminium mudguards, tapered handlebars, seven-spoke aluminium wheels, Brembo calipers and cartridge forks.
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