The 2021 Triumph Speed Twin has been launched in India, with prices starting at Rs. 10.99 lakh (ex-showroom). The latest model of the modern classic motorcycle is available in three colour options – Jet Black paint scheme that’s finished completely in black, Red Hopper that comes with grey and yellow strip along with a black side panel. You also get Matte Storm Grey color option which gets grey and yellow graphic on the fuel tank.
In terms of styling the 2021 Speed Twin retains the design of the previous model along with a few updates like new anodized headlamp and mudguard mounts, the new graphics, and the 12-spoke alloy wheels. Powering the motorcycle is a 1200cc, parallel-twin engine that churns out 98.6bhp and 112Nm which is three hp more than the older one. The responsiveness of the Speed Twin engine has also been enhanced, thanks to a 17 per cent reduction in inertia obtained via a new lightweight crankshaft and alternator. As compared to the previous model, the 2021 Speed Twin also gets revised suspension setup with 43mm Marzochhi forks and pre-load adjustable twin shocks at the rear. Braking performance is improved with new higher specification Brembo 4-piston M50 radial monobloc front brake calipers and twin 320mm Brembo discs. Alongside the Nissin 2-piston floating rear caliper with 220mm disc, and ABS fitted as standard.
In terms of features, the new Speed Twin comes with three riding modes, traction control, and ABS. Triumph has also equipped the motorcycle with full-LED lighting, a USB charging socket, and a twin-pod semi-digital instrument cluster, Metzeler Racetec RR tyres, upswept ‘megaphone’ exhausts to name few. The 2021 Triumph Speed Twin weighs 216 kg which is around 2kgs more than the older model. Triumph says it has revised the three ride modes of the Speed Twin – Road, Rain and Sport – to include new throttle maps and dedicated traction control settings. Dual-channel ABS is standard as before, as is the switchable traction control.