The neo-retro roadster from Hinckley Headquarters has been extended with substantial updates for 2021 offering improved styling, engine performance, handling and electronics package while complying with the latest emission norms.
The new Euro5 compliant 1200cc parallel twin gushes out an additional 3 ps of power @ 7250 rpm totalling 100 ps with unchanged peak torque figures of 112 nm now arriving at 500 rpm lower than the outgoing model.
It’s now more responsive with a 17% reduction in inertia achieved through a new lightweight crankshaft and alternator. New high compression pistons, revised ports, and new cam profiles impart a higher spirited performance to the 2021 Triumph Speed Twin.
The trademark exhaust note of the Speed Twin is further enhanced by a pair of megaphone upswept silencers offering a deeper resonating thrum.
Suspension and brakes
The conventional telescopic front suspension has been replaced by 43mm non-adjustable Marzocchi inverted forks with cartridge damping offering 120mm of travel.
A twin rear suspension offers similar travel with preload adjustment. The suspension has been tuned to combine comfort along with improved handling capability.
Braking units too have been upgraded with a new higher-spec Brembo 4-piston M50 radial monobloc front brake calipers mounted over twin 320mm Brembo discs. A single Nissin 2-piston floating rear caliper with a 220mm disc at the rear complements the front braking system.
Needless to say, ABS comes standard and the new braking system is claimed to have a stronger initial braking bite and better fade characteristics.
Triumph is offering an array of electronic rider aids with the three ride modes (Rain, Road, and Sport) further fine-tuned for 2021 connected to a ride-by-wire throttle system.
The ride modes could be switched on the fly and the traction control with an independent switchable system. A tire pressure monitoring system and engine immobilizer are being offered as optional.
Lighting is all LED with Daytime Running Lights being offered in markets where permitted. An analog-digital dashboard provides key information including gear position, two trip settings, fuel level, real-time fuel consumption, and range-to-empty.
Gadgets could be juiced up on the go with an under-seat USB charging socket. Available in 3 paint schemes (Red Hopper, Matt Storm Grey, and Jet Black), Triumph is offering over 50 different accessories catering to individual tastes and customization options. Prices are still under wraps.