Triumph Motorcycles has revealed the 2021 Speed Twin for the international markets. The motorcycle will arrive in the Indian market soon, although the official launch timeline is not available yet. While we await those details, here we explain the top five highlights of the 2021 Triumph Speed Twin.
The design of the 2021 Triumph Speed Twin remains similar to its predecessor, although the latest iteration of the motorcycle packs a few styling tweaks. The changes include anodised headlight mounts, new mudguard mounts, 12-spoke alloy wheels, and new graphics. The 2021 model retains features such as the rounded fuel tank with Monza cap, bench seat, and bar-end mirrors from its predecessor. The exhaust gets a revised, dual-tone finish and the units on the new model use black tips. The motorcycle tips the weighing scale at 216kg (kerb) and boasts a seat height of 809mm.
Triumph Motorcycles has introduced the 2021 Speed Twin in three colours – Red Hopper, Matte Storm Grey, and Jet Black. The graphics are similar for Red Hopper and Matte Storm Grey paint options. The Jet Black colour, on the other hand, does not get any graphics.
The 2021 model is powered by a Euro5/BS6-compliant 1,200cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled engine. Despite complying with the newest emission norms, the new model makes slightly more power than its predecessor. The motor is tuned to deliver 98.6bhp of power at 7,250rpm as against 96bhp on the old motorcycle. The peak torque is rated at 112Nm but it now comes at 4,250rpm as against 4,950rpm on the Euro4/BS4 version. Triumph Motorcycles claims a fuel economy of 5.1-litre/100km (or 19.60kmpl). The six-speed transmission benefits from a torque-assist clutch. The updated motor is tuned to deliver improved power in the mid and the top range. The redline of the engine is 500rpm higher than before.
The motorcycle comes equipped with full-LED lighting, a semi-digital instrument cluster, a USB power socket, and an engine immobiliser as standard. The optional accessories for the motorcycle include tyre pressure monitoring system, heated grips, adjustable levers, and more. The electronic rider aids comprise three riding modes (Rain, Road, and Sport), switchable traction control system, and ABS.
The updated suspension setup on the 2021 model includes 43mm Marzocchi upside-down forks with cartridge damping at the front instead of conventional telescopic units on the old model. The suspension tasks at the back are handled by preload-adjustable twin-sided springs. The braking setup includes 320mm twin discs with Brembo M50 four-piston callipers at the front and a 220mm single rotor with a Nissin-sourced two-piston calliper. The 17-inch wheels are wrapped in Metzeler Racetec RR tyres.