About Speed Twin
The Speed Twin is to the Street Twin what the Speed Triple is to the Street Triple: the same formula, with a bigger engine to offer much more performance.
The ‘Speed Twin’ moniker has been resurrected after a while, and what it brings to the table is an engine and chassis derived from the Thruxton R. The suspension comprises of non-adjustable forks in the front and twin rear shock absorbers with adjustable preload. Braking is provided by 4-piston fixed callipers in the front, gripping twin 305mm brake discs and a two-piston floating calliper on a single disc at the rear. The wheels are seven-spoke aluminium alloy wheels with Pirelli Corsa 3 tyres. The fuel tank sports a ‘Monza’ style filler cap and holds 14.5 litres.
The 1200cc parallel twin engine generates 96bhp and 112Nm, and it also offers three riding modes, ABS and a switchable traction control system.
The Speed Twin will compete with other neo-retro streetbikes like the Kawasaki Z900RS.