No Updated Speed Twin?

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  1. lapinobel

    lapinobel New Member

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    I was kinda set on a Speedmaster or Bobber to (possibly) replace my Kawasaki Z900RS but since there's a lot of roundabouts and sharp corners where I live and ride, the peg scraping would kinda worry me so I think I would be better off with a bike with higher lean angles. So the Speed Twin or Thruxton. I do like to take longish trips so I guess the Thruxton RS is out of the picture then (tested one for a few mins, felt great engine wise). Looked at the Speed Twin, but it seems it got no upgrades like the other Bonnevilles? Any rumours about this? Give me the Speed Twin with the Thruxton RS engine and suspension with full LED and I think I would buy instantly.
     
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  2. Lou160487

    Lou160487 Active Member

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    Welcome. Nothing yet on the speed twin but fingers crossed.
     
  3. steve lovatt

    steve lovatt Something else
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    Speed Twin is a newer model than the original water cooled Bonnevilles (T100, T120 etc) so Triumph probably won't bother.
     
  4. nikolashka

    nikolashka Member

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    coming this summer apparently
     
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  5. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising
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    You are not alone on that one mate. Many have siad the same .....
     
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  6. andyc1

    andyc1 Lunarville 7, Airlock 3
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    Yes, speed twin R!!! Come on Triumph, and give us more than 2 bloody colours FFS one of which will inevitably be matt :mad:
     
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  7. lapinobel

    lapinobel New Member

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    Was really set on a Bobber, but after reading/viewing reviews and contemplating how I ride my Z900RS, I'm pretty sure I will get bothered a lot by the peg scraping. So that's why I looked at the Speed Twin...but then I see it should have some things the Thruxton RS has... So guess I'll wait a little until summer? Bad period to launch a bike btw, should launch around march.

    Would hate ordering a Twin and seeing a new one being announced a few weeks later :/
     
  8. Jet City

    Jet City Senior Member
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    Yeah, for some reason the marketing folks at Triumph will only allow “safe” colors. Unfortunately, that also means “boring”. Do they actually ride motorcycles? These things are supposed to be fun! :grinning:

    The new Speed Triple RS, which is a motorcycle which cannot be ridden sensibly, comes in... silver and matte black. It’s as though when they came to colorways they forgot the bike’s mission. :p
     
  9. Stramasher

    Stramasher Senior Member

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    I dont care about more power, the engine is an absolute peach. They do need to significantly upgrade the suspension as its the worst I have used in 30year. Out last night and any bump or undulation and its wanting to put me in a hedge or onto the other side of the road. Horrible. Wobbling and weaving down the road in a straight line at speed. Entertaining? Nope. Well damped suspension should be.
    Peach of an engine, great tyres, great brakes (that you can hardly use their performance) and chassis but with Chinese (Thailand!?) commuter suspension. Triumph know my feelings, sure I am not alone so I expect at least a better front fork. (The worst culprit IMHO)
    My suspension kitty is taking longer than I hoped. Will be making my own "R."
     
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