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Speed Twin

Discussion in 'Bonneville' started by Repooh, Oct 23, 2018.

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  1. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Interesting thought.......
     
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  2. John T

    John T Senior Member

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    Sticking with Ting Tong but she'll be getting a new TEC camshaft soon
     
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  3. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

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    Does anyone know if the Speed twin is physically bigger than the Thruxton? i love the look of the Thruxton but when i sat on one it seemed way to small for me and the tank seemed tiny?
     
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  4. andyc1

    andyc1 Lunarville 7, Airlock 3
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    Don't know Dougie but it looks remarkably similar to the Thruxton chassis. The bars being higher might make it feel roomier?
    Looks aside, I'm betting its going to be a very very fun machine on the road :)
     
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  5. Kinjane

    Kinjane Member

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    Less reach to the bars because of the shorter (than the thruxton) petrol tank, that's got to be a bonus for some!
     
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  6. Wassers

    Wassers Active Member

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    I love my Thruxton R (2.5 years old now), but I'd be interested to see how this rides in comparison. With higher bars (I must be getting old) it could be a little more comfortable and may also help when commuting by sitting up higher and seeing further ahead. Looking forward to the demo being available. Immediately liked the grey and silver version... but now leaning more towards the red.
     
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  7. Gazwhitespeed

    Gazwhitespeed Well-Known Member

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    #27 Gazwhitespeed, Dec 10, 2018
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    yes red for me if i buy one,price i think is going to be £10800.It only holds 3gallons +1ltr but apparently does high 50's mpg and is only 807mm seat height,at last i might be able to touch the floor.
     
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  8. Sprinter

    Sprinter Elite Member
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  9. andyc1

    andyc1 Lunarville 7, Airlock 3
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    If anyone's thinking of buying, consider this. Will there be an R version soon after when the initial sales slow down? I've seen Triumph do this before with tigers and bobbers and I think they're wankers for it!
     
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  10. Gazwhitespeed

    Gazwhitespeed Well-Known Member

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    yes thanks for that andyc1,i would be pissed if all the things i was thinking of putting on it to make it trick,then suddenly appeared on another version a few months after i bought that for a fraction of the cost if you bought them all separate.
     
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  11. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    I quite like the look of the Speed Twin as it looks very similar to my 60's Triumphs and i wouldn't be bothered about an R version, this might be the bike to tempt me off the Speed Triple R :)
     
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  12. Baben

    Baben Active Member

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    Having read the specs I think it is interesting that the dry weight is 2kg less than the new Street Twin - 196kg. I reckon that serious work has gone into a weight loss programme. Triumph have also gone on about how they have improved the handling to the point where it can hold its own against a "modern" monoshock set up. So, put a screen and some throwovers on it and you have a nice tourer, especially if you are getting near 60mpg.
     
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  13. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

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  14. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

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    imo if they got rid of the ugly gaitors and give it usd forks from a Speed Triple,and ditch the flat bench seat I would be interested
     
  15. darkman

    darkman Crème de la Crème

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    That will be the R version coming soon i can assure you :) Saying that Triumph have spent a lot of time on the handling of this bike backed up by the Rosso 3 tyres fitted :)
     
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  16. Tricolore

    Tricolore Active Member

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    MCN got it wrong again....looks better though.

    E10A224D-E785-42F1-AC7F-32F35D2A8A71.jpeg
     
  17. half ton

    half ton Elite Member

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    I prefer the Gaiters.... And the seat is an easy change,Get your order in Dougie :p
     
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  18. Sprinter

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  19. Dougie D

    Dougie D Crème de la Crème

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    i'll add it on to the long list of other bikes i'm interested in:eek::confused:
     
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  20. Hogi

    Hogi Well-Known Member

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    It's an attractive bike, especially in red, reminds me of the old Suzuki gsx1400 or Yamaha 1300 xjr muscle bikes. Must be the shape of the tank and headlight.

    I'd like a test ride alright but it might be too retro in current form so maybe an R version - or a 1200 Speed R that must surely be coming?

    Exciting times, congratulations Triumph.
     
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