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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 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 at 5:28 PM
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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 First Class Member

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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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