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Triumph's New Speed Twin
« on: December 09, 2018, 11:39:24 AM »
This bike looks like a stunner...retro looks with nuovo features. It reminds me of the old Thunderbird Sport from the nineties...only better. They even did away with the fake Monobloc throttle body covers!

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Re: Triumph's New Speed Twin
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2018, 12:00:29 PM »
Man that's nice. Triumph really has a nice product line. And a great dealer network, what a concept!! Just turned my Tiger over 70 K It's been rock solid!
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Re: Triumph's New Speed Twin
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2018, 01:41:20 PM »
Is the seat just a fraction under done..?
But just..WOW..!

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Re: Triumph's New Speed Twin
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2018, 01:52:19 PM »
I test rode a 1200 last summer, gobs of torque, but handling wasnít anything near my 865

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Re: Triumph's New Speed Twin
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2018, 02:18:27 PM »
I am really impressed with the new triumphs. They are building some gorgeous bikes!
This is one of my favorites. :thumb:
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Re: Triumph's New Speed Twin
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2018, 03:06:30 PM »
Nice! I like everything except the foot controls. 
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Re: Triumph's New Speed Twin
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2018, 04:11:51 PM »
Nice! I like everything except the foot controls.

What wrong  with the foot controls, Shorty? A bit too sporting for your taste? I never really noticed that until you mentioned it.
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Re: Triumph's New Speed Twin
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2018, 04:19:25 PM »
That Triumph works for me also! :thumb: :cool: :smiley:  Would have no issues riding and owning one! :thumb:

...and they have a good parts / service network with enthusiastic dealers!!  (What a concept...) :wink:



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Re: Triumph's New Speed Twin
« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2018, 05:40:51 PM »
Is this a tarted up Thruxton?
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Re: Triumph's New Speed Twin
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2018, 05:49:54 PM »
Is this a tarted up Thruxton?

Define tarted?

I THINK it's the motor and frame from the Thruxton with cast wheels and some other changes, for what they are predicting will be less money (because they lowered the T120 price to make room)...
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Re: Triumph's New Speed Twin
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2018, 06:03:52 PM »
It is a de tarted Thruxton. You do not get the high zoot suspension on this model. Same spec engine. Less aggressive riding position.

Yes, Rick, the pegs are too far back for me. Bummer. Nice sled otherwise.
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Re: Triumph's New Speed Twin
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2018, 07:37:37 PM »
Very Nice......... and it seems should be reasonably priced all in all   and it has some power to bout ....
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Re: Triumph's New Speed Twin
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2018, 09:47:20 PM »
I like Triumph, but my Guzzi dealer is half the distance and I can manage the 90 mile backroad ride to him.
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Re: Triumph's New Speed Twin
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2018, 02:33:29 AM »
I just wish that it came with a tank that was bigger than 14 litres. It might be OK for the US and Europe, but here in Oz 14 litres is just too little to get between a lot of places with any safety margin.
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Re: Triumph's New Speed Twin
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2018, 04:18:52 AM »
I just wish that it came with a tank that was bigger than 14 litres. It might be OK for the US and Europe, but here in Oz 14 litres is just too little to get between a lot of places with any safety margin.

If it is 14 litres (3.0imp/3.7US gallons) then it would not be adequate  for me in the UK also. These small tanks are a pain if you ride regularly, being constantly at the fuel station is not my idea of fun.
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Re: Triumph's New Speed Twin
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2018, 05:16:42 AM »
Nice! I like everything except the foot controls.

They're right were they should be, albeit, a little high.    Some lowering pegs from Knight Design, or one of the others posted on the various V7 threads ought to take care of it.
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Re: Triumph's New Speed Twin
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2018, 05:35:15 AM »
Am considering moving up model from my V7 III for better suspension and a bit more power. I have my eye on the V85 but this new Speed Twin could sway me to Triumph. Don't ride long distance that often so the smaller tank doesn't really bother me and the standard/sporty control layout is fine. It will come down to availability, ride and cost of the two bikes. It's going to be an interesting spring, even more so if MG announces a sportier version of  the V85.
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Re: Triumph's New Speed Twin
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2018, 10:05:39 AM »
They're right were they should be, albeit, a little high.    Some lowering pegs from Knight Design, or one of the others posted on the various V7 threads ought to take care of it.

Or, a set of controls from the Bonnie Bobber. 
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Re: Triumph's New Speed Twin
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2018, 10:46:00 AM »
Or, a set of controls from the Bonnie Bobber. 

I wonder if it would be that simple. The controls attach to the frame or the engine cases? And are the cases the same between the Thruxton/Speed Twin and the Bobber?

After examining the Bobber close up (Jenn liked it, and it was in consideration for a brief moment) I noticed it has the mounting points for passenger pegs (like the ones that are on the SpeedMaster). It just has no mounting point for a passenger SEAT. And the Speedmaster kinda ugly-fies the Bobber.

But I do wonder if you can change the seating position on the Speed Twin.

No matter, we're a lot more likely to wind up with a Street Twin.
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Re: Triumph's New Speed Twin
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2018, 11:37:29 AM »
I wonder if it would be that simple. The controls attach to the frame or the engine cases? And are the cases the same between the Thruxton/Speed Twin and the Bobber?

After examining the Bobber close up (Jenn liked it, and it was in consideration for a brief moment) I noticed it has the mounting points for passenger pegs (like the ones that are on the SpeedMaster). It just has no mounting point for a passenger SEAT. And the Speedmaster kinda ugly-fies the Bobber.

But I do wonder if you can change the seating position on the Speed Twin.

No matter, we're a lot more likely to wind up with a Street Twin.

Not sure, but here is the photo of an aftermarket forward control kit for the Bobber:   
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Re: Triumph's New Speed Twin
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2018, 11:48:50 AM »
Am considering moving up model from my V7 III for better suspension and a bit more power. I have my eye on the V85 but this new Speed Twin could sway me to Triumph. Don't ride long distance that often so the smaller tank doesn't really bother me and the standard/sporty control layout is fine. It will come down to availability, ride and cost of the two bikes. It's going to be an interesting spring, even more so if MG announces a sportier version of  the V85.

I've ridden over 10,000 feet elevation and some steep grades and never felt like I couldn't maintain speed on the V7III.   I did upgrade the front and rear suspension and now have the perfect bike to complement my other ride.
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Re: Triumph's New Speed Twin
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2018, 05:03:02 PM »
Pretty bike, I just don't like that ridding position though. Out come flood boards on her so I can get my feet a little more foreword and I'd like to ride one.

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Re: Triumph's New Speed Twin
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2018, 05:20:24 PM »
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Re: Triumph's New Speed Twin
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2018, 06:27:13 PM »
The fact that this new model has mag wheels instead of spokes is very savvy on Triumphs part.
Many of us donít want spokes.

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Re: Triumph's New Speed Twin
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2018, 10:57:18 PM »
The fact that this new model has mag wheels instead of spokes is very savvy on Triumphs part.
Many of us donít want spokes.




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Re: Triumph's New Speed Twin
« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2018, 02:54:50 AM »
The fact that this new model has mag wheels instead of spokes is very savvy on Triumphs part.
Many of us donít want spokes.
So if many of you don't want spokes, what do the others want..?

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Re: Triumph's New Speed Twin
« Reply #26 on: December 11, 2018, 05:55:43 AM »
So if many of you don't want spokes, what do the others want..?

The rest don't know any better.  :boozing:
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Re: Triumph's New Speed Twin
« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2018, 09:32:22 PM »
The rest don't know any better.  :boozing:
That's a bit disconcerting Kev.
I've had about 40 bikes and half of them had cast wheels, what bracket does that leave me in ?

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Re: Triumph's New Speed Twin
« Reply #28 on: December 11, 2018, 09:54:12 PM »
A higher tax bracket Huzo. :evil:
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Re: Triumph's New Speed Twin
« Reply #29 on: December 11, 2018, 10:09:38 PM »
A higher tax bracket Huzo. :evil:
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