New 1100cc Triumph café racer spied testing

Standard and R model spied testing in Spain

TWO new Triumph café racers have been spotted testing near Barcelona in Spain.

Bearing similar looks to the Thruxton in Triumph’s current line-up, the spy shot shows the new bike has an all-new 1100cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine, which is expected to make around 90hp - 22hp more than the 865cc air-cooled twin in the Thruxton. Fins on the new engine mimic air-cooling but a large radiator between the exhaust downpipes suggests otherwise.

Two versions of the bike were spotted: a standard model and what is likely to be the R model, featuring Ohlins front suspension straight off the Speed Triple R, adjustable Ohlins S36 twin shocks and four-pot radially mounted Brembo brakes. The higher-spec bike also comes with a single seat unit.

The new models could be called the Street Tracker, which has been trademarked by Triumph, or the firm could revive the Speed Twin name.

Both will come with ABS as standard and are expected to be in production by 2016.

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