Triumph Speed Twin 1200 – Full reveal and specs

Full details of Triumph’s new-for-2019 Speed Twin 1200, live from the Paris reveal

2019 Triumph Speed Twin

TRIUMPH’S modern classic range gets a further shot in the arm for 2019 with the addition of the sporty designed, and well spec’d, Speed Twin 1200.

Unveiled at an exclusive event tonight in Paris, the bike will sit at the top of the modern classic range next to the Scrambler 1200 we’re riding next week and mixes Street Triple DNA which Triumph claim, make this a bike to rival anything else in the class.

Power comes from the 1200cc, 8v, parallel twin we’ve seen in use in the Bobber, Bobber black and Thruxton machines but is updated for the model with reduced internal mass, three riding modes, and switchable traction control. With around 100hp on tap and 112Nm of torque, the Euro4 compliant engine features a lightened crank, high compressions heads (as seen on the Thruxton), hidden catalytic converters and a torque assist clutch.

Suspension front and rear are taken care of by Kayaba 41mm cartridge forks (that look similar to the items seen on the Bobber black), and twin, Kayaba rear shocks, which really helps to keep to the retro-roadster design brief. To help make the bike as engaging to ride as possible, Triumph has gone for a front brake setup that’s similar to that seem Street Triple range, with Twin Brembo calipers and 320mm discs - a Nissin, two-piston caliper takes care of the rear.

Triumph is aiming the bike at the performance roadster segment and has bikes like the Monster 1200 in the crosshairs. The team from Hinckley are also keen for this machine to be the ideal stepping stone for those moving up from the 900cc Street Twin and slightly less sporty, but still 1200cc, Bonneville ranges.

Price and release date is as yet TBC and likely to be revealed at the press launch in mid-February. Needless to say, Visordown will be on hand to bring you the full review once we’ve ridden it but for now, here is the full specification.

Triumph Speed Twin 1200 (2019) specs



Engine Type

Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin




97.6 x 80 mm

Compression Ratio

11.0 : 1

Maximum Power

97 PS / 96 BHP (71.5 kW) @ 6,750 rpm

Maximum Torque

112 Nm @ 4,950 rpm

Fuel system

Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection


Brushed 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin silencers

Final drive



Wet, multi-plate assist clutch




Tubular steel with aluminium cradle


Twin-sided, aluminium

Front Wheel

Cast aluminium alloy 7-spoke 17 x 3.5in

Rear Wheel

Cast aluminium alloy 7-spoke 17 x 5in

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyre

160/60 ZR17

Front Suspension

41mm cartridge forks, 120mm travel

Rear Suspension

Twin shocks with adjustable preload, 120mm rear wheel travel

Front Brake

Twin 305mm discs, Brembo 4-piston fixed calipers, ABS

Rear Brake

Single 220mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS

Width (Handlebars)

760 mm

Height Without Mirrors

1110 mm

Seat Height

807 mm


1430 mm


22.8 º


93.5 mm

Dry Weight

196 Kg

Fuel Tank Capacity

14.5 L

Fuel Consumption

4.8 l/100km (59 mpg)

CO2 Emissions

109.0 g/km        

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