In addition to the switch to Euro 5/BS6, the Speed Twin’s heart has received some significant changes. Power has now increased by 3bhp and now stands at 98.6bhp; torque rating continues to be unchanged at 112Nm
2021 has been quite a busy one for Triumph so far. Since the start of the year, the Hinckley-based brand has constantly been bringing new or updated offerings into the Indian market – starting with the Speed Triple 1200 RS and more recently the updated Bonneville Bobber. Triumph has now added another heavily updated model to its India line-up. Say hello to the 2021 Speed Twin, now available in India at an ex-showroom price of Rs 10.99 lakh.
As with most of the recent motorcycle launches, this 2021 iteration is a Euro 5/BS6 update, but Triumph has reworked the engine to pull out more power. The 2021 Speed Twin now makes 98.6bhp, which is an increase of 3bhp from before. Torque rating, however, remains unchanged at 112Nm. In terms of mechanicals the Speed Twin has quite a few changes though, right from a lightweight crankshaft and alternator, revised cam profiles, and high-compression pistons. Triumph claims that the updates have helped the Speed Twin reduce inertia by 17%. The UK-basd bikemaker has also worked on improving the low-and mid-range of the motorcycle. The Speed Twin continues to be mated to a 6-speed transmission.
Triumph has also made some minor changes to improve the handling of the 2021 Speed Twin. The steering rake angle and the trail have been marginally reduced. Triumph has also improved the front suspension hardware and it now comes with fatter 43mm USD forks. Braking duties are performed be larger 320mm twin discs at the front. Electronics package includes three riding modes – Rain, Road and Sport, each of which alters the throttle response. The Speed Twin still doesn’t come with an IMU-based electronics suite.
Aside from all the changes on the mechanical front, there are also a few minor cosmetic changes. While the overall silhouette remains more or less unchanged, it does get a few new design details. The headlamp is now mounted on anodised clamps, and the front and rear mud guards also get a similar treatment. The fuel tank now flaunts new graphics and Triumph has also brought in three new colour options. The Speed Twin also comes fitted with newly designed 17-inch wheels.
Triumph had already commenced bookings of the 2021 Speed Twin on 10th June, a few days after its global unveiling. Expect the deliveries of the updated Speed Twin to commence soon.