A new Modern Classic Performance Roadster arrives

Triumph's latest iteration of Speed Twin 1200 is here.

Aug 31, 2021 TEAM TOS No Comments Like

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The Brits sure have been busy with this one. The latest iteration of the fan-favourite Speed Twin 1200 is here. With the launch of this 1200cc bike, Triumph has expanded its modern classic portfolio in India. Priced at INR 10.99 lakhs (Ex-showroom, India), the 2021 Speed Twin 1200 most definitely looks like a sweet deal for anyone who has a thing for classic bikes with modern technology. 

In terms of design, the 2021 Speed Twin 1200, comes with a round headlamp with a teardrop-shaped fuel tank. The fuel tank is sculpted with knee indents so that the rider can grip the tank easily for added comfort and better riding characteristics. The bike also gets new 12 spoke cast wheels, bar-end mirrors and a bench seat. Triumph has equipped the bike with a twin-pod instrument cluster with a digital MID and a traditional speedometer and rev meter. The twin exhaust pipes come with a brushed stainless steel design and are combined with a blacked-out engine. Triumph is also offering three bewitching colour options with the 2021 Speed Twin 1200 – Jet Black, Red Hopper and Matt Storm Grey. 

Triumph has updated the 1200cc engine by great margins. The engine now produces more power and lesser emissions. This makes the engine Euro 5 compliant, which is equivalent to India’s new BS6 norms. The engine now churns out 3 PS more than its predecessor, with the power output now standing at 100 PS. In terms of twisting force, the 1200cc, SOHC, 8-valve, liquid-cooled engine puts out 112 Nm. The peak torque now arrives more than 500 RPM lower in the rev band than before. Triumph has mated the engine to a 6-speed gearbox with a wet, multi-plate torque-assist clutch. 

In terms of chassis, the 2021 Speed Twin 1200 is underpinned by a tubular steel frame with steel cradles. Suspension duties of the bike are handled by 43mm USD Marzocchi forks upfront with 120mm travel. At the back, the bike features twin shocks with preload adjustability and 120mm travel. Braking duties are handled by Brembo 4-piston M50 radial monobloc front brake callipers and twin 320mm Brembo discs. At the back, the Nissin 2-piston floating rear calliper with 220mm disc handles the rest. ABS and adjustable Traction Control come as standard. The bike has a wheelbase of 1412mm and a seat height of 809mm, making it easier for shorter riders to manoeuvre the bike. The 14.5-litre fuel tank is very handy, however, the 216 kg wet weight might intimidate a few. The 17-inch, 12 spoke wheels, are shod in the beautiful Metzeler Racetec RR tyres. 





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


1200 cc


97.6 mm


80 mm



Maximum Power

100 PS / 98.6 bhp (73.6 kW) @ 7250 rpm

Maximum Torque

112 Nm @ 4250 rpm

Fuel System

Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection


Brushed stainless steel 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin silencers

Final Drive

O ring chain


Wet, multi-plate torque assist clutch





Tubular steel, with steel cradles


Twin sided aluminium

Front Wheel

Cast aluminium alloy 17” x 3.5”

Rear Wheel

Cast aluminium alloy 17” x 5.0”

Front Tyre

120/70 ZR17

Rear Tyre

160/60 ZR17

Front Suspension

Ø 43mm USD Marzocchi forks, 120mm travel

Rear Suspension

Twin RSUs with adjustable preload, 120mm rear wheel travel

Front Brakes

Twin Ø 320mm discs, Brembo M50 4-piston radial monobloc calipers, ABS

Rear Brakes

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


Twin dial analogue speedometer and tachometer with LCD multi-functional displays



2099 mm

Width (Handlebars)

778 mm

Height Without Mirrors

1097 mm

Seat Height

809 mm


1413 mm




91.5 mm

Wet weight

216 kg

Fuel Tank Capacity

14.5 litres


Fuel Consumption

5.1 litres / 100 km

CO2 Figures

116 g/km


CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data are measured according to regulation 168/2013/EC. Figures for fuel consumption are derived from specific test conditions and are for comparative purposes only. They may not reflect real driving results.









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