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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-05-2019, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone else excited?

I've been looking at the new 2019 Speed Twin and absolutely love everything about it so far. Waiting on pricing, but I think this may just be the 2-seater I've been looking for.

"Powered by the liquid-cooled 1,200cc eight-valve SOHC parallel twin found in the Bonneville T120, the Speed Twin features similar tuning as the Thruxton R, producing a claimed 96 peak horsepower at 6,750 rpm—an impressive 76-percent increase over the 2018 Street Twin, and 49 percent more than the new 2019 Street Twin—and 83 pound-feet of torque at 4,950 rpm.

This revised high-performance engine features a low-inertia crank and high-compression head developed from the Thruxton R’s powerplant."

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I got to sit on it at one of the dealer parties last month. It feels perfect...
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It looks great but I would have a hard time throwing my leg over the saddle.

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It is not too hard to get a bobber to make more power than that.
The Speed Twin looks good that's why I have one on order, probably have to get rid of a few bikes though as garage is overflowing.
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Looks-wise, it reminds me of a Honda CB1100. I’ll be keen to see how it performs particularly in the handling department.

My main bugbear with the Bobber is the ground clearance but I love the current Triumph 1200 twin. The Thruxton is a little too “scrunched” up seating position-wise for me but the Street Twin might be perfect.
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Sorry - Speed Twin.
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Looks-wise, it reminds me of a Honda CB1100. I’ll be keen to see how it performs particularly in the handling department.

My main bugbear with the Bobber is the ground clearance but I love the current Triumph 1200 twin. The Thruxton is a little too “scrunched” up seating position-wise for me but the Street Twin might be perfect.
Don't see the resemblance.



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Slightly of your original topic but I'm also excited. The new Speed Twin will be a little to quick for me however I have seen one in Thailand and it is a beautiful bike. For me it's going to be a 2018 Tiger. I can only have 2 bikes so I think this will be the perfect compliment for my BB. I'm ready to buy but just can't decide between the XRT and the XCA.
Living in Rural Thailand there are a ton of field tracks and wooded areas to explore but nothing to demanding so the XRT would cope. However I'm trying to understand just how much if a compromise I will be making on the road handling if I went for the XCA. I'm not a fast rider so Im leaning towards the XCA as I think the compromise on road handling is smaller than the off road compromise if the XRT. Thoughts and advice welcome.

Just realized I may have high jacked the original thread. Apologies. Back to the heading. Can you tell, I'm Excited!! Jesus, do I have the bike bug!!
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For sure. Interested to see it in person. It’s about 1.5-2 inches taller than the Street Twin and the foot pegs are further back (between a Street Twin and Thruxton). The new gauges and motor should be awesome adds to the Speed Twin. Also like the bar end mirrors and cosmetic changes.
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post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-07-2019, 12:25 AM
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Hey Freddy, If the seat height of the XCA is good for you, I'd go for it. I don't think you lose a lot on pure road riding, and that long suspension is always welcome.
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