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post #51 of 164 (permalink) Old 10-24-2018, 03:45 PM
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Like the Speed Twin concept. Surprised Triumph didn't use the smaller Street Twin gas tank to give greater visual emphasis to the engine. Not impressed with the replacement for the fake carbs, maybe it looks better on closer inspection. Hope the paint scheme and colors change before reaching the showroom floor. I like the simplicity of the Street Twin's single color. Wonder if this machine will use the HT or HP version of the 1200 cc engine. I would be interested in either configuration. Glad it has a stainless exhaust rather than chrome.
Same as the T120 version according to this... https://www.motorcycle.com/mini-feat...r-meeting.html
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Same as the T120 version according to this... https://www.motorcycle.com/mini-feat...r-meeting.html
Definitely could have missed it, but it looks like it said the 1200 plant from the Bonneville and Thruxton.
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Definitely could have missed it, but it looks like it said the 1200 plant from the Bonneville and Thruxton.
Strange....i saw that too but assumed the regular thruxton had a T120 engine and the R had the high power version. Now i see both thruxtons have the same engine. Was it always like that from 2016 ? Because i could have sworn when they debuted only the R had that HP engine.
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Strange....i saw that too but assumed the regular thruxton had a T120 engine and the R had the high power version. Now i see both thruxtons have the same engine. Was it always like that from 2016 ? Because i could have sworn when they debuted only the R had that HP engine.
They’ve been the same from the start.
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My standard 2016 Thruxton has the HP version of the 1200 cc engine. I'm pretty sure both 1200 cc Thruxtons had the same engine since their introduction. Guess we'll have to wait for more clarification on what's in the Speed Twin.
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My standard 2016 Thruxton has the HP version of the 1200 cc engine. I'm pretty sure both 1200 cc Thruxtons had the same engine since their introduction. Guess we'll have to wait for more clarification on what's in the Speed Twin.
Probably a cam difference between Bonnie and Thruxton. Scrambler was said to have Thruxton engine with a slightly different tune for more low end power. Also said to have rare earth magnets in the alternator. Probably has considerably better output power. Thruxton's has been good enough to run my electric jacket and gloves without melting down yet, so it's adequate for my needs.
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Hard for me to tell for sure but the pegs look more set back than the T120, which kills it for my crappy legs. I do hope the wheels will fit the T120, I’d be interested for my bike.
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Looks like the Speed Twin frame might be smaller than that of the T120. Hard to tell for sure.

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To me, it appears to be a Thruxton R frame, as well as the Thruxton R unpainted (clear anodized) aluminum swing-arm. Even has the Thruxton’s thus far exclusive annoying “balance pipe” at the top of the headers. Which have only been configured to the 1200-HP engine, to this point.
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I just bought a T120, and I love it. But coming from a history of sporty motorbikes (Yamaha R1, RSV4, a couple of Tuonos) I wonder if this new Speed Twin would have been the perfect choice.

The first mods I've made to the T120 are Ohlins rear shocks and a Brembo/full floating rotor front brake upgrade, and I'm wondering about cast wheels and tubeless tires. Sounds like I'm building a Street Twin.


The previous poster was correct, though: It should have twin headlights!

I hear running is good for you, but the ice cubes keep falling out of my glass.
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