Triumph’s entire lineup of Bonneville-based models has been updated for 2022, including the T120, T120 Black, T100, Street Twin, Streetmaster, Bobber, Street Scrambler, and Scrambler 1200. Last but not least, the Speed Twin has also gotten some useful upgrades.
Introduced for 2019, the Speed Twin offers engine performance and handling comparable to the Thruxton café racer but with an upright riding position, less weight, and a lower price. For 2022, the Speed Twin’s updated “High Power” version of Triumph’s liquid-cooled, 1,200cc parallel-twin makes 98.6 horsepower at 7,250 rpm and 83 lb-ft of torque at 4,250 rpm (claimed, at the crank). Wet weight is 476 pounds, and pricing starts at $12,500.
Compared to the previous Speed Twin’s engine, the updated powerplant now meets Euro 5 emissions standards and offers more peak horsepower, more midrange horsepower and torque, a lower torque peak, and 17% less inertia for better response. Power is sent to the rear wheel through a 6-speed transmission, a torque-assist clutch, and chain final drive.
To improve handling, the Speed Twin gets a higher-spec Marzocchi USD cartridge fork, Brembo M50 monoblock calipers, lighter cast aluminum 12-spoke wheels, and Metzeler Racetec RR tires.
Three riding modes — Sport, Road, and Rain — have been revised, and they adjust throttle response and intervention from the switchable traction control. Other standard equipment includes ABS, LED lighting with a DRL, an underseat USB charging port, and an ignition immobilizer. Sorry folks, still no cruise control.
The Speed Twin’s styling has been refreshed with new brushed stainless-steel upswept silencers, new anodized headlight and mudguard mounts, and new tank graphics.
The 2022 Triumph Speed Twin is available in Red Hopper, Matte Storm Grey, and Jet Black, and it will be in dealerships in August.
2022 Triumph Speed Twin Specs
Base Price: $12,500
Engine Type: Liquid-cooled, transverse parallel twin, SOHC w/ 4 valves per cyl.
Bore x Stroke: 97.6 x 80mm
Horsepower: 98.6 @ 7,250 rpm (claimed, at the crank)
Torque: 83 lb-ft @ 4,250 rpm (claimed, at the crank)
Fuel Delivery: Electronic fuel injection & throttle-by-wire
Transmission: 6-speed, cable-actuated torque-assist wet clutch
Final Drive: O-ring chain
Frame: Tubular steel w/ aluminum cradles, cast aluminum swingarm
Wheelbase: 55.6 in.
Rake/Trail: 22.3 degrees/3.6 in.
Seat Height: 31.9 in.
Suspension, Front: 43mm USD fork, no adj., 4.7 in. travel
Rear: Dual shocks, adj. for spring preload, 4.7 in. travel
Brakes, Front: Dual 320mm discs w/ radial-mount opposed 4-piston monoblock calipers & ABS
Rear: Single 220mm disc w/ 2-piston floating caliper & ABS
Wheels, Front: Cast aluminum, 3.5 x 17 in.
Rear: Cast aluminum, 5.0 x 17 in.
Tires, Front: 120/70-ZR17
Wet Weight: 476 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 3.8 gals.
Fuel Consumption: 41.8 mpg (EPA)