Mamata Banerjee Not Happy? Congress Attacks After Poll Triumph

Mamata Banerjee had congratulated the winners but didn’t name Congress or Rahul Gandhi (File)


After its good show in the assembly elections, the Congress on Wednesday asked if Trinamool leaders were having “sleepless nights” fearing their dream of Mamata Banerjee becoming the prime minister may not be fulfilled.

At a rally in Kolkata, Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi also questioned why Mamata Banerjee has not given credit to Rahul Gandhi for the massive victory.

“When the entire country has congratulated Rahul Gandhi and the Congress for its victory in three states, only Mamata Banerjee has not. Is she not happy with the victory of Congress?,” Mr Gogoi said.

Although, the West Bengal Chief Minister had congratulated the winners, she had stopped short of naming either Congress or Mr Gandhi.

The Congress won three Hindi-heartland states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, where BJP was in power.

Senior Congress lawmaker Adhir Chowdhury said the Trinamool is having “sleepless nights” as victory of Rahul Gandhi in the three states has put a big question mark on the party’s “dreams of Banerjee becoming the next prime minister has gone for a toss”.

“Now their (TMC leaders) dreams are shattered as they know that Rahul Gandhi will be the next prime minister. That is why they are not ready to give Congress and Rahul Gandhi their due credit,” Mr Chowdhury said.

Criticising the “political duplicity” of the Trinamool, Gogoi said TMC speaks against the undemocratic attitude of BJP but itself functions in an “undemocratic and authoritarian way” in Bengal.

“This political duplicity will no longer work. On the one hand TMC speaks of democratic values when it goes to opposition meets in Delhi and when it comes back to Bengal it tries to throttle the voice of opposition parties in most undemocratic ways. The Congress high-command is very well aware of the double standards of TMC,” Mr Gogoi said.

Several senior Congress leaders addressing the rally blamed the ruling Trinamool and its policies for the “growth of communal forces” in the state.

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Triumph Adventure Riding Experience – NDTV CarAndBike

Adventure riding or simply going off-roading on a motorcycle is something that I had never done before. In fact, if you were to ask me a few weeks before I published this article, what adventure riding is all about, then the best you would have got from me is a spectator’s view. Of course, that was up until recently when Triumph invited us for its special Adventure Riding Experience. So, here I was in Wales, United Kingdom, along with a couple of other Indian journalists and a group of other Triumph invitees from India and Brazil, to attend a special adventure riding and training session. Although I have been riding for over 10 years now, this was an all-new experience for me and I am going to share it with you here.

Also Read: 2019 Triumph Street Scrambler First Ride Review


It all started with a short briefing session where the instructors walked us through the basics like, the riding gear we’ll be using, the bikes we’ll be ridding and the general route map for both the on-road and off-road course planned for the day. So, after we were all geared up, it was now time to see our bikes. For this adventure riding experience, the instructors had chosen two bikes for us – the Triumph Tiger 800 XCA and the Street Scrambler, and although I was very eager to start with the former, all the Tigers were already taken up by other participants, so I had to go with the Street Scrambler. A couple of kilometres on the bike and I wasn’t disappointed.


The very capable Triumph Street Scrambler was my companion for the most part of the day

We started off from Triumph’s Adventure Training Centre riding for about 10 to 12 km on the beautiful two-lane roads of Ystradgynlais, before we reached the off-road track. Located in South Wales at the foot of the Brecon Beacons, this specially selected mountain trail was going to offer us a multi-terrain riding environment including rocks, hills, gravel, and woodland. As soon as we reached the foothills, we were asked to put our bikes on off-road mode. While the new Tiger 800 has a dedicated off-road mode, which shuts off the rear ABS and traction control, in the Street Scrambler I had to manually shut both the traction control and the ABS completely, making things more exciting and a little bit scary for me.

Also Read: 2018 Triumph Tiger 800 XCx Review

After some basics on the dos and don’ts, it was time for the first lesson of off-roading – the ‘Balancing Act’. One of the most important things to know before you do any kind of riding is to know the point of balance of your motorcycle, both when you are off it and on it. For this, we were asked to find the point of balance of the bike and let it stand on its two wheels while walking around it holding the motorcycle with just one hand at a time. Pro tip, keep it on first gear so the bike doesn’t roll off. Lesson no.2 was – ‘Walk the Bike’ and here we had to learn how to properly use the clutch and accelerator. For this, the instructors asked us to start our bikes, put it on the first gear and walk with it in a circle. The idea here is to get the sync between releasing the right amount of clutch and gas so the bike moves without stalling. As you are not on the bike, the balancing act also comes into play.


Here we are learning the basics of off-roading and doing some practice runs

The next lesson was something that anyone who’s familiar with adventure riding knows. Riding the bike standing on its foot pegs, and to do it right, I had to apply the first two lessons, and mind you, it’s not as easy as it looks. The trick here is the get a secure footing on the pegs, hold the tank with your knees and steer the motorcycle not with your hands but with your legs, by mildly shifting your weight from left to right. This, I have to be honest, took me more than a few tries to get it rights, and after about 5-6 rounds around the practice trail, we were ready for the last and most important lesson, before we could go riding on these off-road trails. And that is braking. Yes, it’s important to know when and how to brake, and for this, the instructor asked us to ride down a small hill at 15 to 20 kmph and jam the front brakes first and in the second attempt the rear brakes. The idea here was to know how the bike reacts on either of the two braking scenarios, and understand how to control it, finding the right balance, while riding standing on the foot pegs.


The special off-road trail involved involved going uphill, downhill, riding on gravel, and through mud

Now, it was time to put all these lessons to test and, our instructors already had a diverse off-road trail planned for us, which involved going uphill and downhill, riding on gravel, and through the mud. The Street Scrambler did its part perfectly and the bike nowhere felt out of place. The 54 bhp 900 cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin engine was more than enough to push the bike through these rough terrains, feeling very eager even at the slightest twist of the throttle. In fact, for the most part of it, I was in the first gear and the taller gear ratio was a big help here.


Despite being more powerful, heavier, and taller, the Tiger 800 felt like an easier machine to handle

After completing a few of laps around the trail, it was time to head on to the next leg of the off-road riding experience, which involved riding through some less rough and wetter terrains, as the route had some small water streams. For this part, I switched my Street Scrambler with a fellow rider for his Tiger 800 XCA, which let me tell you was a different machine altogether. Unlike the Street Scrambler, which was eager at all moments, the Tiger felt a lot more composed, frankly, less of a hooligan, despite being way more powerful at 94 bhp. The 800 cc liquid-cooled, in-line three-cylinder engine was a complete treat, in fact, despite its over 200 kg weight and taller seat height, it felt like an easier machine to handle.


Triumph Adventure Experience centre offers the Street Scrambler, Tiger 800 and Tiger 1200


It was now time to head back to the Triumph Training Centre, and while riding back with the group is when I wished I had tried off-roading much before. Luckily for me, India too has more than enough adventure trails for both mild and hardcore off-roading and it won’t be long before I go on exploring some of them.

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2019 Triumph Speed Twin Unveiled

The Speed Twin is the latest addition to the Bonneville family, and it uses the 1200 cc “high power” engine of the Thruxton R, with 96 bhp on tap.

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The 2019 Triumph Speed Twin will be launched in India in mid-2019 at around Rs. 11 lakh

Triumph Motorcycles has brought back another name from the company’s rich history to introduce an all-new model in its modern classic range – the 2019 Triumph Speed Twin. The new Speed Twin will be part of the Triumph Bonneville family and will combine the performance of the Triumph Thruxton R cafe racer with the practicality and easy accessibility of the Bonneville T120. It shares the same 1200 cc Bonneville “high power” engine as the Thruxton R’s, which belts out 96 bhp at 6,750 rpm and 112 Nm of peak torque at 4,950 rpm.


The Triumph Speed Twin shares the 1200 cc “high power” engine of the Thruxton R but there are some changes in the engine components


Also Read: Triumph Speed Twin Teased In Video

The original Speed Twin was first produced in 1938 and was known for its power and handling, until production was stopped in 1966. The original Speed Twin had a 500 cc parallel-twin engine and the 2019 model gets an engine which is almost twice the size in displacement. The new era Speed Twin also promises to be a sporty machine, sitting between the committed Thruxton R and the easy and casual ergonomics of the Bonneville T120. And at 196 kg, the Speed Twin is also got a 10 kg lighter dry weight than the Thruxton R. Ergonomics are slightly sporty and the engine also gets lighter components, and 2.5 kg of weight is saved in the engine alone – with magnesium cam covers and other changes in the internals, including a revised clutch assembly.


The Speed Twin has a low seat, and the ergonomics are sporty and sit between the Thruxton R and the Bonneville T120

Shorter riders will also welcome the 807 mm seat height, and while the frame is based on the Thruxton R, it’s new and designed specifically for the Speed Twin, matched with 41 mm KYB cartridge-type forks, and Brembo four-piston calipers gripping 305 mm rotors. On the rear wheel, a single Nissin floating caliper grips on a single 220 mm disc. ABS is standard, and so is traction control. Ride-by-wire throttle offers a choice of three riding modes – Rain, Road and Sport, adjustable on the fly, and each mode adjusts the throttle response and traction control intervention. The wheels are 17-inch, seven-spoke cast aluminium wheels, shod with Pirellu Rosso Corsa III tyres.


The Speed Twin should provide a sporty and performance-oriented package in the Triumph Bonneville family


The new Triumph Speed Twin is expected to be launched sometime in mid-2019 in India, and we expect prices to be in the range of ₹ 10-11 lakh (ex-showroom). We’ll of course, be riding the new Speed Twin before the launch, so look out for our first ride review of the latest member of the Triumph Bonneville family.

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Triumph Motorcycles Completes 5 Years In India

In five years since Triumph started operations in India, the British brand has more than 5,000 customers in India and has presence in 16 cities.

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The 2019 Triumph Street Twin and Street Scrambler will be launched in early 2019

Triumph Motorcycles has completed five years of operations in India, and the brand has made quite a mark in the premium motorcycle space in India. With a rich history of over 115 years of race wins, world speed records and iconic Triumph motorcycles, on this day in 2013, Triumph started its India innings. In all, Triumph has gathered over 5,000 customers in India, and expanded its dealership network to 16 locations across the country, with its customer base expanding across 400 towns in the country. By the first half of 2019, Triumph intends to launch six new motorcycles in India, including updated models and a couple of all-new motorcycles.


The Triumph Street Twin is the largest selling model in India and will get updated for 2019 with more power and better electronics


“We are thankful to our partners, customers, enthusiasts and fans for all our accomplishments in these 5 years. For Triumph, the growth has been phenomenal in the last five years. Our aim is to further grow 10-12 per cent each year going forward. We are entering our 6th year in India with a very positive outlook and before June 2019, we plan to launch six new products. It would be a mix of new models and facelifts of the current models. We intend to further expand the sales network from the current 16 dealerships to 25 over the next 3-4 years. The spread and contribution from smaller towns is increasing and we expect the tier II towns to propel the next leg of growth in the industry. India continues to be an important market for Triumph globally,” said Shoeb Farooq, General Manager, Triumph Motorcycles India.

Also Read: Triumph Tiger Population In India Crosses 900


The Triumph Tiger 800 is one of the most popular middleweight adventure bikes in India

Also Read: 5 Things To Know About The Triumph Scrambler 1200


Being the world’s largest two-wheeler market, India continues to be an important market for Triumph Motorcycles, and is of strategic importance. One of the four global manufacturing and assembly facilities is located in Manesar, where 90 per cent of motorcycles sold in India are assembled from completely knocked down (CKD) kits. Triumph has also curated major customer initiatives to give riders a chance to learn and explore the best of motorcycling. These include training sessions at the Triumph Tiger Academy and California Superbike School, as well as dealership-led weekend experiential initiatives. Today, Triumph Motorcycles is one of the fastest growing premium motorcycle brands in India, and the company will be looking to ride the success of the past few years to the immediate future in India.

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2019 Triumph Street Twin First Ride Review

The Triumph Street Twin is the single most popular model in Triumph Motorcycles‘ line-up, not just in India, but across the world. It’s the entry-level model in the Triumph modern classic family and for 2019, the Street Twin gets updated, not just in the features list, but also to the engine, giving it more power, a higher redline and a broader torque curve. So, has the 2019 Street Twin improved over the outgoing model? To find out what exactly has changed, and how different the updated bike is, we spent a day riding the bike in Portugal, along the coast and inland through some twisty mountain roads.


Also Read: 2019 Triumph Street Twin Revealed At Intermot

k9idaarg(The 2019 Triumph Street Twin has been updated significantly)

Does it look different?

The 2019 Triumph Street Twin retains the familiar silhouette, but there are some changes in the details. The speedometer gets a new brushed metal “Bonneville” badge, hinting at the Street Twin’s lineage, and the decals have been changed. The familiar vertical stripe over the Triumph badge on the fuel tank have been done away with for a cleaner and subtler “Triumph” decal on the fuel tank. The “Street Twin” decal on the side panels is also new and the headlight bezel is now blacked out. The headlight brackets also have been newly designed, giving it a sleek look with the brushed aluminium treatment.

Also Read: 2019 Triumph Street Twin & Street Scrambler Teased

kiag1b5(The wheels are differently designed although, the size remains the same)

Also new are the cast wheel design, although wheel sizes remain the same riding position has changed, thanks to the seat height been given a 10 mm lift, with new foam padding. Overall, the 2019 Triumph Street Twin gets a more contemporary treatment, yet retaining the unmistakable Bonneville silhouette. The cast wheels are also new and get a new design, and look slightly different from the outgoing model. And for those seeking to further personalise their bikes, the 2019 Triumph Street Twin is available with a long list of over 140 accessories to choose from, as well as two factory “inspiration” kits to suit individual style and personality.

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What’s new mechanically?

The biggest changes to the 2019 Triumph Street Twin is in the power-plant. The 900 cc, parallel-twin ‘high-torque’ engine remains the same. So, it has the same 270-degree firing order, and has the same displacement as the outgoing model, but there are significant changes inside. The crankshaft is lighter, the balance shaft and dead shafts are lighter, as well as the slip-assist clutch. And these changes make the engine feel livelier and spin freer, right up to the 7,500 rpm redline. The throttle maps are new, and with two riding modes on offer on the updated model (Rain and Road) there’s more safety tech on offer.

68darkes(The engine components have been reworked, making for livelier performance)

More importantly, the engine gets a significant power boost of 18 per cent, a 9 bhp increase in power output. While the outgoing model made 54 bhp of maximum power at 5,400 rpm, the 2019 Street Twin’s engine makes 64 bhp at 7,500 rpm. The 2019 Street Twin makes the same torque, 80 Nm of it, but it kicks in later at 3,800 rpm, compared to the torque peaking at 3,230 rpm on the earlier model. The torque on the 2019 model though continues through a wider power band, so there’s more thrust, more grunt, and feels brawnier and throatier as the revs climb. The result is a perkier motor, and if the outgoing Street Twin felt out of breath in higher revs to spirited riders, the 2019 Street Twin’s updated engine adds that dash of panache and flamboyance to an otherwise smooth and refined parallel-twin mill. And it’s quite likeable from the moment you thumb the starter to the nice, bassy rumble coming out from the slightly upswept twin exhausts.

q2plqpbo(The frame on the new Street Twin remains the same, but the bike gets new suspension)

On the chassis side, the frame remains the same, but the 2019 Street Twin now gets cartridge-type KYB front forks, and even though the 41 mm diameter, and 120 mm of travel is retained, the forks as well as the twin rear shocks are completely new. The brakes have been updated, with a single 310 mm front disc now gripped by a Brembo four-piston calliper, and a single 220 mm disc, gripped by a Nissin two-piston floating calliper on the rear wheel. And the brakes offer superb bite and progression and the standard dual-channel ABS works perfectly.

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How does it ride?

The updated Triumph Street Twin certainly feels like a different bike. The changes to the engine and electronics have given the Street Twin more spunk, and a livelier character. The lazy, low-rev torque is still there, and you can comfortably sit at 100 kmph with the rev counter needling 3,200 rpm, but there’s a strong wave of torque that comes in at mid-revs. Keep the engine spinning and it’s immediately apparent that the changes on the new Street Twin have transformed its personality. There’s more pull, more grunt across the revs, and up to 5,500 and above, the motor keeps the rider entertained.

k8leq0oo(It might not be a sportbike, but the new Street Twin impressed us with its agile handling)

The riding modes certainly work very well, and even on the wet roads we were riding on, the traction control certainly helped me keep my pride intact, when, around a sharp corner the rear stepped out, but the electronics seems to have immediately sensed the loss in traction and brought things under control. Handling is sharp, and although this is no sportbike, for spirited riding, the new Street Twin can take on a series of corners with impressive agility, perhaps only the footpeg clearance giving way, or the rider’s ability, before the bike begins to lose composure. 

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Our take

If the outgoing Street Twin left experienced riders wanting for that extra performance, now that seems to have been addressed in the 2019 model! The five-speed gearbox is the same, and the torque-assist clutch has a light feel on the lever, so changing gears in traffic isn’t a bother. The gears slot into place with precision, and there was not a single miss or false neutral, but they have a “clunky” feel, rather than precisely “clicking” into place, and that is the only area which left us seeking some more refinement. But then our test bikes are being ridden by different riders and members of the international press from all over the world, and this could just be an issue with the test bikes.

ubsot4ug(The new Street Twin will be launched in India in the first quarter of 2019 and expect it to carry a slight premium over the previous model)

Ride quality is taut, although the roads we rode on in Portugal had a fair bit of cobblestones in the villages around Cascais, the surface is nowhere near challenging as the pothole infested, and broken tarmac of India. So, a judgement on ride quality we’ll reserve for once we get the bikes for a full review back home in India after the launch. In all, the entry-level Bonneville just got a lot better, and the extra performance and electronics certainly makes the most-affordable Triumph modern classic a lot more desirable. In India, the 2019 Street Twin is expected to be launched sometime in early 2019, and we expect pricing to be in the range of around ₹ 8 lakh (ex-showroom).


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Triumph Speed Twin Teased In Latest Video

New Triumph Speed Twin with the 1200 cc Bonneville ‘high power’ engine will be unveiled on December 4, 2018.

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The Triumph Speed Twin will be the latest addition in the Bonneville family

Triumph Motorcycles has released a teaser video which clearly states that the new Triumph Speed Twin will be launched on December 4, 2018. The new Speed Twin is expected to be powered by the “high power” 1200 cc which is already seen on the Triumph Thruxton R, and will be one more addition to the Triumph modern classic range. The bike undergoing test runs were spotted as early as two years ago, and recently Triumph also showcased the upcoming Speed Twin at a global dealer’s conference.


The Speed Twin was expected to be unveiled at the EICMA show in Milan this year, but Triumph chose not to unveil the new model at that show. Instead, now an official date has been announced in the latest teaser video. The design is essentially similar to the 900 cc Triumph Street Twin, the entry-level model in the Bonneville series. The Speed Twin will also run on cast wheels and is expected to share some components with the existing Bonneville T120 range. What could be all-new is the instrument panel, expected to be full-colour TFT with Bluetooth connectivity and integrated Google Maps.


2019 Triumph Speed Twin



Also Read: 2019 Triumph Speed Twin Images Leaked


Like most of the models in Triumph’s modern classic range, the Speed Twin name is also taken from Triumph’s models from early 20th century. The original Triumph Speed Twin 5T was a motorcycle launched in 1937, and was one of the first successful British parallel-twin models. The new Speed Twin will be based on the Triumph Thruxton R, with the same state of tune, so the 1200 cc engine will put out around 97 bhp. The new Speed Twin is expected to be launched in India, sometime in mid-2019, after the bike is launched in Europe.

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Triumph Introduces New TFT Connectivity System

The new connectivity system can be added to TFT-equipped Triumph bikes, and features the world’s first motorcycle integrated GoPro control system.

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The new TFT instrument panel will feature GoPro controls and turn-by-turn navigation

Triumph Motorcycles has introduced a new generation of motorcycle connectivity for 2019, which can be added to all TFT-equipped Triumph motorcycles. The new Triumph TFT Connectivity System includes the world’s first motorcycle integrated GoPro control system. Using the TFT display, riders can start and stop filming from the GoPro camera mounted on the motorcycle or on the rider, and take photos, all from the handlebar. The new system will be compatible with all GoPros from Hero 5 and Session 5 onwards, allowing riders a completely new experience of taking photos and videos from their GoPro cameras.

Triumph has also partnered with Google to offer a “turn-by-turn” navigation system, which can be accessed through the new My Triumph app. The app will be available for Android and iOS compatible mobile phones. The “turn-by-turn” navigation system can be accessed through an accessory fitted Bluetooth module. The new connectivity system will be first available on the new Triumph Scrambler 1200 and then possibly the upcoming Triumph Speed Twin as well.

Also Read: 5 Things You Need To Know About The Triumph Scrambler 1200


The new system will debut on the Triumph Scrambler 1200


The new TFT Connectivity System can be applied to all Triumph motorcycles that feature the Triumph TFT instruments. These include both new bikes and current models such as the Triumph Street Triple RS and the 2018 Triumph Tiger 800 and Triumph Tiger 1200 range models which are sold in India. The new TFT Connectivity System will take some time to be available in India, and will debut once the new Triumph Scrambler 1200 is launched in India.

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New Triumph Tiger 800 Spotted Testing

Spy shots show a revised Triumph Tiger 800 undergoing test runs, and it could well have an all-new engine, possibly as early as next year.

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A spy shot of an updated Triumph Tiger 800 has emerged with the bike getting lots of updates

Triumph Motorcycles could be in the process of developing an all-new version of the Tiger 800, and this time it could be more than just a few technical and cosmetic updates. Latest spy shots reveal that Triumph is already testing the updated Tiger 800, and this time there could be significant changes, possibly even a slightly larger and more powerful engine. From the looks of the spy shot, the bike being tested doesn’t quite look like an early prototype, so Triumph could well be looking at introducing an all-new middleweight Tiger as early as next year.


Watch our first ride review of the 2018 Triumph Tiger 800

The test mule of the new Tiger 800 has a different engine, with a shallower sump, new cases and slightly thicker header pipes. Now, these could well be Triumph’s updates to the model for it to meet the upcoming Euro 5 emission regulations, but there could be even more changes, possibly even a brand new engine. Latest reports indicate that Triumph may be looking to plonk a slightly larger 900 cc triple engine on the Tiger, which is expected to make around 100-110 bhp, making it ready to tackle competition.

The bike seen in the spy shot is clearly the off-road oriented XC variant, and it sports the usual 21-inch spoked front wheel, but suspension travel seems to be longer than the current Tiger 800 XC range, and also boosted is the ground clearance, which seems to be more than the current generation bike. The current Tiger 800 also has the rear subframe and pillion pegs bolted on to the frame, so a crash off-road may completely damage the frame. On the test mule though, the rear subframe seems to be bolted on to the main frame, and the pillion footpegs are also removable.


So far, it’s not clear when the new model will be available commercially and what its final specs will be. And closer to production, the new Tiger could well see several cosmetic updates as well. Earlier this year, Triumph updated the existing Tiger range, with lots of improvements to the Tiger 800 as well, so an all-new model replacement will take some time, but maybe not that long as well. We expect Triumph to continue testing the bike in the coming months, with an official unveil sometime in 2019, with the bike going on sale in 2020. Expect more buzz and even more spy shots of the new Tiger in the coming months!

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2019 Triumph Speed Twin Images Leaked

Triumph will launch a new addition to its modern classic range in 2019 – the new 1200 cc Speed Twin.

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The 2019 Triumph Speed Twin will be unveiled at the EICMA show in Milan

Leaked photos from Triumph Motorcycles‘ global dealer conference reveal a soon-to-be-unveiled model, the 2019 Triumph Speed Twin, based on the Triumph Bonneville T120. The photos reveal a modern classic similar in design to the Triumph Street Twin, and like the smaller 900 cc model, the Speed Twin runs on cast wheels, and will be the first model in the Bonneville 1200 family not to sport wire-spoke wheels. With growing popularity of the Triumph modern classic range, it’s but obvious that one more addition in the same family will extend the range with more options for the customer.


Also Read: Five Things You Need To Know About The Triumph Scrambler 1200

Now, Triumph has already unveiled the new Scrambler 1200 in London, but there’s still no word of the Speed Twin. We expect the 2019 Triumph Speed Twin to be unveiled in next month’s EICMA show in Milan. As mentioned earlier, and confirmed in the leaked images, design-wise, the Speed Twin will have similar styling as the smaller Street Twin, but with the more powerful Bonneville 1200 cc parallel-twin engine. Unlike the Scrambler 1200 though, the Speed Twin is expected to share the “high torque” 1200 cc engine of the Bonneville T120, which puts out 79 bhp at 6550 rpm and 105 Nm at 3100 rpm.


The Speed Twin is certainly expected to make it to India. We estimate the new model to be launched in India sometime in the first half of 2019, after the global unveil at EICMA and subsequent launch. In fact, last month, a filing with the California Air Resources Bureau (CARB) also confirmed the new model to be the Speed Twin, the latest addition to Triumph’s 1200 cc modern classic range. More details will likely be revealed once the bike is unveiled at the EICMA show in Milan.

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Triumph Scrambler 1200 To Be Launched In India Next Year In XC Trim

The 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC version is the “all-rounder” variant in the line-up and will not only be more affordable but more suitable as well for Indian riders.

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The 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 is expected to arrive in India sometime next year

The all-new 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 was revealed earlier this week and the model is scheduled to make its way to markets globally by early next year. The British off-roader motorcycle brings a host of electronics to the segment, while keeping the minimalism intact, which will set it apart from its rivals in this segment. With the Indian launch expected in early 2019 as well, carandbike can now confirm that the new Triumph Scrambler 1200 will be arriving in the base XC trim first. The Scrambler 1200 XC is the “all-rounder” variant, while the XE version has been packaged to be more off-road friendly. This means that the Scrambler 1200 XC misses out on certain hardware over the XE.


Also Read: 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 Makes Global Debut

The key difference includes a tweaked suspension set up on the 2019 Triumph Scrambler XE that comes with 250 mm of travel at the front and rear, while the XC version has 200 mm of travel. The 1200 XE also gets 32mm-longer aluminium swingarm than the XC. On the front, the bikes get fully adjustable USD Showa forks on both versions.


(The Triumph Scrambler 1200 gets true-blue off-road capability with long travel suspension, and large 21-inch front wheel)

Braking performance is handled by the same Brembo M50 monoblock calipers with two 320 mm discs up front and a single 255 mm disc with a Brembo 2-piston floating caliper at the rear, on both versions. The XE though gets additional Switchable Cornering ABS, while dual-channel ABS is standard.

Power on the 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC comes from the 1200 cc twin-cylinder engine borrowed from the Bonneville range. The motor has been tweaked to churn out 12 per cent more power than the Bonneville T120. The engine produces 89 bhp at 7400 rpm, while peak torque of 110 Nm kicks in earlier at 3950 rpm. The engine is paired with a 6-speed gearbox.

Also Read: Triumph Scrambler 1200: 5 Things To Know

The new Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC comes with five riding modes, while the XE also gets an off-road specific Off-Road Pro mode, similar to the Tiger series and allows the rider to turn off traction control and ABS, while using an off-road specific engine mapping.


(The Scrambler 1200 XE comes with longer travel suspension, cornering ABS and an off-road pro mode)

Other electronics on the Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC include keyless ignition, heated grips, cruise control, and USB charging. The bike also gets a world’s first integrated GoPro control system that connects via the TFT dash and an accessory Bluetooth module and allows camera control via the switchgear. The instrument console will also be able to provide turn-by-turn navigation using Google maps via the smartphone, thanks to a partnership with Google.


The Triumph Scrambler 1200 XC will be primarily taking on the Ducati Scrambler 1100 in the segment, but certainly pushes the bar as far as all the electronics are concerned. The Scrambler 1200 XC is expected to command a price tag of around ₹ 12 lakh (ex-showroom), which will put it in-line with the competition.

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