Triumph have revived a legendary model name – ‘Speed Twin’. It’s a far cry from Tony’s airborne 1959 model in Kazoom: The madcap motorbike race. In those days the ‘Speed Twin’ was a bit of a slow coach compared with the faster and more famous Bonneville, Thunderbird and Trophy twins. I know … it was my first bike, and I was left way behind in the local (and illegal) street drags. And that maroon paintwork was a bit embarrassing.
The new Triumph Speed Twin is a stunner. It puts the emphasis back on ‘speed’, but is also a head-turner outside the favourite coffee shop. Do I hear the word ‘poser’?