A hallowed identify from the times of the Triumph works in Meridien returns to the market subsequent 12 months, the 2019 Triumph Velocity Twin. A refinement and enchancment on the present vary of Triumph’s Fashionable Classics vary, the Velocity Twin now comes with an uprated 1,200 cc ‘HP’ eight-valve engine with engine mapping taken from the sports-oriented Triumph Thruxton.
The liquid-cooled parallel-twin is nice for 95 hp at 6,750 rpm and with a peak of 112 Nm of torque at four,950 rpm. The Velocity Twin has additionally gone on a weight reduction regime, coming in at 10 kg lighter at 196 kg than the Thruxton’s 206 kg and a particular enchancment over the 224 kg and 80 hp of the T120 Bonneville.
Not only a copy of the Thruxton with completely different physique styling, the Velocity Twin will get a low inertia crank for 2019 together with a excessive compression cylinder head, with an 11.zero:1 ratio. Fed by multipoint sequential gas injection, energy for Hinckley’s newest twin will get to the bottom through a six-speed gearbox and revised clutch for much less lever effort.
Emphasising the sporty aspect of retro-style driving, the Velocity Twin comes with radial-mounted four-piston Brembo calliper fitted to 41 mm diameter telescopic forks, rolling on 7-spoke aluminium alloy wheels fitted with Pirelli Rosso Corsa three tyres. ABS and traction management come as normal tools and seat peak is ready at 807 mm.
Gasoline is carried in a 14-litre tank and aluminium is used extensively all through the Velocity Twin, notably within the clear anodised swingarm. There are three color choices for the 2019 Triumph Velocity Twin – Silver Ice/Storm Gray and Korosi Pink/Storm which include hand-painted coach line and fundamental Jet Black.
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