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Old 27th July 2022, 17:46   #1
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Default Triumph Speed Twin 900 launched at Rs. 8.35 lakh

Triumph has launched the Speed Twin 900 in India at prices starting from Rs. 8.35 lakh (ex-showroom).

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The Speed Twin 900 was previously known as the Street Twin. The retro-styled motorcycle features a classic teardrop-shaped fuel tank, a round headlamp, a flat seat and swept-up exhausts.

The Speed Twin 900 is equipped with a conventional telescopic fork suspension and gets twin shock absorbers at the rear. The bike rides on alloy wheels and gets disc brakes at both ends.

Powering the Speed Twin is a 900cc parallel-twin engine that makes 64 BHP @ 7,500 rpm and 80 Nm @ 3,800 rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.

In India, the Speed Twin 900 is available in three colour options – Jet Black, Matte Ironstone and Matte Silver Ice.

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Old 27th July 2022, 18:34   #2
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Is the Speed Twin 900 a face lift of Street Twin? IMHO Triumph must price these classic twins competitively, considering the fact that RE has penetrated the segment.
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Is the Speed Twin 900 a face lift of Street Twin? IMHO Triumph must price these classic twins competitively, considering the fact that RE has penetrated the segment.
Very true. The only Triumphs that excite now to me are the original Bonneville, scrambler, Thruxtons, Tiger and Trident. This Speed Twin looks very confused.
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Is the Speed Twin 900 a face lift of Street Twin?
Just renamed.

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Got the price list from Keerthi Triumph here in Bangalore, a couple of days ago. Itís priced between 11.15L & 11.88L on-road, depending on the colour. I feel itís about 1.5-1.8L too expensive.
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Got the price list from Keerthi Triumph here in Bangalore, a couple of days ago. Itís priced between 11.15L & 11.88L on-road, depending on the colour. I feel itís about 1.5-1.8L too expensive.
Yes, and it reflects in the sales figures. The Street Twin hardly sells.
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The Street Twin hardly sells.
Triumph's sales numbers for the Street Twin:
2021: 136
2020: 153
2019: 167
2018: 220
2017: 222
2016: 331

While sales are contracting on a yearly basis, it has sold in decent numbers.

With the Trident becoming the entry level model in Triumph's range and the ever increasing popularity of the RE INT 650 (and Triumph's reluctance to reduce prices of the erstwhile Street Twin), the Speed Twin 900 appears destined to become an 'exotic' going forward.

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Very true. The only Triumphs that excite now to me are the original Bonneville, scrambler, Thruxtons, Tiger and Trident. This Speed Twin looks very confused.
Try the "true" Speed Twin (I mean the 1200 ). Looks- check, performance - check, handling -check, small enough to use in city - check.
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Having used both INT650 and Street Twin, I can say they are miles apart. Street Twin was around 10L OTR Bangalore in 2020 but since then they have bumped the price and now it definitely feels about a lakh expensive. Renaming it to Speed Twin is a horrible move, they doesn't have any similarities at all to be put under same badge but again Triumph is known for such naming blunders, and with lower capacity models being (soon) churned out from Bajaj factory, they might reserve the "Street" badge for such models!
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Try the "true" Speed Twin (I mean the 1200 ). Looks- check, performance - check, handling -check, small enough to use in city - check.
Now that you said it, I definitely need to
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Just renamed.
Thats just sad. I thought it was a more performance oriented 900, maybe with a slightly higher output, adjustable suspension etc.

They could have done some thing like the "Triples" - The Street Twin and the Street Twin R

And pull back the price of the base Street Twin by a lakh and pull up the Street Twin R by, say 50k with some additional performance oriented features.

For many like me, the Street Twin R could have been a better alternative than the Speed Twin 1200, which is bit of an overkill for my kind of usage. Had a ride on the Speed Twin 1200 and was convinced, I wouldn't upgrade to this from my 2015 Bonneville which still lugs at my heart like no other bike. Maybe the Street Twin R could, not sure

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They price these beautiful machines at a premium, ok, i get it. But whats with the service costs of these machines? First "FREE" service of the least affordable Trident costs 7000₹

They charge ~₹200 for chain slack adjustment which i can do it myself for free with much satisfaction or a TP mechanic can do it for just 30₹. Atrocious. This was just an example. There is even worse like BMW service charging customers for lifting the vehicle in a paddock stand.
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Thank god RE exists. This will never sell in any numbers because the Interceptor is 80% of the bike (and to some even more because it feels more analog) at a third of the price. Better fit and finish is not worth 8 lakhs. And this is what sales numbers suggest as well. All I can hope for is that Indian manufacturers enter more segments - big naked, enduro, twin cylinder adv etc. - and offer us bikes at a reasonable price with reasonable service costs and network. With the way these foreign big bike prices are going, I don't think I'll ever be able to afford one. In a couple of years the Trident will be 11 lakhs on road or something. It's insane
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Thank god RE exists. This will never sell in any numbers because the Interceptor is 80% of the bike (and to some even more because it feels more analog) at a third of the price. Better fit and finish is not worth 8 lakhs. And this is what sales numbers suggest as well. All I can hope for is that Indian manufacturers enter more segments - big naked, enduro, twin cylinder adv etc. - and offer us bikes at a reasonable price with reasonable service costs and network. With the way these foreign big bike prices are going, I don't think I'll ever be able to afford one. In a couple of years the Trident will be 11 lakhs on road or something. It's insane
As an owner of two REs and a Triumph, i can clearly say that it is well worth the premium (now this is arguable and on a case to case basis) to pay for a Triumph.

IMHO RE has a long way to go to start comparing with the likes of Triumph or any other proper bike maker. The conti GT is a good start, but they need to follow up with solid performers.

When it comes to Premium bikes, I would easily part my money on a Triumph than on a RE.
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RE has done something which no one anticipated in million years with their fabulous 650 twins. Agreed it is lot cheaper and feels likewise at certain places. But who cares when it feels so good to ride with just the right amount of thrust, refinement and mechanical solidity. For a common man/woman no other motorcycle in our Indian market brings as much joy as the 650 twins from RE could deliver for their hard earned money. Styling wise both the RE 650's are bang on. An INT650/GT 650 wouldn't look out of place when in the company of motorcycles with "posh" badges. And that's quite something!
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