Bollywood actor, Ishaan Khattar has just bought a new Triumph Bonneville Speed Twin. He is known for movies like A Suitable Boy and Dhadak and he will be seen next in Pippa and Phone Bhoot. The Speed Twin belongs to the Bonneville family of Triumph motorcycles and it is a neo-retro roadster. The motorcycle costs Rs. 11 lakhs ex-showroom and the on-road price could climb up to Rs. 13 lakhs.
Ishaan opted for the Red Hopper colour, the Speed Twin is also offered in Jet Black and Matt Storm Grey. Shahid Kapoor who is a sibling of Ishaan Khattar gifted him a helmet. Triumph launched the updated version of Speed Twin last year. The motorcycle was launched after the BS6 emission norms kicked in because of which the prices were increased.
Most of the stuff was retained so it got the same frame, feature equipment and electronics package. So, there is Rain, Road and Sport riding mode, Traction Control and Anti-Lock Braking System. The frame is the same double cradle unit that has been derived from the Triumph Thruxton.
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Up-front there are beefy 43 mm Marzocchi inverted front fork and at the rear, you get pre-load adjustable shock absorbers. Braking duties are done by a dual 320 mm disc in the front and a 220 mm disc at the rear. The front calipers are now Brembo M50 radial units while the rear one stays the same so they are Nissin ones. Triumph also upgraded the tyres. They replaced the Pirelli Diablo Rosso III for Metzeler Racetec RR units.
The engine has been updated. Speed Twin gets a 1200 cc, parallel-twin motor that has been liquid-cooled. Triumph calls it a “High Power” engine. Changes were made to the engine in form of a new intake system, new high compression pistons, new cam profiles, lighter internals and a brushed finish for the exhausts.
All of this helped in increasing the power output of the engine. It now produces 100 PS of max power at 7,250 rpm and 112 Nm of peak torque at 4,250 rpm. The power output was increased by 3 PS and the torque output stayed the same but now the torque arrives at 500 rpm earlier and has been spread evenly. The engine is still mated to a 6-speed gearbox which gets slip and assist clutch.
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The S580 is more luxurious than the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. It has a 180 mm longer wheelbase which means more legroom at the rear. Because of the longer wheelbase, the length of the car is around 5.5 metres.
Needless to say, the S580 is made as a chauffer driven vehicle so most of its creature comforts are for the rear occupants. There are reclinable seats, rear entertainment screens, tables, footrests, shades and much more. You can even close the doors by hand gestures, Mercedes calls it the “doormen” feature.
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