2019 Triumph Speed Twin and Scrambler 1200 Leak From Dealer Meeting

Dennis Chung
by Dennis Chung

Triumph held its global dealer conference today, and, because it’s the 2018, photos from the presentation have leaked out on social media. Pictured above is the new 2019 Triumph Speed Twin and below, the 2019 Triumph Scrambler 1200.

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The Triumph Scrambler 1200 in the foreground has a tire-hugging front fender while the motorcycle in the background with the 726 number plate and a high fender has been identified as a Baja 1000 version.

Triumph has been teasing the Scrambler 1200 for some time now, and last month, we uncovered the new Speed Twin’s existance via filings with the California Air Resources Board. The Scrambler 1200 is supposed to be officially announced tomorrow (stay tuned for full details shortly) while we suspect the Speed Twin will be held back a few weeks until EICMA.

Pictured here with the high fender and white tank is what we’ll call the Scrambler 1200 XC.

Based on the photos that have leaked, there appears to be at least three iterations of the Scrambler 1200. The one in the blue, which we’ll tentatively call the Scrambler 1200 XR, has a tire-hugging fender. We’ll call the white model with the high fender and engine guards the Scrambler 1200 XC, following the naming convention of Triumph’s Tiger models. There’s also a version that’s been identified as a Baja 1000 factory racer, so it appears Triumph may be competing in the off-road race next month.

The Speed Twin name holds a special place in Triumph’s history. The original version, produced in 1938, was a landmark model for the British manufacturer, and the Speed Twin played a vital role for Triumph coming out of World War II. From the CARB filing, we know the 2019 Speed Twin will be using the same 1200cc engine as the Bonneville T120 and Thruxton. Like the smaller Street Twin, the Speed Twin runs on cast wheels, making it the first of Triumph’s Bonneville 1200 family not to use wire-spoke wheels.

We’ll have full information on the Scrambler 1200 tomorrow. There’s a chance Triumph may release details on the Speed Twin as well, but considering the history behind the model name, we think it’s more likely Triumph will wait and make it the highlight of its EICMA presentation. We’ll have more information here on Motorcycle.com as it becomes available.

Dennis Chung
Dennis Chung

Dennis has been a part of the Motorcycle.com team since 2008, and through his tenure, has developed a firm grasp of industry trends, and a solid sense of what's to come. A bloodhound when it comes to tracking information on new motorcycles, if there's a new model on the horizon, you'll probably hear about it from him first.

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  • Dain Bramage Dain Bramage on Oct 24, 2018

    Scrambler alternate universe: Where I need the exhaust under my thigh to keep from setting the I-5 on fire.

  • Piers Denney Piers Denney on Oct 29, 2018

    Hmm, I could easily see myself upgrading my Street Twin to that. Unless I get a Scrambler or Tiger 1200 or a GS or a CB1000R - so many bikes..... sigh.