New 2019 Triumph Speed Twin to launch in India on April 24, expected to be priced around Rs 10 lakh

first_img Varun Singh New DelhiApril 23, 2019UPDATED: April 24, 2019 11:22 IST Expectations are that Speed Twin will be priced somewhere around Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom).HIGHLIGHTSTriumph Speed Twin gets a new tubular steel frame with aluminium cradle and a twin-sided aluminium swingarm.The 2019 Triumph Speed Twin will come with three riding modes — Sport, Road and Rain.A low seat height of 807 mm will provide the rider better riding position on Triumph Speed Twin.Triumph Motorcycles India will launch the Speed Twin on April 24. The 2019 Triumph Speed Twin gets its name from the legendary 1938 Speed Twin, which had a parallel twin engine. Expectations are that Speed Twin will be priced somewhere around Rs 10 lakh (ex-showroom).The new 2019 Speed Twin is powered by an updated version of the Bonneville 1200 cc engine. The motor makes 79 bhp and 105 Nm of torque in Triumph Bonneville T120, while it will produce 96 bhp and 112 Nm of torque in Triumph Speed Twin. This engine does duty on Triumph Thruxton R as well and delivers 96 bhp and 112 Nm of torque. New 2019 Triumph Speed Twin will get a 14.5-litre fuel tank.Triumph Speed Twin gets a new tubular steel frame with aluminium cradle and a twin-sided aluminium swingarm. The suspension duties are performed by 41 mm front forks with cartridge damping and 120 mm travel at the front. There are twin shocks at the rear with adjustable preload and up to 120 mm travel. One gets twin Brembo 4-piston axial calipers with twin 305 mm floating discs on the front and Nissin 2-piston floating caliper and single 220 mm disc on the rear. The motorcycle will come with dual-channel ABS and switchable traction control.Triumph Speed Twin will come with three riding modes — Sport, Road and Rain. There will be an LCD multi-functional instrument pack with an analogue speedometer, analogue tachometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, range to empty indication and service indicator, among others.A low seat height of 807 mm will provide the rider better riding position on Triumph Speed Twin. It will get features like aluminium front and rear mudguards, throttle body covers, side panel finishers and heel guards. Speed Twin will come with a 14.5-litre fuel tank.advertisementALSO READ | 2019 Maruti Suzuki Alto facelift with more safety features launched, price starts at Rs 2.93 lakhALSO READ | Honda Amaze VX CVT launched in India, price starts at Rs 8.57 lakhALSO READ | Renault Summer Camp begins: Free car top wash, exclusive offers on spare parts, accessoriesGet real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byVarun Singh Tags :Follow Triumph bikeFollow 2019 Triumph launchFollow New Triumph bikeFollow Triumph bike launchFollow Speed Twin New 2019 Triumph Speed Twin to launch in India on April 24, expected to be priced around Rs 10 lakhThe new 2019 Speed Twin is powered by an updated version of the Bonneville 1200 cc engine. The motor makes 79 bhp and 105 Nm of torque in Triumph Bonneville T120, while it will produce 96 bhp and 112 Nm of torque in Triumph Speed Twin.advertisement Nextlast_img read more

Longtime bishops legacy tainted by sex abuse scandals

A funeral is set for longtime London-area Bishop John Sherlock, a retired Catholic leader some say has a mixed legacy amid clergy sex abuse scandals that shone a harsh spotlight on his diocese.The former bishop, who spent more than two decades at the helm of the Diocese of London, died Monday at the age of 93.Visitation will be held at St. Peter’s Cathedral Basilica from 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday when Sherlock’s funeral mass will take place.Sherlock, who was ordained in 1950, became the head of the Diocese of London in 1978 — a district that includes more than 130 parishes from Windsor to Huron County with about 440,000 parishioners.He spent 24 years as the London-area bishop, championing changes to the diocese’s ministry directives and promoting social justice, Catholic health care and education throughout the region.“He was a very personable person. He wasn’t shy, I found him friendly and outgoing all the time. He was always willing to talk and always willing to listen too,” said John Jevnikar, the chair of the London District Catholic school board.Sherlock was elected the president of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops in 1983 and given the task of organizing Pope John Paul II’s visit to Canada the following year.“Bishop Sherlock accompanied the Pope during the cross-country visit in September 1984, an odyssey which resulted in a lasting friendship between the two,” the Diocese of London said in a statement Tuesday.“The papal visit was one of the highlights of Bishop Sherlock’s episcopacy, and indeed of his life.”Sherlock remained in London after his retirement in 2002, hearing confessions and attending mass until late 2018.But the Diocese of London was plagued by controversy during Sherlock’s tenure. He led the diocese at a time when it — and others in the Catholic church — were dogged by revelations of sexual abuse by parish priests.At least 18 priests in the region have been criminally charged, convicted or sued for sexual abuse including Charles Sylvestre, who was convicted in 2006 of 47 counts of indecent assault spanning four decades. He died in 2007, just months into his three-year sentence. Civil and criminal trial proceedings in the 1990s and 2000s raised serious questions about what Sherlock and other high-ranking church officials knew about the predator priests in the diocese, when they knew and how they handled them, said London lawyer Rob Talach, who represented several clergy sex abuse victims.“There was no question he was committed to his church, but it was beyond any reason or logic,” said Talach, who cross-examined Sherlock during a 2011 civil trial involving one of Sylvestre’s victims.“Bishop Sherlock’s passing causes me to actually hope that there is in fact an all-seeing deity who will judge him for all of his acts and omissions during his tenure.”At the civil trial, Sherlock said he wished he could have helped Sylvestre’s sexual-assault victims “better than I did,” but also said he didn’t fail the diocese in his dealings with the predator priest — including reassigning him to a post away from children and not notifying his former parishes — once he knew about the Sylvestre’s abuse of little girls.“I don’t have any bad conscience for what I did,” he said at the time.Sherlock issued a public apology to sexual abuse victims in 2002, followed by another by current Bishop Ronald Fabbro in 2006. Last fall, in the wake of a Pennsylvania clergy abuse scandal, the diocese issued another public statement to parishioners.John Swales, who successfully sued the London-area diocese and priest Barry Glendinning in 2004 over sexual abuse dating back to the 1970s, said he sat down with Sherlock a few months ago.“I knew he was not well and I wanted to give us an opportunity to talk and reconnect, to clear the air,” he said. “When I sat with him, I would suggest he was a fallible human being who did what he did under the circumstances.”The clergy sex abuse firestorm put the diocese on the defensive, Swales said. He sought the meeting with the retired bishop for a bit of closure.“My purpose in meeting him wasn’t to eke out an apology,” he said. “I’ve been pretty combative in days gone by and I wanted to make sure I was kind to him.”[email protected]/JenatLFPress  We want to hear from you Send us opinions, comments and other feedback. E-mail your letter to: [email protected] (no attachments please) Or go to lfpress.com/letters. Letters should be kept to 150 words. Pope John Paul II and former Diocese of London Bishop John Sherlock in 1984. (Contributed/Diocese of London) read more

Barefooted British woman turns up after five days in the Brazilian jungle

first_imgKatherine Brewster after she was found A British woman who vanished for five days after walking barefoot into Brazilian jungle only wanted “time alone” to meditate, her mother has said after she was found alive.Dr Diane Brewster said her daughter Katherine called her to say she was “amazed” to discover how much of a “fuss” had been made over her welfare.The 27-year-old had been missing since she was last seen disappearing into the wilderness to meditate at a remote beauty spot.Police in the country had been looking for Ms Brewster, from Brighton, East Sussex, ever since she left a family that she had been staying with on the outskirts of a hippie commune in Alpestre, in the southern state of Santa Catarina, and failed to return.She was rescued at around 12.30 local time. Katherine Brewster after she was foundCredit:Caters Dr Brewster told the Daily Telegraph: “We are extremely relieved and thankful. She’s absolutely fine. She went out on a kind of meditation and has come back to find it all kicking off.”She’s been really quite surprised by it all. She really wasn’t expecting it. As far as she was concerned everything was fine and she’s come back to find this fuss.”I’ve spoken to her phone and she’s fine. She’s just finding out what she’s caused but is giving interviews to Brazilian media.” The family said they didn’t know when she was due to return but they were thankful she was safe.The people of the UniPermacultura alternative community, based in the village and which is founded on the ideals of sustainable living, reported her disappearance on Tuesday when she left all her belongings behind – taking only her passport and credit card.They have shared a photograph showing she was wearing the same clothes she had left in, with her legs covered in scratches after apparently getting lost in thick undergrowth.In a Facebook post, local resident Neli da Terra said she was “a guest for a period of 32 days, in search of a contact with earth and nature, always with a quiet behavior and relationship and without causing any damage to the community and our family”.Police carrying out searches feared the worst and claim they were hampered by “rugged terrain”. The 27-year-old disappeared on Sunday The 27-year-old disappeared on SundayCredit:Kat Brewster/Facebook  Sister Lizzie added: “We’re delighted.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img read more