Triumph continues to stretch the Bonnivelle series far and wide and this time it is the Speedmaster after numerous various other body types
Triumph motorcycle has finally let the cat out of the bag, its all new 2018 Bonneville Speedmaster. The Speedmaster model is not something new from Triumph motorcycles. The very first Speedmaster made its debut way back in 2002 and was based on the Bonneville America cruiser back then. The premium cruiser motorcycle has made its debut at its home in Hinckley, England. The all new Bonneville Speedmaster is an addition to the Very cherished Bonneville range.
The 2018 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster is based on the T120 and offers a more vintage design to the bike inspired by the very time-honored big American cruisers of the 50s and 60s. The new Speedmaster can be labeled as a more practical and flexible version of the Triumph Bonneville Bobber, with two seats and a larger fuel tank. Not far from the Bobber, the Speedmaster is built around the the twin cylinder, liquid-cooled, 1200cc, 270-degree crank, Boneville T120 engine. The engine churns out 76 bhp at 6,100 rpm and 106 Nm of peak torque at 4,00 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission and also gets a torque assisted clutch for immediate shifts. The fuel tank capacity has now been increased from 9.1 litres to 12 litres.
The 2018 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster does look quite similar to the regular Bonneville, however, the new cruiser gets its chunks like the low, pulled back ‘beach’ handlebars and the rear of the premium cruiser gets a classic hard tail looking along with low seating to add to its card. The 2018 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster gets over 130 customization options.
Triumph will also offer inspiration kits on the Speedmaster ‘Highway kit’ and the ‘Maverick kit. The highway kit gets a full set of soft-luggage panniers while the maverick kit gets a single seat and raked out bars for that typical laid back look. The accessories list also includes adjustable touring screen, Vanes & Hines exhaust, highway pegs and much more, one can opt for on the Bonneville Speedmaster.
The newly Speedmaster gets a new single button three touch cruise control, ABS, and traction control and also ride modes selection. The bike carries the same instrument cluster identical to the Bonneville family. The bike is fitted with a full-LED headlamp housed within a basket like looking holder, which adds to the nostalgic charm with the contrast piping on the seats. We expect the Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster to come on Indian soil soon. Triumph will reveal the prices and availability for India in coming days. Till then all you folks hope for the best.