Triumph Motorcycles is all set to launch its affordable and all-new cruiser in Indian product lineup. it will be Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster that will join its siblings on February 27. Retaining the classic Bonneville DNA intact, the Bonneville Speedmaster is a cruiser style motorcycle, derived from Triumph’s fastest selling model globally, the Bonneville Bobber. Moreover, it offers a pillion seat for companion and laid back ergonomics for much comfort. Besides, the Bonneville Speedmaster is much more. Here is the list of facts that you should know about the new Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster.
Developed on the Bonneville Bobber chassis, Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster do share several bits from the former one. It includes designing similarity, powertrain, chassis and cycle parts. Besides, bobber's essence, the Speedmaster is adorned with the accessories like a rear seat, rear mudguard and chrome finished rear grab rail. Sculpted in a new design, the brand's first cruiser in India incorporates beach style handlebars and adjusted palm grips, the steering geometry and ergonomics are slightly different from the bobber. The front set foot pegs offer laid-back, relaxed, riding position to the rider.
The Triumph Speedmaster is an all-new model from British motorbike maker. Even the moniker that is already available in the global market is new for the Indian market. For the first time, the Speedmaster brand name was used at its launch in 2002 in the biking world. The motorcycle was derived from the Triumph Bonneville America. it was a flagship, something similar model to the current Bonneville Bobber. Originally, the American importers of Triumph Motorcycles used the term, Speedmaster in the 1960s for the Bonneville T120R.
The bolted powertrain on the Triumph Speedmaster is shared from the Bonneville Bobber and the Bonneville T120 models. though refinements have done to endow more low- and mid-range power instead of top end performance. The 1,200 cc, parallel-twin engine is liable to develop 76bhp at 6,100rpm and transmits 106 Nm of the torque to the rear wheel at 4,000 rpm. Based on Bobber chassis, the Speedmaster also used sourced components like swingarm, brakes and suspension from the Bobber.
The Triumph Speedmaster is equipped with features like anti-lock brakes (ABS), switchable traction control, ride-by-wire with two riding modes, as well as standard cruise control, which are standard and borrowed from the Bonneville Bobber. Whereas, a larger 12-litre fuel tank placement instead of Bobber’s 9.1-litre fuel tank facilitates the rider to tour long way. Besides, the company offering more than 120 custom parts, accessories along with two factory inspiration kits to customize your bike as per your suit. The factory inspiration kits include ‘Highway’ and ‘Maverick’, a goodies basket containing a windscreen, leather panniers, flat handlebars and more. The 310mm twin disc setup at front wheel manages to brake whereas the tyres are all new.
The Bonneville Speedmaster is expected to be priced premium than the Bonneville Bobber that is on sale at INR 9.32 lakh. As rumoured to be the least expensive cruiser from the Triumph Motorcycles, the Speedmaster is likely to be tagged with the price sticker in the range of INR 10-10.5 lakh (ex-showroom).