Globally unveiled in October, 2017, Triumph’s new Bonneville Speedmaster has now made its India debut at the 2017 India Bike Week. The Bonneville Speedmaster is mostly based on the Bonneville Bobber, but adds a lot more practicality to it. In fact, it can be termed as the touring-friendly cousin of the Bobber. The Speedmaster features the characteristic and design DNA of the Bonneville family like a sculpted tank, machined engine fins, carb-styled twin throttle bodies, a ‘clean line’ header pipe run, finned exhaust clamps and rubber fork gaiters.
Powering the Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster is the exact same 1200cc parallel-twin engine that is found on the Bobber, which churns out 76bhp and 106Nm. The powertrain set-up is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The standard ride-by-wire throttle enables two riding modes – Road and Rain, while ABS along with switchable traction control are offered as well.
The Speedmaster also houses a larger 12-litre fuel tank (compared to 9.1-litre on the Bobber) for increased range and comes with interchangeable twin and single seat set ups. There are two kits on offer as well. The ‘Highway kit’ includes a full waxed cotton & leather pannier set, adjustable touring screen, comfort rider seat, matching wider pillion seat, and a host of chrome features. The ‘Maverick kit’ gives the Speedmaster a brown quilted single seat set-up, flatter raked out handlebars, black Vance & Hines exhausts, and other blacked out details.
When launched next year, expect the Speedmaster to carry a price tag of around Rs. 11 lakh in India