Today, Triumph Motorcycles expanded their cruiser range in India by launching the new Bonneville Speedmaster. The new Triumph Speedmaster contain a price tag of Rs 11,11,500 (ex-showroom, India). The prices include the recent 5 percent hike for CKD bikes. The new Triumph is based on the Bonneville Bobber — launched in India last year.
The Speedmaster is a cruiser and it offers you curved back handlebars and forward-set pegs for a comfortable riding posture. Its fuel tank capacity has also been increased from the 9.1-litre tank to 12-litres. As the Bobber was a single-seater, another great addition to the Speedmaster is a pillion seat. To add a pillion seat on the speedmaster, Triumph engineers had to employ a completely redesigned subframe while maintaining the ‘hard-tail’ styling. The Speedmaster is the first Bonneville offering in India to go on sale with an all-LED headlamp.
The Speedmaster is powered by the same 1,200cc parallel-twin motor seen on the Bobber, delivering 77hp at 6,100rpm and peak torque of 106 Nm at 4,000rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The Speedmaster features two power modes i.e., Road and Rain. It offers switchable traction control, ride-by-wire, and is also the first Bonneville motorcycle to get Cruise Control.
Suspension jobs are handled by telescopic front forks and a rear monoshock which is adjustable for preload. However, suspension travel is just 73mm. The new Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster gets 16-inch spoke wheels on both ends and Avon tyres. It has a fat 130/90-section at front and a 150/80-section at the rear. Stopping duties are handled by a 310mm twin disc front brakes setup with two twin-piston Brembo callipers and a single 255mm dia disc at the back, ABS is standard.
Talking about competition, the new Speedmaster will compete with the Indian Scout Sixty and the Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom. The motorcycle is available in three different colours, Jet Black, Cranberry Red and Fusion White/Phantom Black with twin-coach line.