Triumph unveiled the Bonneville Speedmaster at India Bike Week 2017. The British marque has now said that it launch the Speedmaster in India on the February 27. We had predicted this launch time in our upcoming bikes for 2018 back in December 2017. Going by its UK price tag, we expect the Speedmaster to be priced at Rs 10.5 lakh (ex-showroom), which is a justified increment over the Bobber.
Based on the Bobber platform, the Speedmaster shares the same wheelbase but gets different steering geometry with a slightly smaller rake angle and the same hidden rear monoshock as the Bobber but it’s a different, dual rate unit. The Speedmaster uses the same wheel and tyre size as the new Bobber Black; that means a fat 130/90-section front tyre and a 150/80-section at the rear by Avon. Fork size remains 41mm, but it gets an open cartridge design. Braking is taken care of by twin 310mm discs and dual piston Brembo calipers, just like on the new Bobber Black. The Bonneville T120 also uses a 310mm dual disc setup but with Nissin calipers.
Powering the bike is a 1,200cc parallel-twin making 77hp at 6,100rpm, while peak torque of 106Nm arrives at a low 4,000rpm. Triumph claims 10 percent more power and torque than the Bonneville T120 at 4,500rpm. With a dry weight of 245.5kg, the Speedmaster is 8kg heavier than the Bobber Black and a good 21.5kg heavier than the Bonneville T120. The Speedmaster offers two riding modes, ABS, switchable traction control and cruise control.
We have already ridden the new Triumph Speedmaster on scenic Californian roads, click here to read the review.