The rumoured Bonneville Speedmaster 2018 – is rumoured no more. Triumph Motorcycles have launched the new Bonneville Speedmaster – after teasing the bike on the 18th September, in a short video. The launch took place at Triumph’s visitor centre which is set to open doors to the public for the new ‘Triumph Visitor Experience’ on the 1st November 2017.
TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE SPEEDMASTER? WHAT’S NEW?
If you’re pondering on how similar it looks to the Bobber, it won’t surprise you to know that some of the DNA of the Bonneville Bobber, is indeed present in the New Bonneville Speedmaster. In fact, the Speedmaster utilises the latest iteration of the 1200cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin, that you’ll find in the T120 and Bobber.
However, Triumph has managed to squeeze 10% more torque than the T120 at 4,500rpm, which means 42% more than the 2015 Speedmaster. A noticeable addition also, is the rear subframe which creates the potential for a pillion seat, as well as the capacity to carry luggage.
You may venture to say that the new Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster, is the big brother to the Bonneville Bobber. Though with its swept-back beach bars and classic 50s cruiser style somewhat more laid back. Triumph have a reasonably good idea who’s going to purchase the Speedmaster so comfort is high on the consideration list.