India Bike Week 2017: Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster

Triumph Motorcycles unveils a truly stunning new British classic custom icon – Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster at the India Bike Week 2017, Vagator, Goa. According to Triumph Motorcycles, the bike is aimed at giving the rider an unperturbed, superior and unmatched cruising experience. The British motorcycle manufacturer launched its latest offering in modern classic series on 3rd October at its headquarters in Hinckley.

The 2017 Speedmaster can be seen as a fusion of the raw power in Triumph’s Bonneville DNA, the laid-back Bobber-style, and the absolute best in cruising extravagance, technology and innovation. Being a Bonneville at heart, the Speedmaster shares the same engine as the Bonneville T120 and the Bobber i.e. a 1200 cc liquid-cooled, 8-valve, 270° crank angle parallel-twin engine. The engine is capable of producing 76 bhp of power @6,100 rpm and 106 Nm of maximum torque @4,000 rpm. The bike weighs 245.5 kg which makes it heaviest in the modern classics series. The fuel tank capacity is 12 litres and fuel efficiency is expected to be over 23 kmpl.

The physical appearance of the bike speaks out loud the Bonneville character with the classic silhouette, retro-themed carb-style throttle body covers, machined engine cooling fins, and high-level finish on the badging, and special bronze 1200HT badges. The bike is loaded with technological trickery including ride-by-wire, road and rain riding modes, single button cruise control, latest generation ABS with switchable traction control, torque assist clutch, and immobiliser. It can be assumed that it gets relaxed riding ergonomics because of the swept back handlebars, forward-set footpegs, and a host of electronic rider aids.

The bike’s front suspension consists of 41 mm forks with cartridge damping, while the rear suspension is a monoshock with linkage and stepped preload adjuster. The braking system consists of twin 310 mm discs at the front, gripped by Brembo 2-piston floating calipers at the front and a single 255 mm disc, gripped by a Nissin single piston floating caliper at the rear. The bike is available with both single as well as twin seat set ups and has a low seat height of 705 mm. The bike gets Avon Cobra Tyres with 16-inch, classic 32-spoke wire wheels.

Triumph Motorcycles offer two customization kits – Maverick (streetwise look) and Highway (touring). Also, the bike can be fully customized with over 130 accessories. The Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster will be priced between INR 10,00,000 – 11,00,000 and its official launch in India can be expected in the first quarter of 2018.

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