• The Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster breaks cover.

  • A British icon, re-imagined with a blacked out silhouette of the American hot-rod culture
  • Carries over many Bobber elements like the sculpted tank, machined engine fins, exhaust setup, heritage-inspired battery box and throttle bodies

A British icon, re-imagined.

Over the past fifteen months, Triumph has been sweating it out on the arena and treating us with exceptionally new modern classics over and over again. Their Bonneville range is selling as fast as they can make them; and just when you thought it’s time for them to take a well-deserved breather, they just pushed themselves into uncharted territory.

Adding one final puzzle to their Bonneville range, the Brits have revealed another retro silhouette for us to drool over. Christened as the Bonneville Speedmaster, this new British icon is set to bring back the long, low, blacked out silhouette of the American hot-rod culture and give it the British attitude with the category-leading, high-torque Bonneville 1200cc twin plant.

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Borrowing cues from the Bonneville Bobber, Triumph’s most successful model in its 115-year history, the Speedmaster builds on the brand’s rich lineage of classic custom models to give us a motorcycle that is now more practical and versatile than ever.

Believing in their designs, the blokes at the Hinckley firm have engineered around the ‘hard-tail’ look of the Bobber and typical Bonneville styling. Carried over from the Bobber are the sculpted tank, machined engine fins, carb-styled twin throttle bodies, exhaust setup, minimal bodywork, single clock and the heritage-inspired battery box.

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A British icon, re-imagined
with a blacked out silhouette of the American hot-rod culture

With an even higher specification from the rest of the Bonnevilles’, the Speedmaster not only does justice to the Triumph heritage but will also be amongst the finest runner under the Triumph banner. The DNA and ethos of the Bobber can be undeniably seen on the Speedmaster and is also brought to life using the similar 1200cc High Torque parallel-twin engine, but will be tuned to represent a whole other animal.

But first, let’s get ourselves gauged by the attention-to-detail components this Speedmaster flaunts. Although it’s been reborn from the Bobber, Triumph has made sure the Speedmaster gets an authentic styling and a personal character that is far from the Bobber.

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Being another Triumph, we do not doubt their approach on the belief in having a host of subtle touches that takes rider satisfaction up a notch. Giving the Speedmaster a classic custom attitude are those classic ‘nacelle’ headlight detailing, swept back ‘beach bars’, forward pegs, fixed rear mudguard and 16” wire spoked wheels that carry fat rubber.

A larger fuel tank gets the Triumph moniker with a typical chrome embellishment. Right behind it is the interchangeable twin and single seat setups that are constructed with deep foams and premium contrast piping for maximum comfort and pleasure for both rider and the pillion. Available in Jet Black, Cranberry Red and Jet Black, and Fusion White and Phantom Black, it is complete with the hand-painted gold coach lines.

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The Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster breaks cover. Exterior High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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The Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster breaks cover. Exterior High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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The Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster breaks cover. Exterior High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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Triumph’s 1200cc will replace the 875cc that used to run on the previous editions and will remain similar to the one running on the Bobber. The T-120 based engine delivers its 78.2 pound-feet and 77 horsepower smoothly across the RPM range, and even though the torque caps out at a low 4,000 RPM, the engine likes to be wound up for short-shifting urban fun.

It has a unique twin airbox setup, carb-styled twin throttle bodies, special intake and exhaust system, new output shaft, and elegant packaging that allows the straight-line exhausts to hide the Euro4-compliant catalytic converters. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission with a torque-assist clutch and chain final drive.

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Similar to all Bonnevilles’, the Speedmaster too will feature everything from riding modes (Road and Rain) to switchable traction control, single button cruise control, ride-by-wire throttle, ABS, and a torque-assist clutch.

Coming to the bike’s handling abilities, Triumph has topped it up with a new 41mm cartridge front forks and a hidden monoshock RSU for unrivaled rider and pillion comfort. Also new is the confidence-inspiring high specification 310mm twin disc front brakes with twin-piston Brembo calipers and a 255mm single disc rear brake with single-piston Nissin caliper.

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If all this fails to fit your bill, Triumph is offering you 130 ways to make your Speedmaster up the ante with even higher level of specification and capability with official accessories. There are also two inspiration kits - ‘Highway’ kit to increase the bike’s touring capabilities and the ‘Maverick’ kit that gives the bike a stripped back, mean attitude with blacked out parts.

By launching this motorcycle well before the November month, Triumph is giving this rebirth of an icon sufficient share of attention before the world gets crowded by more new faces at the Tokyo Motor Show and the EICMA show.

The Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster breaks cover. Exterior High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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The Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster breaks cover. Exterior High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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‘Highway’ kit ‘Maverick’ kit

Prices and Availability details are sparse at the moment, and we shall update you with them as soon as we get hold of new information.

Meanwhile, we suggest you to start saving and drool over these images of the new Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster and go back to the post-war 1950s and ’60s classic British styling.

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The Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster breaks cover. Exterior High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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The Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster breaks cover. Exterior High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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Carries over many Bobber elements
like the sculpted tank, machined engine fins, exhaust setup, heritage-inspired battery box and throttle bodies
The Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster breaks cover. Exterior High Resolution Wallpaper quality
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