The new British Icon will land on 03.Oct.2017

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.

Luckily, we don’t have to wait for EICMA or the biennial INTERMOT for us to find out because the British brand has just teased the new Bonneville Speedmaster. Scheduled to be unveiled on the 3rd of October 2017, the Speedmaster will be making a comeback after it was struck off the shelves in 2014.

Triumph is bringing back the Speedmaster under the Bonneville heritage.
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Triumph is bringing back the Speedmaster under the Bonneville heritage.
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Triumph is bringing back the Speedmaster under the Bonneville heritage.
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Triumph is bringing back the Speedmaster under the Bonneville heritage.
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Triumph is far from washing hands from the Bonneville range of motorcycles that have been resiliently giving us retro silhouettes for us to drool over. Calling it "The new British icon", this Bonneville Speedmaster 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.

The same powerhouse is used on the range’s T120’s and the Bobber, both who have defined the Bonneville’s styling and character of a modern classic take on motorcycles. Picking up the mantle even higher will be the Speedmaster that will make use of the Bobber’s chassis and mechanicals but will be tuned to be a whole other animal.

2014 Triumph Speedmaster High Resolution Exterior
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2014 Triumph Speedmaster

Skinny tyres, wheels, bars, headlights, rear saddle and foot controls will all be optimised to give a classic chopped hot-rod look while the soul will remain British. 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.

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.

2014 Triumph Speedmaster High Resolution Exterior
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2014 Triumph Speedmaster

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

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.


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