The Speedmaster has been brought to India as a completely knocked-down unit.
The Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster, which was showcased in India at the 2017 India Bike Week, has finally been launched at Rs. 11.11 lakh (ex-showroom, pan-India).
The new Speedmaster is the latest addition to the British bike maker’s popular Bonneville series. Based on the Bonneville Bobber, the Speedmaster has been engineered to be a practical version of the former. For instance, it houses a larger 12-litre fuel tank as compared to 9.1-litre on the Bobber for increased range. The Speedmaster also features interchangeable twin and single seat setups.
Design wise, the new bike sports the characteristic and design DNA of the Bonneville family like a sculpted tank, machined engine fins, carb-styled twin throttle bodies, a ‘clean line’ header pipe run, finned exhaust clamps and rubber fork gaiters.
The Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster borrows its 1200cc parallel-twin engine from the Bobber, which is good for producing 76bhp of max power and 106Nm of peak torque. The powertrain set-up is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The standard ride-by-wire throttle enables two riding modes – Road and Rain, while ABS along with switchable traction control are offered as well.
Speedmaster owners will also be able to customise their bikes through two optional kits. First is the ‘Highway kit’ that includes a full waxed cotton & leather pannier set, adjustable touring screen, comfort rider seat, matching wider pillion seat and a host of chrome features. Then there is the ‘Maverick kit’, which gives the Speedmaster a brown quilted single seat set-up, flatter raked out handlebars, grab rail remover, rear mudguard finisher, black Vance & Hines exhausts and other blacked out details.
The Speedmaster’s chief rivals in India are the Harley-Davidson Sportster 1200 Custom, which is priced at Rs. 9.89 lakh, and the Indian Scout, which costs Rs. 14.13 lakh, (both ex-showroom, Delhi).