India’s biggest motorcycling extravaganza has begun with much furore as Triumph India has unveiled the 2018 Triumph Bonneville Speed master at the event. The Bonneville Speed master is probable to be priced at INR 10 lakh (ex-showroom India) which is slated to reach in India by early 2018. The bike is already on sale in UK and was first unveiled at the company’s facility in Hinckley, UK. That said, the bike will be launched in India by early 2018. The Bonneville Speed master is based on the Triumph Bonneville Bobber and will be the most affordable cruiser from the British bike maker.
Braking duties are handled by dual 310mm disc brakes up front and a single 255-mm disc with single-piston Nissin Caliper at the back. ABS comes standard. To bring that classic custom attitude and easy riding style, a whole range of elegant design touches have been added to the Speedmaster. There’s a classic ‘nacelle’ styled headlight with LED daytime running lights, swept back beach bars, forward pegs, fixed rear mudguard and 16″ wire spoked wheels. Throw a black powder-coated ‘cage’ swinging arm with paddock stand bobbin mounts, you won’t see any other authentic hard-tail around.
The Triumph Bonneville Speed master is powered by the same 1200-cc SOHC, parallel twin, liquid-cooled engine from the Bonneville Bobber, which comes coupled to a 6-speed gearbox. This engine is proficient of churning out 76 BHP of maximum power at 6,100 RPM while developing 106 Nm of highest torque at 4,000 RPM. The 6-speed gearbox also comes equipped with slipper clutch. Technical aids include dual channel ABS, cruise control system, switchable traction control, ride-by-wire system and twin riding modes.
Suspension duties are shouldered by a KYB sourced 41mm front suspension with cartridge damping while the rear gets a KYB mono-shock. The bike becomes a 12-litre fuel tank, which is 2-litres more than the Bonneville Bobber. The bike drops anchors with the help of twin 310 mm disc brakes upfront with Brembo two-piston callipers while the rear gets a single 255 mm disc brake with single-piston Nissin calliper. The Bonneville Speed master gets some chrome treatment on the handlebars and other bits while the bike also catches a minor pillion seat.