Triumph Speedmaster to be launched on February 27, 2018

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At the end of last year, Triumph Motorcycles announced that the company will be launching four new motorcycles in India. In line with that, Triumph India will be launching the Bonneville Speedmaster in India on February 27, 2018. The firm dealerships extent crossways the nation have already started accepting bookings, the deliveries of the same will start shortly.

The 2018 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster is based on the T120 and offers a more classic design inspired by the classic American cruisers of the 50s and the 60s. The Speedmaster employs the twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 1200cc that also does duty on the Bonneville T120, Bobber and Thruxton. Triumph states that the Speedmaster gets the same midrange performance as the Bobber, which makes for a 10 per cent gain in torque at 4,500rpm over the regular T120. Outputs stand at 77PS and 106Nm. It gets a complete electronics suite including traction and cruise control, riding modes and ABS. Suppose it to cost around Rs.11 lakh.

The other bits that the Triumph Speedmaster shares with the Bobber is the hard-tail-look chassis and swing arm, which we believe adds to the retro classic appeal of this motorcycle. The Speedmaster changes from the Bobber Black with new 41mm cartridge fork and a rear suspension unit with both a dual-rate main spring. The fuel tank size too has been enlarged for a better range to create it more suitable for those highway runs. With a dry weight of 245.5kg, the Speedmaster is 8kg heavier than the Bobber Black and a good 21.5kg heavier than the Bonneville T120. The Speedmaster offers two riding modes, ABS, switchable traction control and cruise control.