Triumph Motorcycles has confirmed to showcase another bike at the Triumph Factory Visitor Experience in Hinckley, the UK on October 3. The bike will be badged as 2018 Bonneville Speedmaster. The Speedmaster was first launched earlier in 2002. Now the British bike manufacturer has decided to revive the bike with some upgradations.
The bike had been spotted previously in Spain. Glimpses of those reveal that the 2018 Bonneville Speedmaster will be based on the Bonneville Bobber. It boasts of some typical cruiser dimensions. Powered by the 1,200 cc liquid cooled parallel-twin engine, it develops 76 bhp power and a peak torque of 106 Nm through a six-speed transmission gearbox. It also gets a hidden mono shock that adds a classic hardtail look to it.
The Speedmaster is likely to feature ride modes, traction control and an optional cruise control, similar to the Bonneville Bobber. It continues with the low-slung exhausts, forward set foot-controls, spoke wheels and the Triumph badge. It will get ABS feature as well.
There are a few other minor changes that have been made to the Triumph Speedmaster. The front wheel is smaller than the Bobber’s 19-inch front wheel. The rear portion looks different too, if compared to the Bobber, as it gets a pillion seat, footrest, backrest and a small luggage rack.
Triumph Motorcycles India is quite bullish about the Indian middle-weight bike market. Hence, considering its recent launches, including the Triumph Bonneville Scrambler, the Speedmaster may make its way to Indian shores too.