New Bobber-Based Triumph Speedmaster Debuts
Like the styling of the Bonneville Bobber, but need that extra seat to carry around your significant other? Or carry anything for that matter? Then the new Speedmaster, with it's higher specs focused on touring might be the bike for you - if you're into cruisers that is.
The new Speedmaster shares quite a bit with the Bobber, utilising the same 1200cc ‘High-Torque’ version of the new Bonnie engine with the same tuning that produces the same peak figures of 77hp and 78lbft.
As you can see, the Bobber’s hard-tail-style ‘swing-cage’ swing-arm carries over, but now comes with a plusher leather seat and pillion addition with grab-rails – both of which can be removed.
Suspension is revised, most likely to take the weight of that extra passenger. There's a 41mm cartridge front fork offering 90mm travel and a monoshock which gets you 73mm of rear wheel travel and features a stepped preload adjuster. Other upgrades include a twin disc front brake set-up with Brembo calipers.
The riding modes electronics package comes straight out of the Bobber, but now benefits from the addition of cruise control.
The riding position is typical cruiser with feet-forward (mid-centred pegs available as an option) and swept-back 'beach' handlebars. Tank capacity also gets a boost to 12 litres, which gives you a little bit more distance to travel between pumps.
Triumph say the new Speedmaster is aimed at people who like the T120 but want more touring capability and cruiser styling – or a Bobber with more classic British styling detail.
As with Triumph's other Bonnies there a host of accessories with their ‘Inspiration Kits’.
The ‘Highway Kit’ adds a tall screen, panniers and a pillion back-rest while the ‘Maverick Kit’ adds a flat handlebar and single seat for more of a Bobber look.
The new Speedmaster comes in ‘Jet Black’, ‘Cranberry Red’ or ‘Fusion White and Phantom Black’, with price and arrival date to be confirmed.