New Speedmaster based on Bonneville Bobber platform

Triumph has lifted the lid on the new Speedmaster, a T120 Bonneville variant based upon the Bobber platform.

Triumph says with the inclusion of the Speedmaster, the range of choice for riders has never been better.

But is there such a thing as too much choice?

The new Speedmaster builds on the Triumph classic/custom heritage with the classic DNA from the Bonneville family and the Bobber’s unique attitude.

triumph speedmaster static left hand side

Triumph says it’s now more practical and versatile than ever, a bar which the Hinckley marque has plenty of room to raise within the Bobber platform.

As fun as it is, the Bobber can be criticised for being ostentatious: it isn’t practical or versatile, although it was never meant to be…

So the new Speedmaster brings another dimension – it’s a Bonneville Bobber variant that’s more relaxed, seats two and has a few spec upgrades where it’s needed.

Pillion seat and grab-rail provides two-up versatility.

There’s a twin disc front end which should make a great improvement to the stopping power of the Speedmaster; cartridge forks should further improve the front end; the rear shock is adjustable for preload and the 12-litre fuel tank is larger.

Thankfully, nothing has been done with the engine – the T120’s ‘Bobber tune’ will also be a highlight of the new machine.

Triumph Speedmaster engine
All hail T120!

Fruit on the Speedmaster includes a LED headlight with daytime running light, ride-by-wire throttle, two riding modes (Road and Rain), ABS and switchable traction control, slip and assist clutch and single-button cruise control for improved ride-ability and long distance comfort.

Theres some extras available too, like a ‘Highway’ kit for further touring capability; a ‘Maverick’ kit for a stripped back, mean attitude – includes single seat and raked-out bars; as well as accessories for style, detailing, comfort, touring, and premium Vance & Hines exhausts (market specific).

Triumph speedmaster daytime running light
Modern daytime running light in a classic guise.
Triumph speedmaster fuel tank
Ride longer: the 12L tank is three litres larger.

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