Update – Now launched at Rs 11.11 lakh
British motorcycle brand Triumph will launch a new motorcycle based on the Bonneville family. It’ll be launched on the 27th of February, 2018. Called the Speedmaster, the new motorcycle is a cruiser that aims to take a bite out of Harley Davidson’s market share in India.
The Bonneville Speedmaster was unveiled at the India Bike Week 2017, ahead of the official launch. Bookings have already opened, and the bike is expected to carry a price tag or around Rs. 11 lakhs. The actual price announcement will happen during the launch.
The Speedmaster cruiser will use a 1200 cc, parallel twin engine with liquid cooling. This engine produces a peak power of 76 Bhp at at 6,100 rpm and peak torque of 106 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm. A 6 speed manual gearbox with slipper clutch is standard with this engine.
The bike gets disc brakes on both wheels, and dual channel ABS is standard. Other electronic safety aids include switchable traction control with two riding modes – Road and Rain, and cruise control. For suspension, the bike uses telescopic front forks and a monoshock rear shock absorber.
A 12 liter fuel tank is standard, and should give the bike a range of about 200-250 kilometers depending on how it’s ridden. Other key features on the Speedmaster cruiser include a tubular steel cradle frame borrowed from the Bobber, full LED lighting system, footpegs that are pushed forward and a wide, tall handlebar.
Triumph will offer a range of official accessories for the Speedmaster, allowing owners of the motorcycle to extensively customize it. The new motorcycle will take on the Harley Davidson Street Bob and Sportster 1200 cruisers. The Speedmaster will be targeted at well-to-do riders above the age of 30, who want something relaxing for weekend riding. The cruiser will be pitched as a more refined, sportier handling alternative to the Harley Davidsons.