Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster
BASED ON TRIUMPH’S SUCCESSFUL BONNEVILLE PLATFORM, THE Speedmaster brings the Bobber’s 1,200-cc in-line twin and tubular steel frame back together, this time in a laid-back, arms-wide, feetforward stance. The liquid-cooled engine makes 77 PS at 6,100 rpm and 106 Nm at 4,000 rpm and is mated to a six-speed gearbox. The bike features KYB suspension at both ends, two 320-mm discs and Brembo twin-piston calipers up front and a Nissin single-pot set-up at the rear. It is also equipped with ride-by-wire throttle, two riding modes, ABS, traction control, and cruise control.
This Speedmaster fits perfectly into the cruiser mould, with its long and low-profile fat tyres on 16-inch spoked wheels, wide 705-mmhigh seat, and single-pod instruments. Priced at Rs 11.11 lakh (exshowroom), this British motorcycle is well set to take on our cruiser market, one dominated by American brands thus far.