India-bound Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black and 2017 Speedmaster unveiled globally

Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black and Speedmaster share similar features, but get slightly different engines.

By: | Published: October 4, 2017 1:05 PM
Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black

Triumph Motorcycle has unveiled the new Bonneville Bobber Black and the Speedmaster globally. Both motorcycles are powered by the same 1200 cc engine, however, the Bobber gets a parallel twin unit. The engine on both motorcycles produces similar power figures, 77 hp and 106 Nm of torque. The Bobber Black is lighter than the Speedmaster and weights at 237.5 kg, while the latter has a dry weight of 245.5 kg. This means the Bonneville Speedmaster is heavier by 8 kg and 21.5 kg than the current Bonneville T120.

Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black

As the name suggests, Triumph has given the motorcycle an all-black treatment. However, the motorcycle retains the same styling, design and features of the standard model. The Bonneville Bobber Black gets blacked-out exhaust, black anodised brake pedal, footrests and gear lever. Triumph has also updated other parts in black such as gear linkage, brake and clutch levers, handlebars, seat pan, engine covers, cam cover, sprocket cover, headlight rim as well as wheel hubs.

Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black also gets a new 16-inch rim, a chunky 130 section tyre, newly developed by Avon and christened the Cobra and a full LED headlamp as standard. The company has also tuned the brakes that now gets a second disc brake at the front along with 47mm suspension by Showa. The Ride-by-wire throttle will continue to be available on the Bobber Black, gets cruise control as standard. The two-wheeler manufacturer will sell the Bonneville Bobber Black in two colour options, Jet Black and Matte Black along with a host of accessories for customisation.

Triumph Speedmaster


Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster

Triumph Bonneville SpeedmasterThe Triumph Speedmaster is built on the Bobber platform and also shares some of its features. The Speedmaster is equipped with features such as a full LED headlamp, twin seat layout with contrast seat piping and pulled back beach-bars as well as forward-set foot controls. Other highlights of the Speedmaster include two riding modes - Road and Rain, ABS, switchable traction control and cruise control.

The motorcycle is available in three colours, namely; Jet Black, Cranberry Red and Fusion White/Phantom black with a twin-coach line. The company is also offering two packages - ‘Highway’ which gets an adjustable windscreen, leather panniers, more comfortable seats and a smattering of chrome trim. The second kit is the ‘Maverick’ that consists of a single seat, lower handlebars and a blacked-out Vance and Hines exhaust system.

Also Read: Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster: Triumph’s India-bound Harley challenger set for global debut on 3rd October

As of now, Triumph has not confirmed to launch the motorcycle in India, but we expected the Speedmaster to be launched by next year. If launched, it will be sold as a CKD (Completely Knock Down) and will be priced competitively.

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