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New Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster

BIKE LAUNCH: New Bonneville Speedmaster

More power, more options

Triumph’s new Speedmaster has arrived and it’s better than ever. Now boasting a brutal 1200cc high-torque engine pushing out 42% more power than the previous model, full to the brim with the latest technology and upgraded comfort – is this the ultimate cruiser? FTR was at the big reveal to gauge the reaction.

John Gauthier from “I really like the Highway inspiration kit as it’s nice and slim. It’s great that the engine has more torque – this will really draw people in. California is probably the best place for this bike, although I bet it would be a fun challenge riding through my home town of Paris!”

Jerson Campos, Brazilian TV: “It would be fantastic for America and Europe. If I had to ride in Brazil I would travel between Sao Paulo and Itu. The seat is very comfortable, you could ride for hours and hours. With the extra power, it’s the next level up in the cruiser category.”

Chris Cope, “I love it. I absolutely love it. With single-button cruise control and the new assisted clutch, it’s all about laid-back riding. It would be easy to cover miles on this. I like the fact you can change it so much with the kit. I actually had a picture of the old Speedmaster on my wall, which got me back into riding, so it’s great to see the latest version.”

Preetam Bora, Car and Bike, Indian TV. “This version is completely new and it has potential to do hugely well in India. With the upgraded engine it’s now such a great bike. I think the pillion seat sets it apart from the Bobber quite significantly.”

Alongside more than 130 accessories, the new Speedmaster can be equipped with a ‘Highway’ or ‘Maverick’ inspiration kit. The Speedmaster sports a full LED headlight, the latest ABS, and road and rain throttle settings as standard. If you want a bike ready to go for laid-back cruising with the best technology, the new Speedmaster has got you covered.