Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster Vs Indian Scout...
- Oct 9, 2017
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The Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster made its India debut at the 2017 India Bike Week in Goa. We even got a chance to take it for a spin in California and returned mighty impressed with the motorcycle. And finally, the Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster has officially landed on our shores with a price tag of Rs 11.11 lakh (ex-showroom).
The motorcycle’s all LED headlight comes with DRLs. You’ll also notice a single analogue pod with an LCD display. Being a cruiser motorcycle, the Speedmaster gets swept-back handlebars and forward-set footpegs for a relaxed riding stance.
The Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster is based on the same platform as the Triumph Bonneville Bobber. But, as opposed to the Bobber, the Speedmaster gets a longer split-saddle for you and your pillion to crunch miles comfortably, courtesy of the extended rear subframe.
At its heart, the Speedmaster shares its 1200cc powerplant with the Bobber. Mated to a 6-speed gearbox, the liquid-cooled, parallel-twin unit produces 77PS of power at 6,100rpm and 106Nm of torque at 4,000rpm. The Speedmaster gets its fair share of features such as ride-by-wire, two riding modes - Road and Rain -, switchable traction control and cruise control.
On the suspension front, the Speedmaster employs 41mm telescopic forks up front, with 90mm of travel and an adjustable monoshock unit at the rear with 73mm of rear-wheel travel. Braking duties are handled by Brembo twin-piston 310mm discs at the front and a Nissin single-piston 255mm disc at the rear. ABS comes as standard here. The Speedmaster gets 16-inch spoke wheels instead of the 19-inch ones seen on the Bobber. And since this is a cruiser, it gets a 12-litre fuel tank which is 3 litres more in capacity than the one on the Bobber. It is certainly not the lightest of the cruisers, tipping the scale at 245.5kg (kerb).
Along with the standard version, Triumph is also offering the bike with two custom kits - Maverick and Highway, which are around a lakh costlier. Opting for the Maverick kit will get you flatter handlebars, a single seat and Vance & Hines exhaust pipes, which are finished in black. Smaller chrome elements on the standard model have been blacked out as well.
The Highway kit, on the other hand, features a large adjustable windscreen, a backrest for the pillion and a small luggage carrier at the rear. In addition to this, you also get panniers on either side. The chrome bits of the standard variant have been carried over here as well.
Bookings for the Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster have already begun and deliveries will commence from the first week of April. In India, the Speedmaster goes up against the Harley-Davidson 1200 Custom. To know more about how it performed during our first ride, click here.
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