2018 Triumph Bonneville to bring back the Speedmaster
Triumph Motorcycles has teased its all-new 2018 Triumph Bonneville, which ought to follow in the footsteps of their hottest Bonneville T120 and Bobber. The new Speedmaster is going to likely be unveiled at 2:30 p.m. ET, likely from the British manufacturer’s Hinckley facility.
Details are scarce, but from the official Triumph YouTube images, the newest Speedmaster looks like it builds upon the Bobber’s single-rider fearless attitude. The new Speedmaster is improved for much more relaxed two-up comfort with the addition of a passenger chair and grab rail.
The Speedmaster started in 2002 as a “factory cruiser” that complimented the Bonneville America, began life with a 790cc parallel twin. It climbed to 865cc in 2005 and has been updated with fuel shot in 2008.
But since the bike has stayed stagnant. This is all about to change for the 2018 version, which should arrive with Triumph’s well-received water-cooled 1197cc Bonneville 1200HT engine.
The Bobber also arrives full bundle of electronic aids: owners get ABS, adjustable traction control, and two riding modes (Road & Rain).
We loved this bike, and thus did Triumph clients; Triumph Motorcycles America reported in April that the 2017 Triumph Bonneville Bobber was most successful new version launch in Triumph’s history. More clients took delivery of their Bobber at the first 30 days than any previous new Triumph motorcycle.
Triumph, which also set a fresh yearly earnings record in 2016, released five new models to the Bonneville household for 2017: the T100, T100 Black, Street Scrambler, Street Cup and Bobber, in addition to the newest Street Triple.
The new Speedmaster just adds to the modern age of Triumph Motorcycles. We can’t wait to find out more, and, more importantly, ride it. However, for now here’s a teaser video.