Triumph has announced two new versions of its classic-looking Bonneville Bobber. They are the Bonneville Speedmaster and Bonneville Bobber Black.

First, the Speedmaster. It has a ‘British custom attitude and laid-back riding style’ says Triumph, with the option of single or twin seats.

What does that mean? It means a sculpted Bonneville tank, machined engine fins, carb-styled twin throttle bodies, a ‘clean line’ header pipe run, finned exhaust clamps and rubber fork gaiters, minimal bodywork, single clock, classic rear ‘drum brake’ inspired hub, heritage-inspired battery box, and central mudguard ridges.

There’s also ‘nacelle’ headlight detailing, swept back beach bars, forward pegs, fixed rear mudguard and 16in. wire spoked wheels. It’s said to be more comfortable than last year’s Bobber while retaining the ‘hard tail’ look.

The Speedmaster is powered by the Bonneville 1200 HT engine which pumps out peak torque of 106Nm at 4,000rpm plus peak power of 77PS at 6,100rpm, while belting out a distinctive rich and raw exhaust note.

Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster

Despite the classic appeal, the Speedmaster is packed with hidden tech which includes:

  • ‘Caged’ swing arm with sophisticated suspension: 41mm cartridge front forks with 90mm travel. Hidden rear monoshock with linkage, 73mm rear wheel travel and stepped preload adjuster
  • Twin air box with twin filters and hidden cat box
  • Five-inch LED headlight with distinctive daytime running light pattern
  • Ride-by-wire offering two riding modes (road and rain)
  • ABS and switchable traction control
  • Torque assist clutch and single-button cruise control for improved rideability
  • Feature-packed single clock.

Three colour options are Jet Black, Cranberry Red, Fusion White and Phantom Black with a twin hand painted coach line. Service interval is 10,000 miles.

Want to personalise the bike even more? Triumph offers more than 130 custom accessories available through Triumph’s online configurator, including Vance & Hines exhausts, swing arm bags and panniers, highway pegs, engine bars, and an adjustable touring screen. For those wanting to set up their Speedmaster in the single seat configuration, there is also a grab rail removal kit and rear mudguard finisher.

Two ‘inspiration kits’: Highway and Maverick

Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster Maverick
2018 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster fitted with black detailed Maverick kit.

The ‘Highway’ kit, which includes a waxed cotton & leather pannier set, adjustable touring screen, comfort rider seat, matching wider pillion seat, and a host of chrome features including engine bars, passenger back rest, luggage rack and a polished machined oil filler cap.

The ‘Maverick’ kit for an even more stripped back, mean attitude with a brown quilted single seat set up, flatter raked out handlebars, black Vance & Hines exhausts and other blacked out details, including exhaust headers, oil filler cap, and a grab rail removal kit and rear mudguard finisher for a stylish and minimal rear end.

The Bonneville Bobber Black

Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black
2018 Triumph Bonneville Bobber Black.

It’s ‘Darker, Meaner, Stronger’, says Triumph. This means a more aggressive and muscular stance with a ‘fat’ 16-inch front wheel (vs 19-inch on the Bobber) and chunkier 47mm front forks (vs 41mm on the Bobber), fully blacked out details, better brakes, higher spec forks, higher spec LED headlight and single button cruise control as standard.

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