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REVEALED: The 2018 Triumph Speedmaster!

Triumph are calling it the ‘new British classic custom icon’.

With the Bonneville T120 and Bonneville Bobber paving the way for those riders looking for traditional style but with all the modern, engineering you would expect, the new Triumph Speedmaster arrives to take everything a step further.

The British firm appear to be particularly proud of the Bobber – and they should be – so it’s no surprise to see that the new Speedmaster brings with it much of the ‘DNA’ from Triumphs 2017 hit.

The hard-tail appearance of the Bobber are here, as are the Bonneville’s sculpted tank and clever ‘retro’ styled elements such as the machine-engined fins, carb-styled throttle boddies and the ‘drum brake’ inspired rear hub.

But alongside that is the modern aspect of motorcycling that you would expect from a 2018 motorcycle, with a 5″ Full LED headlight (with daytime running light pattern), dual riding modes (road & rain) and ABS, switchable traction control and a ‘single button’ cruise control – which sounds perfect for a bike of this nature –  and a full LCD display.

You only need to look at Ducati’s success with the Scrambler, BMW’s runaway rNineT sales and Triumph’s own success with the Bonneville Bobber to see that ‘retro’ bikes with easy to handle – and easy to maintain – attributes are the big winners within a manufacturer’s line-up.

If Triumph continue with the blueprint set by the new Bonneville’s and especially the new Bobber, it could well be that the British firm have another firm hit on their hands.

 

Standard Equipment

All-LED Lighting with Full LED Headlight with DRL*

 

All new, distinctive and elegant, full LED 5-inch multi-function headlight with beautiful Triumph maker’s mark triangle branding. Main and dipped beam, and front position light, plus Triumph’s signature style LED daytime running light.

Compact and elegant, with a distinctive light pattern, the LED rear light, LED indicators and LED number plate light are power efficient and durable.

 

Single Button Cruise Control Easy to use, single button function cruise control with one press for on, one press to set the speed, and one press to cancel. Easily accessible button mounted into the left hand switch cube.

 

Ride-by-Wire For a crisper, more precise and more accurate throttle response,
with improved on/off throttle transition. Enabling different throttle maps, linked to two different riding modes.
Riding Modes Linked to the ride-by-wire system, there are Road and Rain riding modes, selectable via the new switch gear, for maximum, control and safety in different riding conditions, both delivering full power.

 

ABS The contemporary safety standard, with minimal visual impact, the ABS is responsive yet unobtrusive.

 

Switchable Traction Control Contemporary switchable traction control, maximising rider safety and control.

 

Torque Assist Clutch Reducing clutch lever effort, the Torque Assist Clutch improves long distance rideability and reduces rider fatigue.

 

Immobiliser State-of-the-art immobiliser system as standard, with a transponder incorporated into the Triumph branded key.

*Availability of the DRL function is governed by local market legislation – please check with your Triumph market representative for availability.

 

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