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Triumph’s Bonneville Speedmaster is £11,650

The UK pricing has now been announced for the bike that Triumph debuted in October last year.

Starting at £11,650 for the standard Jet blank tank, Triumph have finally released the price details of their new Bonneville Speedmaster. And the base cost also happens to be the same price as the new Bobber Black!

If you desire a bit more colour in your twelve-litre fuel tank then you can stump up a bit more cash, £125 gets you the Cranberry red tank and £300 for the Jet Black/Fusion white (my personal favourite).

The new Speedmaster shares the same engine and equipment from the Bobber and the T120 and all three bikes are equipped with the 1200cc High Torque parallel twin engine; although the Speedmaster and the Bobber’s are tuned differently to achieve higher torque figures for cruising in mind.

Think of the Speedmaster as a bigger Bobber, so you can take a friend on the back and go cruising long distances in comfort thanks to the relaxed riding position and the padded seating. This new bike looks like a genuine hard tail motorcycle but it is fitted with a hidden monoshock to save you and your pillions’ backsides!

Luckily the Speedmaster has lifted the braking system from the Bobber Black, so the prospective customer will be able to grab a handful (safely) of the: 310mm twin discs at the front with two-pot Brembo callipers and a 255mm single disc rear brake with a single piston Nissin calliper.

Clothing

Triumph advertise their new bikes almost as a ‘blank canvas’ so you can design yours how you like. Some may argue that at nearly £12,000 you shouldn’t really need to add any more to your machine, but never-the-less, Triumph have over one hundred and thirty custom accessories available with the new Speedmaster – so you can swap out and replace different trinkets as you please.

But at the risk of forcing you into indecision with so much choice, or you are just lacking some inspiration – Triumph have designed two kits, which may tickle your fancy.

The ‘Highway’ kit offers even more touring capability if you want to go for the ‘Easy rider’ look: Full leather panniers, adjustable touring screen, comfier seats for you and a passenger and a whole host of chromed parts to shine on the highway.

The ‘Maverick’ kit ditches the chrome in favour of blacked out detailing and a single rider focused setup with the quilted single seat, flat handlebars and black Vance and Hines Pipes.

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