If the Sportster from Harley-Davidson is too simple for you, the Indian Scout too powerful, the Honda Rebel 1100 too soft, and the Triumph Bobber too rowdy, you should hold onto your wallet when you look at the Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster: the have-will effect is inevitable.
The Bonneville Speedmaster will continue to pack the 1,200 twins after the update to Euro 5. Here, with 78 hp at 6,100 tours, it also does one more horse, lifts its 106 Nm at 4,000 revolutions onto the shaft, and turns more happily with its lower mass on the flywheel and clutch.
The front of the Speedmaster is new: The 130/90 B 16 tires now have a Showa fork with 47 mm stanchions and 90 millimeters of spring travel, similar in shape and color to the Bobber. Further relatives are the 310-millimeter brake discs at the front, which are gripped by Brembo calipers.
At the front end of the Speedmaster, there is a new round instrument with a black scale and digital display for the onboard computer that can be operated from the handlebars. Slight changes to the rear, on the other hand, as it is equipped with a preload-adjustable spring strut from Kayaba with 73.3 millimeters of spring travel (+1.3 mm) together with the 150/80 B16 rear wheel.
Triumph has also given the new Bonneville Speedmaster a small electronics upgrade that came as an LED headlight with daytime running lights illuminates the way as standard.
There is also new cruise control with a one-button operation that makes long tours easier. It can be activated between 48 and 160 kilometers per hour, whereby at least a third gear must be engaged. Two mappings, Road and Rain, are still available, which change the engine’s response.
Price and Availability
The 2022 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster is available starting from $13,150 and with the style it packed, it can be the main alternatives for cruiser fans who want to take it easy and still want to make a statement with the 79 accessories.