Triumph is set to launch a new version of its Speedmaster cruiser next month, to coincide with the opening of a new visitor centre at its Leicestershire plant.
Details of the new model are still sketchy but Triumph has released a teaser video confirming the bike’s arrival at 7.30pm on October 3rd – the same time as the VIP preview night of the visitor centre.
The Speedmaster is not a new concept to Triumph. The original bike, based on the Hinckley Bonneville, was introduced in 2003 and one of two factory cruisers offered by the British firm. While the 790cc Bonneville America was an unashamed American styled cruiser, the Speedmaster used the bigger 865cc engine and featured flat bars for a real street rod look. The model remained in the range with only minor updates until last year, when it was phased out as a result of the Euro4 emissions rules.
While Triumph’s record in the cruiser sector has been rather hit or miss over the years, this year’s Bonneville Bobber has proved to be a massive success, delivering a class leading riding experience and eye catching styling.
Spy shots show the Speedmaster using the same 1200cc powerplant as the Bobber, but with a much more conventional styling and lower price point than the Bobber’s £10,600.
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