Triumph Motorcycles India has launched the BS6 Bonneville Speedmaster in India. The Jet Black and Cobalt Blue colour options are priced at Rs. 11.34 lakh while the Fusion White with Phantom Black and hand-painted lines variant is priced at Rs. 11.64 lakh. The Cobalt Blue is a new colour option for the 2020 model. The pricing is similar as on the BS4 model, although we believe that this is introductory pricing and the company is likely to increase the prices in the near future. Apart from a BS6 compliant engine, all features and specifications on the Bonnie Speedmaster stay the same. In India, the Speedmaster goes up against the Harley-Davidson Custom 1200.
The BS6 Speedmaster is unmistakably a Bonneville, with the 'modern classic' touches like the throttle body covers designed like vintage carburettors, and a nice chrome belt type strip across the battery cover, again reminiscent of the age-old 1960s Triumphs. The Triumph badge on the fuel tank harks back to its 'classic' lineage, and the hard-tail type chassis with a concealed rear monoshock completes the period look. But make no mistake, it's a completely modern 21st century cruiser decked up like a classic.
The Speedmaster continues to get a 1,200 cc 'high torque' parallel-twin engine which is liquid-cooled and makes 78 bhp at 6,250 rpm with a peak torque output of 107 Nm at 4,000 rpm. The engine is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. Compared to the BS4 model, the power goes up by 2 bhp and the torque goes up by 1 Nm. The motorcycle gets ABS, traction control, cruise control and ride-by-wire. The ride-by-wire throttle offers two riding modes - Rain and Road, both modes offering full power, but with slightly subdued throttle response in Rain mode for riding in slippery conditions.
The Speedmaster though gets twin 310 mm discs on the front wheel gripped by two-piston Brembo callipers, while at the rear, it gets a single 255 mm disc with a Nissin callipers. Up front, the motorcycle gets 41 mm Kayaba forks with 90 mm of travel and at the rear, there is a Kayaba monoshock, offering 72 mm of travel. At 245.5 kg of dry weight, the Bonneville Speedmaster is not a light motorcycle at all.