Triumph will reveal a new Speedmaster on Oct. 3, adding a cruiser to its Bonneville family. A teaser video announced Triumph’s “new British Classic Custom Icon,” offering a few furtive looks at the new Bonneville Speedmaster.
From the video, we can see a the familiar tank badge marking other Bonnevilles, gaitered forks, and an LED headlight. Comparing the angle of the fork to the headlight nacelle, the 2018 Speedmaster has a noticeably smaller rake angle than its predecessor’s 33.8º, looking closer to the Bonneville Bobber’s 25.8º.
The dimly-lit shot of the whole bike reveals wire-spoke wheels (the previous Speedmaster had cast wheels) and dual front brakes, suggesting the Bonneville Speedmaster will use the larger 1200cc Bonneville engine as opposed to the 900cc engine powering the other smaller T100, Street Cup, Street Twin and Scrambler models. The few looks we get of the exhaust system reveal a silencer resembling the one found on the Bonneville Bobber, which also uses the 1200cc Twin.
We’ll have more information as it becomes available, leading up to the 2018 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster’s Oct. 3 launch.