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Triumph's classic Speedmaster gets extensive updates for 2021

The perfect laid-back, long-distance ride, the latest generation of Triumph’s classic British custom delivers all of the Speedmaster’s all-day capability and sophisticated style, and significantly upgrades it with enhanced engine performance, higher specification equipment and more premium detailing. With 79 accessories, including luggage, the new generation promises an even more comfortable, stylish and refined ride.

The new Speedmaster’s heart is its characterful 1200cc, high-torque British twin engine, which has been developed for 2021 for an even more immediate and responsive feel.

The Speedmaster shares the same 270 degree firing order as the rest of the Bonneville range, with a tune specifically developed to deliver high torque and high power low down and through the rev range.

With lower inertia for 2021, the new generation Triumph Speedmaster has been evolved specifically with a new tune for a fuller and smoother power and torque delivery, and a notable lift in the mid-range, for a result that gives lower emissions, exceeding Euro 5 requirements, and also excellent fuel economy.

Peak torque is an exceptional 106Nm at a very low 3850rpm, with over 90% of torque available all the way up to 5750rpm, which makes the Speedmaster a really exciting bike to ride in any gear. 78 PS peak power comes at 6,100 rpm.

The liquid-cooling system, essential for low emissions and good fuel economy, is sensitively incorporated, as is the bright chrome stainless steel exhaust. The exhaust system is unique to the Speedmaster, and is precisely crafted to deliver a rich, deep and distinctive sound, while its twin skin design cleverly hides the catalyst for an uninterrupted header run.

Triumph’s latest ride-by-wire technology ensures precise throttle control on the Speedmaster, which has two enhanced riding modes – ‘Road’ and ‘Rain’.

Both riding modes maintain the Speedmaster at full power and adjust both the throttle response and traction control settings, adding to confidence, rideability and safety, whatever the conditions.

A very high service interval of 10,000 miles or 16,000 kilometres helps to keep the ongoing cost of ownership low.

The new 2021 Triumph Speedmaster features higher specification, bigger diameter 47mm Showa cartridge forks, which combined with the preload adjustable hidden monoshock rear suspension unit, provide the rider with great manoeuvrability, comfort and control, with and without a pillion.

Stopping power is excellent, thanks to the high-performance Brembo braking set up with twin discs. To maximise safety and control, Triumph’s latest generation ABS and switchable traction control are fitted as standard and beautifully incorporated into the design.

The Speedmaster is set up to deliver all of Triumph’s signature neutral, agile and easy handling, with a relaxed and comfortable riding position.  It has a very low seat height of just 705mm, making it one of Triumph’s most accessible models.

An even more comfortable twin-seat set-up is fitted to the 2021 update. The rider’s seat now has separate lumbar support and a sculpted deep foam construction, while the pillion seat has 11mm thicker foam than the previous generation.

The seat configuration can be easily switched between a twin or single seat set up, tailoring the look of the Speedmaster to suit personal taste and allowing the fitment of a useful accessory rear rack.

A torque-assist clutch adds to comfort on long journeys or in heavy traffic and the cruise control, fitted as standard, is very easy and intuitive to use, with an easily-accessed, single button operation.

While the Speedmaster maintains the core Bonneville identity and DNA, it also has a beautiful and iconic custom cruiser style.

The bodywork on the 2021 Speedmaster is kept to a minimum with some authentic touches that keep the iconic Speedmaster look, such as the side-mounted ignition barrel, the classic rear “drum-brake” inspired hub, the battery box with its heritage-style stainless steel restraining strap and much more.

The clock has a new bezel for 2021, with subtle Bonneville branding, and a new dial face.  The LCD display is controlled via an easily accessible and intuitive handlebar mounted scroll button.

For great efficiency and longevity, full LED lighting – headlight, rear light, indicators and number plate light – is a standard feature of the 2021 Speedmaster, and subject to market legislation, the headlight is equipped with a distinctive LED daytime running light for increased visibility.

The Bonneville family is the perfect platform for customisation, and there is a range of over 79 Genuine Triumph Accessories to choose from.  These have all been designed and developed alongside the bike to ensure perfect integration, and they have been tested to the same standards as the Speedmaster itself.

The Speedmaster’s long distance capability can be enhanced by leather or wax cotton panniers, a chrome luggage rack, pillion backrest, rider footboards and a long-haul touring screen.

Different options for seats are available, as well as an alternative accessory high bar setup, a swingarm mounted bag, teardrop mirrors in chrome or black, dresser bars, and various badges, caps, covers and finishers.

Alternative exhausts are also available, including a fully black-finished system, and for added practicality at lower temperatures heated grips can be fitted.  These integrate with the hidden wiring that is already built into the Speedmaster.

For 2021, three stylish colour schemes are available, including a jet black option, a new Fusion White and Sapphire Black twin-colour scheme with hand-painted twin coach line, and a stunning new Red Hopper candy paint scheme.