2021 Triumph Bonneville Speedmaster, Bonneville Bobber Unveiled
Triumph will launch its 2021 Bonnie range in a phased manner in India from June 2021
Triumph’s 2021 Bonneville range has received a number of updates. The Street Twin, for instance, gets some new colours and a limited edition model. In comparison, the Bonneville T100 and the larger T120 pack more extensive updates. As for the Speedmaster and the new Bonneville Bobber, they too get new bits for 2021. Here’s a look at what’s new for this year.
For starters, all the Bonnies run the same engine tune and get better hardware. As a result, the Speedmaster’s 1200cc parallel-twin, High Torque motor now puts out 78PS at 6100rpm and 106Nm at 4000rpm -- 1.5PS and 1Nm less than before. That’s the same as the new bobber’s power figures. Having said that, Triumph has smoothened out the torque curve on the 2021 Bobber with over 100Nm available between 3000rpm and 5000rpm.
Cycle parts include a new 47mm Showa cartridge fork and dual twin-pot Brembo floating caliper up front for both bikes. Ergonomics on the Speedmaster have been revised as well. It now gets comfier seats with thicker cushioning.
If you love travelling solo, though, pick the Bonnie Bobber. For 2021, it gets a new chunky 16-inch front wheel, instead of the old skinny 19-inch unit. According to Triumph, customers preferred the former over the latter. We, on the other hand, feel the slimmer 19-inch front wheel suited the bobber’s character better. Other notable changes include a larger 12-litre fuel tank which is better suited for long-distance runs.
Styling updates on the Speedmaster are limited to a couple of new colours, paired with heaps of chrome. You can choose between Red Hopper, Fusion White/Sapphire Black, and Jet Black colour options.
The 2021 Bobber, on the other hand, retains its quintessential bobber elements such as the slash-cut exhausts and the single floating pan seat. Interestingly, the seat can be moved forward or backward to suit the rider’s height. When paired with the aftermarket footpeg from Triumph, it alters the rider triangle as per one’s liking. The bike is available in three new colours: Matte Storm Grey/Matte Ironstone, Cordovan Red, and Jet Black.
No change has been made to the double-cradle chassis. Both the bonnies continue to use the same swing-cage rear suspension with the monoshock neatly tucked below the seat, giving a faux hardtail look.
Triumph says it will launch its 2021 Bonnie range in India in a phased manner. The Speedmaster is likely to arrive in June, after the Street Twin and other traditional bonnies. The 2021 Bobber will follow suit in the same month.
Expect Triumph to charge a premium of around Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 for the 2021 models. So you can expect the Speedmaster to be priced around Rs 11.55 lakh and the Bobber to retail at around Rs 10.50 lakh (both prices, ex-showroom India). The Speedmaster competes against the Indian Scout, while Triumph Bobber takes on the Harley-Davidson Forty-Eight, and the Indian’s Scout Bobber Sixty.
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