Triumph Motorcycles Ltd is the largest British motorcycle manufacturer, established in 1984 by John Bloor after the original company Triumph Engineering went into receivership. The new company continued Triumph’s record of motorcycle production since 1902.
Triumph Motorcycles is expected to launch a new cruiser motorcycle, that’s based on the Bonneville range of motorcycles. The motorcycle is expected to be displayed at an upcoming event, on October 3, 2017 at the company’s Hinckley factory, in the UK. One of them will be a Bobber based cruiser that was spotted testing few months back somewhere in Spain. Another one will reportedly be the 2018 Speed triple that is due for an update for a very long time.
The cruiser uses the hard tail resembling, monoshock chassis that’s seen on the Bonneville Bobber and the lovely, parallel twin engine that also powers the Bonneville T120. The 1200 cc motor makes 76 PS at 6,100 rpm and 106 Nm of peak torque at 4,000 rpm.
The riding position has been tweaked for the quintessential cruiser stance, and hence, the footpegs are forward set while the handle bar is also raised. The Bonneville Bobber Cruiser also gets a smaller, 16-inch front wheel instead of the 19-inch wheels as seen on the Triumph Bonneville Bobber.
The Bonneville Cruiser will get plush, dual seats, instead of the adjustable solo seat on the Bobber, as well as a back rest for the pillion rider. The Bonneville Bobber Cruiser is expected to replace the Triumph America and the Triumph Speedmaster in international markets as these bikes do not conform to Euro-IV emission standards.
If this bike comes to India, it is expected to be priced close to Rs. 10 lakh. If this happens, the Bobber cruiser will be a perfect option for those who are on a lookout for a powerful and laid back machine at this price point. Currently, the Triumph’s cruiser range in India starts with the Thunderbird Storm at Rs. 14.45 lakh.
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