2018 Triumph Speedmaster Review

2018 Triumph Speedmaster

2018 Triumph Speedmaster 2018 Triumph Speedmaster 2018 Triumph Speedmaster 2018 Triumph Speedmaster



2018 Triumph Speedmaster: 

Long, low, blacked out and mean, the Speedmaster echoes the hot-rod cruiser theme but adds a very British spin with some classic Triumph parallel twin power.

Built to be an engaging entry level bike that’s also ideal for riders moving to their first big bike the Speedmaster has the zest and handling to keep experienced riders happy too.

Everything about it is laid back and easy. The low rider look is a classic one reflecting the style of homebuilt hot-rods on both sides of the Atlantic.

But the soul of any bike is its engine. And that’s where the Speedmaster stands out even more, with an air-cooled twin that is steeped in our long and colourful heritage.

All this means you have a highly capable motorcycle that has a great feel and delivers satisfying performance every single day.

That’s what makes it such good value for money.



2018 Triumph Speedmaster Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

•Iconic air cooled 865cc parallel-twin engine, 270º firing interval
•Blacked-out engine covers and machined barrels
•Stylish teardrop tank with long-range 19.5 L volume
•Distinctive five-spoke star wheel design
•Twin analogue instruments with rev-counter incorporated into the fuel tank
•Chromed twin shocks with preload adjustability
•Chromed fork seal covers
•Adjustable Brake and Clutch Levers

To the onlooker, Triumph Cruisers could be mistaken for being just about pure classic cruiser style. But one ride tells you that our cruiser motorcycles are about surprising levels of agility and performance in a bike that can deliver an engaging ride every day. They just happen to do it with that pure classic cruiser style.



2018 Triumph Speedmaster Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

America and Speedmaster Range

Escape from routine at the twist of the throttle. Have the confidence to ride the roads you want, the way you want, for as long as you want. And always with a relaxed, elegant, high chrome style that looks good while you’re doing it. Welcome to the cruise.


Ride in comfort, arrive in style

Whatever the journey and wherever your destination, the relaxed, chilled-out elegance of Triumph’s Bonneville-based cruiser motorcycles give you all the excuse you need to go for a ride, any time, anywhere. Triumph Speedmaster – Long, low, blacked-out and mean, the hot-rod cool Speedmaster rocks the streets. Triumph America – The heart and soul of British engineering reinvented with a splash of Stateside style. Triumph America LT – The classic heritage tourer adds a laid-back, high chrome cruiser style vibe to Triumph’s signature dynamic ride.



Out on the streets your bike speaks volumes. It has to look just right; authentic, cool and classy. That’s why it’s easy to see Triumph’s classic cruisers, powered by the instantly recognisable Bonneville parallel twin motor, are the real deal. So relax, and let your Triumph do the talking.





With instant, fuss-free throttle response and great traction across the rev range, the 865cc parallel twin pumps out a full-blooded 72Nm of torque at a mere 3300rpm and peak power of 61PS at 6800rpm for a perfect balance of driving low-down and midrange performance.



Packed with plenty of thumping good vibrations, the Bonneville-based parallel twin air-cooled engine design incorporates a 270° crankshaft with added balancer shafts to deliver a smooth, pulsating drive for a natural, responsive feeling.



A deeply distinctive exhaust note matches the motor’s relaxed drive, and is delivered through characteristic splayed header pipes exiting into either the twin, tapered cones of the America and America LT, or through the Speedmaster’s slash-cut silencers.



It looks the part, sounds right, feels great and delivers the goods. That’s because the Bonneville-based, air-cooled 865cc parallel twin is the real deal.




Riding Position

Slide into an arm-chair riding position with a low seat, feet forward on the pegs (footboards on the America LT), hands wide apart on low, easy-reach bars. These are classic cruiser ergonomics, easy at low speed and comfortable when the pace increases so you can always enjoy the ride.



The Speedmaster, America and America LT use a traditional, high-strength tubular steel cradle frame and steel swingarm, integrating the air-cooled Bonneville-based engine as part of the design so it looks the part, but also delivers stable, sure-footed handling.



A single 310mm disc at the front is backed up by a 285mm rear disc, with both gripped by Nissin calipers. The set-up perfectly balances a lean, cruiser look with plenty of confident stopping power and precise feedback in all circumstances.



Raked-out, shallow angle forks and sturdy twin rear shocks don’t just look the part; they’re high quality KYB units with plenty of spring travel to soak up the worst bumps the roads can throw at them, always delivering a smooth, controlled ride whether you’re riding solo, with a passenger and/or luggage.



Low-slung, laid-back and long, the Speedmaster, America and America LT feature carefully tuned frame geometry and a manageable, balanced chassis for an intuitive riding feel and neutral steering. This means all riders on any tarmac can revel in Triumph’s safe, secure road holding.



Matching form and function, the America and America LT use cast aluminium 12-spoke wheels for heritage looks, while the Speedmaster opts for larger, 5-spoke cast aluminium wheels with a hot-rod vibe. The America and America LT also run chunky, deep sidewall tyres for classic cruiser style.



Whether you want to uprate and personalise the performance, sound, feel, style or comfort of your bike, Triumph have the answer. From auxiliary lamps to boost night-riding and daytime visibility, to a glossy chrome-plated cam cover for extra style, to high-flow chrome silencers for enhanced performance and a richer exhaust note, to genuine leather panniers with generous, go-anywhere capacity – you can add whatever parts you need to make your bike complete for you.



2018 Triumph Speedmaster – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ 





2018 Triumph Speedmaster – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN





2018 Triumph Speedmaster – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £7599 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Type      Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 270º firing interval

Capacity               865cc

Bore Stroke        90 mm / 68 mm

Compression      9.2:1

Max Power EC   61 PS/60 BHP (45 kW) @ 6,800 rpm

Max Torque EC 72 Nm @ 3,300 rpm

System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI

Exhaust                Stainless steel twin-walled headers, twin chromed silencers

Final drive           X-Ring-Chain

Clutch   Wet, Multi-Plate

Gearbox               5-speed

Frame   Tubular steel cradle

Swingarm            Twin-sided, tubular steel

Front Wheels     Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 19 x 2.5 in

Rear Wheels       Cast aluminium alloy 5-spoke 15 x 4.0 in

Front Tyres         100/90-19

Rear Tyres           170/80 B15

Front Suspension             KYB 41 mm forks with 120 mm travel

Rear Suspension               KYB chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload, 96 mm rear wheel travel

Brakes Front       Single 310 mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating calipers

Brakes Rear        Single 285 mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper

Instrument Display and Functions             Analogue speedometer and tachometer with odometer, clock and trip information.

Width Handlebars            895 mm

Height Without Mirror   1170 mm

Seat Height         690 mm

Wheelbase         1600 mm

Rake      33.8 º

Trail       170.4 mm

Dry Weight         231 Kg

Tank Capacity    19.5 L

Constant Speed 56mph 90kph    71.1 MPG

Constant Speed 75mph 120kph 55.5 MPG





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