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2022 Bonneville Speed Master Triumph Modern Classics Review Specs

For the 2021 model year, Triumph has introduced an all-new 2022 Bonneville Speed Master Triumph Modern Classics model to its Bonneville lineup. This popular take on the classic Triumph Bonneville Bobber has been updated for the new model year to provide a cleaner engine, higher-quality suspension components, and enhanced pilot and passenger comfort for longer rides. There is a large variety of accessories to assist you in getting set up the way you want it, whether you’re into traveling, commuting, or just cruising and grocery shopping.

2022 Bonneville Speed Master Triumph Modern Classics – Features

2022 Bonneville Speed Master Triumph Modern Classics


The Speed master is a hybrid design that takes inspiration from several sources. Blackout details all over the bike and a “pseudo” rigid frame and juiced front forks go back to classic custom culture from the 1940s. The frame design furthers the illusion of antiquity by mimicking the curves and straight edges of a genuine vintage piece to set the stage and round out the final product.

The front fender is shortened, the fork sliders and bellow gaiters are blacked out, and the headlight housing, blinker bullets, and instrument housing are all painted black, giving the bike an ominous appearance. Another example of classic Triumph deliciousness is the tapered teardrop gasoline tank, which has trademark knee pockets and a large chrome insignia. A deep-scoop saddle provides more comfort for the rider and passenger through lumbar support and thicker foam (approximately half an inch) above the pillion pad.

2022 Bonneville Speed Master Triumph Modern Classics

Included is a chrome grab rail that may be used to secure a bungee net over the p-open pad’s storage space. The engine’s vertical-twin layout, large cooling fins, and throttle bodies that look like old-fashioned mechanical-slide carburetors all add to the retro vibe.

While undoubtedly tasty, this dish also provides a clean slate for artists working in mechanical media. In addition to the essential DRL feature, which helps with nighttime vision, full LED lighting is also included in the standard equipment package.


The frame and swing cage of the Bonneville Speed master is made from tubular steel components assembled in a double-downtube/double-cradle arrangement. This design is robust, aesthetically fitting for the period in question, and provides complete support for the powertrain. The backbone is significantly lowered, allowing for a staggeringly low seat height of only 27.8 inches off the deck and much greater stopping confidence for riders on the shorter spectrum.

The rake is rather steep at 25.3 degrees from the vertical, and the tail is shockingly tiny at only 3.6 inches so you can expect fast handling despite its somewhat shabby look. The wide rims and 16-inch-diameter front and rear wire wheels give the rolling chassis an authentic retro look.

2022 Bonneville Speed Master Triumph Modern Classics

The front end is suspended by a set of pre-set 47 mm Showa forks, and the only suspension adjustment on this model is the required spring preload on the coil-over, under-seat rear shock. At 580 pounds wet, I’d say the two front brakes are essential for stability. Twin-piston Brembo calipers clamp the 310 mm discs, and a 255 mm disc and a single-pot Nissin anchor round out the braking system.


The modern mill that drives the Bonneville Speed master is liquid-cooled despite being surrounded by massive cooling fins. The fake carburetors, visible from both sides and vastly improve the final product, do a great job hiding the fuel injection, which is a huge plus.

Despite bearing outward signs of Bonneville ancestry that can be traced back more than fifty years, the engine’s internals is slightly different. Instead of using pushrods, a single overhead cam coordinates the timing of four poppets for each of the engine’s cylinders. With a 270-degree crank offset, the bike has a V-twin-like idle lope rather than the old Bonnies’ 180-out burble. The bore and stroke mic out at 97.6 mm and 80 mm, respectively, for a 1,200 cc displacement and an average 10-to-1 compression ratio suitable for mid-grade fuel and reducing bottom-end stress.

The motorcycle’s emissions system was modified to achieve an EU-5 rating, which certain countries require. There are six gears to choose from, and the chain-type final drive transfers power via a slipper-type clutch that also provides anti-hop protection for the back tire.

Who or what exactly are we up against, and what type of power do we face? For a quick reaction at the throttle and an estimated top speed of 115 mph, the Bonnie 1,200 is equipped with a strong 78.2 pound-feet of torque that fully engages at 4000 rpm and provides 76.9 horsepower at 6,100 rpm.

2022 Bonneville Speed Master Triumph Modern Classics

2022 Bonneville Speed master Triumph Modern Classics – Price

The gasoline tank is the only non-black part of the vehicle; the fenders on both ends are painted black, and the price tag reflects this. We’ll begin with the $13,495 Jet Black model. Prices vary from a low of $13,795 for the single-tone Red Hopper finish to a high of $13,995 for the two-tone Sapphire Black over Fusion White package.

Bonneville Speed master vs Indian Chief

Indian has many of the same styling characteristics, including bobbed fenders, a single seat, an outdated engine design, and effective blackout treatment everywhere to emphasize the custom nature of the bike. Indian, like Triumph, employed parallel pushrod tubes and faux cooling fins on the rocker boxes to make the engine seem older than it was.

Indian’s 1,811 cc Thunder stroke 111, which generates 108 lb-ft of torque, quickly out-pulls the rivals. To give itself an electronic edge, the Chief provides buyers with a choice between ABS and non-ABS units in three distinct color schemes. The base price of a black, non-ABS vehicle is $14,499, so a purchaser with a preference for British currency will be out a few hundred quid.

2022 Bonneville Speed master Triumph Modern Classics – Technical Specifications

Engine & Drivetrain:

Engine: Liquid-cooled, eight valves, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin
Displacement: 1,200 cc
Bore x Stroke: 97.6 mm x 80 mm
Compression: 10.0:1
Max Power EC: 76.9 hp @ 6,100 rpm
Max Torque EC: 78.2 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm
System: Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust: Chromed stainless steel 2-into-2 twin-skin exhaust system with chromed stainless silencers
Final Drive: Chain
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate torque assist clutch
Gearbox: 6-speed

2022 Bonneville Speed Master Triumph Modern Classics


Frame: Tubular steel, twin-cradle frame
Swingarm: Twin-sided fabrication
Front Suspension: Ø 47 mm Showa cartridge forks
Rear Suspension: Mono-shock RSU with linkage and preload adjustment
Rake: 25.3º
Trail: 3.6 in (91.4 mm)
Front Wheel: Wire 32-spoke, 16 x 2.5
Rear Wheel: Wire 32-spoke, 16 x 3.5
Front Tire: MT90B16
Rear Tire: 150/80 R16
Front Brakes: Dual Ø310 mm disc, Brembo 2-piston sliding axial calipers
Rear Brakes: Single Ø255 mm disc, Nissin single piston sliding axial caliper

Dimensions & Capacities:

Width Handlebars: 35.8 in (910 mm)
Height Without Mirror: 41.5 in (1,055 mm)
Seat Height: 27.8 in (705 mm)
Wheelbase: 59.1 in (1,500 mm)
Fuel Capacity: 3.2 gal (12 liters)
Curb Weight: 580 lb (263 kg)


Instrument Display and Functions: Analog speedometer with LCD multi-functional display
Color: Jet Black, Red Hopper, Sapphire Black/Fusion White

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