Published on March 4th, 2018 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Triumph Malaysia Unveils 8 New Models for 2018
Triumph Motorcycles has expanded and updated its model line-up in Malaysia with the introduction of eight new models; the new Bonneville Bobber Black, new Speedmaster, and the eagerly awaited new Tiger 800 range comprising six variants.
All four new Triumph motorcycles are now available for sale in Malaysia with prices starting from RM79,900 for the Bonneville Bobber Black and the Bonneville Speedmaster. The full range of the Triumph Tiger 800 family; Tiger 800 XR, XRx, XRx Low, XRT, XCx, XCa – will be available with prices starting from RM56,900 upto RM81,900. All bikes come with a two-year unlimited mileage warranty.
The new Bonneville Bobber Black builds on Triumph’s ultra-successful Bonneville Bobber model, which is currently the best-selling Triumph motorcycle in the world. The Bobber Black features a ‘fat’ 16-inch front wheel as compared to the 19-inch wheels on the standard Bobber. It also comes with chunkier 47mm Showa front forks (vs 41mm on the Bobber), full LED headlights with new distinctive daytime running lights and a single button cruise control as standard feature.
The Bonneville Speedmaster on the other hand offers more laidback riding ergonomics with swept back beach bars, twin and single seat set up whereas the Bobber is a strict single seater. It also comes with forward set foot pegs, 16-inch wire spoked wheels and a larger 12-litre fuel tank for increased range, which makes the Speedmaster ideal for long distance cruising.
Powering the Speedmaster is a 1,200 cc High Torque parallel-twin engine with 106 Nm at 4,000 rpm – a 42% increase from the 2015 Speedmaster and 10% more than the current generation Bonneville T120. Horsepower is rated at 77 PS and is transferred through a slick shifting six-speed gearbox. Peak power output is up 25% on the 2015 Speedmaster, and 10% on the Bonneville T120.
Completing the latest range of Triumph motorcycles in Malaysia are the off-road hungry Tiger 800 XCx, and the road-focused Tiger 800 XRx. Both bikes feature more than 200 upgrades to the chassis and engine, and offer a more responsive and optimised 800cc, triple-cylinder engine with a peak power output of 95 PS.
The gearing too has been reworked and now features a shorter first gear ratio that enables enhanced off-road traction, low-speed manoeuvrability and improved acceleration. Both the XCx and the XRx also offer six riding modes including a new “Off Road Pro” riding mode.
Both models are fitted with a new adjustable full colour TFT instrument cluster, new signature LED lighting, updated cruise control, a five-position adjustable screen, high-specification Brembo front brakes, new suspension configurations, handlebar-mounted switch cubes with elegant backlit buttons, enhanced chassis and new premium bodywork.
All the essential adventure standards have been retained with ABS, traction control, ride-by-wire throttle, cruise control, heated seats and grips on some models, power sockets and a two-position seat height (810-830 mm for the XRx, 840-860 mm on the XCx).