The 2012 Triumph Speedmaster is a cruiser model bike that has been stripped down of any flashy or gaudy accessories to create a bike that is unique to the lineup of Triumph bikes. In addition, the Speedmaster is a great bike for a beginning rider because of its middleweight engine and great handling. All the parts of the bike have cumulative style that displays the core basics of a motorcycle made for everyday riding.
The Speedmaster houses an 865cc parallel-twin engine, different from the big V-twin that dominates all other engines. The engine does not use typical carbureted induction components but rather uses a multi-point sequential fuel injection system to deliver 60 horsepower and 53 lb-ft of torque at 3500 revolutions per minute (rpm). The Speedmaster is a great example of a basic middleweight motorcycle that is neither daunting nor difficult to ride.
The style of the bike is extremely reminiscent of the cruisers that rode the streets of the 1960’s by offering a great balance between retro and modern designs. The suspension is comprised of Kayaba inverted forks with 5.1 inches of travel in the front and a Kayaba twin sided swing arm, two shock absorbers, and 3.8 inches of travel in the rear. Most of the engine and other mechanical components are blacked out to reinforce the classic cruiser style but chrome accents are available.
The 2012 Triumph Speedmaster is a great bike for those just learning to ride or looking for a fun and easy bike to ride. It offers a reliable middleweight engine housed in chassis that gives the rider a solid feel of control while riding.