Triumph Bonneville

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Triumph Bonneville
The grunty twin’s power and light clutch complete a solid filtering package.

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Reviewed: 16 December 2004 by Visordown
When it comes to classics this is the one. Just the name Bonneville on a bike seems to draw a crowd of admirers from miles around and this one looks the part. Unfortunately modern noise and emissions regs have strangled the engine’s noise and performance but who cares? It’s got ...  Continue reading


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It's a peach! My last few bikes have been (Yamaha mt09, triumph Street triple R, Honda CBR 600rr, Yamaha XJ6N and others) and I enjoy the bonneville more then all of them (Street triple R is close second) as yo Continue reading...
Last week, due to the above issues, I would have said avoid. Took mine for its service & borrowed a speed triple for the morning, which on papers a far better bike. When I got back on the bonnie I couldn't stop Continue reading...
Bought this bike to replace my Street Triple R which I lost due to a low speed slide on spilt oil and I needed a bike which would be cheaper to insure and still fun to ride. Put almost 2k miles on since March ( Continue reading...
excellent I can not really find fault with it, it suits me, and makes me appreciate biking again, and I always seem to have a grin on my face when I am out riding. The build quality is very good cycle parts wil Continue reading...
Its a bike that for some reason you never fully understand, you just want to keep. It almost encourages you to tinker and try to improve. British Harley perhaps? Continue reading...


I just rode an 08 Bonneville Black 2,000 miles in 4 days around FL and up the East Coast.  I was fine at a constant 75-85 mph even with tank bag and panniers.  Tank only good for approx 125 miles so too many stops for real touring but fine for 450 miles daily.  Compared vs Sportster and other more expensive HDs, Victory, Honda, etc this is the most bike/classic/reliable value option.

Posted: 20/07/2010 at 13:44

I bought an 07 790cc Bonnie last year after having owned a big Harley, a Hayabusa, a couple of 1200 Bandits and a BMW 1150GS and i have to say in the last 12 months or so i've had more fun on the Triumph than I ever had on any of those other bikes. OK it isn't as fast as any of my previous bikes but so what? I just wheel it out my garage, turn on the fuel and ignition and away I go and having recently fitted a pair of Gold star patern pipes it sound like a Triumph should. It turns heads and most times I get a grin or thumbs up from people and those who don't appreciate the sound of them pipes .....well......... they were never a biker so they don't count. lol

Posted: 07/06/2012 at 08:10

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Strangled engine, needs a loud pipe
  • Price: £4999.00
  • Year: from 2004
  • Top speed: 112mph
  • Price new: 4999
  • Engine capacity: 865cc
  • Power: 67bhp
  • Torque: 50lb ft
  • Weight: 224kg
  • 0-60: 4.8 seconds

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