2014 Triumph Bonneville

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Triumph has taken the wraps off its 2014 Bonneville and we bring you the first official photos and details. The 2014 model year comes with cast wheels paired with Nissin brakes, KYB suspensions and multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection.

This iconic Modern Classic continues to keep its special, vintage flair and is powered by the same 865cc parallel-twin, engine that delivers 68ps at 7500 rpm and is kept in leash by a five speed transmission with wet, multi-plate clutch. The engine is fed by a relatively big 16 liter fuel tank that ensures a pretty good riding range.

The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a classically styled tubular steel frame which sits on KYB 41mm Forks and rear chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload.

The 2014 Bonneville is available in three versions with the base model being offered in Phantom Black, Lunar Silver or Crystal White/Sapphire Blue with a price tag of $10,302.

Hit the jump for more information on the Triumph Bonneville.

Overview

Triumph Bonneville

The Bonneville. Say no more.

The most famous name in motorcycling. A legend. Over 50 years of engineering excellence. A thoroughly modern interpretation of the authentic ’proper’ motorcycle. This iconic symbol of rebellion and independence is even more appealing now thanks to its modern specification, low seat, clean fuel-injected 865cc engine and lightweight 17 inch alloys for even sharper handling. Stirs the heart, not the wallet.

Looks

Triumph Bonneville

Bonneville. Reinvented. Timeless, classic looks.

Engine

Triumph Bonneville

865cc air-cooled dohc parallel twin 360 degree firing interval. Bags of character.

Handling

Triumph Bonneville

Low centre of gravity. Accessible low 29.1 inch seat height. 17 inch alloy wheels all make for great easy handling.

Sound

Triumph Bonneville

Authentic and stylish megaphone silencers recall an era of gentlemen racers.

Specifications

Triumph Bonneville
Engine typeAir-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 360º firing interval
Displacement865cc
Bore/Stroke90 x 68mm
Fuel SystemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
ExhaustStainless steel headers, twin chromed upswept silencers
Final DriveX ring chain
ClutchWet, multi-plate
Gearbox5-speed
Oil Capacity4.5 litres (1.2 US gals)
FrameTubular steel cradle
SwingarmTwin-sided, tubular steel
Wheel FrontCast aluminium alloy, 7-spoke, 17 x 3.0 inch
Wheel RearCast aluminium alloy, 7-spoke, 17 x 3.5 inch
Tyre Front110/70 R17
Tyre Rear130/80 R17
Suspension FrontKYB 41mm forks, 120mm travel
Suspension RearKYB chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload, 100mm rear wheel travel
Brakes FrontSingle 310mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Brakes RearSingle 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Instrument Display/FunctionsAnalogue speedometer with odometer, clock and trip information
Length2115mm (83.2in)
Width (handlebars)790mm (31.1in)
Height without mirrors1130mm (44.5in)
Seat Height740mm (29.1in)
Wheelbase1490mm (58.6in)
Rake/Trail27º/106mm
Fuel Tank Capacity16 litres (4.2 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride)225 kg (495 lbs)
Maximum Power68PS / 67bhp / 50 kW @ 7500rpm
Maximum Torque68Nm / 50 ft.lbs @ 5800rpm
Fuel EfficiencyUrban: 51.2mpg (5.5 l/100km) - 56mph: 68.0mpg (4.2l/100km) - 75mph: 55.6mpg (5.1l/100km)
Price$10,302

Verdict

The Triumph Bonneville is a pretty basic motorcycle, but despite its modest personality it still has a lot to love. The bike is certainly not a speed demon, but its 68 hp engine has a generous, flat torque curve that delivers surprising punch from as low as 2,500 rpm.

The engine is pretty smooth to and its vibration is well controlled given its parallel twin configuration. On road, the motorcycle feels lighter than you might expect and its low and agile stance helps you maneuver it without too much fuss.

In the end, with a base price of $10,302, the 2014 Triumph Bonneville is a lot of motorcycle for a reasonable price.


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