2015 Triumph Bonneville
With its retro style and old school attitude, the Triumph Bonneville looks like a blast from the past. However, despite its classic appearance, Triumph struggled to make it as modern as possible in terms o technology.
Therefore, at the heart of the motorcycles sits a modern 865 cc, air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin engine capable to crank out up to 68 PS and 68 Nm of torque. The engine transfers its power to the rear wheel by means of a five speed transmission with wet, multi-plate clutch.
The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a tubular steel cradle frame which is paired with a twin-sided, tubular steel swingarm.
As far as wheels are concerned, the Triumph Bonneville rides on a pair of cast Aluminium alloy, 7-Spoke, 17 inch rims wrapped in 110/70 R17 front and 130/80 R17 rear tires.
Hit the jump for more information on the Triumph Bonneville.
2015 Triumph Bonneville
Engine:Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 360º firing interval
Horsepower @ RPM:68
Torque @ RPM:50
Energy:Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
The most famous name in motorcycling. Bonneville stands for freedom, open roads, independence and some of the most stylish motorcycles ever made.
Still looking, sounding and feeling like a proper motorcycle should, today’s Bonnie connects you to over 50 years of heritage but is built with everything that comes with modern engineering too.
Triumph has made sure that, to this day, a Bonneville retains all that’s great about the name. You still get the breathtaking looks on a bike that is dependable enough for everyday use, easy and fun to ride. All at an entry level price. So you can still feel the same ride today as they did way back.
2015 Triumph Bonneville Features and Benefits:
It’s all there for you. The sweeping curved top of the fuel tank, authentic twin rear shocks, long reversed cone silencers, the chromed headlight bowl and yoke mounted instrument pod. Pure, classic Bonneville.
The iconic, air-cooled parallel twin sits proudly at the heart of the Bonneville. Setting the style for the entire bike.
The engine and transmission has been engineered with the look of the classic Triumph twins in mind. Even the fuel injection has been moulded so you get the appearance of a pair of carburettors and there are double overhead camshafts despite what looks like a pushrod tube at the front of the engine, just like Bonnevilles used to have.
Cast aluminium, just like the ones used on Bonnevilles in the 1970s.
From day one Bonnevilles have been built to be ridden, not just to look good. Today, this 865cc parallel twin puts out a healthy 68PS with 68Nm of torque at its peak, with plenty available at low revs so you get most use out of it. The fuelling is controlled by a sophisticated management computer programmed for clean emissions and a smooth, predictable throttle response. So there’s enough performance to be fun for experienced riders but not so much that will intimidate riders with fewer miles behind them.
A pair of cylinders still stand upright and proud at the heart of the Bonneville. With a wide bore and short stroke that adds up to 865cc for high levels of efficiency and low wear, with four valves per cylinder for the best breathing and power. There are balance shafts tucked away inside the crankcase so you’ll notice very little vibration for a parallel twin and, being air cooled, there’s no radiator to spoil the view.
All of our extensive chassis experience and technology has gone into the Bonneville’s simple tubular steel construction. Providing easy, neutral steering and exceptional balance even at low speeds.
Inspired by the 1970s Bonneville, Triumph has given the modern one a single disc brake at the front for a strong, progressive feel and a second disc for the rear producing performance alongside plenty of stopping force whilst maintaining the overall balance of the chassis so every moment of your ride is confident and controlled.
Wheels and Tyres
The cast aluminium wheels on the Bonneville look like they’ve just rolled out of the 1970s - thanks to the application of modern engineering they are lighter than those fitted to historic T140 models, and also benefit from up-to-date tyres.
The thing that makes the Bonneville a bike for riders new to big bikes as much as those into the classic style, is the riding position. The long flat seat suits riders of all heights and Triumph has laid out the bars and footrests to create plenty of space so you won’t feel cramped even on a long ride out. Triumph has even added a grab rail, so your passenger can enjoy the journey too.
It’s all put together so that you feel natural and in firm, confident control around town, at speed on a motorway or feeling the thrill of your Bonneville along a sinuous back road.
A seat height of just 740mm is the best way to get the classic, natural Bonneville riding position. So that’s the height Triumph set it at.
Looking good whilst working hard isn’t easy. But the 1960s style twin shocks fitted at the back come with a chrome finish and modern damping internals. As do the traditional-looking forks. And that makes the ride of your Bonneville smooth and controlled, even on bumpy roads and cornering at speed.
The chassis on a modern Bonneville is as good as the engine. In fact, the engine is part of the chassis. Triumph has built a traditional style tubular steel cradle design and included the engine as an integral component for a stiffer, stronger chassis and more precise ride. Combining classic looks with modern engineering so that you get iconic Bonneville riding characteristics and modern handling.
Behind the classic looks and iconic engine lies a practical and modern all-rounder.
There’s nothing temperamental or over-demanding about the engine either, making the Bonneville an ideal daily commuter – all be it an inspiring, stunning, timeless, iconic, famous, daily commuter.
Triumph never sacrifice what makes a Bonneville a Bonneville. So, although today’s bike is modern where it matters, it will always look, sound and feel like a Bonneville should.
These days there’s electronic ignition and fuel injection for better reliability and low emissions yet a punchier, more responsive throttle. Triumph added the wet-multiplate clutch to give you a progressive yet lighter lever action. And while the hydraulic disc brakes are powerful, they are never intimidating.
What Triumph did was combine our heritage with the latest motorcycle technology to give you the famous Bonneville ride every single day.
Teardrop Style Mirror
Stylish, high gloss chrome mirror kit, featuring laser etched Triumph logo. Available with oval or teardrop shaped mirror heads with solid or drilled stems. The finishing touch for your Bonneville.
Chrome Cam Cover
High gloss Chrome Plated Cam Cover with the same classic design as the standard fitted version.
Quick Release Summer Screen
Quantum Coated Polycarbonate Screen offers superb durability and scratch resistance. Features lockable quick Release mechanism, chrome mounting brackets and subtle Triumph branding.
King and Queen Seat
Traditional King and Queen Seat unit, offers superb comfort and button detailing.
Throttle Body Caps
Complete the look of your Bonneville with these stylish CNC Machined Throttle Body Caps, featuring laser etched Triumph branding.
Oil Filler Cap
This stylish CNC Machined Oil filler Cap replaces the standard part and features laser etched Triumph branding.
High Passenger Back Rest
High Level Chrome Plated Passenger Backrest, includes backrest pad and chrome Triumph badge.
Warranty and Service:
Our confidence provides you with a two-year unlimited mileage warranty on your new Triumph and Genuine Accessories. Alongside the knowledge that Triumph give you a 12 month unlimited mileage warranty on replacement parts.
The Bonneville carries 6,000 mile (10,000km) service intervals.
|Engine type||Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 360º firing interval|
|Fuel system||Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI|
|Exhaust||Stainless steel headers, twin chromed upswept silencers|
|Final drive||X ring chain|
|Frame||Tubular steel cradle|
|Swingarm||Twin-sided, tubular steel|
|Front Wheels||Cast aluminium alloy, 7-spoke, 17 x 3.0 inch|
|Rear Wheels||Cast aluminium alloy, 7-spoke, 17 x 3.5 inch|
|Front Tyres||110/70 R17|
|Rear Tyres||130/80 R17|
|Front Suspension||Kayaba 41mm forks, 120mm travel|
|Rear Suspension||Kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload, 100mm rear wheel travel|
|Brakes front||Single 310mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper|
|Brakes rear||Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper|
|Instrument display and functions||Analogue speedometer with odometer, clock and trip information|
|Height without mirror||1130mm|
|Wet weight||225 kg|
|Dry weight||209 kg|
|Max power ec||68BHP @ 7500|
|Max torque ec||68NM @ 5800|
|Fuel Consumption urban||51.2mpg|
|Fuel Consumption 56mph/90kph||68.0mpg|
|Fuel Consumption 75mph/120kph||55.6mpg|
|Color options||Lunar Silver, Phantom Black|
“It’s not about what we’ve added to these iconic classic motorcycles over the years. It’s about what we haven’t taken away. Modern Triumph engineering has made our range of classic motorcycles as reliable, engaging and as useable every day as any Triumph.” ----- Total Motorcycle
“The current Bonneville will leave classic owners cold, with its decent brakes, electronic ignition and the ability to keep its oil on the inside. It even has an on-board trip computer, cleverly hidden in the main gauge. But one of the biggest advantages of the Bonneville is that it was designed in an era when handlebars were wide and people sat upright on the bike. Triumph has stuck to that design - and that makes it perfect for a new rider or someone returning to bikes after a long break. It’s as easy to ride as a 125cc training bike, but without the terrible looks and total lack of power.” ----- The National