With its low seat, easy-to-reach bars and thoughtfully sited footpegs the Triumph Bonneville makes a pleasant motorcycle to ride for an hour or three. The handling ‘s sweet, with the 19-inch front wheel swinging nicely under your control. The brakes benefit from a good squeeze, but since you’re never going too fast, they’ll do.
For a smooth, no hurries, no worries motorcycle the Triumph Bonneville is hard to beat. The parallel twin DOHC motor pulls nicely, though it’d be a crime not to fit the factory’s aftermarket noisier pipe as this nicely embellishes the whole Triumph Bonneville experience as well as giving a healthy 10 per cent boost to the mid-range. It's also a motorcycle that is easy on oil and easy to service at home. Nice.
The finish of the Triumph Bonneville can go off quickly if a rigorous cleaning schedule isn’t adhered to, especially with all that lovely brightwork. This is one motorcycle that benefits from cossetting.
The Triumph Bonneville's motor’s low state of tune means chains go unstretched, oil goes unburned, tyres go unworn and insurance costs are unbelievably low. It’s also a cheap motorcycle to run and cheap to buy and Triumph Bonnevilles doesn’t lose much money past the original hit when bought new. Find a Triumph Bonneville for sale
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As stock the Triumph Bonneville's pretty bare. But that’s how owners like it so they can customise this motorcycle themselves. To that end Triumph will sell you everything from an alarm/immobiliser (useful) and chrome parts aplenty (cool) to leather panniers (er…).