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Triumph Bonneville America - First Ride

The Bonneville America is Triumph's alternative take on the entry-level middleweight cruiser. The America pairs the Bonneville 800 engine and tubular steel twin loop/dual rear shock chassis with custom style forks, wheels, teardrop tank etc. From the saddle the America's friendly and welcoming. The seat height is so low no novice should be daunted; the riding position is easy and natural. Despite...

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petedj

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petedj says:

cashing in on a name?

Looks more like a dresser full of bricks than a Bonneville.

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eltomo

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eltomo says:

yuck

what a pile of poo!

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stickywicket

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stickywicket says:

First ride???

have they changed it, have I missed something? That's been around since Noah started planting trees hasn't it?

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SatNavSteve

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SatNavSteve says:

Be careful!

The seat might be low but check out the distance to the footpegs. If you have short legs, you might find your legs stretched out straight, not comfy or safe. If you can adjust the pegs, great, but I don't think so. Try a test ride first.

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charlesq_70

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charlesq_70 says:

Stop saying Bonnie, MCN

It's MCN that insists on using the Bonneville name. I'm pretty sure Triumph don't use it I'm relation to these bikes any more. I do think both this and the Speedmaster are different enough for 2011 to justify 'first rides'. On first impressions both bikes look better (even though the Speedmaster has lost a disc). Triumph's cruiser range is looking nice and full now, and all good alternatives to both Japan and the US.

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crustybiker

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crustybiker says:

poo

just another pile of poo made by a once great name

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scalli

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scalli says:

great bikes

The only bike I have kept more than a year, had mine 6 years now. They looked a lot better with the spoked wheels though, engine is good, doesnt leak oil and mine lives outside all year round and started up first push of the button with 6 inch of snow on it and no cover. For the first time last winter I used mine as my daily hack and was great in the snow. I am not that tall and have no problem with the pegs, I can do 120 miles none stop and no aches or pains unlike the last bike I tried where I had my feet tucked up under my arse. Forward controls are much nicer

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