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2014 Triumph Bonneville

The first Triumph Bonneville came out in 1959 and instantly became one of the fastest vehicles normal people could buy, on 2 or 4 wheels. The “Bonnie” became the stuff of legends, and a sign of being cool. Movie stars and rock stars alike loved their Triumph Bonnevilles. Alas the ‘old Triumph’ went belly-up in 1983. But a ‘new Triumph’ arose from the ashes in Hinkley, England, building thoroughly modern 3- and 4-cylinder motorcycles starting in 1991. It took until 2001 to launch the new Triumph Bonneville. It stayed true to the classic Bonneville’s styling, but also its stance, its feel, and its purpose. They went out of their way to configure the DOHC 8-valve engine to look like its forebears, with its triangular timing cover on the right and large primary cover on the left, the “Delta”-shape of the head and barrels, and the twin cam towers made to look like the rocker boxes of old. Nicely done in final form, and they run great. The 2014 has multi-port electronic sequential fuel injection that helps make 65 horsepower at a lofty 7500 rpm with gobs of torque down low for easy riding in every day traffic. Modern bikes like the 2014 Triumph Bonneville convey that classic vibe, while delivering all the benefits of a modern bike, like reliability. Another nice thing about a newer bike is that you can finance them with easy terms.

2014 Triumph Bonneville SPECIFICATIONS

Model designation
Price when new (MSRP)
Engine type
Valve train
Bore & Stroke
Compression ratio
Fuel system
Horsepower output @ RPM
Torque output @ RPM
Primary drive
Final drive
Frame type
Steering head angle (rake)
Suspension, front
Suspension, rear
Brake, front
Brake, rear
Tire, front
Tire, rear
Wheel type, F&R
Seat height
Fuel capacity
Oil capacity
Curb weight
Color options
2014 Triumph Bonneville
$7,899 USD
Air-cooled parallel twin
DOHC w/4 valves-per-cylinder
865cc / 52.78 ci
90.0mm X 90.0MM / 3.50″ X 3.50″
Sequential Elec Fuel Injection
68hp @ 7500 rpm
68 lb/ft @ 5800 rpm
Multi-plate, wet
5-speed, left-foot shift
Steel tube, full double cradle
KYB 41mm forks w/120mm travel
KTB twin shocks w/100mm travel
310mm disk, 2-piston floating caliper
255mm disk, 2-piston floating caliper
Cast aluminum, 7-spoke
58.7″ / 1,490mm
83.3″ / 2,115mm
31.1″ / 790mm
29.1″ / 740mm
4.23 US gal / 16.0L
3 quarts / 4.5L
496 lbs / 225.0 kg
Lunar Silver
Phantom Black
Crystal White/Sapphire Blue

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