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Video confirms 2016 Triumph Bonneville

Despite rumours that the water-cooled Triumph Bonneville was still another year away, this teaser video says it could be launched on October 28.

The 30-second video shows quick glimpses of parts of the iconic retro bike and there is no indication of the water cooling.

It’s difficult to see anything clearly, but it seems there may be new shocks, twin discs (on at least one model), new tyre tread designs and possibly new instruments.

The video shows a silhouette of three models, possibly the T100, Thruxton and Scrambler and there are no hints of the bobber that has appeared in online spy photos.

Then it shows the date October 28, 2015, which is when the bike or bikes will be revealed.

Tough new Euro 5 emissions standards will no doubt force Triumph to go to water cooling for its retro models, but this video doesn’t give any clear shot of a radiator that we can see.

If it isn’t here this year, it should only be another year. After all, even traditionally air-cooled bikes such as BMW’s boxers, the Indian Scout and Harley have already gone to liquid or partial-liquid cooling.