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Old 10-27-2014, 12:41 PM   #1
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All Things Bonneville

Given the lenght of production, the number of variations & the shear number of them out there, it's high time we have a Triumph Bonneville thread. My take: not the fastest, not the lightest but one of the most flexible. I've had it crawling down fire trails and on thousand mile freeway days and it just takes it all in stride. A solid bike that just feels right, sort of the way motorcycles were before mega-segmentation set in. Keeper.

('10 Base with a few mods)
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:50 PM   #2
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nice bike.
i like the cast wheel bonnies better than the spokes....i have had both.
it's just a fun happy bike that always puts a smile on my face when i ride it.
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Old 10-27-2014, 04:11 PM   #3
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I've posted another photo elsewhere, but here is my '03 Bonneville T100. Made at Hinckley, all metal bodywork, and with the 790cc engine; its dolled up to resemble a '68 T100R.

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Old 10-27-2014, 05:46 PM   #4
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Here is my '77.
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Old 10-27-2014, 05:50 PM   #5
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3 special editions for 2015. I've not tended to be a fan of those in the past but the T214 (as in 214 MPH at Bonneville in 1956) is looking pretty good:

http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/642/19...-Editions.aspx

Then again, dialing these things in is half the fun & given the long run, there are a lot of options out there for doing just that.
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Old 10-27-2014, 06:01 PM   #6
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'spokes & chrome fenders just really seem to go together don't they? That was something the W650 got right from the start.
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Old 10-27-2014, 06:11 PM   #7
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Given the lenght of production, the number of variations & the shear number of them out there, it's high time we have a Triumph Bonneville thread. My take: not the fastest, not the lightest but one of the most flexible. I've had it crawling down fire trails and on thousand mile freeway days and it just takes it all in stride. A solid bike that just feels right, sort of the way motorcycles were before mega-segmentation set in. Keeper.

('10 Base with a few mods)
Nice looking machine.. and speaking of Bonneville.. here's the Bonneville Dam.. http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Locati...onneville.aspx

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Old 10-27-2014, 08:55 PM   #8
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Great idea for a thread.

Inspires me to spend some $,$$$.$$

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Old 10-28-2014, 06:12 AM   #9
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I'll play…lots of smiles per mile.
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and least we forget, Triumph wasn't the only one bringing out a Bonnie in the late '50's:

('58 Pontiac Bonneville Convertable)

Judging by signature lines, it would appear Bonnies tend to not be the only bikes in the garage. I wonder how common that is, only MBS (multiple bike syndrome) suffers need apply? I myself am at 4 at the moment.
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Old 10-28-2014, 07:55 AM   #11
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and least we forget, Triumph wasn't the only one bringing out a Bonnie in the late '50's:

('58 Pontiac Bonneville Convertable)

Judging by signature lines, it would appear Bonnies tend to not be the only bikes in the garage. I wonder how common that is, only MBS (multiple bike syndrome) suffers need apply? I myself am at 4 at the moment.
2 is an accident, 3 is a collection...
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Old 10-28-2014, 11:24 AM   #12
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2 is a accident. .3 is a collection. ..what's 9 ?

I bought a used 03 Bonnie for my 50th Bday..few years ago
Made the mistake of letting the wife ride it. She then claimed it as her's
Bought her a used 07 Bonnie...wasn't the same
Bought her a new 09 Scrambler ....nope
She likes the 03 best.
Sold them all except the 03.. I rode it 200 miles Saturday.
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:23 PM   #13
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Bonne

Agreed that these bikes need their own thread. I have bmw adv bike, but just recently purchase a new Bonneville for riding around town and out to the beach. It is such a fun bike to ride. Putting a new seat on the bike this week. Will post some photos soon.
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Damn.

Another Bonnie thread.

Will probably be full of pictures.......
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That 58' Pontiac looks a lot like the 58" Chevy Yeoman wagon I had when I was a kid.....

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