SPIED! 2017 Triumph Bonneville 900

SPIED! 2017 Triumph Bonneville 900

It’s sunny and 65 here today in SoCal, but that doesn’t stop us lusting after the new 900cc Triumph Bonneville, spotted testing near Triumph HQ in Hinckley in the UK on what doesn’t look like a very pleasant day. This one will be the standard Bonneville, nestled between the entry-level Street Twin we rode in December, and the 1200cc Bonneville T120, and serving as replacement for the current 865cc air-cooled Bonneville T100. The new Bonne…

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Triumphs Bonneville Reborn Tour

Triumphs Bonneville Reborn Tour

Press Release: Triumph Motorcycles America has announced the launch of the Bonneville Reborn Tour set to begin next week. The tour will stop at unique venues, consumer motorcycle shows and Triumph dealerships across the U.S. and Canada to showcase the iconic new line of Bonneville motorcycles. It all kicks off in downtown Los Angeles at The Theatre in the Ace Hotel next Thursday, November 19, with a launch party celebration, the Bonneville Reborn Tour consists of five…

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MO Tested: Dainese Bonneville Jeans

MO Tested: Dainese Bonneville Jeans

A week or two ago I sang the praises of one of my favorite jackets, this Dainese Street Rider. Today, it’s time to confess my love for the jeans that complete the ensemble. I’ve had these Bonneville jeans for six months now, and they’ve become not just my favorite motorcycle riding jeans but my favorite jeans period. For me, I guess that’s almost the same thing; thanks to the hot summer we’ve been having that’s…

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Church Of MO 2007 Triumph Bonneville T100 Review

Church Of MO 2007 Triumph Bonneville T100 Review

Earlier this week Triumph announced to the world its three new engines and five new models for the 2016 Bonneville line. Included in those three new models are the 2016 Triumph Street Twin, Triumph Thruxton and Thruxton R, and the new Bonneville T120 and Bonneville T120 Black. That last model in particular, the Bonneville T120, is the inspiration behind this week’s Church feature. Digging through the MO archives led us back to 2007 and a review of the…

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2016 Triumph Bonneville T120 and T120 Black

2016 Triumph Bonneville T120 and T120 Black

Staking out the most traditionally-focused of the new Bonneville models, the T120 and its sibling, the cosmetically different T120 Black, take their inspiration from the 1959 Bonneville and seek to add even more of the historic model year’s DNA to the modern Bonnie platform. The challenge for Triumph was to modernize the engine, including all of the current electronics, bringing the T120 into the current century without displaying all of that advancement. The big story…

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2015 Bonneville Salt Flats Land Speed Championship Cancelled

2015 Bonneville Salt Flats Land Speed Championship Cancelled

The AMA, sanctioning body of the Land Speed Grand Championship at the Bonneville Salt Flats, has today announced the 2015 running of the event, scheduled to take place August 29-September 3, is cancelled due to poor salt conditions. Below is the full press release from the AMA: Much to the dismay of competitors, volunteers and the event promoter, the 2015 AMA Land Speed Grand Championship, scheduled for Aug. 29-Sept. 3 at the Bonneville Salt Flats…

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Special Edition Bonneville T214

Special Edition Bonneville T214

The Triumph Bonneville T214 pays homage to Johnny Allen and his Texas Ceegar streamliner that set the motorcycle land speed record of 214.40 mph at the Bonneville Salt Flats in 1956. The Texas Ceegar was a Triumph Thunderbird 650cc-powered, methanol-fuelled streamliner. It was conceived and built by airline pilot J.H. “Stormy” Mangham and Fort Worth Triumph dealer, tuner and 2001 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Inductee Jack Wilson. Johnny Allen had six world speed records…

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2016 Triumph Bonneville: Spy Shots

2016 Triumph Bonneville: Spy Shots

Fresh spy photos of what’s purported to be an all-new liquid-cooled Triumph Bonneville for 2016 have just surfaced from across the pond. They reveal a new engine, new chassis and new styling that’s even more authentically retro than the current model. Though the new engine appears to retain fully-functional cooling fins, there’s also a radiator mounted just behind the front wheel. Coolant hoses, though, are nowhere to be seen, suggesting the new bike might route…

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