Written on: 31/10/2013
The 790cc Triumph Bonneville is a true masterpiece. It's got everything you will want - classic looks, bullet-reliable engine, excellent build quality and adequate performance. It's basically the whole package which makes the bike stand out. It's not designed to be a sports bike, it's a cruiser. Plenty of torque on tap and it pulls well up to 90 mph. It's powerful enough to carry a pillion. Capable of long distance touring it swallows the miles effortlessly. Economy is around 50 mpg if... (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2011 by Barryworth (3 reviews written)
Bought my bike second hand, have now done 30,000 miles on it. Replaced the saddle because the original was not comfy. (I am somewahat overweight) I use mine mainly around town, where its fast enough to leave cars behind and nimble enough to weave through traffic. Definately not a bike for speeding on. Go over 70 MPH and you have to hold on due to the wind drag. In the time I have owned it I have replaced 2 rear brake disks, the chain (After only 6,000 miles) and had 1 broken spoke on the... (read more)
Written on: 18/10/2010
Only when you buy this bike do you get the manual - which states "this bike must be washed and dried after each journey" ... otherwise its condition will deteriorate. And if you don't wash and dry each time, tell them you did, because otherwise your warranty is null and void.
The wheels are untreated and uncoated mag alloy, which corrode. A friend said he also found corrosion in all the small parts of the bike, but I didn't keep mine that long.
When you ocmplain, they don't like it, but... (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2009 by cvpierce
The Triumph Boneville 790 has a poor finish. 2 year old owned from new, used all year round, cleaned every week without fail. corrosion on wheel rims, hubs and most fasteners in general. doesn't like water so when its been cleaned electrics go on the fritz, oil light comes on and indicators don't work properly.
i've seen low mileage ones that are just as bad. (read more)
Written on: 06/08/2008
I have done 50,000 kms on my 2002 model Triumph Bonneville and I have been most impressed. If you are after a good all round machine they are hard to pass up. Good mid range power, particualy if you fit more free flowing mufflers. Reliable and easy to live with, low seat hight. (read more)
Written on: 19/08/2005 by smjudge (1 review written)
T100 model's engine has the edge if you can afford the additional £6/700 - sometimes looking for 5th gear; no security so you need to add it, so the steering lock has a seperate key; no quick seat removal, so no storage. (read more)
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