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★★☆☆☆

“Electricks let the bike down”

Written on: 02/04/2018 by merryoldp (1 review written)

Triumph Bonneville ss in matt black 790cc, Mine was a 2005 model, it was the worst bike I have ever bought! Owned for 10 years only did 10500 miles due to faults. I wish I had done more miles on mine when the warrantee was in force, I'm an old boy, who wanted to relive his lost youth. so a fair weather rider, at plod along pace. At 4000 2 years 5 months old, mine died with a reoccurring ignition fault and the dealer had gone bust by then. Triumph wouldn't honour the warrantee and so I had to… Read Full Review

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Laverdabru1116's Response to merryoldp's Review

Written on: 30/04/2018

Glad to see I'm not the only one who's had problems with a 'modern' Bloor Triumph. I bought a low mileage Sprint triple, & had all sorts of problems with it. Pick up coils & other electrical issues being the main ones, until it blew it guts at just on 30k miles. In 40 years of riding, the only bike that was as unreliable was one of the notorious 750 Combat Commando Norton's. Nowadays, I use a Honda Innova - & a '98 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-9R, which has given zero major problems in the many miles I've owned it.
Being an 'old school' biker, I stop to lend a hand - or offer use of my phone - to a broken down motorcyclist. Of the last 5, one had a Yam that had run out of fuel - the rest were on modern Triumphs with electrical problems.

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★★★★★

“A Great Classic Design With a Modern Makeover”

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 driven… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great bike for fun”

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 Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Only when you buy this bike do you get the manual -...”

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 Full Review

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Merryoldp's Comment

Written on: 02/04/2018

I agree and wish I had done more miles on mine when the warrantee was in force, At 4000 mine died with a reoccurring ignition fault and the dealer had gone bust. Triumph wouldn't honour the warrantee and so I had to learn about Triumph. I threatened to take it to the factory with a big sign on telling everyone what a pile of doo doo it was and was told the only people who will see it are workers and we all know about the Bonneville's faults. After 10 years of trouble every summer it broke killing crank shaft pick up coils and ignition coils it eventually killed the igniter pack, at £500 for a replacement I bought an after market one from a jet ski that I adapted to fit, and a PVL ignition coil, and after 6 crank shaft pick ups in 10 years I replaced it with a custom wound one fro a coil winding company. Then when it was working I sold it and bought a HONDA 750cc that is reliable and a wonderful machine!
DON'T BUY A TRIUMPH, THEY WILL IGNORE YOUR COMPLAINTS LEAVE YOU IN THE COLD AND JUST GIVE YOU CHEAK WHEN YOU RING THEM!

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★★☆☆☆

“The Triumph Boneville 790 has a poor finish. 2 year...”

Written on: 01/04/2009 by cvpierce (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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★★★★★

“I have done 50,000 kms on my 2002 model Triumph...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★★

“T100 model's engine has the edge if you can afford the...”

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 Full Review

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