A standard Triumph Bonneville has been spotted on the streets.
Triumph is definitely preparing to launch the new Bonneville family and these new spy photos are proof. We’ve already seen a café racer version and a bobber style Bonneville which are most likely 2017 models, but now Visordown has some photos of a standard Triumph Bonneville. And this time, the motorcycle looks production ready.
The new Triumph Bonneville was spotted during some test in the UK. At first look, the bike seems to have a smaller radiator than the café racer models which in terms means that the engine is less powerful. Most likely, engine displacement will be lower than 1100cc. It also has just one front brake disc compared to two on the higher-spec models. The water-cooled engine may reveal Triumph’s plans to offer more power and meet Euro4 emissions rules without losing HP.
Triumph targets to rival with BMW’s R nineT model and the scrambler version of the german café racer that will soon make its debut. Now we can be certain that this fall we’ll see a new Bonneville at the EICMA show in Milan. All air-cooled Bonneville models on Triumph’s website are listed as 2016 models. Taking into account 2017’s Euro4 compliance and mandatory ABS, we’ll see the whole Triumph Bonneville family be replaced.