An evergreen classic Twin
TRIUMPH Bonneville rental pricesPrice as to days (1 to 14 and beyond) - 250 kms a day included, taxes included - additional kms + 0.30 - prices in Euro
The Bonneville is a range of British motorcycles, made in three different production runs from 1959 to 1983, and 1985 to 1988, by the now-defunct Triumph Engineering in Meriden; and since 2001, by Triumph Motorcycles in Hinckley. It is named after the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, where Triumph and other motorcycle companies made attempts on motorcycle speed records. All share a parallel-twin four-stroke engine configuration. The current version, produced since 2001 by the modern successor of the original company, is a completely redesigned and re-engineered evolution of the original design. Triumph’s Bonneville has always been one of the more convincing retro motorcycles, in the way it looks at least. It might bear the name of the definitive sports bike from the Sixties, but if any modern machine carries on the spirit of the original, it wears the GSX-R tag of Suzuki. Instead, the new Hinckley Bonneville is these days a gentle machine suited to relaxed riding and those new to big bikes. The first Hinckley-produced Bonneville was if anything too gentle, its 790cc, parallel-twin motor feeling unenthusiastic to the point of lethargy. That was in 2001. For this year, the 50th anniversary of the first Bonnie, the engine has grown to 865cc and, with some gentle development over the years, has a more satisfying, relaxed yet muscular feel.
The Bonneville struck a chord with riders when it was introduced in 1959 as the T120 – essentially a twin-carb version of the T110 Tiger – and it remained a constant in the line-up until Triumph’s closure in 1983. In 2000, just 10 years after the marquee Brit brand was resurrected by John Bloor, the irrepressible Twin rose from the ashes, and today celebrates 50 years as Triumph model