The new Triumph Bonneville Spirit, which will cost £7499, is a T100-based special edition styled to “celebrate the spirit of customisation”.
A unique ‘Spirit Blue’ / ‘New England White’ paint scheme is combined with blackened handlebars, mirrors, front mudguard wheel rims and hubs.
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The minimalistic black headlight is taken from the Triumph Scrambler, while the shortened rear mudguard is from the Triumph Thruxton. Here’s what Triumph had to say about the new bike…
Since 1959, when the Triumph Bonneville launched, riders have been customising and making them their own. Over the decades Bonneville has spawned countless customs from landspeed record holders to the most contemporary of custom specials.
The modern Bonneville Spirit captures the style and effortless cool of the 1950s Bonneville, but of course adds the benefit of up-to-date engineering to create a new classic British twin for the 21st century.
The most striking feature is the unique Spirit Blue / New England White paint scheme which adorns the fuel tank and rear mudguard. White stitching has been used to decorate the part-textured seat cover, and contrasts with the Jet Black paint that has been applied to the side panel and front mudguard. In favour of the traditional chrome Triumph badge the latest Triumph script has been used on the fuel tank to maintain to the fresh contemporary feel.
Adding to the scheme are a number of components; handlebars, mirror housings, engine covers, wheel rims and hubs, which have been blackened. Stubby silencers from the Bonneville, a compact black headlight from the Scrambler and a rear mudguard from the Thruxton complete the look.
The beating heart of the Bonneville Spirit remains the iconic 865cc parallel twin engine. Producing 68PS peak power and 68Nm of torque combined with that unmistakable sound, the Bonneville Spirit provides easy riding and great flexibility in any gear.
The relaxed riding position and low seat height is coupled with a chassis engineered to perfectly combine old-school style with an up-to-date riding dynamic. The steel tube frame uses carefully chosen steering geometry supplemented with KYB twin rear shocks and forks. As a result the Bonneville Spirit delivers a light, easy ride perfectly tailored to its engine performance.
The spirit of customisation is made easy by an extensive range of Triumph Genuine Accessories. Available with components that can add styling, protection, comfort and performance, the possibilities of personalisation are endless.
The new Bonneville Spirit will be available in dealerships from Spring 2015, when priced will be confirmed. As with all Triumphs, the Bonneville Spirit comes with an unlimited mileage, two year factory warranty. Service intervals are every 6000 miles, or one year, whichever is soonest.