Name: Andy Malin


From: Coventry

Occupation: Vehicle paint technician for Listers Group

Owned bike for: Four years from new


Tell us about it: After 40 years of biking, comfort was important when I chose a bike to replace my Suzuki V-Strom 650. The Bonneville America is not only comfortable, it looks stunning too. I’ve added plenty of extra chrome over the years, so it gets a lot of admiring looks wherever we go. It also handles surprisingly well, with excellent ground clearance. My wife Angela – a competent biker herself – prefers to ride pillion these days – we love touring, and have done trips to the Lake District, Yorkshire Moors, and down the East coast of England, always getting a warm welcome at our overnight stays.

Power: 61bhp (45kW) @ 6,800 rpm

Torque: 50.9lb-ft (69.0Nm) @ 4,800rpm


Engine: 865cc air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin

Dry weight: 229kg

Seat height: 720mm

Tony Carter

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