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2008 Triumph Bonneville

2008 Triumph Bonneville

New for 2008:

  • Fuel injection
  • New, easy-release fuel cap
  • New 2008 colours: Fusion White, Claret

AUTHENTICITY WITH MODERNITY
A true roadster in every sense of the word, the Bonneville matches classic British style to 21st century technology. This pairing of authenticity with modernity has led the Bonneville to become an icon in its own right with several designers, such as Paul Smith and Patrick Cox, creating their own signature tank designs. 

Taking many cues from Triumph’s history – the original was first manufactured in 1959 – the Bonneville has found real relevance today as an honest, simple and useful roadster that looks stunning as standard or can be personalised as desired. Triumph’s own sixty8 range of accessories, including hand crafted laptop bags and iPod holders, have proved very popular, enhancing the Bonneville’s status as a style statement.

For 2008, the Bonneville is updated with a new fuel injection system to ensure the Bonneville meets forthcoming Euro 3 legislation. The fuel injected engine is cleaner running than the carburettor version, and is easier to fire up from a cold start. The cool retro styling that makes the Bonneville so legendary remains uncompromised, as the fuel injectors are cleverly concealed by throttle bodies designed to look like carburettors. The fuel filler cap seal has been redesigned making the cap 60% easier to open.

The Bonneville’s air-cooled, parallel twin cylinder engine offers a cubic capacity of 865cc for excellent midrange torque. Both pistons rise and fall together via a 360° crankshaft firing interval so the classic character of a British twin-cylinder engine is retained, whilst twin balancer shafts provide up-to-date civility and refinement.

Ninety percent of peak torque – a very healthy 69Nm (51ft.lbf) at 5,800rpm – is maintained from around 2,500rpm through to the redline providing smooth, effortless acceleration throughout the five gears. A pair of peashooter-style silencers handle the exhaust gases and enhance the traditional appearance of the bike, as do the polished alloy triangular engine cover and left-hand side clutch casing.

The Bonneville’s low seat height (775mm/30.5inches) and similarly low centre of gravity, unchanged for 2008, make it a manageable motorcycle that all riders – ranging from those with little experience to those with lots – can appreciate. The tubular steel double cradle frame and box-section swingarm are incredibly strong and the relaxed steering geometry allows composure at speed as well as ensuring the Bonnie needs only light input at the handlebars.

The Bonneville’s road holding, handling and stopping ability is crisp, composed and confidence inspiring. The braking set-up of single front 310mm disc and 255mm rear, both worked on by powerful twin-piston calipers offers sensitivity and control.  Three paint colours are available for the 2008 Bonneville; Aluminium Silver, Fusion White and the timeless Claret option. Also available is the subtle Bonneville Black – a Jet Black Bonneville complemented by a black engine finish.

The Bonneville is a cool way to cover the urban landscape thanks to its agility in jammed streets, while its perfect open road manners make it equally at home blatting down a leafy country lane on a Sunday ride out. It has a pedigree that few models can match plus a tangible credibility within today’s motorcycling world. All of which makes the Bonneville as relevant today as it’s always been, perhaps even more so.

Colour Options:
Aluminium Silver
Fusion White
Claret
Jet Black with black engine finish

Triumph Accessories

Summer Screen
Roadster Screen
Fly Screen - Colour Coordinated
King And Queen Seat
Single Seat
Sissy Bar High - Chrome
Sissy Bar Low - Chrome
Grab Rail - Chrome
Silencers
Leather Panniers, Teardrop
Saddlebag, Classic
Fabric Panniers
Tank Bag
Fuel Filler Caps
Engine Cover Kit - Brushed
Engine Cover Kit - Chrome
Engine Dresser Bars - Chrome
Cam Cover - Chrome
Brake Master Cylinder Cap - Chrome
Front Mudguard - Chrome

Chain Guard - Chrome
Side Panel - Chrome
Headlight Bracket - Chrome
Lever Kit - Chrome
Brake Lever Kit, Adjustable
Speedo Fascia - Chrome
Side Stand - Chrome
Tacho Conversion Kit
Lifter Arm Cover - Chrome
Knee Pads
Tank Badges
Centre Stand
Auxiliary Socket
Service Manual
Chain And Sprocket Kit
Alarm Immobiliser
Restrictor Kit 34ps
Dust Cover
All Weather Cover

Sixty8 Accessories

Polycarbonate Tank Badge Kit
Cast Tank Badge Kit
Polycarbonate Sprocket Cover Kit
Coloured Cam Cover Kit
Tank Pad Kit
Headlamp Cover Kit
Drilled Sprocket Cover
Seat Cowl Kit
Contemporary Seats
Single Seat
Single Seat and Rack Kit
Coloured Side Panels Kit
Short Rear Mudguard Kit
Short Rear Mudguard Kit - US Market
Short Front Mudguard Kit
Leather City Bag -
Magnetic Tank Bag
Tank Cover Kit
Union Flag Badge
Sixty8 Badge
Fork Gaiter

Bonneville Specification:


ENGINE:

Type

 

Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 360º firing interval

Capacity

 

865cc

Bore/Stroke

 

90 x 68mm

Compression Ratio

 

9.2:1

Fuel System

 

Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection

Exhaust

 

Stainless steel headers with twin chrome silencers

Ignition

 

Digital–inductive type via electronic management system

TRANSMISSION:

Primary Drive

 

Gear

Final Drive

 

X ring chain

Clutch

 

Wet, multi-plate

Gearbox

 

5-speed

Throttle body diameter

 

Æ36.5

Gear Ratios

 

Primary: 108/62
1st: 41/15
2nd: 37/19
3rd: 34/22
4th: 31/24
5th: 29/27
Final: 43/18

Oil Capacity

 

4.5 litres (1.2 US gals)

CYCLE PARTS:

Frame

 

Tubular steel cradle

Swingarm

 

Twin-sided, tubular steel

Wheels

Front

36-spoke  19 x 2.5in

 

Rear

40-spoke 17 x 3.5in

Tyres

Front

100/90 19

 

Rear

130/80 R17

Suspension

Front

Kayaba, 120mm travel, 41mm forks

 

Rear

Kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload, 106mm rear wheel travel

Brakes

Front

Single 310mm disc, Nissin 2 piston floating caliper

 

Rear

Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2 piston floating caliper

Instrument display/functions

 

Analogue speedometer with odometer and trip information

DIMENSIONS:

Length

 

2,230mm (87.8in)

Width (Handlebars)

 

740mm (29.1in)

Height

 

1,100mm (43.3in)

Seat Height

 

775mm (30.5in)

Wheelbase

 

1,500mm (59.1in)

Rake/Trail

 

28º/110mm

Weight (Dry)

 

205kg (451lbs)

Fuel Tank Capacity

 

16.0 litres (3.5 gal)

PERFORMANCE:

(MEASURED AT CRANKSHAFT TO DIN 70020)

Maximum Power

 

68PS (67bhp/50kW) at 7,500rpm

Maximum Torque

 

69Nm (51ft.lbf) at 5,800rpm

 

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