Triumph Bonneville Review from Canada

2001 Triumph Bonneville

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.1 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance14500 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CB750

Summary:

I can't wait for Spring... I love this bike

Faults:

Absolutely nothing has gone wrong. Everything works, everything fits, runs well in any weather.

General Comments:

This is the best bike I have ever owned. The handling has taught me a lot about riding, in that is so very capable. It cruises at any sane speed, and will run 700 km a day, in complete comfort.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th January, 2005

5th Mar 2005, 16:47

I am the proud owner of an '02 Bonneville. It is a very dependable, well-built and agile performer. I have over 7,000 miles on the odometer and have only needed to change it's oil. I'd recommend this bike to anyone who is looking for a modern classic.

7th Sep 2006, 07:31

I've owned a few bonnies, but the only one that really got to me was a 1961 bonnie, lot less vibey than the 750.

Realistic 115mph and needing setting up every weekend, but high level open megas, 1 1/4 gps, 2/3134 cams, 1 tooth up engine sprocket, lightened/balanced crank, Dunlop GP tyres, remote oil tank with tons of neat r40. Terrifying mods as they got passed at about 100mph with 6" to spare by what sounded like a Spitfire plane, and girls with the shortst mini skirts, ohhhhhhh, those were the days.

23rd Mar 2007, 17:15

I've owned both an '03 Bonneville and an '06 Thruxton, and thought they were both terrific bikes! The only complaint I ever had with either and both of them, is that Triumph went cheap on the suspension, and they both seemed to soften up after a few thousand miles. I replaced the original suspension on the bonneville after 4000 miles with progressive's front and back and WOW, it was a totally new bike! The handling and feel of the bike improved dramatically. I highly recommend an aftermarket suspension upgrade as the first and only improvement needed on these bikes.

- TW.

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 1 review