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The Triumph Bonneville Bible 1959-1988

All models by Henshaw, Peter Code: 62695 Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publication date: 19/03/2023 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day Price: AU $79.95

This is a meticulously detailed history of the Triumph Bonneville: its antecedents, how it came about, and year-by-year production changes, with detailed technical specifications and contemporary road test reports showing how the Bonneville compared with its rivals. However, the history of the bike cannot be separated from the turbulent story of the company that built it. Triumph went from huge successes in the 1960s, when the Bonneville conquered North America, to troubled times in the early 1970s, leading to the formation of the workers co-operative that heroically kept the Bonneville alive for a further nine years. All this is covered here, plus details on how Triumph spares producer Les Harris took over production into the late 80s. Unlike other Bonneville books, this one also tells you how to buy one of these iconic bikes secondhand - all the pitfalls, what to look for, and what they are really like to live with. Whichever one you choose, it should be fast, agile and good looking ... on a twisty country road, theres nothing like a Bonnie, and with information on clubs, websites, spares, and the latest modifications and upgrades, this book will help you get the one you deserve. Featuring comprehensive appendices of facts, figures, contacts, technical specifiations (including correct colours for each year), engine/frame numbers, and road test performance figures, this is the definitive book of a bike that truly deserves the term practical classic.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
Publication date: 19/03/2023
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 250.00mm X 207.00mm
Code: 62695

1 - Origins - the pre-Bonneville Triumphs 2 - Year by year:1959-62 Pre-unit 650s - T120 3 - Year by year: 1963-70 Unit 650s - T120 4 - Year by year: 1971-74 Oil-in-frame 650s - T120, T120R, T120RV 5 - Year by year:1973-77 Early Meriden 750s - T140V 6 - Year by year: 1978-83 Late Meriden 750s - T140E, TSS, TSX 7 - Year by year 1984-88 Harris 750s 8 - Buying a Bonneville 9 - Postcript: the Hinckley Bonneville

Peter Henshaw has been an enthusiast for anything with wheels since he was a child - everything from bicycles to 500hp tractors. He was Editor of Motorcycle Sport & Leisure for five years before going freelance, and now contributes to a whole raft of transport magazines and websites, including The Vintagent (motorcycles), A to B (cycling) and Tractor (as it says ...) as well as editing Vintage & Classic Motorcycle. But this petrolhead is becoming increasingly green - now doesnt fly, doesnt own a car, rides the most economical motorcycle on the market, and for local journeys uses a bicycle or pedelec.