2010 Triumph Bonneville SE Review — Ultimate MotorCycling

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Triumph Bonneville SE

2010 Triumph Bonneville SE |

Bonneville Touring Edition

We thanks this year for design melding with technology and celebrated with an Thanksgiving ride on a couple of designed motorcycles. I’d already commuting to work for a couple of on the new 2010 Triumph Bonneville SE Edition, enjoying the comments had gone out of their way to make as appreciated the retro styling of the and fielding questions about how it

The bike does a fine job of me to and from work, and I get to look at the same time. Not a bad way to start, or one’s day. But now it was time to some real fun, to the Triumph Bonneville SE the way I envisioned it was to be enjoyed, as it was equipped with a array of touring accessories.

The Bonneville 865cc DOHC twin starts easily the push of a button thanks to fuel injection. You wouldn’t the Bonneville feature EFI, to the faux carburetor (complete choke-like fast-idle knob) the retro look authentic. low-slung megaphones pipes, the idles surprisingly quietly.

But click it into gear, out the clutch, and the smooth low-end sets you on your way.

A ride through Topanga took us from valley to and was my first taste of the Triumph SE off the suburban streets and freeways. It easily through turns. casually, it feels light and and the relatively narrow 17-inch MEZ4 tires are fully

As we came upon my favorite of the road, through undeveloped parklands, I felt thrown in time aboard this to a 50-year-old legend.

Once we hit Coast Highway, we stopped to up the bikes for our journey down the The Triumph Bonneville has an old standard gas cap (no locks here) and runs on (naturally). Spin the tripmeter to zero (with an old-fashioned and we were on our way again.

The first half of the ride us down the coast. With the deserted due to the holiday, it was perfect for from one beach town to the enjoying the old storefronts and houses the usual four-wheeled gridlock. In this might be where the Bonneville really shines, in gear, moving through the at an unhurried pace, getting a of each neighborhood we passed

With a comfortable, upright position and controls within reach, the well-balanced, not particularly Triumph Bonneville (495 claimed wet, less accessories) is very easy to The invitingly low 29-inch seat stops and slow riding perfect for sightseeing. There’s no not to pull over for a quick of that scenic mural on the of an old diner, or to attempt to capture the view of Santa Monica Bay the Palos Verdes peninsula.

hunger reminded us that was a day to feast, we decided to forgo the ride back up to Los Angeles and accelerated onto the old-school Freeway at its terminus in roughneck San There’s plenty of power the two-tone, badge-adorned, gold-pinstriped and clicking up through the five is a seamless move. The freedom of the Triumph Bonneville run in top gear great, as does the air rushing by, my legs that have warm from the surprisingly air-cooled engine.

The optional Triumph Bonneville deflects most of the wind and the bike feels solid to past 80 mph. Checking the basic analog dash tach, indicator lights and tripmeter, but no clock), I can see my comfort ended at 85, though the Bonneville has the to go quite a bit faster. The well-placed were not bothered by the high they reported clearly all was receding behind me.

We exited in Los Angeles and made our way over to The Pantry Cafe, which has open every day for 85 years and has no locks on the front door. The outside dissuaded us from though, and we headed over to looking for a less-traditional Thanksgiving Multiple u-turns on the 2010 Bonneville were easily as we searched unsuccessfully for parking, but the sidewalks and streets indicated this was just another day.

As we headed over to Echo the well-used, but not maintained, streets of Los remind me that the Bonneville’s low tradeoff is short travel suspension–4.7-inches in front and 3.9-inches of shocks in the rear. The bike thrown off its line hitting bumps, but they do jar the rider.

We a hole-in-the-wall Mexican place (El Azteca #2) and fill up on lamb, and enchiladas, while admiring our through the window (a Ducati was along for the ride). The proprietress to the Triumph Bonneville and asks if I’m not to ride it. I shake my head no. comfortableness about the bike makes it seem familiar the you settle into the seat.

the easygoing power, the intimidation is zero. It’s a great bike for riders who begin their craft on something a Honda Rebel or V Star The Bonneville also works for a who prefers to ride at a more pace, but isn’t smitten by cruiser ergonomics or appearance.

We stowed our leftovers into the designed optional saddlebags and up into the Hollywood Hills to in the views before dropping to take Sunset to the ocean. The Triumph Bonneville had no trouble out of trouble on the suddenly busy Clutch and brake levers are to reach and have smooth most appreciable when amongst distracted drivers.

The leg of our journey took us on a favored road where every was familiar, so I enjoyed pushing the Bonneville. While I wouldn’t be down any sport bikes the canyons, I felt confident in the bike’s single rotors–310mm in 255mm at the rear–to twist the hard between turns. For a mild-mannered bike with upright ergonomics, it handles enough and has reasonable ground

Triumph Bonneville SE

So, it’s a total blast, if it isn’t totally fast.

has done well by the Bonneville taking the upright classic and it as a friendly do-it-all motorcycle for the century. Naked, it’s a cruiser with a more image. Add a windshield and bags, and you dashing retro tourer or commuter.

Like the original Triumph it can be adapted to a variety of needs, keep this iteration from the salt flats.


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by Don Williams 

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