Triumph Bonneville America

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Triumph Bonneville 800 America

Apr 2003 — Road by Adrian Percival

Sit on the America for the time and you are immediately struck by the size of the bike. It feels large and very spacious the wide bars, low seat and a tank than the standard This gives the America a unique look and feel, and the numerous accessories our test had fitted it had a very American to it.

Turn the key, which is your left leg, the start button and the motor up emitting a totally different to it from the other parallel So what has Triumph done then?

The biggest internal is a switch from the Bonneville’s crankshaft arrangement (where the go up and down together, alternating strokes) to a 270-degree crankshaft the rods are set 270 degrees apart on the this changes the sound and of the engine. A bit of juggling was required the gear-driven counterbalancers and the camshafts to low-rpm power slightly and helps the America produce 90% of its as early as 2750rpm.

The America the same claimed 62 bhp (at 7400 and peak torque of 44 ft-lb (at rpm) as the standard Bonnie. The gearing remains unchanged, the final drive ratio was slightly to reduce rpm and create a relaxed riding manner. The carbs were given revised jetting, but retain the electric heaters and throttle-position used on the standard Bonneville.

With this revised firing order the America you with a more ‘lumpy’ style note, unfortunately the slash-cut twin pipes do it justice, investing in a set of Triumphs for road use’ silencers definitely increase the tempo

Like any purpose-built, dedicated the America is an unashamed offensive on the cruiser market, it wouldn’t be the thing if it didn’t come a huge range of accessories. owners will not only the choice of four custom schemes, but also three screens, three seats, luggage options, loud 11 chroming extras, footboards and 14 products! Our test bike to have all of these already what it does for the overall of the America is unknown, but the construction of of these accessories can only be put as I don’t think that would break in a hurry!!

The America starts life at a not so 226kg, with the accessories on our bike I would estimate it came in at around 245kg, yet it at any speed from traffic to cruisin’ down the highway it felt agile and easy to Left foot forward a long reach!), light on the smooth cable-operated clutch select the first of five and off we go. With a seat height of 700mm you sit very low in the bike, and the semi pull-back bars at wide the riding position you total control of this large motorcycle.

With a 33.3-degree rake and 1655mm wheelbase, the ride on the is as you’d expect — casual. Add that to the light and this is one bike that’s not to test you too much, although I was with the ground clearance and the margin for some slightly spirited riding. If the mood you, you can make full use of the tyre and scrape of the footboards on corners.

The suspension is traditional with 41mm front and chromed twin rear in charge of the bumps. The feedback the rear was a bit vague and almost like the front wasn’t to the rear, but after checking the shocks and finding out that were on their lowest (soft) I wound them up on the by three notches (5 available) and it the overall feel enormously.

is more than adequate for duties with the same found on the Bonneville. A 310mm front and a 285mm at the back having Nissin two piston

Cruisers nowadays have an range of wheel and tyre and the America has added to this its own unique combination. On the rear we a wide 170/80-15 Bridgestone tyre, and up front is a skinny again a Bridgestone. Though the are unimpressive, they do provide traction and grip in the dry, if you when its wet then I would some better tyres to peace of mind.

Sat on the side stand, the Bonneville is a particularly good looking It stands out from the usual V-twin clone with its parallel twin engine. The 17lt tank with its ‘Bonneville’ two-tone paint and Triumph badge, comes a deep-chromed console on top. is a direct throwback to the Triumph of the 30’s and 40’s, but nowadays console is used to house the lights and the fuel cap.

nice touches are the chrome air covers, and the replica toolboxes the passenger pegs. The headlight and faced white speedometer are in deep chrome, it unfortunately not come with a tachometer. The pipes are all new, double to combat the “blueing” of the original pipes.

These are attached to slash cut silencers to suit the limits of the USA, very indeed. As I mentioned earlier are some Triumph pipes which are shorter and louder, a jet kit at the same time and you will no get some healthy horsepower and gains as well.


British bike traditions, oil leaks, strange electrics and big problems have been to the past. The smoothness and build of the new Bonnevilles, and in particular the America it a much more viable to the somewhat similar looking mid-range cruisers.

British bikes have been keen on turning and just because this one and is a serious cruiser, and it’s after a country where speak rather ‘odd’ that doesn’t mean it’s forgotten its heritage The America quite easily all other 800 cruisers when the starts to twist and turn.

The is light, it turns in more when you ask it to, and there’s a lot of room the America to lean over any other 800 cruiser on the market. simply it probably has the best performance in its class.

Buyers to British handling qualities, or who simply want to be different love the Bonneville America, it heads in a way that no other cruiser will do, it has style and and is undoutedly a true piece of iron .

Second Opinion our guest writer and GSXR1000 Jocke Selin

Triumph Bonneville 800 America
Triumph Bonneville 800 America

You have to the people at Triumph when it to the Bonneville America – it does what it’s meant to do. bike is magic on the streets, and I mean handling-wise. If you look at the from a performance point of you’ve got it all wrong.

This bike is far from it’s all about presence, the on the streets.

Get on it and you feel that bike is big, the first I had to put first gear in, I had to move on the seat. When you start her up, she just right, not refined a new highly tuned Japanese but still not “old enough” to you off with unwanted rattles and The right vibrations, the right

Pull the clutch and “clonk-in” the gear and again, you feel this bike is all about. has made it do the right thing at the points.

When you ride bike around town, really look at it, it is an amazing and few people can resist staring at it. I’m that nobody got hurt, injuring their neck or into something (like a post, or their own jaw).

at 30mph in the top gear down the street is an experience. Open up the and she tugs away steadily, like she is meant to do. In standard the pipes are a bit quiet and don’t let the spirit out enough. I’m sure most owners will this.

Out of town, she will do 70mph in an easy one-hand-at-the-bar-all-American-outlaw-biker of way.

When you pull up and the engine off, you’ll be with that “right-stuff” she huffs-and-puffs a bit when you switch the off – and the key is, of course, situated under …, not at some modern like the handlebars.

Many bikes attract when parked, but this one is in a of its own. People come the car park and see you preparing to leave, and the around till you’ve tug-tug-tug away. At one point an gentleman almost fell tears when he saw the America, he kept stuttering, “It’s so and “I used to own a Bonneville”.

If you are after a and you want “the right but you’re a bit fed up with that gang, then I think you a definitive winner in the Bonneville It could have a bit more and this and that, but that is missing the point of this

It’s all about the presence – it is to not look.

Triumph Bonneville 800 America

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