Leaning Towards a Bonneville in the Spring

Basically I want my current bike – the TU250X – but with more legs.

I bought the TU because it looked a lot like my favorite motorcycle, the Triumph Bonneville. It was intended as my learner bike, my first-ever motorcycle to get me used to riding in South Florida traffic and understand how a motorcycle operates.

Now that I’m wanting more oomph, I think the Bonny makes sense as a next bike for later this Spring.

Look at those lines, what’s not to love?





1200cc Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parrellel twin
80 Hp (59kW) @ 6550 rpm
77.4 FT-lbs (105 Nm) @ 3100 rpm
Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Chromed 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin chrome silencers
Final drive x ring chain
Wet, multi-plate assist clutch
6-speed xmission
Front Wheels 32-spoke 18 x 2.75in
Rear Wheels 32-spoke 17 x 4.25in
Front Tires 100/90-18
Rear Tires 150/70 R17
Brakes Front Twin 310mm discs, Nissin 2-piston floating calipers, ABS
Brakes Rear Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
Seat Height 30.9 in (785 mm)
Wheelbase 56.9 in (1445 mm), Rake 25.5º
Trail 4.1 in (105.2 mm)
Dry Weight 494 lbs (224 Kg)
Tank Capacity 3.8 US Gallon, ~50 mpg




Max Power EC 55 Hp (40.5kW) @ 5,900rpm
Max Torque EC 59FT-lbs (80Nm) @ 3,230rpm
Dry Weight 470lb
Bore Stroke 88 mm

Max Power EC 80 Hp (59kW) @ 6550 rpm
Max Torque EC 77.4 FT-lbs (105 Nm) @ 3100 rpm
Bore Stroke 97.6 mm


When I watch this vid I want to be like the old man who held on to his bike for half a century.




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