There are lots of books about the Triumph Bonneville, about its history, performance, lineage and the minutiae of its specification, but none of them tell you what to look for when buying one secondhand. That's what this book is about – it aims to be a straightforward, practical guide to buying a used Bonnie. It won't list all the correct colour combinations for each year, or analyse the bike's design philosophy, or consider its background as part of a troubled industry – there are excellent books listed at the end of this one which do all of that. But hopefully it will help you avoid buying a dud. Point by point, it takes the reader through everything that needs looking at when buying a Bonnie, plus spares prices, which is the best model to buy for your needs, a look at auctions, restorations and paperwork. Over 29 years in production, the Bonneville is for some the definitive postwar British vertical twin, perhaps even the definitive British bike of all time, with all its strengths, weaknesses and character. Although there might seem to be a wide range of models and special editions, all are based around the same 649cc or 747cc vertical twin. There were plenty of changes over the years, but none of them changed the basic format of this classic British bike. Aside from all the history, the Bonneville remains a tremendous classic to own, so long as you're prepared to look after it. The last Bonnies truly deserve the term ‘practical classic.' Whichever one you choose, it should be fast, agile and good looking, and on a twisty English B road, there's nothing like a Bonnie. One hundred colour photos, useful appendices and expert advice mean this book could save you thousands.
Author: Steve Wilson
Publisher: Haynes Publishing Group
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Sports & Recreation
The spearhead of a highly successful export drive, a winning production racer and the top 'street fighter' of its day, the Triumph Bonneville retains a special place in the hearts of motorcyclists worldwide. Motorcycle expert Steve Wilson offers personal recollections from those who have tuned, raced and restored Bonnevilles; details of the Bonnie's racing successes; buying and tuning tips; and technical specifications to deliver this detailed study of the machine and the men who helped make it a motorcycle icon.
The Triumph 750 is probably the classic British motorcycle that most people will recognize, whether they are enthusiasts or not. The bike's desirability continues to grow, aided by its easy availability and excellent parts back up. Triumph Bonneville T140 is aimed at the DIY enthusiast interested in renovation and restoration, and is fully illustrated with high-quality color images, coupled with clear and concise text. Following the real life resurrection of a T140E, with all the work being carried out by the author, the book shows how to assess wear in all mechanical components, then assists in deciding the most cost effective method of dealing with it. The process is dealt with in detail giving the owner the confidence to carry out epairs to a high standard, which will be both cost effective and satisfying. Brakes, suspension, brightwork and trim are all also addressed, making this an essential purchase for all Triumph 750 owners.
There are many books about Triumph, but most of them concentrate on the glamorous twin-carburettor Bonneville and three-cylinder Trident. Alongside these headline grabbing bikes, Triumph built a whole series of single-carb machines that had all the style of their twin-carb cousins, but were not much slower, delivered better fuel consumption, and were easier to live with. Unlike the many books about Triumph’s history, this one is a straightforward, practical guide to buying a Trophy or Tiger secondhand. In the Veloce Essential Buyer’s Guide format, it delves into what these bikes are like to live with, and the values, advantages, and disadvantages of different models. Plus, of course, what to look for when buying one – including engine, transmission, frame, brakes, suspension, paint, chrome, and more.
Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Release Date: 2010-09
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 48. Chapters: Triumph Engineering, Triumph Bonneville T140, Triumph Daytona 675, BSA Rocket 3/Triumph Trident, List of Triumph motorcycles, Triumph TR6 Trophy, Triumph Speed Triple, Triumph Motorcycles Ltd, Triumph Rocket III, Triumph Bonneville T120, Triumph Tiger Trail, Triumph Daytona 955i, Triumph Thunderbird, Triumph T140W TSS, Triumph TR65 Thunderbird, Triumph Bonneville 790, Triumph Sprint ST, Triumph Triple, Triumph Bonneville T100, Triumph Tiger 80, Triumph T140 TSX, Triton motorcycle, Triumph Speed Twin, Triumph Tiger 100, Triumph Tiger 800, Triumph Ricardo, Triumph Bandit, Triumph Tiger Daytona, Triumph Tiger T110, Triumph Street Triple, Triumph Daytona 650, Triumph Thunderbird 1600, Triumph Twenty One, Triumph TT600, Triumph Thruxton 900, Triumph Bonneville America, Triumph Model H, Triumph Tina, Triumph Tiger 1050, Triumph TR5 Trophy, Triumph X-75 Hurricane, Triumph Tigress/BSA Sunbeam, Triumph Tiger Cub, Triumph Thunderbird 900, Triumph Daytona 600, Triumph Speedmaster, Tribsa, Triumph Tiger 955i, Triumph Legend TT, Triumph Legend 741cc, Triumph Speed Four, Triumph Legend 964cc, Triumph Adventurer 900, Triumph Quadrant. Excerpt: Triumph Engineering Co Ltd was a British motorcycle manufacturing company, based originally in Coventry and then in Solihull at Meriden. A new company, Triumph Motorcycles Ltd based in Hinckley gained the name rights after the end of the company in the 1980s and is now one of the world's major motorcycle manufacturers. The company began in 1885 when Siegfried Bettmann emigrated from Nuremberg, part of the German Empire, to Coventry in England. In 1884, aged 20, Bettmann initiated his own company, the S. Bettmann & Co. Import Export Agency, in London. Bettmann's original products were bicycles, which the company bought and then sold with its own brand name. Bettmann also distributed sewing ma...
Author: Books, LLC
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Release Date: 2010-05
Chapters: List of Triumph Motorcycles. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 41. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: A list of motorcycles produced under the Triumph brand by the original company, Triumph Engineering Co Ltd, and its later incarnations, including the current Triumph Motorcycles Ltd: For full detail see BSA Rocket 3/Triumph Trident (for corresponding BSA models see BSA Triples) ...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=585300