Triumph Bonneville (2007) - Rob Sharp


2007 Triumph Bonneville

Article by Paul Mercer

This 2007 Triumph Bonneville belongs to my friend Rob Sharp.

It is one of the last of the 790cc parallel twins before Triumph increased the engine size to 865cc.

Rob bought the Triumph from Windy Corner in Barwell, near Hinckley where the motorcycle was manufactured.

Bonneville with wide bars

Before Rob took the bike on the road, he had it fitted with wider than standard handlebars. The fuel tank and mudguards were painted in the hifi scarlet and silver colour scheme of a 1969 US export model Bonneville.

The crankcase of this particular model is finished in aluminium, while the outer engine casings are in a satin aluminium finish.

Later models have black crankcases and black or chrome outer casings.

The 790cc machines featured twin carburetors, however the later 865cc models have fuel injection.

The Hinckley Triumph Bonneville is a modern day classic that will one day join the earlier Meridan Triumphs in the history books.


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