Intermot 2014: 2015 Triumph Bonnevilles
Today at Intermot, Triumph unveiled not one, but three new Bonneville variants: the Bonneville Spirit, Bonneville T214, and the Bonneville Newchurch.
The Bonneville Spirit pays homage to the 1950s Bonnevilles, but of course adds modern technology to the mix. The most striking feature is the unique Spirit Blue / New England White paint scheme which adorns the fuel tank and rear mudguard. White stitching has been used to decorate the part-textured seat cover, and contrasts with the Jet Black paint that has been applied to the side panel and front mudguard. Instead of the traditional chrome Triumph badge, the Spirit uses the latest Triumph script on the fuel tank.
Handlebars, mirror housings, engine covers, wheel rims and hubs all get the blacked-out look on the Bonnie Spirt. It also gets stubby silencers from the Bonneville that accent the custom look the bike is modeled after. A compact black headlight from the Scrambler and a rear mudguard from the Thruxton complete the look.
The Limited Edition Bonneville T214 celebrates the achievements of Texas-born racer Johnny Allen, and his record-breaking Triumph-powered Cee-Gar streamliner which, in 1956, set the first of many land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats by recording a two-way average of 214.4mph. The now-classic 1959 Triumph Bonneville was named in tribute to the Texas Cee-Gar team’s record-setting efforts.
The new Bonneville T214 Limited Edition pays homage to Allen’s remarkable land speed record achievement. The hand painted Caspian Blue and Pure White color scheme complete with red and white checker detailing echoes that of the 1956 Texas Cee-Gar. The front fender shares the same white star motif from the nosecone of the streamliner. The shortened rear mudguard combined with blacked out wheel rims, handlebars, and rear suspension springs add to the authentic look which is complimented with red seat stitching detail and a smaller front headlight.
Only 1000 T214 Bonnevilles will be available worldwide.
The Bonneville Newchurch Special Edition pays homage to a small town in Austria that hosts the largest Triumph party in the world. Here, thousands of Triumph fans descend to celebrate their love of the brand and the bikes they own. Featuring everything from outrageous customs to an off-road drag race known as “The Rumble,” the town of Neukirchen has its name changed to Newchurch for the weeklong Tridays party.
Each fuel tank is hand painted with a design that highlights the Bonnie’s iconic lines while also sporting the new Triumph logo. Available in a choice of Cranberry Red/Pure White or Sapphire Blue/Pure White, featuring hand painted black detailing, the Bonneville Newchurch wears blacked-out mudguards, headlamp bowl, handlebars, mirrors and springs which deliver a custom look. All black, seven-spoke cast wheels feature a hand painted pinstripe around the rims.
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