2012 Triumph Bonneville SE

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2012 Triumph Bonneville SE
2012 Triumph Bonneville SE

2012 Triumph Bonneville SE
2012 Triumph Bonneville SE

2012 Triumph Bonneville SE
2012 Triumph Bonneville SE

2012 Triumph Bonneville SE
2012 Triumph Bonneville SE

2012 Triumph Bonneville SE
2012 Triumph Bonneville SE


– 2012 Triumph Bonneville SE Review

2012 Triumph Bonneville SE

Bonneville SE. Extra pure Bonneville.

Take a Bonneville. Spec up. Enjoy. The most famous name in motorcycling. A legend. Over 50 years of engineering excellence. A thoroughly modern interpretation of the authentic ‘proper’ motorcycle. This iconic symbol of rebellion and independence is even more appealing thanks to its modern specification, low seat, fuel-injected 865cc engine and lightweight 17 inch alloys for even sharper handling. SE adds that little bit more: matching tacho and speedo, polished engine covers and traditional chrome tank badge. Optional two tone paint scheme with hand painted pinstripe.

The Bonneville SE takes all the qualities of the standard Bonneville and adds a higher specification for the more discerning rider.
Polished aluminium engine covers and chromed tank badges give the Bonneville SE that premium look while the addition of a tachometer lets the rider match perfectly the engine speed to gear selection. There’s also the choice of traditional two-tone paintwork options with a hand painted pinstriping, for riders who want maximum retro from their steed.

Otherwise the Bonneville SE retains all that is good about the standard model, with its 17” alloy wheels, megaphone silencers, short mudguards and low seat for maximum accessibility and minimum fuss.

 

TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE/BONNEVILLE SE

– Modern interpretation of classic British parallel-twin
– Low seat height for accessible and manageable ride
– Cast alloy wheels contribute to agile handling and authentic 70s look
– SE version offers higher specification and two-tone paint option
– Two year unlimited mileage warranty as standard

Named after the venue where Triumph broke numerous land speed records in the 1950s, the Bonneville is, for many people, the most iconic Triumph of all time. Originally introduced in 1959, the Bonneville was the sporting bike of the day and the bike to beat in production-based racing right through to the 1970s. Today’s Bonneville takes the style and spirit of those famous bikes of the 1970s and blends in thoroughly modern engineering to create a classic British twin for the 21st century rider.

The air-cooled 865cc power plant is a modern design but styled to look like aauthentic parallel-twin of the 1960s, right down to the dummy pushrods and ‘carburettors’ that hide the modern fuel injectors. But beneath the retro looks lies a very current and usable motorcycle that appeals to new and experienced motorcyclists alike. Thumb the electric starter and today’s Bonneville comes to life instantly and with the distinctive tone that only a parallel twin can deliver. A healthy 68PS and 68Nm of torque give the modern day Bonneville peppy performance that is at home both in the city and on the open road.

Lightweight 17” cast alloy wheels make the Bonneville agile and easy to ride, while the low 740mm seat height makes the accessible to motorcyclists of all ages and experience. Short mudguards and stylish chrome megaphone silencers complete the 1970s look.

The higher specification Bonneville SE adds a tachometer, chromed tank badge and brushed alloy engine cases for added practicality and even more classic look.

Colour options reflect the traditional styling of the Bonneville. The standard model comes with metallic paint as standard for 2012, with Phantom Black and Aurum Gold options, while the Bonneville SE is available in Phantom Black or two dual colour alternatives: Intense Orange with Phantom Black or Pacific Blue with Fusion White, the two-tone options featuring hand painted coachlines.

A wide range of official Triumph accessories are also available for the Bonneville range, including alternative seats, practical screens and leather panniers.


 


 

2012 Triumph Bonneville SE Features and Benefits

Fuel Efficiency::

43 MPG City / 57 MPG Highway

Seat Height:

740cm 29.1in

865cc engine:

Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 360º firing interval

Front Wheel:

Cast aluminium alloy 7-spoke 17 x 3.0 inch

Exhaust:

Stainless steel headers, twin chromed upswept silencers



Engine

865cc parallel-twin is classic British style but fuel-injected for clean running and total reliability. Delivers 68PS with a soulful tone only a Triumph can deliver.


Wheels

17” five-spoke alloy wheels front and back don’t just look the part. Their lightweight and tubeless design delivers outstanding agility in town and twisties alike.


Instruments

Matching speedo and tachometer sit proudly over the chromed headlight and deliver a comprehensive instrument package for the Bonneville SE.


Seat

Heavily sculpted twin unit gives a highly accessible 740mm (29.1”) seat height, making the Bonneville manageable for riders of all shapes and sizes.


Styling

Our evolution of the classic Bonneville design. Parallel twin engine stands proud as the focal point. Alloy wheels, short mudguards and megaphone silencers complete the late Seventies look.




 


 

2012 Triumph Bonneville SE – US Specifications/Technical Details
USA MSRP Price: $8,399 (Single Color) / $8,699 (Two-tone Color) USD

Engine and Transmission
Type Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 360º firing interval
Capacity 865cc
Bore/Stroke 90 x 68mm
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
Exhaust Stainless steel headers, twin chromed upswept silencers
Final Drive X ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 5-speed
Oil Capacity 4.5 litres (1.2 US gals)
Chassis, Running Gear and Displays
Frame Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, tubular steel
Wheel Front Cast aluminium alloy 7- spoke 17 x 3.0 inch
Rear Cast aluminium alloy 7-spoke 17 x 3.5 inch
Tire Front 110/70 R17
Rear 130/80 R17
Suspension Front Kayaba 41mm forks, 120mm travel
Rear Kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload, 100mm rear wheel travel
Brakes Front Single 310mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Rear Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Instrument Display/Functions Analogue speedometer and tachometer with odometer, clock and trip information
Dimensions and Capacities
Length 2115mm (83.2in)
Width (handlebars) 790mm (31.1in)
Height without mirrors 1130mm (44.5in)
Seat Height 740mm (29.1in)
Wheelbase 1490mm (58.6in)
Rake/Trail 27º/106mm
Fuel Tank Capacity / Efficiency 16 litres (4.2 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride) 225 kg (495 lbs)
Performance (measured at crankshaft to 95/1/EC)
Maximum Power 68PS / 67bhp / 50 kW @ 7500rpm
Maximum Torque 68Nm / 50 ft.lbs @ 5800rpm
Fuel Efficiency 43 MPG City / 57 MPG Highway *Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle conducted under ideal laboratory conditions. Actual mileage may vary based upon personal riding habits, weather, vehicle condition, and other factors.

Price
On The Road $8,399 (Single Color) / $8,699 (Two-tone Color) *Actual price determined by dealer. Price excludes taxes, license, options and $495 in destination/handling charges Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.

 


 

2012 Triumph Bonneville SE – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $8,399 (Single Color) / $8,699 (Two-tone Color) CDN

Engine and Transmission
Type Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 360º firing interval
Capacity 865cc
Bore/Stroke 90 x 68mm
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
Exhaust Stainless steel headers, twin chromed upswept silencers
Final Drive X ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 5-speed
Oil Capacity 4.5 litres (1.2 US gals)
Chassis, Running Gear and Displays
Frame Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, tubular steel
Wheel Front Cast aluminium alloy 7- spoke 17 x 3.0 inch
Rear Cast aluminium alloy 7-spoke 17 x 3.5 inch
Tire Front 110/70 R17
Rear 130/80 R17
Suspension Front Kayaba 41mm forks, 120mm travel
Rear Kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload, 100mm rear wheel travel
Brakes Front Single 310mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Rear Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Instrument Display/Functions Analogue speedometer and tachometer with odometer, clock and trip information
Dimensions and Capacities
Length 2115mm (83.2in)
Width (handlebars) 790mm (31.1in)
Height without mirrors 1130mm (44.5in)
Seat Height 740mm (29.1in)
Wheelbase 1490mm (58.6in)
Rake/Trail 27º/106mm
Fuel Tank Capacity / Efficiency 16 litres (4.2 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride) 225 kg (495 lbs)
Performance (measured at crankshaft to 95/1/EC)
Maximum Power 68PS / 67bhp / 50 kW @ 7500rpm
Maximum Torque 68Nm / 50 ft.lbs @ 5800rpm
Fuel Efficiency 43 MPG City / 57 MPG Highway *Estimated from fuel economy tests on a sample motorcycle conducted under ideal laboratory conditions. Actual mileage may vary based upon personal riding habits, weather, vehicle condition, and other factors.
Price
On The Road $8,399 (Single Color) / $8,699 (Two-tone Color) *Actual price determined by dealer. Price excludes taxes, license, options and $495 in destination/handling charges Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.



 

2012 Triumph Bonneville SE – International Specifications/Technical Details
Europe MSRP Price: On The Road £6,599

Engine and Transmission
Type Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 360º firing interval
Capacity 865cc
Bore/Stroke 90 x 68mm
Fuel System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
Exhaust Stainless steel headers, twin chromed upswept silencers
Final Drive X ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 5-speed
Oil Capacity 4.5 litres (1.2 US gals)
Chassis, Running Gear and Displays
Frame Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, tubular steel
Wheel Front Cast aluminium alloy 7- spoke 17 x 3.0 inch
Rear Cast aluminium alloy 7-spoke 17 x 3.5 inch
Tyre Front 110/70 R17
Rear 130/80 R17
Suspension Front Kayaba 41mm forks, 120mm travel
Rear Kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload, 100mm rear wheel travel
Brakes Front Single 310mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Rear Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Instrument Display/Functions Analogue speedometer and tachometer with odometer, clock and trip information
Dimensions and Capacities
Length 2115mm (83.2in)
Width (handlebars) 790mm (31.1in)
Height without mirrors 1130mm (44.5in)
Seat Height 740mm (29.1in)
Wheelbase 1490mm (58.6in)
Rake/Trail 27º/106mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 16 litres (4.2 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride) 225 kg (495 lbs)
Performance (measured at crankshaft to 95/1/EC)
Maximum Power 68PS / 67bhp / 50 kW @ 7500rpm
Maximum Torque 68Nm / 50 ft.lbs @ 5800rpm
Fuel Efficiency Urban: 51.2mpg (5.5 l/100km) – 56mph: 68.0mpg (4.2l/100km) – 75mph: 55.6mpg (5.1l/100km)

Price
On The Road from £6,599

* Manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP), the actual sale prices can vary.

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