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2002 Triumph Bonneville America
2002 Triumph Bonneville America

2002 Triumph Bonneville America
2002 Triumph Bonneville America

2002 Triumph Bonneville America
2002 Triumph Bonneville America


– 2002 Triumph Bonneville America

Triumph Bonneville America

Bold, stylish and unmistakably Triumph, the Bonneville America is every inch the classic cruiser in the stateside mould – low-slung, laid-back and built to turn dreams of riding the open highway or cruising city streets in style into reality.

Taking its look from a blend of typically Triumph touches and the quintessential form of the classic cruiser, the Bonneville America is Triumph’s most vibrant design statement yet. Designed specifically for riders seeking an alternative to American hardware or Japanese equivalents, this evocative creation cleverly marries chopper and lowrider styling elements to form a true original.

At the heart of the machine lies the 790cc DOHC eight-valve engine with a 270 degree firing angle, instead of the usual 360 degree firing angle crankshaft. This bottom-end configuration gives the engine an uneven firing-order and produces the Bonneville America’s distinctive and unmistakable off-beat exhaust note – relaxed, potent and captivating. The deep exhaust tone exits through chromed slash-cut mufflers.

The five gears are selected through a forward-mounted footshift – the chromed footpegs and forward controls form a key part of the relaxed riding position. Along with a super-low 28 inch seat height and raked back handlebars mounted on a slab-style top yoke, the Bonneville America offers all the traditional custom-cruiser details in an ergonomically developed package that’s as effective as it is authentic.

Dominating the slab top yoke is a chrome-bezelled, white-faced speedo, dramatically angled back into the rider’s eye view and sited directly above the large chromed single headlight unit. The rest of the instruments are mounted in a deep-chromed console above the substantial 16.6-litre fuel tank that gives a 150-mile range entirely appropriate to a serious long-haul cruiser. The tank badges are heavy-chromed ‘old’ Triumph style whilst the pillion footrest hangers mimic a toolbox in a neat touch borrowed from Triumph’s pre-war machines.

Brushed-finish heavy-duty wide-style forks complete a stylish and imposing front end with an 18-inch front wheel while at the rear chromed twin shock absorbers keep the 15-inch wheel, fitted with a 170 section rear tyre, glued to the road. Disc brakes front and rear with two-piston calipers take care of stopping.

A vast range of dedicated accessories reflects the enduring popularity of machine personalisation. Everything from custom-fitted leather saddlebags to sissy bars and special chassis trim is available from a comprehensive Triumph catalogue.
In Jet Black and Silver with deeply-valenced Jet Black mudguards or Cardinal Red and Silver with red mudguards, the Bonneville America borrows on Triumph’s rich Stateside heritage and draws on key elements of US bike culture to bring out the best in this definitive factory cruiser for the world market.

Key features:
– 790cc DOHC eight-valve engine with 270 degree firing angle crankshaft for distinctive engine note
– Deep-chromed engine covers
– Five-speed gearbox, ratios selected for relaxed cruising
– Custom style slash-cut exhaust pipes
– Forward foot controls for relaxed riding position
– Low 28-inch seat height to complement forward controls and enhance low-speed manoeuvrability
– Wide-glide front forks for stability and authentic cruiser looks
– Tank-mounted warning lights and top-yoke mounted large diameter speedo
– 16.6-litre fuel tank for long range
– Huge range of custom accessories

Colour Options:
– Jet Black & Silver
– Cardinal Red & silver


– Integrated Alarm
– two circuit immobilisation
– ‘fail-safe’ engine immobilisation
– ‘hot-wire’ detection circuit
– internal rechargeable battery
– current draw of less than 5 mA
– Thatcham MC1 approved
– Summer Screen
– 4.5 mm polycarbonate
– designed for maximum upper body weather protection
– Roadster Screen
– classic styling
– bright chrome finishing strips
– 4.5 mm polycarbonate
– Colour Co-ordinated Fly Screen
– Roadster Seat
– Gunfighter Seat
– Pillion Touring Pad
– higher comfort pillion seat
– Front Seat Rail Kit
– Knee Pads
– Chrome Aftermarket Silencers – Short
– Chrome Aftermarket Silencers – Full Length
– Engine Dresser Bar Kit
– Analogue Clock Kit
– Low Sissy Bar Kit
– High Sissy Bar Kit
– Low Sissy Bar & Rack
– High Sissy Bar & Rack
– Rack (Seat Pad Mount)
– Light bar & Light Kit (road legal in US only)
– Leather Pannier Kit
– Fabric Pannier Kit
– Leather Tank Covers
– Footboard Kit
– Rocker Lever Kit
– Colour Co-ordinated Air Dam Kit
– Billet Caliper Cover Kit
– Axle Nut Covers
– Single Seat Finishers
– replace pillion footrests and hangers for solo riding

Custom Painted Bodywork
· 3 distinctive styles to choose from



Type Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel twin, 270º firing interval
Capacity 790cc
Bore/Stroke 86 x 68mm
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Fuel System Twin carburettors, with throttle position sensor and electric carburettor heaters
Ignition Digital – inductive type

Primary Drive Gear
Final Drive X ring chain
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 5-speed

Frame Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, tubular steel
Wheels FrontRear Spoked 18 x 2.5in Spoked 15 x 3.5in
Tyres FrontRear 110/80 R18170/80 R15
Suspension FrontRear 41mm forksChromed spring twin shocks with adjustable pre-load
Brakes FrontRear Single 310mm disc, 2 piston caliperSingle 285mm disc, 2 piston caliper

Length 2424mm (95.4in)
Width (handlebars) 955mm (37.6in)
Height 1184mm (46.6in)
Seat Height 720mm (28.3in)
Wheelbase 1655mm (65.2in)
Rake / Trail 33.3º / 153mm
Weight (Dry) 226kg (497lb)
Fuel Tank Capacity 16.6 litres (4.4 gal US)

(measured at crankshaft to DIN 70020)
Maximum Power 62PS (61bhp) at 7,400 rpm
Maximum Torque 60Nm (44.3ft.lbf) at 3,500 rpm

Jet Black / Silver, Cardinal Red / Silver

2 years; unlimted mileage

4000 miles or one year, whichever comes first

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