2006 Triumph Bonneville
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– 2006 Triumph Bonneville
2006 Triumph Bonneville
Changes for 2006:
– Handsome new Aluminium Silver colour option
A roadster with a direct connection to the heady days of 60’s, the Bonneville mixes genuine British heritage with 21st century technology.
Taking many cues from Triumph’s past – the original was first manufactured in 1959 – the Bonneville cleverly matches authenticity and tradition to modern needs and has found real relevance today with riders looking for a simple, honest and useful machine.
It’s an easy-to-manage motorcycle, thanks to a low seat height of 775mm – 30.5-inches – and similarly low centre of gravity. The sturdy frame and relaxed steering geometry provide composure at speed as well as ensuring the Bonnie needs only light input at the handlebars. Modern tyres and disc brakes front and rear add to the assured road-holding, handling and stopping ability. All riders – from those with little experience to those with lots – appreciate the Bonneville’s excellent open road manners and also its agility in jammed city streets.
The Bonnie’s air-cooled, 790cc parallel twin-cylinder engine offers a simple, striking look coupled with modern engineering techniques and materials. Both pistons rise and fall together – via a 360° crankshaft firing interval – giving the distinctive feel and character of a British twin-cylinder engine. The engine produces ninety percent of peak torque – a very healthy 60Nm – at 3,500rpm and maintains this figure through to the redline, providing smooth acceleration in any of the five gears.
Twin electrically heated 36mm carburettors feed the engine and are fitted with throttle position sensors. A pair of ‘peashooter’ style silencers deal with exhaust gases and have a very traditional look, as does the triangular engine cover and left-hand side clutch casing, both quintessentially Triumph.
Three paint options – Aluminium Silver, Goodwood Green and Jet Black are available. The extra option of the black engine finish with the Jet Black paint adds a subtle alternative.
The Bonneville’s a stylish way to cover the urban landscape and is equally at home blatting down a leafy country lane on a Sunday ride out. It has a lineage few models can match and a tangible credibility. All of which makes the Bonneville as relevant today as it’s always been.
Silencers (for off road use only) Chrome Lifter Arm Cover
Summer Screen Chrome Front Mudguard
Roadster Screen Chrome Chain Guard
Fly Screen Chrome Side Panel
Leather Panniers Chrome Headlight Brackets
Fabric Panniers Chrome Levers
Tank Bag Chrome Speedo Facia
Chrome Grab Rail Chrome Side Stand
Chrome Sissy Bar High Knee Pads
Chrome Sissy Bar Low Fork Gaitors
King & Queen Seat Tacho Conversion
Single Seat Centre Stand
Chrome Master Cylinder Cover Tank Badges
Chrome Engine Cover Kit All Weather Bike Cover
Chrome Cam Cover Alarm/Immobiliser
Chrome Engine Dresser Bars Custom Paint Kit
Engine Type Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 360º firing interval
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
Frame Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, tubular steel
Wheels Front 36-spoke, 19 x 2.5in
Rear 40-spoke, 17 x 3.5in
Tyres Front 100/90 19
Rear 130/80 17
Suspension Front 41mm forks
Rear Chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload
Brakes Front Single 310mm disc, 2 piston caliper
Rear Single 255mm disc, 2 piston caliper
Length 2230mm (87.8in)
Width (Handlebars) 840mm (33.1in)
Height 1100mm (43.3in)
Seat Height 775mm (30.5in)
Wheelbase 1500mm (59.1in)
Weight (Dry) 205kg (451lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity 16.6 litres (4.4 gal US)
Maximum Power 62PS (61bhp) at 7,300 rpm
Maximum Torque 60Nm (44ft.lbf) at 7,200 rpm
PERFORMANCE MEASURED AT CRANKSHAFT TO DIN 70020