Triumph Bonneville 900 Bike Overview
The Triumph Bonneville 900 has excellent build quality and is a good performing motorcycle overall.
It has a low seat with easy-to-reach bars so you can sit comfortably on this bike for a good few hours without any discomfort. The 19-inch front wheel swings nicely under your control and the bike has a good feeling of power when you’re on it. It gives a smooth ride, and the twin cylinder motor although noisy, pulls away well enough. From 2008 onwards, the fuel injection engine was introduced and it was increased in capacity to 865cc.
What’s also great about this bike is that it is easy to maintain and oil at home. It’s a low cost bike to run overall. You’ll want to keep the paint in good condition with regular cleaning, though. Insurance is low on this bike and you can pick up a second hand model for pretty cheap. These machines tend to wear and tear a lot slower than other bikes, so you’ll get a lot out of it.
You can also get a lot of accessories for this bike. This includes seats, engine covers and panniers which you can pick up at your local dealer or online.
Triumph Bonneville 900 Bike Spec
- Top speed112mph
- Average fuel consumption48mpg
- Seat height740mm
- EngineAir cooled, four stroke, DOHC
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Easy to ride but can be a little snatchy especially in slow moving traffic. It picks up nicely on the open road, wind buffering is a problem with standard set up but flatter bars and fitting a screen help.
It's powerful enough and pulls nicely although can be a little snatchy in slow moving traffic.
Cheap as chips! Easy servicing makes it great to have as a hobby for weekends and sunny days.
Some annoying corrosion on the spoked wheels despite regular cleaning but the paint is as good as new, not bad for a 9 year old bike!
Brakes are adequate and do the job Well, No problems.
Great…all things considered.
Standard, adequate, bomb proof.
Cheap (at my age/mileage)
Good but not perfect, (bad bits by me).
Forks are a bit soft
It's ok, just right for me
50 to 60 mpg, cheap insurance, so very little
Ok, after 5 years some corrosion, here and there
Could be better, a twin disc set up would be good
Bit slow and has an old feel to it. Probably why Triumph have updated
Needs more power – buy the T120 if you can afford it.
Very well made
Light, handles the bends excellent smooth ride
For the size it's a bit poor but more than enough just don't get to your destinations
Some better std equipment I.e. centre stand.
Nothing serious no recalls etc.
More than good enough
It is smooth to ride, but heavy. so moving it manually isn't always easy, being female I wish it was lighter
Weight and if it could have lower seat options
Excellent handles bette than the Meriden Bonnie ever did
Superb does everything I want of it and since we found and removed the (new licence) restrictor it rides ever better.
I can't think of a single thing to improve it. Unless I can have Suzi Perry attached to the pillion seat.
The build quality is good but could have been better. The coating on the engine cases and the chrome particularly.
Great I've had no trouble with them, they stop me quicker than my old BMW ABS.
Handles well, corners great, smooth acceleration and bars are excellent with the shifter.
Looks like a racer, ploughs like a tractor.
Typically triumph, everything feels just right.
Would benefit from Brembo upgrades or at minimum a twin disc set up on front.
Low speed manoeuvres are easy and light.
Smooth and more than enough power.
Cheap to run all round.
Triumph fitted centre stand can get too close to leg in operation. Allow bike to cool before centre stand or risk attaining a matching scar to my right leg.
Warm them up.