Triumph Bonneville America Bike Overview
The Triumph America is a cruiser bike which many biker fans love. It reminds us of the Thunderbird and other bikes modified in the 60s and 70s. It’s not a particularly sporty bike, but it’s a great bike to ride nonetheless.
In terms of ride quality, the Triumph America is much lower than you’d expect but it is very nippy around town. It’s a bit bouncy in places, but it’s overall a good ride.
You’ll get a modest 61bhp from this bike and it’s quicker off the mark than many of its competitors. It is also quite a light bike, surprisingly, which is pleasing when going long distances. It rides low, with a seat height of 720mm, and the handlebars and wide to really give a great nostalgic feel to this model.
Like with all Triumphs, the build quality is good and you can expect a reliable model for many years to come when you invest in this bike. It is a durable bike even through our British winters, just make sure you maintain it little and often to get the best out of it.
Unfortunately this is a rare bike to be found in the UK but good value if you can find one.
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Triumph Bonneville America Bike Spec
- Top speed110mph
- Average fuel consumption49mpg
- Seat height720mm
- Capacity790cc/ 865cc
- EngineAir cooled, parallel twin, DOHC
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Fun bike to ride. Handles very well in corners.
Love the engine and the transmission. Plenty of torque, smooth gear changes. Bought it with long slash cut pipes, which makes the bike a bit louder but not disturbing at all.
Would be nice if next generation would come with belt drive just as the big brother – the Thunderbird.
Excellent built quality – as usual Triumph.
Brakes are OK. They will definitely stop the bike, but I miss the ABS
Very easy to ride
Just right. Enough power to enjoy without riding like a lunatic
Sound and more low down torque
Superb build quality 10 years old 9000 miles on the clock and still looks a rides like new
Does the job
It's a heavy bike and the door tests don't like banking around corners. But its a cruiser so it's not meant to be banned over.
850cc is big enough. Economical and quick. 58mpg on along run.
Servicing depends on mileage. I change oil and filter every new season and they're both cheap enough on line prices vary but around £6-8 for filter and £25 for oil. Insurance ya cheap and tax ya £7-£8.00 a month. I've ridden Japanese bikes of 1250cc which are as cheap to run but I'll is dearer. But as a 1250 it was heavier on fuel.
Build quality very good. The only issue is with all British bikes it does tend to have pints which are suseptable to easily and the chrome work could be of better quality.
Braking is good.
Handles great not too heavy
This bike has power if needed and sounds great
It's good on fuel very smooth
It's very reliable runs perfect
For a big bike it stops well brakes very good
It is so smooth and responsive it is a joy to ride..
The engine size is 865cc which is plenty for me being an older rider.. It is a good size for cruising..
As i do not race my bike the fuel consumption is excellent.. I get it serviced once a year and have just had the chain and sprockets changed
Only problem i have had was when the micro switch on the side-stand was faulty..Other than that i have had no problems with it
No issues with the brakes they have never let me down and are quite capable of stopping the bike quickly when needed