Everything you always wanted to know about the Triumph Bonneville – and more – is now available in one book.
The Triumph Bonneville Bike features a detailed history of the iconic bike named after the American salt flats where it set world speed records.
Long-time British motorcycle journalist Peter Henshaw also provides the history of its antecedents, how it came about, and year-by-year production changes, with detailed technical specifications and contemporary road test reports showing how the Bonneville compares with its rivals.
However, the history of the bike cannot be separated from the turbulent story of the company that built it and Henshaw covers it all.
Triumph went from huge successes in the 1960s, when the Bonneville conquered North America, to troubled times in the early 1970s, leading to the formation of the workers co-operative that heroically kept the Bonneville alive for a further nine years.
The history comes right up to the present company under John Bloor.
It also gives some advice about how to buy one secondhand – all the pitfalls, what to look for, and what they are really like to live with.
It has a comprehensive appendix of facts, figures, contacts, technical specifications (including correct colours for each year), engine/frame numbers, and road test performance figures.
The book includes a list of club contacts, parts suppliers and restorers, which won’t be of little use to those outside the UK, but for any true Bonneville fan, it really is the Bible.
The hardback Veloce book costs $54.95 plus postage and is available through +44 1305 260068 outside the UK, (01305 260068 in the UK), on the website or firstname.lastname@example.org.