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History of the Triumph Bonneville

Few motorcycles can claim a history quite like the iconic Triumph Bonneville. From its first appearance in 1959 through to the latest 1200cc water-cooled version. The Triumph Bonneville has been a highly desirable motorcycle.

The Bonneville commemorated the 1956 world speed record of 214mph of Johnny Allen, set using a Triumph ‘streamliner’, at the Bonneville Flats and which gave birth to the “World’s Fastest Motorcycle” tag.

During the swinging ’60s, the Bonneville was the king of cool. A-listers like Paul Newman, Lee Marvin and of course, Steve McQueen helped cement the Bonny with its iconic status.

In more recent times new Triumph company owner John Bloor gave birth to the retro motorcycling industry when back in 2000 he released the new Hinkley made Bonneville 790.

This infographic shows the key moments in the history of the Triumph Bonneville.


History of the Triumph Bonneville

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