2012 Triumph Bonneville Review

2012 Triumph Bonneville Front View

2012 Triumph Bonneville

Triumph launched the Bonneville 2012 at the Delhi auto expo 2012 as expected but what really delighted us was the competitive pricing, but more on that later. It has 865cc parallel-twin engine that’s fuel-injected for easy starting, sweet running and compliance to even the strictest modern emissions regulations.

The 865cc parallel twin-cylinder may look old, but it actually uses an electronic fuel injection system that’s niftily housed in fake carburetors to preserve the unique look of the machine.



Displacement:   865.00 ccm (52.78 cubic inches)

Engine type:       Twin, four-stroke

Engine details:   360 degree firing interval

Power: 68.00 HP (49.6 kW)) @ 7500 RPM

Torque:                68.00 Nm (6.9 kgf-m or 50.2 ft.lbs) @ 5800 RPM

Compression:    9.2:1

Bore x stroke:    90.0 x 90.0 mm (3.5 x 3.5 inches)

Fuel system:      Injection. Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI

Fuel control:       DOHC

Ignition:               Digital-inductive type via engine management system

Cooling system:                Air

Gearbox:             5-speed


Front suspension:            Kayaba 41mm forks. 120mm travel

Rear suspension:             Kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload. 100mm rear wheel travel


Front tire dimensions:   100/70-R17

Rear tire dimensions:     130/80-R17

Physical Measures

Weight incl. oil, gas, etc:                225.0 kg (496.0 pounds)

Seat height:        740 mm (29.1 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.

Overall height:  1,130 mm (44.5 inches)

Overall length:  2,115 mm (83.3 inches)

Overall width:    790 mm (31.1 inches)

Wheelbase:        1,490 mm (58.7 inches)

Fuel capacity:     16.00 litres (4.23 gallons)

Oil capacity:        4.50 litres (0.30 quarts)


Final drive:          Chain

Clutch:  Wet. multi-plate

Driveline:             X ring chain

Fuel consumption:          5.47 litres/100 km (18.3 km/l or 43.00 mpg)

Greenhouse gases:         126.9 CO2 g/km. (CO2 – Carbon dioxide emission)

Exhaust system:               Stainless steel headers. twin chromed upswept silencers


Front brakes:     Single disc. Nissin 2-piston floating caliper

Front brakes diameter: 310 mm (12.2 inches)

Rear brakes:       Single disc. Nissin 2-piston floating caliper

Rear brakes diameter:   255 mm (10.0 inches)


Frame type:       Tubular steel cradle

Rake (fork angle):            27.0°

2012 Triumph Bonneville Front View

2012 Triumph Bonneville Silver View

2012 Triumph Bonneville is ridding by a man

2012 Triumph Bonneville iBack View

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