Triumph Bonneville 2001

The new 2001 Triumph Bonneville is perhaps the most awaited bike of the year; the re-introduction of one of motorcycling's most famous models. In collecting information for this review I have been assisted by Steve Crocker, a 2001 Bonneville owner who lives in Solo, Indonesian. Steve's previous bike was a Suzuki GT-750. He has graciously consented to share some insights and opinions about his new Bonneville for this article. (Isn't the Internet wonderful?) The responsibility for the accuracy and presentation of the information in this review remains mine, however.

Model ID
Manufacturer (Make)Triumph
Model NameBonneville
Engine Capacity (Displacement)790 ccm (48.21 cubic inches)
Engine TypeTwin
Bore x StrokeØ86.0 mm x 68.0 mm (Ø3.39 inches x 2.68 inches)
Bore/Stroke Ratio1.26
Valves per Cylinder4
Fuel System(Carburetion)Carburettor
Gearbox5 speed
Front Suspension Travel120 mm (4.72 inches)
Rear Suspension Travel105 mm (4.13 inches)
Front BrakesSingle disc
Front Brakes DiameterØ310 mm (Ø12.2 inches)
Rear BrakesSingle disc
Rear Brakes DiameterØ255 mm (Ø10.04 inches)
Front Tire100/90-r19
Rear Tire130/80-r17
Seat Height775 mm (30.51 inches)
Wheelbase1493 mm (58.78 inches)
Dry Weight205 kg (452 lb)
Fuel Capacity 16 litres (4.23 gallons)
Max Power62.00 HP (45.3 kW) at 7400 RPM
Max Torque60.00 Nm (44.12 ft*lbs) at 3500 RPM
Power/Weight Ratio0.27 Hp/Kg
Top Speed180 km/h (112mph)
Acceleration (dart, speedup) time
0-100 km/h5.4 seconds
0-60 mph5.1 seconds
  • 1/4 mile
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  • 60 to 140 km/h, highest gear
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