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Triumph Announces Bonneville and Speed Triple Special Editions

Rider Magazine Staff
March 1, 2013
Filed under Latest News, Triumph Motorcycle Reviews

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Triumph Bonneville SE

Triumph Bonneville SE

Triumph Motorcycles announced two special edition SE models of its iconic Bonneville and Speed Triple bikes.

The new Special Edition Bonneville, with its characteristic 865cc engine, retro chrome styling and cast aluminium wheels, boasts an array of enhancements to create a hugely distinctive bike. The motorcycle has a bold red frame and distinctive Matte Black and Cranberry Red paint scheme. The front end gets new front indicators and headlight (as per the Thruxton), while the rear end sees the addition of a black pillion grab rail and “bash” plate. Contemporary black mirrors complete the new look. The Bonneville SE also sports a unique seat design comprising new stitching and vinyl covering.

Triumph Speed Triple SE

Triumph Speed Triple SE

The Special Edition Speed Triple is also based on the current model, powered by Triumph’s charismatic 1050cc 3-cylinder engine. Boasting a distinctive blue frame and swingarm, the Speed Triple SE comes in Matte Graphite with twin Matte Blue decals. The special edition gets the lightweight treatment with a carbon fiber front mudguard, side pods, tank cover panel and inner radiator panels. The color-matched fly screen, belly pan and seat cowl all come as standard, as well as finishing details such as a rubber tank pad and clear rear light. A new styled clutch, alternator and sprocket cover further enhances the makeover. Finishing the look are blue wheel pinstripes, new styled mirrors and black silencer heat shields, handlebars and clamps.

Both Special Edition motorcycles will be available via the U.S. Triumph dealer network starting May 1, 2013. The Bonneville SE is priced at $7,999 while the Speed Triple SE will retail at $13,399.

More information on all Triumph models can be found at triumphmotorcycles.com.

Triumph Bonneville SE

Triumph Bonneville SE

Triumph Speed Triple SE

Triumph Speed Triple SE

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5 Responses to “Triumph Announces Bonneville and Speed Triple Special Editions”

  1. Richard Kurtz on March 1st, 2013 9:56 pm

    Guys – I have yearned for something for years that just hasn’t happened. Now, I must confess that I’m a bit of an old guy almost ready to turn 70 at my next birthday coming up in July so you may have an idea as to where I’m coming from so here it is. I enjoy the shootouts that magazines do and I admit that I take most every magazine out there but those devoted just to Harleys, and here’s the problem with all of you guys mags. Other than the name of the writer, they’re all the same. If you read one, the rest are much the same. Same ‘ol, same ‘ol, same ‘ol.
    I have a solution for that. Insert a wild card in the shootout and report on it as you do the newest and supposedly best. Whether it be of like kind or not. Make it so far off base that it becomes interesting in and of itself just by the fact that it is in the pack. After all, it’s not a race, It’s a comparison. Many of my guys would be just as interested in the outcome of the ‘wild’ card as the topic bikes. Unless I miss my guess, this may well become the favorite feature of the story.
    Richard Kurtz, ROMEO Founder
    (Retired Old Motorcyclists Eating Out)
    500 strong and growing
    romeoriders.com
    North Central Romeo Lunch Ride Group

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  2. Bill Ivey on April 1st, 2013 10:11 pm

    I love your mag. Ilove my Triumph Thunderbird. Triumph motorcycles were the main bikes we dreamed of comeing back to ride when we were in the Nam. Thank you for showing all brands of bikes, not just harleys. No matter what type of bike anyone rides, just ride. Just ride. Ride for our friends whodid not get to come back to ride themseives. Keep up the good work. Bill ,Tennessee

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  3. Doug Eyolfson on July 29th, 2013 11:24 pm

    Bought the bike and love it.
    Except:
    Ordered a windshield for it, only to find out that they have changed the headlight mount (that the windshield attaches to).
    When I called Triumph to find a solution, they got back to me with the following reply:
    Triumph does not have any windshield that will go on this bike!
    (It would have been nice to know that before I got the bike!)

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  4. Doug Eyolfson on July 29th, 2013 11:25 pm

    Clarification:
    the windshield issue is referring to the Black & Red Bonneville SE.

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  5. Steve Green on July 31st, 2013 6:54 am

    I was hoping for a stunning new Bonneville

    Much more hp

    Shaft drive

    My Thunderbird Is getting heavy

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