- Triumph launches Special Edition versions of the Bonneville and Speed Triple.
- Bonneville SE changes include a head-turning red frame, a distinctive new paint scheme, new headlight mounts and a black pillion grab rail.
- Speed Triple SE features a blue frame, eye-catching tank stripes, color-matched fly screen, belly pan and seat cowl, plus extensive carbon fiber to complete the unique, premium look.
Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK – March 1, 2013 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Triumph Motorcycles is excited to announce to 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. While the bold red frame and stunning paint job immediately catches the eye, there have been many other styling changes made to the bike.
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.
However, it is the red frame and Matte Black and Cranberry Red color scheme which really grabs the attention. Not to be outdone, and with an eye on function and fashion, the Bonneville SE proudly sports a unique seat design comprising new stitching and vinyl covering.
The Special Edition Speed Triple is also based on the current model, powered by Triumph’s charismatic 1050cc three 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 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 neat finishing details such as a rubber tank pad and clear rear light. A new styled clutch, alternator and sprocket cover further enhances its distinctive makeover.
Finishing the dynamic look are blue wheel pinstripes, new styled mirrors and black silencer heat shields, handlebars and clamps.
Both new machines will be available via the U.S. Triumph dealer network from May 1, 2013. The Bonneville SE is priced at $7,999 while the Speed Triple SE will retail at $13,399.
First established in 1902, Triumph Motorcycles celebrated 110 years of motorcycle manufacture in 2012. For more than two decades, Triumph Motorcycles has been based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, and has produced iconic bikes which perfectly blend design, character, charisma and performance. Building around 50,000 bikes per year, Triumph is the largest British motorcycle manufacturer and has over 750 dealers across the world.
At the heart of Triumph’s philosophy is a commitment to developing truly unique motorcycles that offer a blend of distinctive design, intuitive handling and performance. The innovation and engineering passion that gave birth to the iconic Bonneville of the 60s has today created a broad range of bikes suited to all motorcycle riders, including the striking 2.3 liter Rocket III, the unmistakable Speed Triple and the SuperSports Daytona 675.
Triumph currently employs around sixteen hundred personnel worldwide and has subsidiary operations in the UK, America, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden, Benelux and most recently Brazil, as well as a network of independent distributors. Triumph has manufacturing facilities in Hinckley, Leicestershire and Thailand and a CKD facility in Brazil.