Triumph Bonneville Turns 50

In 1959, Triumph Bonneville the legendry brand of Triumph Motorcycles was launched to celebrate the breaking of the motorcycle land speed record at Bonneville Salt Flats at Utah.

In the celebrations that lasted from 21st August to 23rd August, 2009 the company commemorated 50 years of the motorcycle by hosting a variety of activities and entertainment programmes as it launched a special edition Bonneville.

The colour and styling of the 50th year anniversary limited edition Bonneville T100 is kept same as the one that was originally launched in the market 50 years ago. The two tone colours Meriden Blue/Exotic Orange resemble the first Bonneville. The  is fitted with a fuel injected twin cylinder 865cc motor and a contemporary chassis while maintaining the styling of its 50 years old namesake. Just 650 of these motorcycles have been manufactured and each one gets an exclusive number indicating its limited availability.

Apart from the limited edition bike from the Triumph stable, to mark the occasion the Triumph motorcycle owner club hosted a series of activities and events for Bonneville customers. Several contests were organised amongst them in different classes like including Best Single Down Tube T120, Best Duplex T120, Best Unit Construction T120, Best Oil in Frame T120, Best Meriden T140, Best Devon T140 and Best Hinckley Bonneville. A show of old Bonneville motorcycles was also organised along with music and other entertainment programmes which continued till late night during show days.


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