Ride of the Day: 2014 Triumph Bonneville
The Triumph Bonnevilles are a range of standard motorcycles made in three different production runs beginning in 1959. The first two, by the defunct Triumph Engineering in Meriden, West Midlands, England were 1959 to 1983 and 1985 to 1988. The third run, by Triumph Motorcycles in Hinckley, Leicestershire began in 2001. It is named after the Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, where Triumph and other motorcycle companies made attempts on motorcycle speed records. All share a parallel-twin four-stroke engine configuration. The current version, produced since 2001 by the modern successor of the original company, is a completely redesigned and re-engineered evolution of the original design.