2001 Triumph Bonneville 790


  • Superb condition
  • Low mileage 
  • Original bike


The Triumph Bonneville is probably one of the most recognised names from the Triumph lineup throughout the 1960s, 1970s and into the 1980s. Relaunched in 2001, the classic Bonneville was back, this time with a modern twist. It was designed to resemble the 60s-70s classic but with the new 360-degree engine and twin-shock rear suspension. The relaunch of the Bonneville was a huge success and helped restart the love for classic British motorcycles.  

This 2001 Triumph Bonneville is finished in the traditional colour scheme and is in excellent condition, having covered just 10,873 miles. It has clearly been well cared for, and we would say used mainly in dry conditions, which has helped keep it in such nice condition. 


  • V5 is present
  • Registered on the 1st March 2001 
  • Three previous keepers
  • Original owners manual 
  • Original service manual 
  • Previous MOT certificates
  • Current MOT valid until 14th May 2024


  • Very well presented 
  • Scarlet Red, Silver and Gloss black colour scheme presents very well
  • Gloss black side panels with Bonneville lettering in gold are in excellent condition
  • Mudguards are free from any chips or damage
  • The petrol tank is free from any dings or dents, and the Triumph badges and knee pads are in excellent condition
  • Chrome handlebars are in excellent condition with no tarnishing 
  • The grips are in good order with no real wear to them
  • There is an aftermarket clock fitted, and this does require a new battery
  • The switchgear is in nice condition, with no wear to the lettering
  • The instruments are clean and clear and are said to be working correctly
  • Odometer shows a reading of just 10,873 miles
  • The headlight, indicators and rear light are all free from any damage 
  • Discrete LED lights have been fitted to the wind deflector 
  • The wind deflector is in good condition with no excessive scratches 
  • Chrome mirrors and luggage rack are in excellent condition
  • Rubber foot pegs are in excellent order
  • The seat has no real signs of use, with no damage or creasing
  • 19” front and 17” rear chrome wheels are in excellent condition with no tarnishing
  • The Avon Roadrunner tyres have a good amount of tread remaining


  • 790cc four-stroke, air-cooled, parallel twin-cylinder
  • Five-speed gearbox
  • 62hp and 44lb-ft of torque
  • Twin 36mm carbruettors
  • The engine block, heads and manifolds are all excellent, with minimal tarnishing
  • There is some minor pitting to the chrome gearbox casing
  • The bike starts up easily via the electric start
  • The vendor reports no issues with the running of the bike 
  • Gearchange is said to be smooth going up and down the five-speed gearbox
  • Twin 70s-style chrome exhausts have a bright finish with no tarnishing. There is a small scuff on the right-hand silencer
  • The gloss black tubular steel frame looks to be in excellent condition
  • 41mm telescopic forks
  • No issues have been reported with the suspension and the bike rides as you would expect
  • 310mm disc for the front and 255mm disc on the rear, both with two-piston calipers bring the Bonneville to a stop easily


If you fancy taking a nostalgic trip down memory lane, the reincarnation of the Triumph Bonneville is the perfect bike to do just that. With styling from the 60s-70s but with modern engineering, the Bonneville will reward you with a nice ride. 

Top marks to Triumph for their new take on a British classic that has been well executed and looks likely to become a modern classic. 

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2001
  • Make Triumph
  • Model Bonneville 790
  • Colour Red/Silver
  • Odometer 10,873 Miles
  • Engine size 790
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Leek
  • Location Staffordshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
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