Triumph Bonneville Ewan McGregor Special Edition

 

 

 

Make Model.

Triumph Bonneville Ewan McGregor Special Edition

Year

2008

Engine

Four stroke, parallel twin cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder

Capacity

865 cc / 52.8 cu in
Bore x Stroke 90 x 68 mm
Cooling System Air-cooled
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Lubrication Wet sump
Engine Oil Synthetic, 15W/50

Induction

Multipoint Sequential Fuel injection

Ignition 

Digital 

Max Power

49 kW / 66 hp @ 7250 rpm

Max Torque

71 Nm / 7.24 kgf-m / 52 ft-lb @ 6000 rpm
Clutch Wet, multi plate

Transmission 

5 Speed 
Final Drive Chain, X-ring
Frame Tubular steel cradle, swing arm: twin-sided, tubular steel

Front Suspension

41mm Kayaba telescopic forks
Front Wheel Travel 120 mm / 4.7 in

Rear Suspension

Kayaba chrome spring twin shocks with adjustable preload
Rear Wheel Travel 106 mm / 4.17 in

Front Brakes

Single 310 mm disc, 2 piston calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 255 mm disc, 2 piston calipers
Wheels Front 36 Spokes, 19 x 2.5 in
Wheels Rear 36 Spokes, 17 x 3.5 in

Front Tyre

100/90 19

Rear Tyre

130/80 17
Rake 28°
Trail 110 mm / 4.3 in
Dimensions Length 2230 mm / 87.8 in
Width     840 mm / 33.1 in
Height  1100 mm / 43.3 in
Wheelbase 1500 mm / 59.1 in
Seat Height 775 mm / 30.5 in

Dry Weight

205 kg / 451 lbs

Wet Weight

226 kg / 499 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

16.6 Litres / 4.4 US gal / 3.7 Imp gal

This year Triumph celebrates 50 years from when the first Bonneville was produced and in order to mark the half of century of existence on roads around the world, the British manufacturer has created two brand new limited edition models, one designed by Belfast, and the other by Ewan McGregor.

Cleverly blending traditional British style and charismatic performance, the Triumph Bonneville is the perfect roadster and a modern design classic. Its unique looks and exhilarating riding experience have made the Bonneville the motorcycle of choice for generations of fast-living individuals including screen idols from Steve McQueen, James Dean and Marlon Brando, through to George Clooney and Nicholas Cage.

Triumph is marking the occasion by producing two unique one-off designs for the Bonneville, each conceived by an iconic collaborator, synonymous with style and British motorcycling: Hollywood star Ewan McGregor and designer of high-end motorcycling fashion, Belstaff.

Renowned motorcycle enthusiast, Ewan McGregor, has created a design that reflects the Bonneville’s rich heritage. The design incorporates a copper-plated tank, with black waxed cotton by Belstaff on the seat and side panel and is inspired by one of his own vintage bikes, as well as his love of the legendary motorcycle enthusiast (and Triumph rider), Steve McQueen.

Ewan explains, “I wanted to use a traditional waxed cotton material as it has such a resonance with the history of style in motorcycling and mix it with the tradition of coppering tanks.  I am a huge fan of Steve McQueen and his films from the 1960s, and the font that I have chosen for the Triumph logo harks back to that golden era of biking.

“This is such an exciting project for me – the Bonneville has to be the ultimate in iconic British motorcycles, so the chance to create my very own design and see it through to production is amazing.”

Ewan McGregor’s specially designed bike will be auctioned for his chosen charity, UNICEF for whom he is an ambassador.