Triumph Bonneville Newchurch Special Edition

 

 

 

Make Model

Triumph Bonneville Newchurch Special Edition

Year

2015

Engine

Four stroke, parallel twin cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, 360° firing interval

Capacity

865 cc / 52.8 cub 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
Oil Capacity 4.5 L / 1.2 US gal / 1.0 Imp gal
Exhaust Stainless steel with twin chromed silencers, upswept

Induction

Multipoint Sequential Fuel injection with SAI

Ignition 

Digital 

Starting

Electric

Max Power

50.7 kW / 68 hp @ 7500 rpm

Max Torque

68 Nm / 6.93 kgf-m / 50.2 ft-lb @ 5800 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, Nissin 2 piston floating calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 255 mm disc, Nissin 2 piston floating calipers
Wheels Front Cast aluminum alloy, 7 spoke, 17 x 3.0 inch
Wheels Rear Cast aluminum alloy, 7 spoke, 17 x 3.5 inch

Front Tyre

110/70 R17

Rear Tyre

130/80 R17
Rake 26°
Trail 106 mm / 4.2 in
Dimensions Length 2115 mm / 83.3 in
Width     790 mm / 31.1in (at handlebars)
Height  1130 mm / 44.5 in (without mirrors)
Wheelbase 1490 mm / 58.7 in
Seat Height 740 mm / 30.1 in

Dry Weight

209 kg / 461 lbs

Wet Weight

225 kg / 496 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

16 Litres / 4.2 gal / 3.5 Imp gal

Consumption Average

4.2 L/100 km / 23.6 km/l / 55.6 US mpg /67.3 Imp mpg
Colours Cranberry red/pure white, Sapphire blue/pure white with black detailing

Since 1959, when the Triumph Bonneville launched, riders have been customising and making them their own. Over the decades Bonneville has spawned countless customs from landspeed record holders to the most contemporary of custom specials.

This ‘Spirit’ is one of three new classic special editions, and boasts a Spirit Blue / New England White paint scheme on the fuel tank and rear mudguard; white decorative stitching on the part-textured seat cover, and Jet Black paint for the side panels and front mudguard.

The latest Triumph script has been used on the fuel tank to maintain to the fresh contemporary feel, rather than using the retro chromed badge.

More de-chroming includes the handlebars, mirror housings, engine covers, wheel rims and hubs – which have all been blackened. Stubby silencers from the Bonneville, a compact black headlight from the Scrambler and a rear mudguard from the Thruxton complete the look.

 

The Bonneville Newchurch Special Edition designed to celebrate the annual Tridays festival in Austria. The town of Neukirchen changes its name to Newchurch every year for the festival.

The Bonneville Newchurch comes with cast wheels in black with red pinstripe, either red and white or blue and white colours on the tank, plus blacked-out mudguards, handlebars, mirrors and rear suspension springs.

Styling

The Look

It’s all there for you. The sweeping curved top of the fuel tank, authentic twin rear shocks, long reversed cone silencers, the chromed headlight bowl and yoke mounted instrument pod. Pure, classic Newchurch Special.
Engine

The iconic, air-cooled parallel twin sits proudly at the heart of the Newchurch Special. Setting the style for the entire bike.

The engine and transmission has been engineered with the look of the classic Triumph twins in mind. Even the fuel injection has been moulded so you get the appearance of a pair of carburettors and there are double overhead camshafts despite what looks like a pushrod tube at the front of the engine, just like Newchurch Specials used to have.
Wheels

Cast aluminium, just like the ones used on Newchurch Specials in the 1970s.

Engine
Performance

From day one Newchurch Specials have been built to be ridden, not just to look good. Today, this 865cc parallel twin puts out a healthy 68PS with 68Nm of torque at its peak, with plenty available at low revs so you get most use out of it. The fuelling is controlled by a sophisticated management computer programmed for clean emissions and a smooth, predictable throttle response. So there’s enough performance to be fun for experienced riders but not so much that will intimidate riders with fewer miles behind them.

Configuration

A pair of cylinders still stand upright and proud at the heart of the Newchurch Special. With a wide bore and short stroke that adds up to 865cc for high levels of efficiency and low wear, with four valves per cylinder for the best breathing and power. There are balance shafts tucked away inside the crankcase so you’ll notice very little vibration for a parallel twin and, being air cooled, there’s no radiator to spoil the view.

Chassis
Frame

All of our extensive chassis experience and technology has gone into the Newchurch Special’s simple tubular steel construction. Providing easy, neutral steering and exceptional balance even at low speeds.

Brakes

Inspired by the 1970s Newchurch Special, we’ve given the modern one a single disc brake at the front for a strong, progressive feel and a second disc for the rear producing performance alongside plenty of stopping force whilst maintaining the overall balance of the chassis so every moment of your ride is confident and controlled.

Wheels and Tyres

The cast aluminium wheels on the Newchurch Special look like they’ve just rolled out of the 1970s - thanks to the application of modern engineering they are lighter than those fitted to historic T140 models, and also benefit from up-to-date tyres.

Riding Position

The thing that makes the Newchurch Special a bike for riders new to big bikes as much as those into the classic style, is the riding position. The long flat seat suits riders of all heights and we’ve laid out the bars and footrests to create plenty of space so you won’t feel cramped even on a long ride out. We've even added a grab rail, so your passenger can enjoy the journey too.

It’s all put together so that you feel natural and in firm, confident control around town, at speed on a motorway or feeling the thrill of your Newchurch Special along a sinuous back road.

Seat Height

A seat height of just 740mm is the best way to get the classic, natural Newchurch Special riding position. So that’s the height we set it at.

Suspension

Looking good whilst working hard isn’t easy. But the 1960s style twin shocks fitted at the back come with a chrome finish and modern damping internals. As do the traditional-looking forks. And that makes the ride of your Newchurch Special smooth and controlled, even on bumpy roads and cornering at speed.

Handling

The chassis on a modern Newchurch Special is as good as the engine. In fact, the engine is part of the chassis. We’ve built a traditional style tubular steel cradle design and included the engine as an integral component for a stiffer, stronger chassis and more precise ride. Combining classic looks with modern engineering so that you get iconic Newchurch Special riding characteristics and modern handling.

Features
Practicality

Behind the classic looks and iconic engine lies a practical and modern all-rounder.

There's nothing temperamental or over-demanding about the engine either, making the Newchurch Special an ideal daily commuter – all be it an inspiring, stunning, timeless, iconic, famous, daily commuter.

Technology

We’d never sacrifice what makes a Newchurch Special a Newchurch Special. So, although today’s bike is modern where it matters, it will always look, sound and feel like a Newchurch Special should.

These days there’s electronic ignition and fuel injection for better reliability and low emissions yet a punchier, more responsive throttle. We added the wet-multiplate clutch to give you a progressive yet lighter lever action. And while the hydraulic disc brakes are powerful, they are never intimidating.

What we did was combine our heritage with the latest motorcycle technology to give you the famous Newchurch Special ride every single day.