NEW BONNEVILLE T214 LAND SPEED LIMITED EDITION
· Limited edition Bonneville celebrating Johnny Allen’s 1956 land speed record set at the Bonneville Salt Flats
· Commemorates 100 years of land speed record setting at Bonneville
· Special paint scheme using the distinctive colours of Johnny Allen’s Texas Cee-Gar
· Individually numbered 1000 unit limited production run
Bonneville T214 Land Speed Limited Edition
The Limited Edition Bonneville T214 celebrates the achievements of Texas-born racer Johnny Allen, and his record-breaking Triumph-powered Cee-Gar streamliner, which in 1956, set the first of many land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats by recording a two-way average of 214.4mph.
The “Texas Cee-Gar,” a Triumph Thunderbird 650 powered, methanol-fuelled motorcycle with a streamlined bodyshell was built by airline pilot J.H. “Stormy” Mangham, and Fort Worth dealer, tuner and 2001 Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductee, Jack Wilson and piloted by legendary Texas racer Johnny Allen.
On 6th September 1956 , AMA and FIM observers looked on as Allen set the world absolute speed record for a motorcycle at 214.40 mph. The now-classic 1959 Triumph Bonneville was named in tribute to the Texas Cee-Gar team’s record-setting efforts.
The 214.4 mph land speed record lasted until 1962 and was broken by Bill Johnson, riding the nitro methane powered Dudek Triumph streamliner to a speed record of 224.57.
The new Bonneville T214 Limited Edition, based on the T100 Black, pays homage to the remarkable land speed record achievement. The hand painted Caspian Blue and Pure White colour scheme complete with red and white chequer detailing echoes that of the 1956 Texas Cee-Gar. The blue front mudguard shares the same white star motif from the nosecone of the iconic streamliner. The shortened rear mudguard combined with blacked out wheel rims, handlebars, and rear suspension springs add to the authentic look which is complimented with red seat stitching detail and a smaller front headlight.
Limited to a total of 1000 bikes worldwide, each individually numbered, the T214, is priced from $9,999. It will be in Triumph dealerships beginning November 2014. As with all Triumphs, the T214 comes with an unlimited mileage, two-year factory warranty. Service intervals are every 6000 miles, or one year, whichever comes first.
More, from another press release issued by Triumph Motorcycles (America):
NEW BONNEVILLE NEWCHURCH SPECIAL EDITION
· – New Special Edition Bonneville styled to celebrate the popular annual international Triumph Tridays festival in Austria
· – Contemporary new paint scheme
· – Enhanced styling features that include blacked-out fenders, headlamp bowl, handlebars, mirrors and springs
· – Eye catching black wheels with exquisite red pinstripe detailing (check blue)
· – Custom profile saddle
Every year a small town in the mountains of Austria plays host to the world’s biggest Triumph party as thousands of Triumph fans descend to celebrate their love of the brand and the bikes they own. Featuring everything from outrageous customs to an off-road drag race known as “The Rumble”, the town of Neukirchen has its name changed to Newchurch for the weeklong Tridays party.
The Tridays party is an annual pilgrimage for Triumph owners to descend on the beautiful town of Newchurch and celebrate all things British. Along with spectacular mountain road rides, incredible stunt shows, and off road duelling, Tridays is the place where Triumph owners show off their latest customised rides.
To celebrate this passion and energy, Triumph has produced the new Bonneville Newchurch Special Edition. This new model features fresh new contemporary paint schemes, a new low profile seat and with cool black detailing throughout.
The petrol tanks are sumptuously hand painted with a new design that highlights the iconic lines and proudly sporting the new Triumph logo. Available in Cranberry Red / Pure White, featuring hand painted black detailing. To further carry the customised scheme, the Bonneville Newchurch wears blacked-out fenders, headlamp bowl, handlebars, mirrors and springs which combine to deliver a customised contemporary look. Finishing off the transformation are all black seven spoke cast wheels featuring a hand painted pinstriped coachline.
This net result is a Bonneville with a more striking appeal and a perfect starting base for owners to continue their own customisation desires.
The beating heart of the Bonneville Newchurch is its iconic 865cc parallel twin engine. A handsome block of air-cooled metal, the motor shares all the striking visual cool of the original Bonneville, right down to its look-alike carburettors, classic exhaust routing and engine cases.
But the outward elegance of the motor hides a power unit carefully engineered and tuned. Under the skin the Bonneville is modern and delivers the quality, durability and practicality expected of a new Triumph.
The parallel twin engine produces 68PS peak power and 68Nm of torque spread across a wide, useable rev range for comfortable performance flexibility in any gear. And the latest technical sophistication of fuel injection and electronic engine management ensures perfectly predictable throttle control, generating a lively engine response tailored to meet today’s riding demands.
Like all Bonneville based models, the Newchurch offers a low seat height, comfortable riding ergonomics, and engaging handling.
Available with a huge selection of Triumph Accessories, the options for personalization are endless from wind-protecting screens or leather panniers, to a choice of two Arrow exhaust systems and a host of chrome or anodised embellishments.
The Bonneville Newchurch will be available in Triumph dealerships in April 2015 and will be priced starting at $8,699. As with all Triumphs, the Bonneville Newchurch comes with an unlimited mileage, two-year factory warranty. Service intervals are every 6000 miles, or one year, whichever comes first.
The Bonneville Newchurch. Join the celebration!