This particular bike is one of the transition models from the end of 2006 when Triumph enlarged the displacement from 790 to 865cc.These are fairly rare,and these also have the spoked wire chrome wheels as opposed to cast wheels which gives the bike more of an “old school” look in my opinion.The bump in displacement also gives these motors a little more torque throughout the rpm range.I also understand that these were some of the last models before Triumph switched production from the UK,so this is a true “Made In Great Britain” Triumph.
The changes made include the following:Progressive Suspension fork lowering kit with new springs out front to drop the forks 2″ lower than stock.At the same time,brand new Progressive Suspension 1″ lowered shocks out back give the bike an even lowered stance.Bike rides and handles great with these mods.Also on the front end were installed new drag bars & grips,along with a shorter front brake line to take out the slack.Genuine Triumph fork boots were are also installed at this time.
Genuine Triumph chrome solo seat finishers were installed out back,since the passenger pegs,and passenger seat were removed.I have the originals,and they will come with the bike.A nice Motherwell chrome luggage rack was also installed,and there were no additional holes drilled for this-a simple bolt on item.Gives it a really nice finished look.Also installed are a set of factory Triumph chrome driving lights up front,with switch installed on tank panel.
Brand new Dunlop K555 whitewall on rear,and Dunlop K177 whitewall on front really set off the look.All chrome looks great with no rust or corrosion.Factory jet black paint also looks great,but there is a minor scuff under the luggage rack(see pics) from the passenger seat pad.Also a couple small scratches on the front fender.Again,no issues,but wanted to let you know,as black paint really shows everything.The original tank badges were swapped out with a different style badge from Triumph.Can swap them out if you like.
Location: Latrobe, Pennsylvania, United States
See listing: 2006 Triumph Bonneville “America” 865cc Bobber (from June 28, 2015)