Bombarded from Italy, Germany, and the latest superbike onslaught from Japan, the BSA Groupwas in trouble by the early 1970s. Triumph, it should be noted, proved themselves profitable through these times, even though their first oil-in-frame models were not very well received. The re-designed 750cc Bonnevilles, however, were far better received, especially in the all-important US market and the models of the later 1970s are described by many as the “best Bonnevilles ever”.
The 1978 Triumph T140 Bonneville on offer here was part of a Southern California enthusiast’s collection. Subject to a full restoration some years ago in the hands of marque expert, John Ireland, and maintained by him since, the bike os offered in excellent condition throughout.
It starts easily, idles and runs exceptionally well. It shifts perfectly through all gears with an excellent clutch and all systems work as they should, including suspension, brakes, lights, indicators, etc.
Frame no. T140E CX05834
Engine no. T140E CX05834
Location: Venice, California