My New Bike

Got my dream bike!  Triumph Bonneville SE 2009 model.  Used but still under warranty!  I couldn’t pass up the opportunity.  As I stare at it in my garage, I can’t believe I actually own one – such a beautiful machine.

The best way to describe the ride is… easy.  The engine barely feels like it’s ever struggling which belies the power it delivers.  Steering is quick and riding is confidence inspiring.  Coming from my Honda VTR 250 it certainly feels like a bigger bike but everything is in easy reach and the weight is incredibly well balanced.  Just like many riders out there, I wish the pipes made a bit more noise and I wouldn’t mind the handlebars being a little further forward.  Already bought some Napoleon bolt on mirrors to replace the lolly pop mirrors.

MCN recently compared it to the “new” Norton Commando and found that in the low end the Bonnie was actually quicker despite costing three times less.  Can’t wait to take it on a big ride and enjoy all it’s retro goodness.


4 thoughts on “My New Bike

  1. Congrats on the killer bike! I actually own a Rebel myself, but definitely wish I could graduate to a Bonneville. Love your site by the way! I actually posted it up on Facebook and have been driving some traffic for you. Keep up the good work!

    • Thanks. I absolutely love riding the Bonnie. It handles so well that I scrapped a peg on it the other day without really trying. I put some Napoleon bolt on mirrors and it looks a bit slicker now. Will post some pics up when I get a chance. Hope there is a Bonneville in your future some day.

  2. Congratulations on the Bonnie – I’ve got the same bike in blue/white which I bought last year. Mine’s been perfect so far – not a single problem. Agree with you on the stock pipes – they could be a little louder. The factory Arrow 2-into-1 solved that.

    Enjoy the bike!


  3. hi was just wounderin how u got those stock napolean mirrors into that stock mirror screw hole and not in the bar ends. im trying to figure out what screws or extra parts i need to make my mirrors the same set up as urs… im planning to buy those mirrors but i dnt want them in the bar ends, id like them to be set up like urs. please lemme know at

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