2013 Triumph Bonneville SE

03/01/2013 @ 3:00 am, by Jensen Beeler11 COMMENTS

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For the 2013 model year, the Hinckley brand is bringing out some more special edition model goodness, and first up is the 2013 Triumph Bonneville SE. The equation is simple, take one Triumph Bonneville, add a new red frame, new paint, a new headlight, a black pillion grab rail, and presto, you have the Triumph Bonneville SE.

A unique twist to Triumph’s 865cc retro-classic, the design gives us the same feeling as the Moto Guzzi V7 Clubman Racer, with its black, chrome, and candy-apple red tricolor paint scheme. If the headlight looks familiar to you, that’s because it comes from the Triumph Thruxton. Triumph has also added a unique black vinyl seat with red stitching. Available May 1st, the 2013 Triumph Bonneville SE will sell for $7,999 in the USA.

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Source: Triumph

Comment:

  1. jimmy smith JR says:

    Horrible!! Some one please pass the eye bleach!

    Destroy it with fire!!

  2. 200 Fathoms says:

    The horror.

  3. TC says:

    As a show bike, it’s ok. But it’s a bit over the top as a everyday rider…

  4. L2C says:

    Looks nice to me. I like the color scheme and the fact that it looks manly and cute at the same time. And for $8,000, I really have no problems with it. I think it would be quite attractive in person.

  5. Sixty7 says:

    Thats bad….although not as bad as the 2 new limited edition speed triple now they are truly bad looks like a 6 yr old has been let loose with the crayons…..yuk to them all

  6. While I’m not a fan of the paint, the body styling of the SE works for me.

  7. MikeD says:

    IS this really the SE Variant ? I remember the previous SE had A TACH and polished engine covers.

    I like it, but i would rather have the previous SE (TACH and polished covers), make it the Blue/White one.

    @Jimmy Smith: Eye Bleach………….LMAO.

  8. Brian stevens says:

    Could it be unconceivable for them to maybe tweak the power plant just a little ? Having owned that bike i couldn’t beleive how bland it felt. It would really be a Special Edition.

  9. A L Stanley says:

    Wrong red…

    Needs bright red frame, black gloss tanks and knee pads.. add a tach and it would be a fine cast wheel unit.

    No sale.

  10. barney says:

    The Triumph Bonneville is a great bike. Many of you have probably heard the old saw “its more fun riding a slow bike fast than riding a fast bike slow”, and we know that to be true. Unfortunately Hinckley and Mr. Bloor dropped the ball on the Bonneville, you can tell they have no interest in the model as the best they have been able to do for over 10 years was to give the bike a different paint job and call it a “Special Edition” or SE or some such.

    Hinckley should fire their present ‘designers’ and hire the guys that did the new Kawa W800 who were capable of getting the “look” and details right, and have them update the bike….they make the Hinckley designers look like rank amateurs incapable of being sympatico with the original aesthetic.

    At the very least:
    1. lose the effing car radiator hanging off the front of the bike for starters.
    2. lose the Star Trek Enterprise rear tail light.
    3. 904 cc
    4. 18 inch wheels front and back
    5. a more articulated/detailed cam cover that doesn’t leak

  11. barney says:

    Message to Brian above and his “bland experience”….you can easily add another 20-30 percent more HP to the Bonneville….some guys now have theirs htting more than 100 HP. Don’t blame the bike, blame your own ignorance of the bikes potential or go buy a VMax because you probably don’t get it to begin with. Don’t forget your Icon jacket and Star Trek booties….