Triumph confirm new Bonneville for 2016

Author: Oli Rushby Posted: 12 Oct 2015

Triumph finally confirm the new Bonneville

Triumph have today, for the first time, confirmed that an all-new Bonneville is on the way for 2016 with a teaser video.

The British manufacturer posted the teaser video on their YouTube channel this morning, which reveals the next generation of the firm’s iconic Bonneville will be uncovered on 28th October.

The video flicks between design sketches and glimpses of the new model before flashing through the Bonneville’s extensive history. 

Earlier this year we revealed spy shots of the new Bonnie, which looks set to feature a new water-cooled 1100cc motor to comply with new emissions regulations.

Spy shots of the 2016 Bonneville

However, the spy shots suggest it’s not just the engine set for an overhaul. It appears the new Bonneville will be an entirely new bike, including a new frame and bodywork for the 1960s-styled icon.

ABS is expected as standard with new laws dictating all new motorcycles over 125cc feature anti-lock brakes from 2016.


The 1100cc Bonneville is expected to pack much more power than the outgoing 865cc model, and will feature a wider wheel and twin brake discs to cope with the extra ponies.

The increase in engine capacity and power will see the new Classic Triumph compete with BMW’s retro-styled RnineT, while a smaller, entry-level Bonneville is also expected to be revealed at some point in the near future

Watch this space for more details on Triumph's 2016 model range!