1983 Triumph Bonneville T140ES 750cc Electric Start. In excellent condition with matching engine and frame numbers. This is the most sought after T140 being one of the last years with the electric starter. A very rare bike and still good value compared to electric start Norton commando which go for over £12,000.00. Starts on the button straight away as can be seen in the video. With only 13969 miles on the clock this is a very original example in fantastic order. Ready to ride and a great investment.
One of the last made at Triumph's historic Meriden factory near Coventry, England before its closure, the machine offered here represents the Bonneville in its ultimate specification, featuring Bing carburettors, Bosch turn indicators, Magura switchgear, Marzocchi shock absorbers, Veglia gauges, disc brakes, electric starting, and electronic ignition. These final Meriden-built Triumphs had been well received. "Changes include a strengthened swing arm, new four-valve oil pump, and American standard fasteners," reported Motorcycle magazine. "The polishing of all plated parts is exceptional. The pin-striping is done by hand, of course, and the paint is deep and will last much longer than that done on early Seventies Triumphs." Rider described the Bonnie as "remarkable, fuss-free, and reliable", while Cycle World declared: "ghosts from the Limey past, such as oil leaks, vibration, and faulty electrics were not a factor."
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