Synopses & Reviews
This is a meticulously detailed history of the Triumph Bonneville, its antecedents, how it came about, and year-by-year production changes, with detailed technical specifications and contemporary road test reports showing how the Bonneville compared with its rivals. All this is covered here, plus details on how Triumph spares producer Les Harris took over production into the late ‘80s. Unlike other Bonneville books, this one also tells you how to buy one of these iconic bikes secondhand, all the pitfalls to avoid, what to look for, and what they are really like to live with.
"With meticulous detail and many beautifully produced photos and period adverts, the author has created an intimate account of the development, the idiosyncracies and the ups and downs of life with a pre-Hinckley Bonnnie. If you love your Bonnie, you'll love this book." - Triumph Times
"With over 40 books to his credit Henshaw has perfected his writing style so the information comes across in an easy style that makes the book a generally good read as well as being a very useful reference book for existing as well as potential owners alike ...So, no matter what category you fall into, owner, potential owner, or just somebody interested in well-researched motorcycle history written without bias, then this a book well worth having on the bookshelf and easily well worth the £35.00 cover price." - Inter-bike.co.uk
About the Author
Peter Henshaw has had an enthusiasm for anything with wheels from an early age â?? from bicycles to 500hp tractors. He was the Editor of Motorcycle Sport and Leisure for five years before going freelance, and now contributes to a whole range of transport magazines including MSL, TAG, A to B and Tractor, as well as The Telegraph. He's also written over 30 books, including 10 about bikes, and is an all-year-round motorcyclist who does not own a car.