The 2014 Triumph Bonneville, Thruxton and Scrambler

TRIUMPHBONNEVILLETriumphThruxtonTRIUMPHSCRAMBLER2014 is for Triumph the year of only cosmetic changes on all 3 of its classic models.

The Triumph Bonneville keeps its 865 cc parallel-twin, but got a new exhaust for a better growl. Front wheel is no 17″ with lower seat position and a grab rail. Chain guard is now standard. Paint schemes include all black on all blackout bike (bards, wheels, wheels, suspicion components, mirrors, etc, black & gold, white, red.

The Triumph Thruxton offers new cooling fins in machined finish revised sportier riding position, a color-matched fly screen, a revised megaphone silencer said to have a more “liberating sound”, aluminum wheels, chrome chain guard. Colors available are black & green.

The Triumph Scrambler also gets a new seat, a blacked out treatment for most components handlebars, wheel rims, hubs and rear master cylinder reservoir cover, oil lines.) Colors available are red and blue/silver.

Available in September in the UK. Date unknown in the US. Triumph Motorcycles.

26 Responses to “The 2014 Triumph Bonneville, Thruxton and Scrambler”

  1. 1 Brett Sherman Aug 29th, 2013 at 8:57 am

    Love Triumphs. They are expanding very fast in the US. The new Bonneville is a great bike at a moderate price. Lots of fun.

  2. 2 Shifter Aug 29th, 2013 at 8:59 am

    I want an Indian Scout to compete with the Sportster and the Triumph Bonneville. And the winner will be?

  3. 3 Toby Aug 29th, 2013 at 9:40 am

    Shifter, those Triumphs are $7,500-$8,000. Excellent bang for the buck. As much as I am looking forward to them, there is no way an Indian Scout competes in that price range.

  4. 4 Matt W. Aug 29th, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Fun little bikes. Always had a thing for the Scramblers.

  5. 5 Boris Aug 29th, 2013 at 11:42 am

    I’m betting that the future Indian Scout range comes in at $10,000 to $13,000.

  6. 6 Rodent Aug 29th, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    I wanna see a Harley, Indian battle. Triumph don’t compete in that club.

  7. 7 Kirk Perry Aug 29th, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Liking the primary cover, even if it is black, it looks like my polished 30, rigid frame, ’52 Triumph T-Bird.
    And I like the polished aluminum top of the scrambler, and I like the appearance at least of a separate transmission and motor.
    Good work Triumph. Stay classic. πŸ™‚

  8. 8 Fritz Aug 29th, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    The way Triumph stayed true to the original is a major selling point. You get all the new metallurgy, electronics, etc with all the old styling (and a lot of the original handling, for better or worse).

    Sort of a shame Indian didn’t follow through like that. The vintage plunger frame is a rough ride and the new extended wheelbase sure improves the ride too but the new bikes lose something in the improvements. They went like the original VW bug vs the new retro VW bug/beatle. I’ll still give the new Chief a long hard look though!!

  9. 9 Sheridan Aug 29th, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Now here’s a manufacturer who gets it, and gets it right!

  10. 10 Seymour Aug 29th, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Go Triumph. Can we not talk about a Scout until it is actually here? Thanks.

  11. 11 nicker Aug 29th, 2013 at 9:18 pm


    “…. Triumph don’t compete in that club….”

    Well, the AMA’s 500cc limit on OHV scooters was certainly a disadvantage against class C 750 side valve motors. The little 500s simply ran torque coming out of the turn or ran out-a gear at the end of the back-stretch.

    But the problem with the old 650 Triumph design was the sludge trap in the crank, their Achilles Heel. When TT motors, in Berkeley CA called up Big-D (of salt flat fame) asking how come their race bike was continually twisting crankshafts in-two. The dude at Big-D told John Gallivan:
    “…congratulations, you’ve c racked the 79 HP barrier… you need to step up to a solid crank…”

    A lesson i’m guessing Sonny Rout learned in drag racing. I think it was Rout who sold a limited number of custom cranks for 650.


    Don’t recall him ever having much trouble staying ahead of HDs ……. πŸ™‚


  12. 12 Duncan Aug 30th, 2013 at 6:09 am

    Once again Rodent gets it wrong, as he chooses to ignore the Triumph Rocket III.

  13. 13 luis Aug 30th, 2013 at 8:51 am

    It would be nice if you could get a more modern set of forks from the factory on the thruxton

  14. 14 ex-t140E Aug 30th, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Bought a T140E from TT Motors back in 1979 and rode it for over 10 years. Finally back riding and happily on a W650 with bevel drive overhead cam at half the price with exceptional fit and finish. Feels just like the T140E without the vibration and oil leaks or hot running engine.
    Have ridden the new triumphs. They look good and the frame geometry is modern by comparison to the W650 for sure, but the fit and finish just isn’t there, the bars just got narrower and the pipes are already blue in the promotional pics. Too much money for the same old problems.

  15. 15 Terence Tory Aug 30th, 2013 at 9:12 am

    luis,A Thruxton is a not a sport bike,it just looks like a sport bike.A set of higher spec forks will not change much.

  16. 16 Blackmax Aug 30th, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    It is nice to see the brits back on the scene
    Triumph has come a LONG way and is gaining followers
    not only withthe lightweights but with the Thunderbird & T-Bird Storm
    which have out performed almost every bike put up against it in its class
    And the Rocket 3, nothing else short of a Boss Hoss comes close …

  17. 17 bart65 Aug 31st, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Fit and finish is quite good on the Hinckley Triumphs…”EXT-140e” doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Bonnie/Thrux pipes get blue because they are old school single wall pipes, not like modern twin walled pipes….a little blue shows you ride the bike, just like the 60’s. Also the new Bonnies will blow away the W650s and the new W800s, …if you knew what you were talking about you’d also know that the Hinckley Bonnevilles are bulletproof. 100,000 kms widely reported.
    Luis, get Bitubo cartridges if you want a modern front end.

  18. 18 bart65 Aug 31st, 2013 at 12:09 am

    PS. Terrence Tory, it’s a good thing you’re around, how would anyone know anything about bikes without your ‘blowhard’ posts.

  19. 19 Ed Aug 31st, 2013 at 3:36 am

    I personally wish they would offer a Desert Sled much like the So Cal Streetmaster customs with a CHROME-MOLY, DOUBLE DOWN TUBE FRAME with Sub Frame Oil Cooler and CHROME MOLLY SWINGARM. The current scrambler is just too heavy.

  20. 20 Terence Tory Aug 31st, 2013 at 5:13 am

    Ed,The modern Bonneville motor is too big and heavy to emulate a lightweight Rickman desert bike,period.You are right in saying the Scrambler is too heavy to stray far from tar.The fitting super expensive drum brakes by Streetmaster,on such a heavy modern bikes is like playing dress-up as a cowboy as a kid:Looks great,but no horsepowers.

    bart65,I’ll stand by my comments regarding standard of Bitubo items compared to high-end products and the sporting potential of a modern Thruxton.I’ve ridden a W650,and apart from it looking far more original as a British vertical twin,it was far better to ride compared to a stock Hinckley Bonneville that feels heavy and lethargic in comparison.They are Thai-Rumphs now remember.I have not heard of anyone having motor problems with a W650,like once.

    I just say it as it is without fear or favour.

  21. 21 Just a fan Aug 31st, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Terence Tony, impressing only himself. A legend in his own mind.

  22. 22 nicker Sep 2nd, 2013 at 12:03 am

    “… Bonneville motor is too big and heavy to emulate a lightweight Rickman desert bike …”

    Ya, i gott-a agree there. The original T120 motors were much better suited (weight wise) to light weight dirt bikes.

    “…Bought a T140E from TT Motors back in 1979 ….just like the T140E without the vibration and oil leaks or hot running engine…”

    I also bought a T140 from the same place at about the same time….. Root beer with gold panels, “domestic tank & touring bars.” John had two on the floor, you probably got the other one.

    Rode the piss out of it and commuted on it very day, rain or shine. I’ve never had any oil leaks or hot engines. It”s sitting out in the garage, ready to run right now.
    And yes the pies are blue, but no more bluer than the pipes on the 42FL its parked next to.
    …… call it a blue badge of honor….. πŸ™‚


  23. 23 Ed Sep 2nd, 2013 at 6:21 am

    I wonder if they could ever lighten up the Triumph motor like Ducati did with vacuum-cast engine casings? The So Cal Trackers got dry weight down to a 305 pounds.

  24. 24 bart65 Sep 3rd, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Gotta laugh at Terrence Tory’s pedantics… you really disabused us of all our mistaken beliefs that a modern Thruxton is supposed to match up with a Moto GP bike so therefore they’re not valid as a “sporting bike”…you’re a rube…

  25. 25 bart65 Sep 3rd, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    ps. every published Bonneville – w800 (4 OR 5) compare has the Bonneville leaving the w800 in the the bonne has a wide aftermarket speed parts biz..I guess that makes you right and all else wrong terry….LOL. boob

  26. 26 Terence Tory Sep 4th, 2013 at 1:31 am

    bart65.The Thruxton 900: less than 68 horsepower and 500 pounds plus with gas.I rest my case your honor,in the matter of “sporting Vs reality”.In order to pose and profile on city streets I guess it is a good,low stress choice.Keep an eye out for low flying 300 Ninjas at three o’clock.

    I guess you either own one of Hinkleys’ horrors or sell stuff to their owners.Stay in love.There are more quality aftermarket products for Kawa W’s from all around the world than you could possibly imagine.

    The standard modern Bonneville offers little,but delivers well as a basic heavy commuter bike with classic looks.The standard Bonneville frame is quite rigid up to a point,but let down by B-grade suspension components and a low tech twin shock rear end.

    ED.The So Cal licenced street tracker seems to have a very light and weak frame to my experienced chassis eye.It would be fine to ride to Starbucks if the road was dirt and flat.

    Peace Love Dove

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