A cosmetic exercise.
Triumph recently launched the Bonneville Newchurch to commemorate the Tridays festival in Austria, and now for the first time, the special edition Bonneville was showcased at the Thailand International Motor Expo 2014. Named after a small town of Neukirchen, Austria that changes its name to Newchurch every year to celebrate all things British for an entire week, the special edition Bonneville sports some cool, intricate detailing.
The special edition Newchurch gets quite a unique touch. The fuel tank gets a hand-painted Cranberry Red and Pure While color with a black Triumph logo. And bits like the fenders, headlamp nacelle, handlbar, mirrors and springs are given a dark blacked-out finish. To finish things off in style, the seven-spoke wheels are finished in black with red pinstripes while a specially stitched saddle takes care of the exclusivity under the rump.
The special-edition Bonnie stays the same when it comes to engine specification and power. The air-cooled 856 cc parallel-twin that produces 68 bhp and 67 Nm of torque, while looking aesthetically retro, features fuel injection system and electronic engine management to make sure that everything stays upto date with current world technology. And to keep to its retro styling, the throttle bodies are neatly disguised as carburetors.
Internationally the 2015 Bonneville is launched with three standard versions and three limited editions. The Standard, T100 and T100 Black making for the standard machines while the Spirit, T214 and the Newchurch are the special editions that have been out so far.