1979 Triumph T140 750cc Bonneville Frame no. T140EKA13055 Engine no. T140EKA13055
Lot 425
1979 Triumph T140 750cc Bonneville Frame no. T140EKA13055 Engine no. T140EKA13055
Sold for US$ 5,750 inc. premium
Lot Details
1979 Triumph T140 750cc Bonneville
Frame no. T140EKA13055
Engine no. T140EKA13055
Triumph purists will cite chapter and verse on how the 1969-70 pre oil-in-frame T120s are the ultimate Bonnevilles, and while there's no denying these were among the best-looking motorcycles ever made, a good T140 is actually a better-riding machine. An extra 100cc gave a little more punch, the 5-speed gearbox lowered vibration at highway cruising speeds, and disc brakes meant the bike was better able to deal with road hazards – or being tossed a little too enthusiastically into a corner!

Today, a T140 is an easy classic to live with. With shifting on the left and the brake pedal on the right, just like virtually all current motorcycles, new riders don't have to relearn their riding techniques. Mechanics have had 40 years to get familiar with the model's characteristics, and spare parts availability is excellent.

The Lattin collection 1979 Bonneville still wears its original paint, and has been fitted with lower European handlebars and the optional factory luggage rack.

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