1975 Triumph 750cc T140 Bonneville
Registration no. MLA 417P
Frame no. T140V EK61233
Engine no. T140V EK61233
The final phase of Triumph twin development began in 1972 with the first appearance of the new enlarged-to-750cc version of the Bonneville, the increase in bore size necessitating a new crankcase to accommodate the larger barrel. Other improvements included a new ten-stud cylinder head, triplex primary chain, stronger transmission and a disc front brake. A five-speed gearbox, introduced on the preceding 650 Bonneville, was standard equipment on the 750. Despite the age of the basic design and strong competition from Japanese and European manufacturers, the Bonnie remained for many years the UK's top-selling '750' and was voted Motor Cycle News 'Machine of the Year' in 1979.
Acquired by the current vendor in November 1996, this example has been fitted with Norton Commando-type silencers. The machine comes with old-style Swansea V5, expired MoT (January 1998) and invoices detailing extensive refurbishment in 1997.