Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 7 recorded miles from new, 1979 Triumph 744cc T140E Bonneville Frame no. T140E DA20937 Engine no. T140E DA20937

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Lot 222
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 7 recorded miles from new, 1979 Triumph 744cc T140E Bonneville
Registration no. not registered Frame no. T140E DA20937 Engine no. T140E DA20937

Sold for £ 5,750 (US$ 7,908) inc. premium
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 7 recorded miles from new
1979 Triumph 744cc T140E Bonneville
Registration no. not registered
Frame no. T140E DA20937
Engine no. T140E DA20937
The final phase of Triumph twin development began in 1972 with the first appearance of the enlarged-to-750cc version of the Bonneville; the increase in bore size necessitating a new crankcase to accommodate the wider barrel. Other improvements included a new ten-stud cylinder head, triplex primary chain, stronger transmission, and a disc front brake, while a five-speed gearbox, introduced on the preceding 650 Bonneville, was standard equipment. The T140 remained for many years the UK's top-selling 750 and was voted Motor Cycle News 'Machine of the Year' in 1979.

We are advised by the vendor that this Bonneville is a 'new old 'stock' example with only 7 miles recorded (original 'DOT' labels are present). Accompanying paperwork consists of the 2004 purchase receipt and form V55/3 listing the supplying dealer as Terry Hobbs Motorcycles. The machine's mechanical condition is not known; accordingly, prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves with regard to its condition, completeness, correctness, or otherwise prior to bidding.

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Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 7 recorded miles from new, 1979 Triumph 744cc T140E Bonneville Frame no. T140E DA20937 Engine no. T140E DA20937
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 7 recorded miles from new, 1979 Triumph 744cc T140E Bonneville Frame no. T140E DA20937 Engine no. T140E DA20937
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 7 recorded miles from new, 1979 Triumph 744cc T140E Bonneville Frame no. T140E DA20937 Engine no. T140E DA20937
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 7 recorded miles from new, 1979 Triumph 744cc T140E Bonneville Frame no. T140E DA20937 Engine no. T140E DA20937
Offered from the National Motorcycle Museum Collection, 7 recorded miles from new, 1979 Triumph 744cc T140E Bonneville Frame no. T140E DA20937 Engine no. T140E DA20937
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