1976 Triumph Bonneville T140V

MAKETriumph
MODELBonneville T140
REGISTRATIONVGV 108R
ENGINE SIZE750
TRANSMISSIONManual
MILEAGE31,650
CURRENT V5
COLOURRed & White

1976 Triumph Bonneville T140V

  • Five speed
  • Rear Disc
  • New Battery
  • Part of a large private collection
  • Very good condition
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Description

  • Five speed
  • Rear Disc
  • New Battery
  • Part of a large private collection
  • Very good condition

Triumph Bonneville 750 T140V. If you’re looking for an all-weather, all-purpose, everyday classic British bike, you’re probably staring straight at a 750cc Triumph Bonneville T140. And why wouldn’t you.

Excellent handling, good braking, decent suspension, an acceptable turn of speed, and a better parts back up than just about any other classic British bike in the market place.

Background

This Triumph Bonneville is part is large private collection. We’ve been delighted to have auctioned a few of classic bikes from that collection now and every one of them has done very well. Our vendor purchased this from a friend back in July 2021 and as usual, life got in the way and he’s not had chance to use it as much as he’d have liked.

History

Launched in 1973, the T140 picked up where the hugely successful 650cc T120 Bonneville left off.

The American market were clamouring for more cc’s and more horses. Feeling the gravity of Japanese superbikes eating up sales, and hoping to turn the US aftermarket Triumph acquiesced and built the superb 750cc twins. They probably saved the Triumph marque.

The new 750cc Triumphs were now 5-speed, with the shifter on the left and came with uprated front disc brake and drum rear. In 1976 the rear drum was updated to the more powerful disc, which is the one we have here.

Styling was uncompromisingly British. That style was widely copied and is back on vogue today with modern retros. Frames were hand welded. Tanks were hand striped. The overall feel was of a value-for-money, traditional machine. The Japanese bike industry still hadn’t matched any of that and Triumph were way ahead.

This Bonnie

This Bonneville is clearly in good condition and is unmodified, just benefitting from a recent strip down, shotblast and respray, plus our vendor has just fitted a new battery.

The Red and White tank with Gold detailing looks especially good. In fact all the painted features including the tank and frame are very smart. The seat is in good condition with the lovely gold logo on the rear, gently faded.

The chrome work looks very bright. The chrome wheels rims and spokes are both in good condition. The tyres with the heavy tread pattern give the Triumph an authentic and purposeful presence.

It is the minor attention to detail which make this collectors Triumph stand-out. At first you may not notice it. But then when you look it is everywhere. The dry brass tank tap. The ‘Made in England gold lettering. The spring chrome. The carbs. You’re eyes are drawn all over this classic bike. The rear silencers. It just goes on. What a lovely bit of kit this is.

Please note that the odometer reads 31,650 miles – we do not warranty mileage, so please make your own enquiries. The bike was imported from the US and was first registered in the UK in July 2017. We believe that at some point the bike has had an odometer change to take it from kms to miles.

Our view

After a long time in the shadows,  Bonnies have risen in value and prestige. And rightly so. These bikes can easily take the daily rough and tumble. Nimble and manageable in traffic with enough noise and size to have a commanding road presence. For short touring, they’re long legged enough to carry you for hundreds of miles.

And for Sunday fun and games on your favourite back roads, a 750 Triumph Bonneville twin will do everything demanded of it by the classic biker, with plenty in reserve.

There’s a reason these twins sold so very well for so very long. A lot of it is to do which how easy they are to live with, to ride, to maintain and to simply enjoy.

An added benefit is that if you’re careful when you choose, it’s unlikely you’ll lose money if you sell it again. Owned by a very knowledgeable collector, this Bonnie is not to be missed.

Bike Location: Pickering, North Yorkshire YO18 – it’s the responsibility of the buyer to make collection / transportation arrangements directly with the vendor.

Have a question about this Triumph Bonneville? Please contact the Evoke team at auction@evoke-classics.com and we will speak to the vendor on your behalf.

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Bidder Bid amount Bid time
p******y £2,000.00 2023-01-25 15:59:09
b************n £1,750.00 2023-01-25 15:25:53
b************y £1,250.00 2023-01-25 01:10:00
p******y £1,000.00 2023-01-21 06:26:06
a*************n £750.00 2023-01-24 18:12:10
Start auction £500.00 20/01/2023 12:00 AM

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