Friday, March 13, 2009

New Triumph Bonneville is Out

So Triumph has released their new Bonneville, updated for a "70's Retro" look.

All I can say is - Cast Wheels.


OK, sure, they're awfully convenient all around (no lacing, no truing, no inner tubes...), and it is likely I would prefer them for day to day motorcycle ownership, but they are severely lacking in style in my always humble opinion.

Actually, I suppose they do have a touch of style. Bad style.

I hate to rip on my most favoritest manufacturer of motorcycles but, seriously, it seems to me they're trying to look like 70's Japanese bikes. Which, amusingly enough, were trying to look like English bikes.

There's an absurd infinite loop going there and it's really messing with my sense of what is right and proper. It's like English bands mimicking American bands who then began to mimic the English bands who had mimicked the Americans...

Anyhow, have a look at how Triumph ruined the looks of the modern Bonnevilles here.