A modern day roadster with a tangible connection to the classic style of times gone by, the Bonneville mixes timeless British engineering with modern technology and thinking. The result is captivating.
As befits such an honest machine, at the core of the Bonneville is a sonorous and instantly recognizable 790cc, air-cooled, twin-cylinder engine. Laden with character - and with a distinct kick in its power delivery - the Bonnie engine entertains as much as it transports.
Matching the rugged motor is a chassis of substance. A massively strong, tubular steel, cradle frame, telescopic forks and disc brakes provide surefooted confidence while nimble steering geometry makes the Bonneville a sweet, neutral ride.
In an ever more complicated world sometimes the simple things bring the most pleasure. The Bonneville is an uncomplicated - and very real motorcycle that blends the old and new. It appeals because it looks, feels and sounds just as a motorcycle should.
There's nothing clever about that. But then maybe that's the point.