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2013 Triumph Bonneville Comparison Photo Gallery

The 2013 Triumph Bonneville goes head-to-head against its long-time nemesis the 2013 Sportster Iron 883 as well as Star Motorcycles 2014 Bolt R-Spec in this battle of urban cruiser motorcycles.

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The 2013 Triumph Bonneville is quick to respond to input and its handling is light which makes it a blast to ride when roads begin to twist up.
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2013 Triumph Bonneville Horsepower/Torque Dyno Chart
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It was a battle royale between urban cruisers as the 2013 Triumph Bonneville waged war between the 2014 Star Bolt R-Spec and the 2013 Sportster Iron 883 in this comparison.
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2013 Triumph Bonneville vs 2013 Harley Sportster Iron 883 vs 2014 Star Bolt torque dyno chart
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A 17-inch tire set out at a 27-degree rake angle contributed to the 2013 Triumph Bonneville's sharp handling.
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The round analog speedo of the Bonneville is compact and functional but those long-stemmed mirrors are an eyesore.
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The 2013 Triumph Bonneville is deceptively quick and has a wide range of usable power.
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The red racing stripe matches the Bonneville's sporting disposition and we milked its 4.2-gallon tank for 152 miles before a fill-up.
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With the best turning clearance of the bunch, the 2013 Triumph Bonneville shredded the other two bikes in the turns.
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An air-cooled 865cc Parallel Twin powers the 2013 Bonneville and put out 60.35 hp @ 7100 rpm and 46.24 lb-ft torque @ 5600 rpm on our dyno.
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Rider's sit more on than in the Bonneville compared to the other two bikes but the seat isn't the most comfortable.
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The 2013 Triumph Bonneville, like the Sportster, has timeless styling cues that are easily recognizable.
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With a tighter rake, smaller front wheel, compact COG, and a different chassis, the Bonneville has a definite handling edge on the Iron 883 Sportster and the Bolt.
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One think we weren't sold on is the Bonneville's faux carburetors over the throttle bodies and the cheap plastic side covers below them that detract from its fit and finish.
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No bug eyes here. The Bonneville sports a single headlight instead of the dual lamps used on other Triumphs.
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The rear shocks on the Bonneville work well, the KYB units preload adjustable.
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We logged over 1600 miles in two weeks on the trio of bikes in our urban cruiser comparison before determining a winner.