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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.

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.
2013 Triumph Bonneville Horsepower/Torque Dyno Chart
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.
2013 Triumph Bonneville vs 2013 Harley Sportster Iron 883 vs 2014 Star Bolt torque dyno chart
A 17-inch tire set out at a 27-degree rake angle contributed to the 2013 Triumph Bonneville's sharp handling.
The round analog speedo of the Bonneville is compact and functional but those long-stemmed mirrors are an eyesore.
The 2013 Triumph Bonneville is deceptively quick and has a wide range of usable power.
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.
With the best turning clearance of the bunch, the 2013 Triumph Bonneville shredded the other two bikes in the turns.
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.
Rider's sit more on than in the Bonneville compared to the other two bikes but the seat isn't the most comfortable.
The 2013 Triumph Bonneville, like the Sportster, has timeless styling cues that are easily recognizable.
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.
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.
No bug eyes here. The Bonneville sports a single headlight instead of the dual lamps used on other Triumphs.
The rear shocks on the Bonneville work well, the KYB units preload adjustable.
We logged over 1600 miles in two weeks on the trio of bikes in our urban cruiser comparison before determining a winner.