Even without its name, this new bike's personality is obvious at a glance: With pull-back handlebars, kicked-out, wide front forks, feet-forward controls and a low seat, it is inspired by the freewheeling American spirit, as well as by the handsome Triumph twins of the past.
Powered by Triumph's parallel twin engine, the America is very much a Bonneville, although it shares few components with its namesake. It has been created afresh, with a revised firing order giving a distinctive loping exhaust note and the engine retuned for effortless, lazy cruising.
The chassis is completely new and continues the Bonneville tradition for impeccable road-holding manners. The long wheelbase and rigid steel frame contribute to stability while the forks and rear twin shocks ensure excellent ride quality and neutral steering.
Classic two-tone paint schemes; slash cut twin mufflers; a tank-top mounted chromed instrument console and a large, white-faced, circular speedometer set above chromed headlights complete the picture. And for those who want to create their own unique look there's a whole host of accessories available.