The 1968 Triumph Bonneville was a watershed year. Two major improvement were made: Amal Concentric carburetors replaced the Amal Monoblocs; and a new 8″ TLS (Twin Leading Shoe) front brake replaced the age-old SLS (single leading shoe) unit. The 1968 model also marked the beginning of a very brief window when the Triumph Bonneville was in it’s ‘sweet spot’, widely considered to run from 1968 through 1970. Ask any Triumph enthusiast for an opinion on the vintage years for the Bonneville and inevitably the years from 1968 until 1970 will be mentioned. A new 8.0-inch twin leading-shoe front brake, two-way damping in the front fork in light of racing experience, and a stronger race-bred swingarm contributed to superior handling.
Reconditioned over the years by long time owner. Matching numbers, DU78252, electronic ignition and newer Dunlop tires. Has the UK home market tank with the parcel rack. Starts easily. File of receipts and work done. All electrical system working. Tachometer needle is partially broken and needs to be rebuilt. Stainless steel spokes and new front and rear rims. Petrol tank has been cleaned and seal coated. Correct transfers (decals) for the model year . Finished in the most beautiful Triumph colour scheme of Hi-FI scarlet and silver sheen.
Bike is licenced and registered in owners name and the sale is being handled by a very knowledgeable Triumph friend. Bike is located in French Creek on Vancouver Island.