Frame Wheels Elec­tron­ics Styling

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Road Test - En­gine

The most ob­vi­ous change is the tran­si­tion from air to wa­ter­cool­ing. The new Bon­nie also has a sin­gle over­head cam com­pared to the older model’s dou­ble cam set-up and a 270-de­gree crank an­gle where the old one had a 360-de­gree an­gle. Ca­pac­ity is up to 900cc from 865cc, with a smaller bore but longer stroke. The new model has a sharper rake an­gle of 25.5° com­pared to 28° and a shorter 104mm trail as op­posed to the 110mm on the older bike. The new wheel­base is 50mm shorter at 1450mm. The front wheel on the 2017 Bon­nie has re­duced in size from a 19in item to an 18in item. The 2017 bike has Pirelli Phan­tom tyres while the 2016 bike had Met­zeler Lasertec rub­ber. The old bike lacks elec­tron­ics aside from fuel-in­jec­tion while the new model gains ride-by­wire, trac­tion con­trol and most sig­nif­i­cantly, ABS. Cruise con­trol and heated grips are op­tions. Both have clas­sic looks with rub­ber pads on the tank and peashooter ex­hausts. The bars are set lower on the new model and so are the foot­pegs.

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