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Frame Wheels Electronics Styling
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.