It was the one motorcycle John Bloor's resurrected Triumph Motorcycles Ltd. had to build, though they waited until 2001. Resemblances to the storied late-'60s Meriden Bonneville are purely intentional, if less than 100 percent faithful. The Hinckley version had to be reliable first and pledge allegiance to the past maybe third or fourth. It's bigger, and, at 499 pounds wet, almost 100 lbs. heavier than its forefathers. Starting with the DOHC eight-valve vertical-twin, every deviation from Edward Turner's original recipe helps deliver a better balance of nostalgia and practicality. Pistons rise and fall together in 86 x 68mm cylinders, spinning a 360-degree crankshaft with four main bearings. Dual balance shafts in the horizontally split crankcase allow solid engine mounts. Subtracting a cog from an existing six-speed gearbox and flipping the result put the clutch on the left, and the final-drive chain-along with the signature triangular engine cover-on the right.