Acceleration is smooth and effortless as you run up the five-speed gearbox, which here provides the crispest shift action we’ve experienced on any Bonneville yet. Clutch action is especially light and progressive, so there’s no hint of hand cramps even in the worst stop-and-go traffic. Both the brake and clutch levers are adjustable, and the single 310mm Sunstar front disc has a carrier with what Triumph terms a “swooshing” design. Still gripped by a rather low-rent Nissin two-piston caliper, however, braking performance is merely adequate, though sufficient for this type of bike. The rear brake, which uses the same caliper, is likewise easy to use and responsive, too. Also merely adequate is the non-adjustable, Kayaba 41mm fork and preload-adjustable twin Kayaba shocks. The ride is smooth and controlled enough for typical backroads riding, though we can’t say we’d want to jump it over a 7-foot-tall, barbed-wire fence!