There once was a time when the Triumph Bonneville ruled the roads. Though those days have long passed, the tradition continues on with the newest member of the family, the 2012 Bonneville T100.
The design of the Bonneville T100 is as traditional and contemporary as it gets. With its wire wheels and traditionally coachlined two-tone paintwork, the Bonneville T100 looks like a bike that was transported straight from the 60’s with real detailing straight from the pipeline. The peashooter exhausts, the classic two-tone color options, and spoked steel wheels are all retro-styled. In particular are the two-tone color options, which have been touched of gold or silver coachlines and painted by hand just as they always have been. For the 2012 model, Triumph is offering three regular options: Cranberry Red with New England White and Graphite and Metallic Phantom Black are the two-tone options, while the popular single-color Jet Black option is also available and comes with matching black-finished engine cases.
Powering the Trumph Bonneville T100 is an 865cc parallel-twin engine that resembles the classic 650cc pushrod motors of its heyday, except that this modern-day maverick ride comes with a double overhead camshaft engine that’s fully up to date with modern fuel injection for clean running and modern levels of performance and reliability. Twist the throttle and that 67 brake horsepower engine delivers real world performance, with the 41mm front forks and traditional chromed rear shocks providing poised handling and a comfortable ride.
Find out more about the Triumph Bonneville T100 after the jump.
Engine and Transmission
|Type||Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 360º firing interval|
|Bore/Stroke||90 x 68mm|
|Fuel System||Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI|
|Exhaust||Stainless steel headers, twin chromed silencers|
|Final Drive||X ring chain|
|Oil Capacity||4.5 litres (1.2 US gals)|
Chassis Running Gears and Displays
|Frame||Tubular steel cradle|
|Swingarm||Twin-sided, tubular steel|
|Front||36-spoke 19 x 2.5in|
|Rear||40-spoke 17 x 3.5in|
|Front||Kayaba 41mm forks, 120mm travel|
|Rear||Kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload,|
106mm rear wheel travel
|Front||Single 310mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper|
|Rear||Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper|
|Analogue speedometer and tachometer with odometer,|
trip information and clock
Dimensions and Capacities
|Height||without mirrors 1100mm (43.3in)|
|Seat Height||775mm (30.5in)|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||16 litres (4.2 US gals)|
|Wet Weight (ready to ride)||230kg (506lbs)|
Performance and Fuel efficiency
|Maximum Power||68PS / 67bhp / 50kW @ 7500rpm|
|Maximum Torque||68Nm / 50ft.lbs @ 5800rpm|
Total Motorcycle----“Bang up to date engineering. Retro meets modern. Double-barrelled, fuel-injected responsiveness from the 865cc parallel twin. Smooth pulling, double-barrelled fun. A mellow backbeat from the twin peashooter exhausts. Chrome engine covers. Black instrument surround with tacho. Triumph logo on the seat. Two-tone paint. Spoked wheels. Fork gaiters. You got the look. Motorcycling the way it’s meant to be. Ride it with a smile.”