Some will call it Triumph’s best motorcycle and others will ask you how many decades ago it was manufactured, but it will surely not pass unnoticed. After all, the Triumph Bonneville is the most successful English motorcycle of all times.
Adding subtle touches to the unclutttered Bonneville form, the T100 roadster wears a little extra to mark its connection with the classic speedster of the sixties. And a little extra spice, too. The T100’s new, full-blooded, 865cc, air-cooled, parallel twin-cylinder engine gives a throaty performance echoed by the mellow backbeat from its twin pea-shooter exhaust pipes. Deep-chromed engine covers add lustre while the tachometer, flanking the speedometer, marks out the revolutions.
A modern day roadster with a tangible connection to the classic style of times gone by, the Bonneville mixes timeless British engineering with modern technology and thinking. The result is captivating. As befits such an honest machine, at the core of the Bonneville is a sonorous and instantly recognisable 790cc, air-cooled, twin-cylinder engine. Laden with character - and with a distinct kick in its power delivery - the Bonnie engine entertains as much as it transports.