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.

  • 2012 Triumph Bonneville T100
  • Year:
    2012
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 360º firing interval
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    68PS / 67bhp / 50kW @ 7500rpm
  • MPG(Cty):
    43
  • MPG(Hwy):
    57
  • Torque @ RPM:
    68Nm / 50ft.lbs @ 5800rpm
  • Energy:
    Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
  • Displacement:
    865 L

Engine and Transmission

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Type Air-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 360º firing interval
Capacity 865cc
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
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Gearbox 5-speed
Oil Capacity 4.5 litres (1.2 US gals)

Chassis Running Gears and Displays

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Frame Tubular steel cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, tubular steel
Wheels
Front 36-spoke 19 x 2.5in
Rear 40-spoke 17 x 3.5in
Tyres
Front 100/90 R19
Rear 130/80 R17
Suspension
Front Kayaba 41mm forks, 120mm travel
Rear Kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload,
106mm rear wheel travel
Brakes
Front Single 310mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Rear Single 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
Instrument Display/
Functions
Analogue speedometer and tachometer with odometer,
trip information and clock

Dimensions and Capacities

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Length 2230mm (87.7in)
Width 740mm (29.1in)
Height without mirrors 1100mm (43.3in)
Seat Height 775mm (30.5in)
Wheelbase 1500mm (59.0in)
Rake/Trail 28º/110mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 16 litres (4.2 US gals)
Wet Weight (ready to ride) 230kg (506lbs)

Performance and Fuel efficiency

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Maximum Power 68PS / 67bhp / 50kW @ 7500rpm
Maximum Torque 68Nm / 50ft.lbs @ 5800rpm
City 43 MPG
Highway 57 MPG

Quotes

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.”

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