Triumph Bonneville T100 Review
Classic CruiserMonday, March 24, 2014
Triumph Bonneville T100 is a redesigned version of Bonneville, which was launched in 2007 and built in Hinckley, Leicestershire. It was styled by David Stride and John Mockett and has seen quite a few changes since its introduction with some features giving the resemblance of 60s retro styling. It is a great combination of modern technology with a heritage that is almost 50 years old. Let's see, what this splendid motorcycle has got to offer.
Triumph Bonneville T100 has got a large number of striking details which are worth mentioning, including twin chromed stainless peashooter-style exhaust pipes, a comfy and smooth topped seat with Triumph's logo and white piping, fork gaiters, traditional two-tone color schemes with hand-finished coach lines, chromed engine covers, classic spoke wheels of 36-spoke and 19-inch at front and 40-spoke and 17-inch at rear with 100/90 front and 130/80 rear tires, a simple tubular steel chassis, laid out bars and footrests for a better riding position.
Bonneville T100 features a black instrument console with a matching analogue speedometer and tachometer along with an odometer and trip information, two-tone finished fuel tank with rubber knee-grips, a chromed tank badge, a twin-sided tubular steel swing arm, a chromed headlight with side turn indicators and an elegant tail light. This beautiful motorcycle has a length of 2230mm, a width of 840mm and a height of 1100mm as its dimensions along with a seat height of 775mm and has a large wheelbase of 1500mm for a stable and comfortable ride. It has a rake and trail of 28-degrees and 110mm respectively along with a wet weight of 225kgs and a fuel tank capacity of 16liters.
Triumph Bonneville T100 has got a powerful 865cc, 8-valves, air-cooled, multipoint sequential EFI with SAI, DOHC, parallel-twin engine with 360-degrees of firing interval. It gives a maximum power of 67.1bhp at 7,500rpm and a maximum torque of 68Nm at 5,800rpm and is mated with a 5-speed gearbox transmission to provide a top speed of almost 180kmph with an urban fuel consumption of 43us mpg. It has also got a bore and stroke of 90mm and 68mm respectively, X ring final chain drive, a wet multi-plate clutch and a 9.2:1 compression ratio with an oil capacity of 4.5liters.
Triumph Bonneville T100 has got 310mm diameter single disk brakes at front and 255mm diameter single disk brakes at rear with Nissin 2-piston floating calipers at both the wheels. The suspension system consists of Kayaba 41mm forks with 120mm travel at front and Kayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload and 106mm rear wheel travel at rear.