Triumph is the largest British motorcycle manufacturer which builds around 60,000 bikes per year and has over 750 dealers across the world.
The T100 is the latest addition- to the contemporary new Bonneville range, each one built to enhance the iconic Bonneville character and to satisfy today’s demand for bikes that combine timeless style with modern capabilities.
The all-new 900cc powered T100 is lighter than the T120, easy to manage and with over 150 accessories available, it is ready to personalise.
Speaking at the launch Mr Vimal Sumbly, Managing Director, Triumph Motorcycles India Pvt. Ltd. commented, “India is a large and growing market for classic motorcycles. With our range of new, exciting and accessible modern classics like the all new Triumph Bonneville T100, we would further strengthen our market position in the above 500cc, plus 5 lakh segment in India.”
Triumph Bonneville T100: Styling
Inspired by the legendary ’59 Bonneville and styled to incorporate more of the iconic design, silhouette and character of the original, the T100 has its own distinctive character, enhanced by the premium finishes and signature touches of a genuine motorcycle icon.
Sharing the distinctive Bonneville silhouette and many of the stunning features of the T120, the new T100 is a timeless icon, beautifully evolved. From the sculpted lines of the 14.5 litre signature fuel tank, to the intricately detailed Bonneville engine plate and stylish feature-packed twin clocks, the new T100’s set a new standard for quality and finish.
The Bonneville T100 features a wealth of classically inspired detailing and stunning chrome finishes including high-value brushed aluminium covers, classic bolt-on Triumph badges unique to this model, and deep chrome mirrors, mudguard stays, handlebars and headlight bezel.
Contributing to the classic Bonneville profile on the T100 is the detailed comfort seat and pillion seat finished in contrast piping with deeper foam for heightened comfort.
Triumph Bonneville T100: Distinctive colour schemes
The Bonneville T100 comes in three classically inspired (colour) schemes:
- Aegean Blue and Fusion White with hand painted coach lines
- Intense Orange and New England White with hand painted coach lines
- Jet Black
Triumph Bonneville T100: Accessibility
One of the key areas of development for the T100 model is the new chassis and suspension set-up which significantly enhances comfort levels for the rider giving a better overall riding experience whether for long distance journeys, every day use or with a pillion.
The T100 features a unique longer rear suspension unit and cartridge front forks which work together to offer the rider an engaging yet easy-going riding experience.
The T100 is lighter than the new T120 and also has a shorter wheelbase, rake and trail. This combined with a low seat height and relaxed riding position makes it more accessible and easier to ride than ever before.
To further enhance the superior handling of the T100, the bike is fitted with custom developed Pirelli Phantom Sports comp tyres as standard, designed especially by Pirelli for the Bonneville family with stiffness and profile changes to the front tyre, and deeper tread on the rear for secure handling and improved durability.
Triumph Bonneville T100: Performance
Offering all the quality, performance, capability and comfort expected of the modern Bonneville family, the T100 is powered by the critically acclaimed Bonneville 900cc, ‘high torque’ 8 valve, parallel twin engine that offers more torque, better fuel economy and a rich, deeper exhaust note.
Specifically tuned to achieve much higher torque much lower down, it produces a peak torque figure of 80Nm at 3200 rpm – an increase of 18% on the outgoing Bonneville T100 for a more thrilling and engaging ride.
With enhanced throttle response from Triumph’s ride-by-wire fuel injection and a slick new five-speed gearbox the T100 models are engineered to deliver a 270° firing interval for a smooth, linear power delivery. A cutting-edge liquid cooling system, carefully integrated into the distinctive character of the Bonneville, reduces fuel emissions and significantly improves fuel efficiency by up to 29%. This, combined with a new extended service interval of 10,000 miles (16,000km) dramatically reduces the overall cost of ownership.
The T100’s distinctive twin pea-shooter silencers are crafted in a classic style and come with the Bonneville’s ingenious twin skin design for a superb finish and clean line, delivering a unique rich exhaust note for the unmistakable sound of a British Twin.
Over all these are cosmetic changes that have enhanced the stylish looks of the bike. This bike is the second most affordable Bonneville from the British manufacturer after the Street Twin.