Triumph Bonneville is the name given to three motorcycle models from this notable British motorcycle marque. It is named after the Bonneville Salt Flats in the state of Utah, USA, where Triumph and other motorcycle companies made attempts on the world motorcycle speed records. All share a parallel-twin four-stroke engine configuration. The current version, produced since 2001 by the modern successor of the original company, is a completely redesigned and re-engineered evolution of the original design.
Since the arrival of the current ‘Hinckley Bonneville’ (produced in Hinckley), the earlier T120 and T140 (produced in Meriden) have been referred to as ‘Meriden Bonnevilles’, to more easily distinguish between the versions.
Adding subtle touches to the uncluttered Triumph Bonneville form, the Triumph T100 wears a little extra to mark its connection with the classic ‘deluxe’ speedster of the sixties. The tank with hand painted coach lines and chromed engine covers are just a couple of features that add to the T100’s overall elegant presence. It gracefully tackles traffic and finds jaunts to the countryside irresistible, while remaining the very epitome of sophistication and style.
The Triumph T100’s full-blooded and responsive 865cc parallel twin-cylinder engine delivers throaty acceleration, amplified by the mellow backbeat from its twin peashooter exhaust pipes. Maximum power of 68PS (67bhp) arrives at 7500rpm, with peak torque of 69Nm (51ft.lbf) delivered at 5800rpm.