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2015 Triumph Bonneville T100 Spirit Special Review
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It’s not about what we’ve added to these iconic classic motorcycles over the years. It’s about what we haven’t taken away.
For as long as there have been Triumph Bonnevilles riders have been customising and making them their own. Over the decades the Bonneville has spawned countless customs, and hit multiple milestones. No two Bonnevilles remain the same – every rider makes his or her mark in their own way from landspeed record holders to the most contemporary of custom builders.
The new special edition Bonneville Spirit is the latest in a distinguished line of factory custom builds. Featuring a unique custom paint colour – Spirit Blue – this contemporary evolution of the T100 blends a nod towards our heritage whilst celebrating the very latest custom specials.
2015 Triumph Bonneville T100 Spirit Special www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
Since 1959 when the Triumph Bonneville launched, riders have been customising and making them their own. Over the decades Bonneville has spawned countless customs from landspeed record holders to the most contemporary of custom specials.
The modern Bonneville Spirit captures the style and effortless cool of the 1950s Bonneville, but of course adds the benefit of up-to-date engineering to create a new classic British twin for the 21st century.
Unique Spirit Blue/New England White paint scheme
Black wire wheels, rear shock units & handlebars
Re-profiled Rear Fender
2015 Triumph Bonneville T100 Spirit Special www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
As you would expect from the bike’s name, the bodywork wears deep Jet Black paintwork.
Encased in black with machined highlights, our trademark air-cooled parallel twin lies at the heart of the T100 Black.
Hear it on the streets. Twin chrome exhaust pipes highlight the bike’s after-dark theme.
Classic spoke wheels wearing black rims and hubs complement the look and give precise handling.
A classic “banana” seat, all in black of course, with a matching passenger grab rail.
The Bonneville T100 Spirit Special has muscle to match its mean looks, as its 865cc parallel twin engine puts out a healthy 68PS. It also gives 68Nm of torque at its peak, with plenty available at low revs so it’s really user-friendly and more than punchy enough, both around town and on the open road. Clever electronic fuel injection means this engine pulls smoothly throughout the rev range, so you’ll always have something in reserve.
It wouldn’t be a Bonneville without a parallel-twin cylinder engine and this one’s a beauty. Its 865cc capacity makes it more powerful than Bonnevilles of old, but modern technology mean great versatility and economy too, while balance shafts leave just enough vibration to remind you that you are riding an all-time great. Of course it’s air-cooled, meaning there’s no radiator to block the view of this engineering icon.
Great handling and a relaxing ride have always been Bonneville traits. Years of getting the basics right mean that we make bikes that are reassuringly easy to ride.
We wouldn’t want a bumpy road to spoil your ride, so we fit traditional, black-sprung twin shocks at the back that combine iconic style with modern performance, while up front, black, gaitered telescopic forks keep things well controlled.
We’ve matched the front and rear disc brakes to give a progressive, balanced braking performance that suits the Bonneville Black’s power and weight, giving the rider confidence and control.
We’re not talking all show and no go with the Bonneville Black. Its tubular steel cradle frame may look old school, but clever design means that the engine combines with the frame to give the bike the extra stiffness that’s sure to put a smile on your face on every ride.
Cool on city streets and relaxed on the open road, the Bonneville Black’s riding position is perfect for every ride. There’s plenty of space between the seat, footrests and ‘bars to be comfortable and the seat’s long enough to share the ride with a passenger.
A seat height of just 775mm is right where the great Bonnevilles of the 1960s were, so that’s where we put it on the T100 Black.
This is no temperamental custom special. Behind the mean looks lies proven Triumph engineering that will deliver day in, day out.
And, if you can stand all the attention you’ll get on your ride to work, the Bonneville Black makes a great commuter too.
There’s no point in having the coolest bike in town if you can’t rely on it. The Bonneville Black features electronic ignition and fuel injection that give better reliability and low emissions as well as a punchier, more responsive throttle. The wet multi-plate clutch is light to operate and makes gearchanging a pleasure, while the hydraulic disc brakes are powerful, but never intimidating.
Speed, engine revs and warning lights. The important information for every ride sits right in your line of sight, meaning it only takes a glance to know what’s going on.
2015 Triumph Bonneville T100 Spirit Special – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $NA USD
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Engine and Transmission
typeAir-cooled, DOHC, parallel-twin, 360º firing interval
systemMultipoint sequential electronic fuel injection with SAI
exhaustStainless steel headers, twin chromed silencers.
final driveX ring chain
Chassis, Running Gear and Displays
frameTubular steel cradle
swingarmTwin-sided, tubular steel
Front Wheels36-spoke 19 x 2.5in
Rear Wheels40-spoke 17 x 3.5in
Rear Tyres130/80 R17
Front SuspensionKayaba 41mm forks, 120mm travel
Rear SuspensionKayaba chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload, 106mm rear wheel travel
brakes frontSingle 310mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
brakes rearSingle 255mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper
instrument display and functionsAnalogue speedometer and tachometer with odometer and trip information
Dimensions and Capacities
height without mirror1100mm
wet weight230 kg
dry weight214 kg
max power ec68BHP @ 7500
max torque ec68NM @ 5800
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