2018 Triumph Bonneville T100 Review

2018 Triumph Bonneville T100

2018 Triumph Bonneville T100 2018 Triumph Bonneville T100 2018 Triumph Bonneville T100 2018 Triumph Bonneville T100

 

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2018 Triumph Bonneville T100: 

The Bonneville T100 is inspired by the legendary ‘59 Bonneville and has been beautifully designed to incorporate many of the original’s iconic features. The T100 has a wealth of quality finishes, including high-value brushed aluminium engine covers and classic unique bolt-on Triumph badges. Powered by a high torque 900cc engine, the T100 is available to own in three stylish, contemporary colours.

 

 

THE ORIGINAL BRITISH SUPERBIKE

Named to celebrate the 1956 motorcycle land speed record smashing Triumph streamliner and built to deliver class leading performance, adding twin carbs to the snarling Tiger 110, the 59 Bonneville was born. A race winner straight out of the crate, Bonneville was there at the birth of modern motorsport, winning AMA Flat Track races, the Isle of Man TT, the International Six Day Trials and countless Thruxton 500 races, where it got its legendary racing name. Lusted after by a generation of 60’s teenage rockers it was first choice for famous bikers including the iconic movie star Steve McQueen.

 

BONNEVILLE ENGINE FAMILY

A new generation Bonneville engine family built specifically for the modern classic riding style, with more torque, more immediate and exciting power delivery and a richer sound you can really feel and hear. With three new engines – the 900cc high torque engine of the new Street Twin and Street Cup and Bonneville T100 and T100 Black – delivering 18% more peak torque than the previous generation, the 1200cc high torque engine of the Bonneville T120 and T120 Black with over 54% more torque, and the game changing 1200cc high power ‘Thruxton spec’ engine which punches out over 62% more than torque the previous Thruxton 900.

All with truly modern capability, including ride-by-wire, for sharper responsiveness and liquid cooling for amazing fuel economy, 36% improvement on the Bonneville T100 alone.

 

NOW EVERYONE CAN BUILD THEIR OWN ICON

With our Bonneville custom accessories range presenting over 400 new stylish high quality parts, it’s never been easier to create your own custom. This includes exhausts from Vance & Hines and a garage full of custom inspired parts, from tail tidys to bench seats and beautiful compact bullet indicators to name only a few. To make it easier, we’ve also created a set of exciting ‘inspiration kits’ to use as the starting point building your own special or to have fitted by your Triumph dealer as a complete set all have been designed for individuality – including an aggressive city ‘Brat Tracker’ and more the more casual sporting ‘urban’ kit.

 

 

2018 Triumph Bonneville T100 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

•ABS
•Traction control
•Ride By Wire
•Immobiliser
•LED rear light
•USB Power Socket
•Trip Computer

 

 

2018 Triumph Bonneville T100 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

 

With the quality, performance, capability and comfort of the next generation Bonnevilles.

 

AN ORIGINAL FOR EVERYONE

Beautifully styled and more accessible, the Bonneville T100 and T100 Black are great entry points to the classic Bonneville family.

Inspired by the iconic ‘59 Bonneville, the T100 models have their own distinctive character that incorporates more of the original Bonneville DNA, along with many of the stunning finishes, features and details of the larger Bonneville T120 and T120 Black. The T100s offer thrilling performance from the 900cc high-torque Bonneville engine, delivering greater torque, better fuel economy and a rich deep exhaust note.

The dedicated T100 chassis and suspension work together to provide a smooth ride, along with easy, neutral handling and sensitive incorporation of rider focused technology, with ABS, traction control and a torque-assist clutch to give that extra level of comfort and control. The T100 range is available in beautiful classic and stylish contemporary colours and there are over 150 accessories available to personalise your bike.

 

MORE PRESENCE AND STYLE

The T100 Black takes styling to the next level with fully blacked-out details and components for a more moody and sophisticated look. The bikes premium status is complimented by additional styling items such as a twin skin ‘peashooter’ exhaust in matt black finish for a truly distinguished look. The T100 Black comes in two stylish shades.

 

SIGNATURE TOUCHES OF A GENUINE ICON

The Bonneville T100 family stays faithful to the bikes’ evocative heritage and truly iconic motorcycle silhouette, with a sculpted Bonneville signature fuel tank, wire-spoked wheels, authentic ‘peashooter’ silencers and two-tone paint options with hand painted gold coach lines.

The T100s’ lines are refined, sharp and crafted, with classic yet sophisticated looks. If you like to customise your ride there is also an incredible range of over 150 premium accessories available to allow you to make it your own.

 

ORIGINAL DNA WITH BEAUTIFUL FEATURES

The Bonneville T100 has a wealth of quality brushed, polished and chromed finishes, including high-value brushed aluminium engine covers and classic bolt-on Triumph badges that are truly unique to the model. The T100 is available in three classic colours.

 

UPRATED TYRES AND DISC BRAKES

The T100s have an uprated single floating front brake disc. Both models come with Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp tyres, specially developed by Pirelli for the Triumph Bonneville range. Added stiffness, profile changes to the front and deeper tread on the rear, complement the Bonneville’s style while providing secure handling and excellent durability.

 

REFINED HANDLING AND COMFORT

The T100s have a significantly enhanced level of comfort and handling. A more comfortable seat with thicker foam comes as standard and the chassis and suspension, incorporating greater suspension travel, has been developed specifically for an engaging yet easy-going ride, improving long-distance use and pillion passenger capability.

 

LIGHTER AND EVEN MORE ACCESSIBLE

The Bonneville T100s are one of the most accessible model options in the Bonneville range, weighing in less than the T120s.

With a shorter wheelbase, rake and trail then the previous generation, combined with their low seat height, they are ideal for every type of ride and rider.

 

ELEGANT STYLE AND SOUND

The Bonneville T100s high-torque 900cc engine has been elegantly styled with a high level of detailing and finish. It includes signature styling cues from the original 59′ Bonneville engine silhouette, whilst incorporating contemporary components sensitively, to preserve the iconic Bonneville look.

With an elegant ‘peashooter’ style exhaust, the Bonneville T100 delivers the deep rich note of a true British classic.

 

900cc ‘HIGH-TORQUE’ BONNEVILLE ENGINE

The Bonneville T100s both feature the same specially tuned 900cc high-torque Bonneville engine that delivers performance where you need it, enhanced fuel economy and a rich, deep exhaust note.

The 8 valve single overhead camshaft parallel-twin with 270° firing interval provides smooth, linear power, delivery directly from the slick new five-speed gearbox.

 

MORE POWER AND TORQUE WHERE YOU NEED IT

The 900cc engine has been designed to deliver much more power and torque where you need it – between 2,750rpm and 4,750rpm, to suit the riding style of this modern classic for a more thrilling and engaging ride.

The T100 delivers 22% more power in the midrange against previous generations and a massive 18% more peak torque with 80 Nm at a low 3,200rpm.

 

TECHNOLOGY AND CAPABILITY

Engine Immobiliser

Both the T100 and T100 Black include a security device that integrates a transponder into the T100 key, linked to a receiver in the ignition system, to prevent the engine from running without the correct key present.

 

USB Charging Socket

An under-seat socket is provided for convenient charging of your essential devices.

 

TWIN FEATURE PACKED CLOCK

Both T100s have a stylish feature-packed twin clock (speedo and rev counter), neatly housing a digital menu system, accessed by a handlebar mounted scroll button. Key features include: gear position indicator, odometer, two trip settings, service indicator, range to empty, fuel level, average and current MPG, clock plus access to turn off traction control features.

 

ABS

Triumph’s anti-lock braking system brings an advanced level of control and safety to the Bonneville T100 and T100 Black.

 

Ride-by-wire

The Bonneville T100 and T100 Black’s electronic ride-by-wire system enhances throttle response, providing smooth and precise drive for a higher level of control and rideability.

 

Liquid Cooling

The modern liquid cooling system provides better long term durability and more fuel efficient riding, with up to 29% better fuel economy than older air cooled models.

 

Switchable Traction control

Both T100 models incorporate a switchable traction control system that optimises the delivery of torque to maximise rider safety and control.

 

Torque assist clutch

The torque-assist clutch system brings a light touch and feel to the clutch control of the Bonneville T100s, helping reduce clutch lever effort for the rider, making it easy to ride, and ride longer.

 

LED Rear Light

The LED rear light has been incorporated into a compact and elegant tail set-up that gives the Bonneville T100 and T100 Black a distinctive light pattern and greater power efficiency for long term durability.

 

BE PART OF THE RIDE – A2 LICENCE

We offer an A2 licence kit for the T100 models to make the joys of riding a Bonneville even more accessible. Please speak with your local dealer to find out more.

The A2 kit is designed for those riders who don’t yet hold a full motorcycle licence, allowing anyone on a restricted licence to enjoy these wonderful new Bonnevilles.

The A2 kit can be easily fitted and just as easily removed by a Triumph dealer, once you have a full valid motorcycle licence.

 

BUILT TO MAKE YOUR OWN

An incredible range of over 150 custom-inspired accessories are available to make the T100 and T100 Black your own.

Accessories include: Vance & Hines chrome peashooter-style slip-on silencers, beautiful stitched leather seats, chrome clutch and alternator embellishers, an authentic 4-bar Triumph tank badge, leather and canvas mix panniers and compact LED indicators.

Please note that availability of the Vance & Hines silencers and indicators are governed by local market legislation – please check with your Triumph dealer for availability.

 

 

2018 Triumph Bonneville T100 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $10400 to $10900 
USD

Type Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin
Capacity 900cc
Bore Stroke 84.6 / 80 mm
Compression 10.55:1
Max Power EC 55Hp (40.5kW) @ 5,900rpm
Max Torque EC 59FT-lbs (80Nm) @ 3,230rpm
System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust Brushed stainless steel 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin silencers
Final drive Chain (DID 520 VP2)
Clutch Wet, multi-plate assist clutch
Gearbox 5-speed
Frame Tubular steel twin cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, tubular steel
Front Wheels 32-spoke, 18 x 2.75in
Rear Wheels 32-spoke, 18 x 4.25in
Front Tires 100/90-18
Rear Tires 150/70-R17
Front Suspension KYB 41 mm forks, 120 mm travel
Rear Suspension KYB twin shocks with adjustable preload, 120 mm rear wheel travel
Brakes Front Single 310 mm floating disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
Brakes Rear Single 255 mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
Instrument Display and Functions LCD multi-functional instrument pack with analogue speedometer, analogue tachometer, odometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, range to empty indication, service indicator, clock, 2x trip, average & current fuel consumption display, traction control status display, throttle mode status display, heated grip status (accessory) and cruise control ready – controlled by a handlebar mounted scroll button (accessory).
Width Handlebars 28.1in (715mm)
Height Without Mirror 43.3in (1100mm)
Seat Height 31.1in (790mm)
Wheelbase 57.1in (1450mm)
Rake 25.5º
Trail 4.1in (104mm)
Dry Weight 470lb (213kg)
Tank Capacity 3.8gal
CO2 figures ** EURO 4 Standard: 89g/km

 

 

 

2018 Triumph Bonneville T100 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $11300 to $11800 CDN

Type Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin
Capacity 900cc
Bore Stroke 84.6 / 80 mm
Compression 10.55:1
Max Power EC 55Hp (40.5kW) @ 5,900rpm
Max Torque EC 59FT-lbs (80Nm) @ 3,230rpm
System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Exhaust Brushed stainless steel 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin silencers
Final drive Chain (DID 520 VP2)
Clutch Wet, multi-plate assist clutch
Gearbox 5-speed
Frame Tubular steel twin cradle
Swingarm Twin-sided, tubular steel
Front Wheels 32-spoke, 18 x 2.75in
Rear Wheels 32-spoke, 18 x 4.25in
Front Tires 100/90-18
Rear Tires 150/70-R17
Front Suspension KYB 41 mm forks, 120 mm travel
Rear Suspension KYB twin shocks with adjustable preload, 120 mm rear wheel travel
Brakes Front Single 310 mm floating disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
Brakes Rear Single 255 mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS
Instrument Display and Functions LCD multi-functional instrument pack with analogue speedometer, analogue tachometer, odometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, range to empty indication, service indicator, clock, 2x trip, average & current fuel consumption display, traction control status display, throttle mode status display, heated grip status (accessory) and cruise control ready – controlled by a handlebar mounted scroll button (accessory).
Width Handlebars 28.1in (715mm)
Height Without Mirror 43.3in (1100mm)
Seat Height 31.1in (790mm)
Wheelbase 57.1in (1450mm)
Rake 25.5º
Trail 4.1in (104mm)
Dry Weight 470lb (213kg)
Tank Capacity 3.8gal

 

 

 

2018 Triumph Bonneville T100 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £8600 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Type      Liquid cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, 270° crank angle parallel twin

Capacity               900cc

Bore Stroke        84.6 / 80 mm

Compression      10.55:1

Max Power EC   55 PS / 54 bhp (40.5 kW) @ 5,900 rpm

Max Torque EC 80 Nm @ 3,230 rpm

System Multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection

Exhaust                Brushed stainless steel 2 into 2 exhaust system with twin silencers

Final drive           Chain (DID 520 VP2)

Clutch   Wet, multi-plate assist clutch

Gearbox               5-speed

Frame   Tubular steel twin cradle

Swingarm            Twin-sided, tubular steel

Front Wheels     Wire 32-spoke – Steel Rims. 18 x 2.75in

Rear Wheels       Wire 32-spoke – Steel Rims. 17 x 4.25in

Front Tyres         100/90-18

Rear Tyres           150/70-R17

Front Suspension             KYB 41 mm forks, 120 mm travel

Rear Suspension               KYB twin shocks with adjustable preload, 120 mm rear wheel travel

Brakes Front       Single 310 mm floating disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS

Brakes Rear        Single 255 mm disc, Nissin 2-piston floating caliper, ABS

Instrument Display and Functions             LCD multi-functional instrument pack with analogue speedometer, analogue tachometer, odometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, range to empty indication, service indicator, clock, 2x trip, average & current fuel consumption display, traction control status display, throttle mode status display, heated grip status (accessory) and cruise control ready – controlled by a handlebar mounted scroll button (accessory).

Width Handlebars            715 mm

Height Without Mirror   1100 mm

Seat Height         790 mm

Wheelbase         1450 mm

Rake      25.5º

Trail       104 mm

Dry Weight         213 kg

Tank Capacity    14.5 l

Fuel Consumption **     3.83l/100km (74mpg)

CO2 figures **   EURO 4 Standard: 89g/km **CO2 and fuel consumption are measured according to regulation 168/2013/EC.  Figures on fuel consumption are derived from specific test conditions and are for comparative purposes only. They may not reflect real driving results.

 

 

 

 

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