All three motorcycles in the new Triumph Bonneville family come powered by an all-new 900 cc engine
Triumph Motorcycles Limited took to the centre stage at the ongoing Intermot Show in Cologne to reveal three retro offerings that will be launched next year – much like it has done through 2016. For those preferring a café racer, Street Cup is the ideal choice while the 900 cc variants of the T100 Bonneville and T100 Black are direct replacements of their predecessors.
All the three models in the new range get powered by new 900 cc engines and weigh lesser than the T120 family. With over 150 different accessories options available, buyers will have the opportunity to customise them in several unique ways. The new T100 and T100 Black have the styling inspired by the ’59 Bonneville and each have own attributes with a different set of design.
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With cleaner engine, chassis and bodywork the new T100s feel entirely refreshing as some of the details have been hidden to make way for a more aggressive yet quality looking Triumphs. The bolt-on Triumph badges, classically styled deep chrome mirrors, headlight bezel, mudguard stays, brushed aluminium covers and handlebars ensure the T100 a more of traditional stance.
The seats are finished in contrast piping for the signature retro appearance. The T100 Black sticks by the darker theme and sports blackened engine covers, black wheel rims and twin skin peashooter exhausts in a matt black finish while the Jet Black version offers the seat in brown. On the mechanical front, the British manufacturer has enhanced the chassis and suspension setup. They are claimed to up the riding comfort and experience.
With shorter wheelbase, rake and trail than the new T120, the upcoming T100 range will be lighter as well. Both T100s are shod on Pirelli Phantom Sportscomp tyres and being built on the same platform as the Street Twin they get stuff like USB charging socket, immobilizer, Torque Assist Clutch, Ride-by-Wire throttles, ABS, switchable traction control, etc.