TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE T100 (2017-on) Review

Published: 15 November 2016

Easy on the eye and wallet, Triumph’s small capacity Bonnie comes packed full of retro charm

TRIUMPH BONNEVILLE T100  (2017-on)

Easy on the eye and wallet, Triumph’s small capacity Bonnie comes packed full of retro charm

Overall Rating 5 out of 5

Far more than simply a retro-styled Street Twin, the T100 has all the relaxed nature of the larger T120, but in a smaller, lighter and arguably more fun and engaging package. Fans of the previous Bonnie will love it.

Ride Quality & Brakes 4 out of 5

The T100 feels very light at low speed yet turns and holds a line through a bend with more agility than the larger T120. It’s not quite as sprightly as the Street Twin due to its longer forks, and does lack ground clearance as its pegs are set for comfort, but thanks to better suspension and tyres it easily tops the older air-cooled Bonnie when it comes to enjoying corners.

Engine 4 out of 5

The water-cooled parallel twin motor still thumps along like an air-cooled unit should but is smoother than before with a pleasing mid-range and even a bit of a top end zip, yet working behind the surface is traction control. The clutch is nice and light and there is even a neat ‘anti-stall’ rev rise much like Suzuki has incorporated in the new SV.

Build Quality & Reliability 5 out of 5

Triumph has lavished care and attention to detail on the T100 and it looks fabulous. The small touches such as the hand painted coach lines on the tank and chrome engine details really set it aside from the competition.

Insurance, running costs & value 5 out of 5

At £8300 (or £8600 for the two-tone paint option) the T100 is very good value for money and bang on the mark in comparison to its competition. The T100 Black, which is £8300, covers the chrome details with matt black paint.

Equipment 5 out of 5

It may not look modern, but the T100 comes loaded with traction control, ABS, ride-by-wire, an immobilisor and even a USB slot hidden under the seat. Cruise control and heated grips are optional extras.

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Facts & Figures

Model info
Year introduced 2017
Year discontinued -
New price £8,300
Used price £1,000 to £9,000
Warranty term Two year unlimited mileage
Running costs
Insurance group -
Annual road tax £88
Annual service cost -
Performance
Max power 54 bhp
Max torque 59 ft-lb
Top speed 110 mph
1/4-mile acceleration -
Average fuel consumption 55 mpg
Tank range 150 miles
Specification
Engine size 900cc
Engine type Four-stroke, liquid-cooled parallel twin
Frame type Tubular steel
Fuel capacity 14.5 litres
Seat height 790mm
Bike weight 213kg
Front suspension Conventioanl forks, non-adjustable
Rear suspension Twin shocks, adjustable spinrg preload
Front brake 1x310mm disc two-piston caliper, ABS
Rear brake 255mm disc, two-piston caliper. ABS
Front tyre size 100/90X18
Rear tyre size 150/70x17

History & Versions

Model history

2017: Model introduced

Other versions

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