British Bonnie boom goes on
Reinventing their Bonneville range and trading heavily on their brand heritage has been hugely successful for Triumph. So for 2017 they’re doing more of the same with new models based on our pick of their ‘modern classic’ range, the rather pleasing 900cc Street Twin (see page 68). Most alluring is the Street Cup. This is a café racer job, with flyscreen, lower ‘Ace’ ’bars, what they call an ‘authentic bullet seat’ with silver stitching and removable pillion perch cover, and that great yellow and grey paint scheme. There’s a tachometer thanks to the use of twin dials, and detailing is enhanced with cast Thruxton headlight mounts, Thruxton R footpegs and a painted headlight bezel. It costs £8600 on the road (£1100 more than a base Street Twin) and there’s a range of accessories to extract further cash, from aesthetic whatnots to nd uprated Fox rear shocks. The new Bonneville T100 is a more trad’ treatment of the 900’s platform. It’s a smaller version of their 1200cc T120, with a speedo and tacho rather than the Street’s large speed-only dial, fully-immersed Sixties styling, spoke wheels rather than cast and lots of shiny bits to buff up on a Sunday afternoon. It’s not entirely classic mind, as there’s still traction control, ABS, ride-by-wire, a trip computer and a USB socket. Yours for £8300 on the road – £800 more than a Street Twin, £1500 less than a T120. If that’s all a bit too old boy for your tastes then there’s also a T100 Black which, as the name indicates, is all dark hues rather than glinting chrome. It’s the same spec and price as the T100 apart from being presented in Matt or glossy Jet Black.
Hello new T100. That’s currently seven models in the classics range, excluding two Black versions