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

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