4Triumph Bonneville T100

Triumph Bonneville T100

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4.3

23 reviews · Statistics

PositivevsNegative
78%13%9%

Mileage 8,125 km
Build Quality
4.7 (3)
Value for Money
4.3 (3)
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.3 (3)
Noise Level
4.0 (2)
Braking
3.3 (3)
Acceleration / Power
3.7 (3)
Gear Shifting
4.0 (3)
Suspension
3.3 (3)
Fuel Efficiency
4.0 (3)
Comfort
3.3 (3)
Handling
4.3 (3)
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Reviews

23 reviews
Bob
BobNSWSydney, NSW7 posts
 
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barry hurst
barry hurstQLDWide Bay-Burnett, QLD2 posts
 

barry hurst bunderberg

have owned a triumph t 120 Bonneville 2018 bought new love the bike .seat is very uncomfortable sore tushi after 1 hour front spokes have started to rust very poor quality chrome plate never use water to wash always dry clean spokes a friend told me about the spokes rusting so I was always cleaning them with a damp cloth triumph will not do anything about the spokes they said it was lack of cleaning what a joke the bonny is always spotless other than those 2 things happy with the bike Show details
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Cliveh
ClivehVICGippsland, VIC5 posts
 

I love it but it's not for everyone

I purchased this 2010 model last year with 10,000km on the clock. It doesn't come with a tool kit, is muffled to meet some nanny state legal requirement, and has a seat that looks like an ironing board....but it is moderately powerful, handles well and looks incredible. I have covered over 5,000km in the past year and the bike has not given me a single headache. I don't care where it's made or that a couple of parts are plastic, the standard of finish is excellent. Not only does this bike make me happy it is popular wherever it goes. Show details
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Chris
ChrisNSWSydney, NSW7 posts
 

I love my Trumpy

I had not ridden a bike for nearly 20 years. Then a friend convinced me to do so again. I bought a Bonneville T100 from Procycles in Hornsby and have never been happier. It really hugs the road. What a great bike ... should have bought this one years ago.

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Michael R
Michael RFl.Port Charlotte, Fl.
 
Peter
Peter
 

makes me smile

Bought my 2013 T100 Black after 25 years away from bikes. I always wanted a Bonnie in the 70's & 80's but the reliability issues kept me away so opted for Jap bikes.I have had the new Thai built Bonnie for 3 years now and have had zero issues, it is stock standard apart from an upgrade to the Triumph sports pipes (much improved sound). I love, it is not the fastest, not the loudest, and doesn't have that "look at me" vibe, it just makes me smile every time I am on it.

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Robbie
Robbie
 

Insipid

I bought my bonny because I loved the old school stiling, too smooth, too bland, uninspiring, a real shame, I thought I'd love her, carb disguised fuel injection, green warning signal lights, fuel warning light that can't be seen in the daylight, a smooth, and uncomfortable seat that you can skate on, a myriad of 'points' that niggle me. She's up for sale after 3 months of owning her...

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IWall
IWall2 posts
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The best of old school combined with modern reliability

After many months researching both 1960s bonnies and the modern variant, I went for a 2015 T100 black.

Why? Because it is smoking hot and classicly cool.

You get the best of both worlds, a fun easy bike to ride with many modifications available to truly make it your own and that classic British look that is timeless.

A little update.

After 8 months this bike is a joy to ride. The only modification I've done is thuxton style handlebars and bar end mirrors. I'm planing on a few more in the next few months.

It is the perfect base for a cafe racer and has the reliability we dreamed of in the sixties.

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GEORGIE GARSIDE
GEORGIE GARSIDE4879QUEENSLAND, 48799 posts
 

What a Ride This is

Just converted my 03 T100 into desert sled, removed all factory road gear, replaced with high mounted chrome guards, 5 inch head light, small indicators, single seat, 2 into one exhaust, trials universal front tyre, heavy duty motor cross rear, small universal rubber mounted tail light, alloy sump guard, re located ignition switch and rectifier, love to send picture. Rides great in the dirt, very responsive and handles well. Not bad for a 77-year-old fruit cake.

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wepo
wepocanberra
 

dissapionted 2012 t100

I may have expected to much having owned 4 Meriden triumphs in years gone by. But I found the new one uncomfortable especially with the seat that resembled a babies change table. I found it ran wide in corners, slow braking, and jerky efi. My 32 yr mg lemans better.

Uncomfortable,poor fueling, ran wide through corners,bad brakes not a $14k bike.

Bonnie Style
Bonnie StyleSydney10 posts
 
slimey
slimeyAU2 posts
 
MoreRay
MoreRayAU
 

Enjoy owning this bike immensly

Bought the T100 12 months ago after 30 yrs+ away from bikes. Chose T100 because I liked the look of its style,the riding position and the idea of riding a Trumpy. I thought it was manufactured in the UK and assembled in Thailand, so not worried about that, nor am I bothered by sound of factory pipes. Just done a 3200k ride over 8 days in 43 degree heat and didn't notice any problems with bike, while seat is a bit hard after a while and did have bum issues not enough o give it away, am going too give a sheepskin a go.
Fun to ride even for 65yr old
Panniers v.poor quality had two in a year both failed
vectra1
vectra1
 

Good

Bike handles and stops well. Could have made more effort in keeping the weight down. Disappointing to read that it is made in Thailand and not the Old Dart (UK)but so far quality can't be faulted.
The retro look is great and turns heads. Engine is very tractible even with 2 up.
Pipes blue quickly. Foot pegs always seem to be in the way when you stop aand put your feet down. Std silencers are too quiet and it sounds like a sewing machine. Accessories seem unnecessarily expensive.

Questions & Answers

Ian
Ian

It's a Scrambler question - the heat from the upswept pipes is too much in the Sydney summer heat - do the Arrow two into one pipes make a difference to the heat on my legs?

Bob
Bob  

Sorry I can't answer that question. I only have experience with the Street Twin. I would wrap around the Srambler pipes if possible. Deus in Camperdown certainly has some ideas for you.

Trumpet
Trumpet

Hi, Since fitting nitro air shocks to my 2009 Bonneville mag I've experienced some steering wobble. What's your thoughts? Thanks .

Angelo (trumpet)

GEORGIE GARSIDE
GEORGIE GARSIDE  

Hi, Trumpet, I have had no problems with nitro shocks, standing at the rear of your bike check the distance wheel rim to frame on both sides, I can only think wheel could be out of line, also mounting bolts are fully tightened, regards George.

Rick
Rick

Does a speedster sissybar fit the 2003 triumph bonniville ?,.... Thanks very much

GEORGIE GARSIDE
GEORGIE GARSIDE  

No wont fit,

Triumph
Triumph   DM   

Hi Rick, sorry but it will not fit due to the difference in the width of the rear guards on these two bikes.

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