British motorcycle manufacturer Triumph has launched a new member of the Bonneville family of classic motorcycles in India. The new motorcycle, which is called the Bonneville T100 is priced at Rs. 7.78 lakh.
Design wise, the T100 is inspired the legendary ‘59 Bonneville and has been beautifully designed to incorporate many of the original's iconic features.
The new T100 is available in two-tone paint options and features retro styling cues like the sculpted fuel tank and 'peashooter' silencers.
The twin-pod instrument cluster features the speedometer and tachometer and also shows the gear indicator, service indicator, range to empty, fuel level.
On the handlebar, there is a scroll button that is used to to operate the switchable ABS.
The new Bonneville T100 is powered by a 900cc liquid-cooled, 8 valve, SOHC, parallel twin engine that produces 54bhp and 80Nm of torque. The power and torque is sent to the rear wheel through a 5-speed gearbox.
The T100 has a tubular steel twin cradle chassis and features 41mm KYB forks with 120mm travel up front while at the rear, the rough stuff is handled by twin KYB shocks with adjustable preload and 120mm travel.
Braking duties are handled by a single 310 mm floating disc with Nissin 2-piston floating caliper up front while the rear wheel comes to a halt with the help of a 255 mm disc with a Nissin 2-piston floating caliper. Braking is aided by ABS.
Also present are 32-spoke wired steel wheels that are shod with 100/90-R18 (front) and 150/70-R17 (rear) tyres.
Despite its retro looks the T100 features a whole host of modern tech like daytime running LEDs, electronic ride-by-wire, switchable ABS and traction control.