Triumph Bonneville T100: history, specs, pictures

The Triumph Bonneville T100 is an 865cc, twin cylinder, four stroke, street motorcycle manufactured by Triumph. The Model was included in the Discovery Channel's "Greatest Motorbikes Ever"[1]

2003 Triumph Bonneville


  • Engine Type Parallel Twin
  • Cylinders 2
  • Engine Stroke Four-stroke
  • Cooling Air
  • Valves 8
  • Valves Per Cylinder 4
  • Valve Configuration DOHC
  • Compression Ratio 9.2:1
  • Starter Electric
  • Fuel Requirements Regular
  • Fuel Type Gas


2003 Triumph Bonneville
2003 Triumph Bonneville T100


2007 Triumph Bonneville T100 in White
2007 Triumph Bonneville T100 in White
2007 Triumph Bonneville T100 in White
2007 Triumph Bonneville T100 in White
2007 Triumph Bonneville T100 in White
2007 Triumph Bonneville T100 in White
2007 Triumph Bonneville T100 in White



  1. Greatest Motorbikes Ever. Discovery Channel.

Triumph Bonneville T100
Also called Bonneville T 100, Bonneville T100 Steve McQueen, Bonneville T100 Black
Production 2003 - 2018
Class Cruiser
twin, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 84.6mm x 80.0mm
Compression ratio 9.2:1
Horsepower 53.77 HP (40.1 KW) @ 5900RPM
Torque 59.01 ft/lbs (80.0 Nm) @ 3230RPM
Fuel System injection. multipoint sequential electronic fuel injection
Ignition digital-inductive type via engine management system
Spark Plug NGK DPR8EA9 `02-06[1]
Battery YUASA YTX12-BS `02-06[1]
Transmission Gear box: 5-speed

Final Drive: chain

Clutch: wet, multi-plate assist clutch
Final Drive Chain: 525 `02-06[1]
Suspension Front: kyb 41mm forks
Rear: kyb chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload
Brakes Front: single disc. abs. nissin 2-piston floating caliper.
Rear: single disc. abs. nissin 2-piston floating caliper.
Front Tire 100/90-18
Rear Tire 150/70-r17
Wheelbase 57.09 inches (1450 mm)
Length 87.8 inches (2230 mm)
Width 28.15 inches (715 mm)
Height 43.31 inches (1100 mm)
Seat Height 31.1 inches (790 mm)
Weight 469.58 pounds (213.0 Kg) (dry), 213.0 kg (wet)
Oil Capacity 1.19 Gallon (4.50 Liters)
Oil Filter K&N KN-191[2]
Fuel Capacity 3.8 Gallon (14.38 Liters)
Fuel Consumption 3.83 liters/100 km (26.1 km/l or 61.42 mpg)
Manuals Service Manual

The Triumph Bonneville T100 was a twin, four-stroke Cruiser motorcycle produced by Triumph between 2003 and 2018. Max torque was 59.01 ft/lbs (80.0 Nm) @ 3230 RPM. Claimed horsepower was 53.77 HP (40.1 KW) @ 5900 RPM.


The engine was a air cooled twin, four-stroke. A 84.6mm bore x 80.0mm stroke result in a displacement of just 900.0 cubic centimeters. Fuel was supplied via a double overhead cams/twin cam (dohc).


The bike has a 5-speed transmission. Power was moderated via the wet, multi-plate assist clutch.


It came with a 100/90-18 front tire and a 150/70-r17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via single disc. abs. nissin 2-piston floating caliper. in the front and a single disc. abs. nissin 2-piston floating caliper. in the rear. The front suspension was a kyb 41mm forks while the rear was equipped with a kyb chromed spring twin shocks with adjustable preload. The Bonneville T100 was fitted with a 3.8 Gallon (14.38 Liters) fuel tank. The bike weighed just 469.58 pounds (213.0 Kg). The wheelbase was 57.09 inches (1450 mm) long.

2003 Triumph Bonneville T100Edit


If the 60's speed demons is what you're after, then the 2002 Triumph Bonneville T100 might just be the right machine for you. Built on the proven Bonnie platform, the T100 brings back all the bells and whistles of the custom roadsters of yesteryear, with lush chrome details and plenty of cafe-racer accents which spell a glorious past.

Add in two-tone color schemes, the rubber knee-grips on the tank and ample fenders to match the shiny exhausts and engine covers. If retro is the name of the game, then you've just found your toy.

2004 Triumph Bonneville T100Edit


If it's T100 in the name, it's the vintage game. The 2003 T100 Bonnie harks back to the 60's speed demons, and brings the full enjoyment of the retro machines, but with the modern ones' technology upgrades and enhanced reliability.

The T100 retains the rubber knee grips, chromes engine covers and massive metal tank badges, with hand-painted stripes and rubber foot rests. This bike gets as close as possible to the classic design of the machine from half a century ago and comes with all the nostalgic vibe one could dream of.

2005 Triumph Bonneville T100Edit


If it's the "T100" suffix, then you should know this Bonnie bears the iconic 60's styling, with all the extra brawn the 865cc displacement brings over the stock 790cc engine. The new mill brings increased low- and mid-rpm grunt, excellent for a more confident city ride and better low-end passing power.

Triumph also brings the Opal White and Tangerine Orange as a new two-tone paint scheme to add even more class to an already sweet retro machine.

2006 Triumph Bonneville T100Edit


The 2005 Bonneville T100 is one more nifty retro roadster treat from Triumph, harking back to the 60's and yet bringing in present-day technology for a smooth and pleasant ride. The 865cc parallel twin engine delivers plenty of fun for everyday rides to work and for weekend getaways, too, solo or with a passenger.

Classic to the bone, the 2005 T100 proudly displays a bevy of shiny, chromed parts, making an elegant contrast with the black accents on the engine and forks. Add in the massive 3D metal badge o the tank and exquisite two-tone paint for a bike which truly stands form the crowd.

2007 Triumph Bonneville T100Edit


When it comes to the T100 suffix, you know classic 60's looks are in the game, and the 2006 Triumph iteration of the old-school Bonnie is no exception. Peashooter silencers, laced wheels, a flowing design with lush lines and excellent rideability, the 2006 Bonneville T100 is a head-turning presence anywhere it shows up.

Add in the two-tone paint schemes and awesome chrome engine covers for an even classier livery, and prepare to enjoy the attire bikes had half a century ago, but backed with modern technology.

2008 Triumph Bonneville T100Edit


The T100 suffix stands for the most retro design the Triumph modern classics can ever show. The Bonneville T100 brings back the laced wheels, large chrome tank badges, the pea-shooter exhausts and chromed out engine cases, generous front fender with wire supports and plenty of chrome accents all over the bike. Add in the sweet two-tone color schemes and you're all set for a classic ride in retro style with modern tech and nerve.

2010 Triumph Bonneville T100Edit


Looking for a true classic? Then look no further than the 2009 Triumph Bonneville T100. It boasts the acclaimed 60's styling with cleverly disguised modern technology and looks to send chills down your grandfather's back.

Shiny laced rims, cigar exhausts, a generous chrome tank badge, fork gaiters and a road stance to die for, they're all there. Even more, since today's riders go further than out grandparent did back in the day, Triumph also offers matching accessories, such as a mid-size windscreen, leather saddle bags and more.

2010 Triumph Bonneville T100 BlackEdit


The 2010 Bonneville T100 Black is a nifty modern classic created for those in search of a sober bike bringing together all the cool retro looks and the modern technologies. harking back to the 60's styling, the Bonneville T100 Black brings a generous front fender, classic pea-shooter exhausts, fork gaiters, and above all, the chrome tank badges.

Add in contrasting chromed laced wheels, a chrome headlight and similar shiny rear shocks for a bike oozing retro character which will never go out of fashion.

2011 Triumph Bonneville T100Edit


The Bonneville T100 replicates the look of the 60's bikes, with all the era-correct adornments and styling elements, and is a nifty re-interpretation of the old Bonnies. One hundred percent Bonneville but modern to the core, the 2010 model year brings fuel injection disguised as traditional carburetors, dummy pushrod tubes and enhanced engine reliability.

Cue classic, laced wheels, retro accents and details and the two-tone mellow-color paint for an authentic take on the acclaimed heritage of the Bonneville family.

2013 Triumph Bonneville T100Edit


The 2012 Bonneville T100 boasts the classic sixties design, with lush chrome accents over the impeccable paint and a timeless attire which simply cannot go out of fashion. However, behind the retro looks, the T100 Bonnie is modern machine, with the present day technologies carefully disguised as classic parts.

The fuel injection is housed in what appears to be a traditional carburetor, and the pushrods are also fake, for the sake of looks only. However, the injected mill comes with convenient electric start and plenty of nerve for great fun, both as a daily commuter and a weekend getaway.

2014 Triumph Bonneville T100Edit


Wire-spoked wheels, a flat seat, peashooter exhausts, chrome engine covers and a classic two-tone paint are the most prominent features that catch your eye in the 2014 MY Triumph Bonneville T100. Add to all of these a retro-looking twin parallel engine but with all the perks of modern technologies, such as the electronic injection made to look like twin carburetors, that produces 66 horsepower and 60 Nm of torque, and you get a recipe for success.

British reliability and durability with a classic American, brawny look. That's what you get if you decide to acquire one of the Hinckley's firm most praised models.

2014 Triumph Bonneville T100 BlackEdit


The classic-looking Bonneville T100 with an all-black color, enriched with chrome accents. For those riders who prefer a simple, yet, powerful and well-defined look on their classic machines, the Hinckley firm have launched the 2014 MY Triumph Bonneville T100 Black.

Sporting the same four-stroke, liquid-cooled, 865cc, parallel twin engine as the base T100, you know it doesn't only look the part, it can also do the part.

2015 Triumph Bonneville T100Edit


The Hinckley firm have done it again. Offering 60's classic looks and overall feel in combination with modern technologies and safety features, the 2015 MY Triumph Bonneville T100 is a machine worthy to carry on the 50 year old heritage that comes with this model.

The machine sports a four-stroke, air-cooled, 865cc, parallel twin cylinder engine, mated to a reliable five-speed manual transmission. The powerplant can produce a sufficient 68 horsepower and 68 Nm of torque, more than enough for every scenario a classic-looking bike would encounter, combined with the fuel-efficiency and safety features of a modern engine.

2015 Triumph Bonneville T100 BlackEdit


For riders who want a more consistent, even sober look on their classic motorcycle, the engineers from the Hinckley firm have released the 2015 MY Triumph Bonneville T100 Black. It sports the same engine and technologies found on the base T100, but the aesthetics have been made to look more "whole" by going with a metallic black paint all-over, accentuated with chrome finishes on the caps.

In MediaEdit

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