Adding subtle touches to the uncluttered Bonneville form, the T100 roadster wears a
little extra to mark its connection with the classic speedster of the sixties. It also has
extra bite, thanks to the full-blooded, 865 cc, parallel twin-cylinder engine that
powers it. Delivering throaty performance – echoed by the mellow backbeat from its
twin pea-shooter exhaust pipes – a bore and stroke of 90 x 68 mm, compression ratio of 9.2:1 and 360 degree firing interval add up to a responsive, punchy and soulful power unit.
The T100’s chassis thrives on the extra power and torque available from the engine
delivering secure road-holding, effortless steering and easy-going manners – as
you’d expect of a motorcycle drawn from Bonneville stock. The tubular steel frame,
41 mm telescopic forks and chromed twin rear shocks easily cope with the extra
performance the engine imparts, as do the powerful twin-piston calipers operating on
the front and rear discs.
All of the T100’s crisp coach lines are hand-applied and the new two-tone Jet Black
with Tornado Red infill paint scheme provides a striking counterpoint to the vibrant
White with Tangerine infill. Finishing the look are a tachometer, rubber knee grips
and chromed engine covers.
The Bonneville T100 is the very essence of urban style and underlines the enduring power of individual expression.