Triumph 865 BONNEVILLE T 100 2014

Like its sister Bonnie, the T 100 inherits the little bonuses of 2014: exhausts providing a more delicate sound, revised engine cooling fins, a roll bar (here chrome) for the passenger and a chain guard.

Genesis: The T 100 … this name symbolizes all the glory of Triumph.

It marked the 60s in leather and the fury of the golden age of cafe-racers. Here it is reborn to the delight of fans of the sixties, and for all those who are tired of losing license points. Basically, it’s a Bonneville that the Hinckleya factory retouched. Two-tone tank, chrome engine covers, addition of a tachometer. And as the standard Bonneville changed quite a bit in 2009 (spoked wheels, reduced wheelbase, new exhausts), the T 100 appropriates even more the vintage charm of its ancestor. Since 2007, it has shared the 865 cc twin with the other Bonnevilles and is no longer distinguished by its difference in displacement. It is therefore through its superior equipment that the charm operates. The year 2008 saw the appearance of injection, but cleverly hidden behind false carburetors to keep the nostalgic aspect..

…Especially since she lets herself be tamed right away. We do not undergo the driving position, we do not climb on the Bonneville, we sit there. The little British touch, the simplicity and smoothness of driving, the quality elements and the serenity of modern mechanics appeal to the pilot and justify the smile that the Triumph logo wears. If the bike hiccups a little at reduced speed, it is not the fault of the engine – which does not vibrate and shows a nice flexibility – but rather of the transmission. The few extra cm3 were not intended to turn the T 100 into a cannonball. Certainly, things pick up better, especially in fifth, but it is above all the driving pleasure that wins.

The chassis, of very classic design, holds the road (it is the case to say it) and displays a remarkable homogeneity with the twin cylinder of the English one. The single front brake disc does its job very well; which is not the case with rear damping. If the sausage was that dry, it would be hard to cut it. And yet, with a passenger, we note a slight improvement. Does the Bonneville have the mentality of a matchmaker ?

As easy as it is pleasant to use, we delight in this beautiful English that we would gladly use from evening to morning. On the other hand, no storage under the saddle and no central stand, it remains a bit across the throat. OK, but you know a lot of motorcycles that have so much charm and nostalgia that you can use daily ?

M.B
(text of the essay inspired by the article by L. Boloré – Moto-journal n ° 1 641
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    Performances

    Max speed:
    about 180 km / h

  • Consumption
    medium: 6.30 l

The technical aspect

Triumph 865 BONNEVILLE T 100 2014

  • Frame
  • Tank: 16.6 liters
  • Width: 740 mm
  • Height: 1,100 mm
  • Wheelbase: 1,500 mm
  • Dry weight: 205 kg
  • Weight in running order: 230 kg
  • Train before

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  • Transmission
  • Secondary chain transmission
  • Rear axle
  • Engine
  • 865 cc
    (90 x 68 mm)
  • 67
    ch
    at 7,500 rpm
  • 7.10 mkg
    at 5,800 rpm

Detached pieces

exhaust
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filtration
braking
chain kit

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Triumph 865 BONNEVILLE T 100 2014

Triumph 865 BONNEVILLE T 100 2014

Triumph 865 BONNEVILLE T 100 2014

Triumph 865 BONNEVILLE T 100 2014

Triumph 865 BONNEVILLE T 100 2014

Triumph 865 BONNEVILLE T 100 2014

Triumph 865 BONNEVILLE T 100 2014

Triumph 865 BONNEVILLE T 100 2014

Triumph 865 BONNEVILLE T 100 2014

Triumph 865 BONNEVILLE T 100 2014

Triumph 865 BONNEVILLE T 100 2014

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