After debuting at this year's INTERMOT motorcycle show in Germany, Triumph has finally launched the new Bonneville T100 in India. The retro motorcycle is priced at INR 7.79 Lac, ex-showroom, Delhi. The T100 is powered by a 900cc parallel twin liquid cooled powerplant producing 54 hp at 5,900 rpm and a whopping 80 Nm of torque at a measly 3,230 rpm! The engine is mated to a five-speed transmission, similar to the Street Twin. The 'High-Torque' engine produces 18% more torque than the previous model The T100 also complies with Euro 4 emission norms and the claimed mileage figure stands at a commendable 26 kmpl. That's a 29% increase over the previous model. The bike requires service only at around 9,000 to 16,000 km! Not bad for a premium bike, I say! Have a look at the pictures:
Difference between the new and previous gen T100:
That optional backrest could've been designed better in my opinion. Looks like Karol Bagh job.
The most unique aspect of this retro motorcycle is that despite exuding a vintage aura, it is loaded to the gills with modern features like ABS, switchable traction control, USB power socket, LED rear light, engine immobiliser, ride-by-wire throttle, and torque assisted clutch (reduces the lever effort, thereby providing a fatigue-free riding experience). The T100 also gets twin pod instrument cluster hosting a multitude of information via a digital display. The information can be accessed by a handlebar mounted scroll button. If these aren't enough, you can also install the optional heated grips and cruise control! The Triumph Bonneville T100 would be ideal for riders who are looking for a classic motorcycle that is not as bulky or as expensive as the T120 as it is slotted right in-between the Street Twin and the T120. I feel the T100 makes for a better overall package with great VFM when compared to the nearest rival, the Ducati Scrambler. What do you guys think?
The T100 is a perfectly positioned product in the Triumph line up. You have the entry-level Street Twin, followed by the T100 for that classic cruiser styling with twin pod console, spoke wheels etc. Both these have the 900 cc engine. The T100 is good for those who want a bike that's not too powerful like the T120, but has similar styling and old-school charm.