Triumph Launches 110th 'anniversary Special' Bonneville T100
Triumph Motorcycles is kicking off its 110 th anniversary celebration with the launch of a special edition Bonneville T100. Inspired by the classic 1902 No.1 model, the limited edition bike sports a unique anniversary crest, directly inspired by the early Triumph tank badges. The nostalgic appeal of this series of T100s is further enhanced by a retro-inspired twin colour paint scheme of Brooklands Green and Aluminium Silver, complimented by black mudguards as per the original bike.
While the Brooklands Green paint scheme commemorates Triumph’s first ever motorcycle race win at the famous Surrey-based circuit in 1908, the Aluminium Silver scheme echoes the style of the pioneering pre-war years. The eye catching tank crest has been changed from the original King’s motif to pay tribute to our own Queen in her Jubilee year of 2012. The addition of three dots over the original crest design have been added to represent the historic locations of Triumph factories over the last 110 years; Coventry, Meriden and Hinckley.
The limited edition Bonnevilles – only 1,000 units are being manufactured – are tastefully finished with chrome touches, such as the grab rail, chain guard and cam cover, to provide an additional element of classic presence. Every 110 th Anniversary Special Edition Bonneville T100 comes with a numbered plaque on the dog-bone style handlebar clamp and to underscore the authenticity of the machine, every model comes with its own numbered certificate.
Guy Masters, general manager of Triumph UK, said:
“We’re delighted to be launching our 110 th anniversary year with this iconic limited edition production run. The ‘Bonnie’ is synonymous with the heritage of the Triumph brand and the perfect canvas for a special edition model. While we’re pushing forward the boundaries of technology with innovation such as the ride-by-wire system on the new Tiger Explorer, it’s still important to recognise where we’ve come from and this 110 th edition T100 does just that.”
Triumph’s last special edition classic bike – the Steve McQueen which saw only 1,100 produced in early 2012 – sold out in a matter of weeks, so riders interested in a Bonneville T100 are being advised to reserve their bike early. The 110 th Anniversary Special Edition Bonneville T100s are expected to be in dealers from April, priced at £7,399 otr.