Bonneville family covers every lifestyle choice

Triumph has launched a comprehensive new range of 900cc liquid-cooled eight-valve Bonneville variants to suit every preference, from the straight T100 and T100 Black to the Bobber, Street Cup and Scrambler, each designed to suit the customers’ particular lifestyle choices yet all sharing the same sound basic engineering principles.

Triumph has taken the bull by the horns and designed its all-new Bobber from the ground up. The ‘solid back end’ is in fact well sprung, and the newcomer’s high bars, ultra-low single seat, custom exhausts and tidy overall appearance will stand it in good stead both here in Britain and especially on the American market.

Styled on café racer lines, the 54bhp Street Cup features an authentic bullet seat with silver contrast stitching and an easily-removable seat cowl, a colour-matched fly-screen with matching graphic, bar-end mirrors with forged arms, twin clocks with polished stainless steel bezels as featured on the Thruxtons, Thruxton R-styled foot pegs, Thruxton forged headlight mounts and painted bowl and bezel, sporty fork protectors replacing the Street Twin’s classic fork gaiters and black bullet indicators.

The two-tone paint options are Racing Yellow and Silver Ice with Jet Black hand-applied coach lining and Racing Yellow wheel pin-striping, or Jet Black and Silver Ice with Gold hand-applied coach lining and Gold wheel pin-striping.

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Compared to the Street Twin, the rider is seated slightly higher and further back, and the handlebar position is lower and slightly further forward.

There are new distinctive ace-style bars and new, model-specific rear suspension units that are longer (though still with the same 120mm rear wheel travel of the Street Twin) and raise the back end and steepen the head angle. A new two-piston sliding axial Nissin caliper with machined branding and a floating brake disc also enhances the Street Cup’s specification.

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