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★★★★☆

“Bonny Long Legs”

Written on: 23/12/2013

Mine is an 06 carb T100, bought new and now has 35K miles on her. She has Givi 990 screen, Oxford heated grips,Triumph King & Queen seat, Renntech rack, GIVI 45 litre topbox, Oxford big throw overs and I use 10 litre bicycle panniers over the tank, plus a tank bag when two up touring with my wife. From new, fitted with Scottoiler using EP80 gear oil. 19tooth front and 42 tooth rear sprockets. The front needs turning over every 10K miles and the chain goes 20K. The rear is still fine, after 25K… Read Full Review

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“Bonny Bonnie”

Written on: 29/07/2013 by alan2222 (1 review written)

Looks are spot on.....but the indicators and rear light cluster...dreadful, cheap looking any style fits all. Engine performance as good as can be expected but clattery at standstill and muted when motoring. Handling....oh dear. If you enjoy a vaguely spirited ride, this one is not for you. Shakes it tail under power and bends in the middle when cornering. What really annoys me is Triumph are very aware that the headlight points skyward after a few miles regardless of how hard the bolts are… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“old skool kool.”

Written on: 28/04/2013 by truthhunter (1 review written)

had a 09 bonny that got stolen and now have 04 carb one.. loved em both lots of character get lots of looks and the quality is great ,more so on 04. the 09 had plastic tank badges [stuck on with glue!!] cheap looking front disc and for me fuel inj on a bonny is a no no. i feel the 04 is more real old skool with carbs and also its made in england not thailand!!! in the usa the carb models are sought after because they are seen as real bonnies ,but here in uk we arent as bothered about that sort… Read Full Review

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“Triumph Still Carries The Torch”

Written on: 25/03/2013 by cessnaguy (1 review written)

I have owned several different bikes, as well as a older 60's Triumph Bonnie 650. I recently purchased the 2013 Triumph Bonnie and not disapointed. The vibration has all been eliminated, and the acceleration with the fuel injection is outstanding, even in top gear. With my wife and I, I have had no problem with passing even at 60mph plus speeds when cracking the throtle. T just went thru the 500 mile check up and all was fine. Only problem is with the angle of attack of the front forks… Read Full Review

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Georgegarside's Response to cessnaguy's Review

Written on: 28/09/2013

Try lowering the forks about 3 inches I found it works very well, will send photo if you like g garside australia

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Written on: 28/09/2013

Would love to see a photo, also info how to lower. Thanks

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★★★★★

“2012 Triumph Bonneville T100 - Black”

Written on: 01/03/2013

Just love it....... Make sure to get the performance pipes and it sound and looks fantastic as the black special. Just had first service 1000km and no problems. Great finish detail and with ultra predictable manners on road. Never a race bike like my previous Hondas - old world style with modern EFI reliability - but just getting on it gives you a smile EVERY day ! … Read Full Review

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“Does what it says on the packet "TRIUMPH"”

Written on: 18/12/2012 by DarwinHewie (1 review written)

Purchased a 2nd hand (2,000k's on clock), Triumph T100 Bonneville (2011) in October 2011 colour Black/white with gold coach lines. Admittedly the previous owner had already removed the air box and fitted new air filters, as well as after market Arrow exhauts and also Exhaust guards, which cover the blueing effect on the exhaust manifold, thus keep the pipes looking chrome. Love the bike to death, I have certainly run out of fingers and toes to keep count of the amount of… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great Retro Bike!”

Written on: 17/11/2012 by sherbs1 (1 review written)

Purchased a 2009 off the showroom floor, now it is 2012 and I can report not a single problem with the bike. I have updated the front brake to get away from the plastic sample cup and replaced the seat with a oem solo seat which gives a much better ride. For me this is a bike right out of the early 70's without any of the mechanical issues of that eras bikes. It does ride like that eras bike but handles at higher speeds much better. If I were to ever wear this bike out I would buy another one!… Read Full Review

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“Not Just A Nostalgia Trip”

Written on: 20/09/2012 by BardofWenlock (1 review written)

I've ridden bikes since the age of 14 and had a bike in garage since then. After a lifetime ( I'm now 63) on bikes including Race reps, screaming two strokes, Vrods, Super motards and tourers I had a Triumph 865 Scrambler 2007 carb version some three years ago. On a whim I swapped it for a Kawasaki Versys in January this year. The Versys was a great bike but I missed the Triumph and bought a new Bonneville with the limited edition black and red paintwork from Triumph Birmingham last month. It's… Read Full Review

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“Most Satisfying Middlewight Per Mile”

Written on: 02/05/2012 by DoctorFine (1 review written)

I will celebrate 50 years of riding large displacement motorcycles in a couple years. I have owned race bikes but find them impractical for long comfortable rides. For that you need either a large or medium size all round Road Bike. A proper Road Bike is confidence inspiring at any speed from parking lot crawl to high speed touring on the highway. For this purpose I find the 2007 Bonneville T100 an exceptional all rounder. Mine is a shiny black one with torch red racing stipes hand painted… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Harsh Ride, Snatchy fuel injetion, poor handling.”

Written on: 17/04/2012 by BSADAN (2 reviews written)

I did not try enough bikes before being won over by the hype and good looks of a brand new 2009 Triumph Bonneville SE. The Pacific Blue and White tank… Read Full Review

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Thomasp48's Response to BSADAN's Review

Written on: 04/12/2013

Could you be more specific about your complaints?

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“I bought this as a 60th birthday present in 2007 but...”

Written on: 28/04/2011 by Heracles (1 review written)

I bought this as a 60th birthday present in 2007 but did not retire properly until 2009 so it has been idlng in the garage since then. We have ventured out a few times but I find the seat height and weight somewhat terrifying even though I had a Z1100A Kawasaki in 1983 and loved that. Maybe it's the fact that it's British and everything is on show that seems so odd but I find it reaaly hard to get used to this bike. I love the sound of the exhaust and the fact that it has an amazing engine, so… Read Full Review

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Thomasp48's Response to Heracles's Review

Written on: 04/12/2013

How tall are you?

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★★★★☆

“Brilliant bike let down by plank seat and hard...”

Written on: 07/03/2011

Brilliant bike let down by plank seat and hard suspension. If you like classic styling with air cooled looks and the elusive grin factor then the T100 Bonnie is the bike for you. Looking around my local dealer this one jumped out at me. Fitted with an Arrow stainless two into one the classic 60's styling just hit the spot and the exhaust note is glorious without being too loud. Now run in, handling is far too harsh with no suspension adjustment except preload at the rear. Even the softest… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 03/06/2011

Seems typical for all modern Triumph bikes, the are set up with very harsh high speed compression.

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Thomasp48's Comment

Written on: 04/12/2013

I've put in a 642 mile day, with no discomfort from the seat. I added a center stand almost as soon as I bought the Bonneville, and it's a little harder to hoist up than my K75. I've adjusted to that, and I love riding the bike.

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Duncanlev's Comment

Written on: 08/06/2013

Easy fixes for both! Bikes would be boring if they were completely perfect when we bought them!

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★★★★★

“I am a first time rider at 40 years old. Finally...”

Written on: 15/02/2011

I am a first time rider at 40 years old. Finally bought a T100 jet black from the dealership. I love her! She handles like a dream on those Texas Hill Country roads! Enough power for me! Funny the way those other motorcycle riders break there neck looking at my T100 when they pass by. And plenty of complements,questions and stares at local biker watering holes. This is an awesome starter bike… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 03/10/2011

yeah,i also bought myself a 2010 t100 all black with white bits on tank.a great bike but ive had a 35 year break and the old feeling is returning.im 57.ive had the bike just over a month and cannot fault it and it always looks smart and catches admirers

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★★★★★

“Just bought a new Bonneville Sixty last weekend and...”

Written on: 01/02/2011

Just bought a new Bonneville Sixty last weekend and was wondering what the Indivual Certificate Of Authenticity is. I phoned dealer but he had not received any Certs when the bike arrived at his shop. Can anyone help. Cheers… Read Full Review

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Written on: 13/06/2011

Hi, I bought a new T100-60 in March, from Fowlers of Bristol. It came with a certificate and so should have yours. Try contacting your dealer and get them to obtain a certificate from Triumph. I presume your bike has a numbered plaque between the handlebar clamps. Kind regards, Angie

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★★★★★

“I've been a biker since the early 70's and finally...”

Written on: 12/11/2010 by Chris at sandhurst (28 reviews written)

I've been a biker since the early 70's and finally sold my trusty 1956 Speed Twin and swapped for a modern triumph. Now I can think why I waited so long - this bike is brilliant. Certainly not the fastest new bike but fast enough to put a big grin on your face every time you ride it.
Classic looks with brakes that work, lights that work and great handling. I bought mine second hand with very low mileage, and I'm chuffed to bits with it… Read Full Review

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“Bonneville Sixty no 520. Quite brilliant piece of...”

Written on: 09/10/2010

Bonneville Sixty no 520. Quite brilliant piece of engineering art. You know this will need looking after....but that is part of the joy. To not look after a Bonneville T100 is a little like neglecting a kitten.......cruel! This bike won't rip your arms out of their sockets, but it is strong, solid and progressive. They are also probably one of the prettiest bikes ever made.....and the sixty paint scheme is probably the best ever. These bikes are a proper investment… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Like many others I have returned to biking after a...”

Written on: 10/09/2010

Like many others I have returned to biking after a family break so I can't comment on other modern bikes. But hey, what a sure footed and powerful ride, and what has happened to breaking - I still can't take in that I can stop just about as quickly as a car. The bike is a classic; looks it, and you know it when you are on it. Others may be quicker or flasher but thats not the point. I love it and just wish I could have owned one in 1969, when a tiger cub was my babe… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Six months in and the wheels are corroding. Triumph...”

Written on: 12/06/2010

Six months in and the wheels are corroding. Triumph have walked away from warranty. INSIST IN READING THE OWNERS MANUAL BEFORE YOU BUY THIS BIKE - INSIDE FRONT COVER!

Quotes like:

"IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE MOTORCYCLE IS CLEANED AND DRIED EACH TIME IT IS USED"

"THE APPEARANCE OF THE MOTORCYCLE WILL RAPIDLY DETERIORATE IF CLEANING IS NEGLECTED"

THIS IS WHAT TRIUMPH WILL QUOTE WHEN YOU TRY TO CLIAM FOR CORRODED WHEELS… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I took delivery after waiting for 3 months, a...”

Written on: 05/06/2010 by Henry Tudor (1 review written)

I took delivery after waiting for 3 months, a Bonneville 60. Brilliant build quality and design it certainly worth the wait. Still tight, still shiny I took my very first ride on it today to the cafe on the end of the pier in Southport, Northern England. This is the norths Ace Cafe.

See the pictures on my website.

I got number 65 of the 120 allocated to the UK. Anybody out there get one too?

http://www.henrytudor.co.uk/page31.htm

Cannot wait for more trips out, the 500 first service is… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“OK had for 6 months and me age 47 ”

Written on: 31/03/2010 by beanz4me (2 reviews written)

OK had for 6 months and me age 47
Rode 250cc then 125s back in the 80s on L plate then passed test on an Automatic in 2005............DOH!! finally got around to Manual test and picked up this for 3k Wow what a babe, plenty of power, beautiful, and v v v easy to ride
Had an electrical prob' that took 2 months to find so I kept breaking down in the wet, the AA were getting sick of rescue. Found the fault and now bike goes brill'
Last Sunday returned from Penzance to London (320 miles) bike was… Read Full Review

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