Written on: 29/07/2013 by alan2222
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 more)
Written on: 28/04/2013 by truthhunter
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 20/09/2012 by BardofWenlock
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.... (read more)
Written on: 02/05/2012 by DoctorFine
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... (read more)
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 more)
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,... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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!
"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 more)
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?
Cannot wait for more trips out, the 500 first service is... (read more)
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... (read more)
Written on: 15/01/2010
I was born in 54 and grew up loving the looks of British twins. But I rode Hondas because of their superior reliability. The new Bonnevilles are the best looking vertical twins ever and they are as reliable as Hondas.
I have always liked quiet exhaust and the T100's pipes whisper. The rear shocks were hard on my back at first but seem to have broken in.
The airbox you see people writing about keeps the bike tame and quiet. You can remove the airbox, change the mufflers and re-jet the... (read more)
Written on: 10/01/2010 by Gabbro (1 review written)
I'm really pleased with my Bonnie T100, it does everything it should with no fuss and in all weathers. It starts first prod on the starter, doesn't burn or leak oil, holds the road and handling is effortless. The rear shocks are a bit harsh. The brakes whilst not outstanding are more than up to the job. The rear brake took a bit of getting used to early on as its quite easy to lock up if you're not thinking. The gearbox is a delight, one of the best I've come across. The bike's no racer, but... (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2010
I am a new rider, aged 47. I took my MSF course this past September and started looking at bikes. Being 6'2" I found many of the Japanese bikes to be too short in the seat. I was also underwhelmed with the HD Sportster. I was reading forums and opinions on a good first bike for taller riders and came upon the suggestion of a Triumph Bonneville. What a great suggestion it was!
I found a nice low mileage used one at a dealer, an '07 with 2300 miles on it. Perfect it seemed for a first bike... (read more)
Written on: 03/12/2009
always wanted a british bike never could afford one when younger now 50 admired bonnys and commandos, the bonny is great, easy ride, enough power, and you can see more than just the white line, just need 12 month summers and all will be perfect....just hope the bike holds up over time.. (read more)
Written on: 11/10/2009
I have owned this Bonny for several months and after some personal tweeking I like it. Old style class with no drips or fuss. I have a stable of bikes and most often jump on this "little gem" for short easy trips in the 55mph to 65mph range of speed. I have owned 219 motorcycles icluding 58 harleys and 30 goldwings and 25 of the old English in 45 years and this bonny stacks up very well. I will add another new Triumph soon. Go for it bro's. (read more)
Written on: 29/06/2009
The Triumph Bonneville T100 865cc is great value and easy to look after Quality, detail to all parts. (read more)
Written on: 12/06/2009 by Logansrafe (1 review written)
motorcycling the way it was always meant to be. restore the essence of freedom with a true brit icon of classic retro styling merged with modern technology. a truly innovative package that has the ability to appeal to a broad spectrum of age groups. guaranteed to put a smile on the face of any motorcycling enthusiast. even hard core sports jockeys will appreciate the genuine high quality of the bonnie. truly delightful. (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2009 by AndyWilson (1 review written)
Like many, I am a returning rider well into my 50's, and having owned 2 Bonnies back in the 70's and 80's, I can say that the 2009 T100 version is a huge improvement and a great bike. Smooth pulling and much better top-end; great handling, and just a hint of vibration to remind of the older machines. The only disappointment is the exhaust note which is pretty feeble compared with the old Bonnie "roar". I would have thought Triumph could do better despite the tough emissions regulations. (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2009 by Robertmcc90 (1 review written)
I am new to motorcycling. Last week I passed my test (Direct Access) yesterday I bought a Triumph Bonneville T100 865cc straight out of the showroom. I also rode one yesterday for the first time. All I can say it was wonderful. Everything worked smoothly, the handling was superb. I felt as if I had finally arrived in the world of motorcycling. I can understand why many of the reviews say this is the greatest bike ever made. I am proud to own a triumph and be part of British motorcycle... (read more)
Written on: 21/04/2009 by Bikey Mike
I bought my black and gold Triumph Bonneville T100 865cc, 2006 model at one year old, 420 miles on the clock. She has fork gaiters, a GIVI 660 screen, heated bars, tank knee pads, centre stand, a thunderbird seat and rear rack with grab rail. All were fitted by the original owner and included in the trade-in for my Transalp.
Being 54 years old, had bikes since 14, passed my advanced test, currently also owning a 72 Daytona and MT 350 Harley, having done several cross continent rides,... (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2009 by johnsbike (1 review written)
I love everything about my 2008 Triumph Bonneville t100 efi.It handles well, the brakes are fine and i love the sound of engine (with the after market exhausts of course!)
This bike is probably the most pleasing one i have owned, its so easy to ride, very comfortable if you are over 50 like me! I cant for the life of me see why anyone wants to squeeze more power out of one, cos i find it hard to hang on at 105!
Its a real head turner too even the kids love it.10/10 (read more)
Written on: 24/10/2008
Ridden over 13K km.s: it's reliable and has good brakes, but find the rear suspension and seat far too harsh compared to my other bikes. It should sound like a motorcycle of its heritage: a British Twin. Swapping exhausts is expensive when it could be an affordable option at purchase time. Triumph's "off road" exhausts are NOT adequate. Nearly useless on the highway without more horse power or a sixth gear. Around town watch out for road irregularities or risk your spine. Warning lights by... (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2008 by Jamold (1 review written)
This is the most pleasure I have had out of a bike in 25 years. So far I have found nothing to complain about - other than the lack of summer to get out more often.
Very easy to ride and very forgiving if you mess-up. (read more)
Written on: 15/09/2008
The bike is a Carte Blanche, as standard it needs some mods and tweeks to get it right. Some items are too retro to be practical, Ignition switch relocation to between clocks where it should be, removal of Air injection, less restrictive exhausts and rejetting, Fit Ikon or Hagon shocks with front progressive springs, no mainstand, fiddly 1970s steering lock, There are plenty of aftermarket bits to spruce up your Bonny if you are prepared to dig deep in the pockets. (read more)
Written on: 26/08/2008 by therad (1 review written)
I enjoy riding my Truimph Bonneville especially after I changed the pipes it now sounds like a Truimph, beautiful sound that turns heads particularly old heads. The bike is easy to ride, handles well, the disc brakes are adequate, although a 2nd disc on the front wheel would increase the stopping power when the bike is push hard. The finish on the bike is very good from the paint work to the quality of the chrome. (read more)
Written on: 26/08/2008 by cweb9
My buddies ride Harleys and Japanese cruisers. They like to log the miles. We ran a five day run averaging around 600kms a day. The Triumph kept pace the whole way. This is "the best motorcycle in the world". (read more)
Written on: 23/04/2008 by glenbike
I love my 2006 British Triumph Bonneville T-100 with nice powerful 865 cubic is well enough for small design bike. I always go back cruisin' my shiny red/black bike to work and proud of it every day. (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2008
Eliminating the Airbox, fitting the carbs with slip on filters, fitting a free flowing exhaust and rejetting the carbs (42 pilot, 148 main, 1 shim on the needle) will greatly increase rear wheel horsepower and give the bike much more midrange punch.
Fitting the suspension with good aftermarket shock absorbers will greatly inhance the Bonnie's handling characteristics. (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2008
I bought a Triumph Bonneville (Hinckley) after several years of Jap ownership, unfortunately I bought a dud, the gear box failed after 200 miles, the fuel tap would not turn off, the twist grip would not close , all these issues were settled as were the rear shocks in line with a company recall, this bike has been ridden daily for last 15 months and with a total of 9200 miles the exhaust valves burnt out, Triumph deny that it was the fault of the secondary air injection, but if you own the... (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2008
This bike is in the same time very predictable and as a old Bonneville fan, I was expecting some true motorcycling fun and feeling plus the adrenaline expected Its true that every time your bike is parked there is a somebody to ask questions... and all the time you will tell, how you really enjoy her ride... (read more)
Written on: 21/02/2008
i adore my bonnie and plan to keep it a long time.lets hope i have no more problems or i might have to go back to honda. (read more)
Written on: 16/12/2007 by jdabel
I was tossing up between a Harley Sportster, A Jap mid size cruiser and the triumph. Kept going back to the Bonneville T100 865cc for the easy riding nature. Looks fantastic. It has its own character. The Jap bike was trying to be a Harley, The Harley Sporster was trying to be a grown up harley. The Triumph stood alone. Great for the city and sweeping back roads alike. Can't get enough of it. (read more)
Written on: 14/12/2007
Always wanted a bonnie in the seventies - dream come true. (read more)
Written on: 27/11/2007 by willrigged (1 review written)
I am really very happy with the Triumph Bonneville, having ridden scooters (Vespa T5) for the last 9 years, this bike is the perfect step up to a bigger bike, excellent ride comfort, I rode 200 miles on the first day, performance as others have mentioned is not superbike quality. Some class the new Bonnie as a sports tourer but I think it is more of a retro tourer.
If you like the look of it, buy it! (read more)
Written on: 27/11/2007 by Tom Schnapp
After not riding a motorcycle for thirty years, at age 66 I decided to "get back into it". I had last ridden a Triumph in 1976 and liked it so decided to try one again. My longest ride in one day is 675 miles with no adverse effects on these "middle aged" bones. To accomplish this, whenever I stopped for gas I would eat a light snack, drink water and do some stretching exercises. I could have rode longer but didn't want to wind up in an area without a motel. (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2007 by phoughton866 (1 review written)
The Triumph Bonneville is a thing of beauty. As soon as you sit on it in the show room, you feel warmth rising from the machine. I have ridden the originals in the 70s/80s. This machine revives the soul, without the eccentricities. The brakes work well. The rear break works a little too well, locking up in heavy breaking. The handling is good, but with the relatively thin tyres, ribs in the road surface are transmitted, sometimes disturbingly to the rider in hard bends. It's not a speed... (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2007 by John T100 (1 review written)
Great Bike, reminds me of my '75 Trident. Not as quick as modern bikes but a great relaxed ride.
I can't get enough of it! Get depressed if I can't go for a ride if the suns shining!
Seem to be plenty of after market extras to customise the Bonnie with. (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2007 by saint007 (1 review written)
Fast. 1960s retro look. Modern technology. Corners very well and has good central balance. I feel its very good value for money as most of the Triumphs are, a smooth quite ride with a faint whistle, sounds great. It's a winner style and attitude, as cool as the other side of a pillow (read more)
Written on: 29/06/2007 by Dee Kay (1 review written)
Good machine for those who like retro.
Low seat suitable for riders a bit short in the leg and a nice steady mount though not everyones "cup of tea"
865cc engine provides adequate power but does not blow your mind when wound on and has a little vibration in the higher r.p.m range.
T100 version well overpriced especially when centre stand, chrome chain guard and valve cover have to be purchased seperately. (read more)
Written on: 10/09/2006 by Masaccio (1 review written)
My Triumph Bonneville T100 865cc is the best motorcycle I've ever owned or driven. It's smooth, fast, fun and perfect for putzing around the streets of Denver on warm summer evenings or in the foothills during the days. The color of my T100 is white and tangerine, it's an eye catcher. It has the retro appearance of the 60s Bonneville, and craftsmanship. Excellent corning characteristics. (read more)
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