Last of the Model Year 2014 Bonnevilles to get the beauty treatment is a very Special Edition, which boasts a paint scheme inspired by one of the last Meriden models off the line in 1982, the T140w TSS.
The distinctive Jet Black and Lunar Silver paintwork creates a unique looking Bonneville, with black livery on the tank and side panels (with twin, hand-painted gold coach lines), while the front and rear mudguards are painted silver with jet black centre stripes and gold coach lines.
As with the T100, the special edition sports the new detailing on the cylinder head cooling fins, solid black oil cooler lines and a more throaty sounding silencer.
To complete the retro look the Special Edition also sports a chrome grab rail, black mirrors and a brushed finish to the clutch, sprocket, alternator and cam covers.
Standard Features May Include:Bodywork
Two tone paint work complete with hand painted coach lines adorn the T100.Engine
From day one Bonnevilles have been built to be ridden, not just to look good. Today, this 865cc parallel twin puts out a healthy 68PS with 68Nm of torque at its peak, with plenty available at low revs so you get most use out of it.
The fuelling is controlled by a sophisticated management computer programmed for clean emissions and a smooth, predictable throttle response. So there’s enough performance to be fun for experienced riders but not so much that will intimidate riders with fewer miles behind them.Frame
All of our extensive chassis experience and technology has gone into the Bonneville T100’s simple tubular steel construction. Providing easy, neutral steering and exceptional balance even at low speeds.Suspension
Looking good whilst working hard isn’t easy. But the 1960s style twin shocks fitted at the back come with a chrome finish and modern damping internals. As do the traditional-looking forks. And that makes the ride of your Bonneville T100 smooth and controlled, even on bumpy roads and cornering at speed.Brakes
We’ve given the T100 a single disc brake at the front for a strong, progressive feel and a second disc for the rear for plenty of stopping force whilst maintaining the overall balance of the chassis so every moment of your ride is confident and controlled.Handling
We’ve built a traditional style tubular steel cradle design and included the engine as an integral component for a stiffer, stronger chassis and more precise ride. Combining classic looks with modern engineering so that you get iconic Bonneville riding characteristics and modern handling.Riding Position
Like all modern Bonnevilles, the T100 is a bike for riders new to big bikes and also those riders who are into classic styling. The long flat seat suits riders of all heights and we’ve laid out the bars and footrests to create plenty of space so you won’t feel cramped even on a long ride out.
It’s all put together so that you feel natural and in firm, confident control around town, at speed on a motorway or feeling the thrill of your Bonneville T100 along a sinuous back road.Exhaust
Twin peashooter exhaust pipes give this bike extra 60s style.Wheels
Classic spoke wheels for great looks and easy handling.Seat
Different in style from the standard Bonneville, we’ve created the 60s look with smooth topped seat with white piping.